Sickness Unto Death (Part 2)
 
 
Studio: otnemem20
 
Review Count: 12
Average Rating: 4.42 stars
Genre: Sci-Fi
Length: 17 minutes 5 seconds
 
Posted on: December 18, 2006
 
 
Film Description
Metaphysical Sci-Fi/Psychological Drama

In this second half of "Sickness Unto Death" we follow Julian to the fateful end of his journey. Here he finally confronts hisself and is faced with the decision to wake up or once again fall and be lost forever. (I apologize for the sound sync problem. I did everything I could, but could not fix the problem. The sound is ahead of the visuals.)

Features VO's by myself, P-ROBthePretentious, and Pedro.

WARNING: Contains strong language, some bloody violence, and scary images.


Didn't catch Part 1? Follow the link: http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/117088
 
Featured Reviews
- Mildheadwound

As dizzying, and emotionally displacing as could be expected by this visionary of cinematic wonders of light, f/x and sound. While this half begins in a brutal reality of entropy and violence, it quickly splits away into gardens both strange and beautiful, ebbing out into the uncharted backwaters of the human psyche . . . simply not to be missed! Incomprehensibly innovative!! ~ Kudos!!!

Posted on December 19, 2006
 
Reviews
- dumbmoronicproductions

this is for part 1 and 2
it is very comfusing, but hell its abstract and it does look freaking awsome!
the vo's could have been slightly better,
the visuals and angles were great,
some overlays could have been better animated, (dont be afraid of fixing each "special effects" scene frame by frame)
the editing was very well done
the sound effect were pretty good

bottmline:
this is a wonderfull movie that sould not be missed by any mature audience!

Posted on February 4, 2007
- zaaapmmme

koooooooooooooooooooooooool

Posted on February 4, 2007
- TheMGMKid1

A beautiful Kubrick like nightmare of horror. Stunningly shot and realized this is the ultimate in horror sci-fi. Incredible use of free cam gives this film a majesty that soars.
A great score adds to the depth of emotion and the hollow cold voice of the lead is superb. �?? Sickness Unto Death �?? is a must see for all serious filmmakers.

Posted on February 3, 2007
- MefuneAkira

GREETINGS FROM L.M.A.O. STUDIOS!

A visual eye candy second installment that still fails to deliver the story.

THE GOOD:
This second part was much easer to follow than the first. The story flow was slightly better and the visuals takes the viewer into a twisted tale of a mind losing grip with reality. The VO's were better than the first installment and the music carried the freakish mood throughout the film.

THE BAD:
The use of random scenes is still the killer of this film. Projecting your abstract way of seeing the story is always a good thing, hell that�??s how we make great films. However, we feel the filmmaker went off the mark and lost the audience by mistaking abstract art with randomization. Because of this, this film is just not that entertaining. You cant carry a films quality on visualization alone.

Once again, this filmmaker gives no credit to mod makers and music. No credits whatsoever. That is his prerogative, but a slap in the face of those who work hard to create amazing tools for us filmmaker to utilize.

Good luck on future projects!

-Mefune Akira
L.M.A.O. Studios

Posted on January 26, 2007
- NUKESTER

A good continuation to a Great Film. I thought you managed to again display surreal direction and execution. I enjoyed this from start to finish! keep up the good work!

Nuke Well!

Posted on December 28, 2006
- masterthehero

Let's see where to start...

Well, to be honest now that everything has come to a concluscion I've come to the realization that this film is definitely in the "artsy" abstract category. For me, I find it difficult to fully enjoy the movie because it feels like you are either intentionally or unintentionally trying to make me not understand what you are trying to do with the movie. There's a lot of interesting shots and smart use of editing but it felt like it was all style over substance.

The plot didn't really feel like it had much direction because it felt like the movie was too busy trying to make itself "unique" and "never seen before" that it eventually started to feel like a jumbled mess of collaged scenes. For those who like that abstract stuff I'm sure they enjoy this movie, but for me who likes my plot and scenes to be clear and well understood it just didn't sit well for me.

I know there was not much you could do about the sound export bug, but that really started killing the movie for me and was probably what made me understand the movie even less, I would have rather watched it on Youtube with it synced properly than what happened here.

Also some scenes felt like they were there for padding, I mean how many times does the shot of going into the light using different colors really need to be used? All I needed was one or two shots showing that he was going into the light and that was it! I didn't need to see the whole freaking spectrum of colors and repetition of shots to drive the point home. That is at least one or two minutes worth of footage that could have been totally cut out.

It feels like this movie tries too hard to be artsy and original and forgets that those of us who prefer a coherent plot and characters and force up to make up our own thing in order to piece it together, which that shouldn't be. This whole theme of death, love, and the human psyche has surprisingly been done to death, sure it's a different scenario different presentation but it boils down to the same thing which eliminates the one goal the movie was trying to accomplish.

Being original...

It felt more like I was watching a demonstration of Photoshop and "cool" editing techniques rather than a well paced, well thought out full production. There's no denying that you know how to edit, choose great camera shots, and use effects to enhance the atmosphere of a film. But when it comes to characters and storyline, there's practically nothing there to relish in. I didn't quite care for any of the characters because you didn't give the viewer a chance to really get attached to them and hell once I hit a certain time limit I stopped caring about what was happening and the movie and just focused on seeing what cool camera shots, editing, and effects were used.

Good selection of music and sound though, and the VO's were OK except for the occassional breath into the mic.

Anyway, I think I've said enough.

Posted on December 21, 2006
- ubernewbie

Good movie, bland direction and editing could not detract from a well plotted, if not somewhat predicable and hollywood standard story. Not groundbreaking, unless you're easily impressed or a 5 star hobo, but a very slick production that with time will only get better.

Posted on December 20, 2006
- SHERWINLIU

The exceptionally stylish presentation of part 1 continues very strongly in this second installment. Although given its length, I couldn�??t help but ask questions on the direction and the depth of the plot that drives this visual fantasy. There is a tendency for skillful artists to focus a lot more on the style rather than content, and also an endless love of the themes of death and that something that transcends our human world. Nothing wrong with that, but in real life I have watched many of these and have become a bit of a skeptic in this arena.

Amid the visual feast, the viewer is left to contemplate their own thoughts to fill up a void in the plot. The story per se is not weak, as it exists and we can piece it together. But it stretches itself a bit thin over its timespan.

Regardless of my feelings about the plot though, I thoroughly enjoyed every second of this. My senses were dancing and I am more than delighted that our favorite movie making tool is doing well in capable hands.

Posted on December 19, 2006
- Mildheadwound

As dizzying, and emotionally displacing as could be expected by this visionary of cinematic wonders of light, f/x and sound. While this half begins in a brutal reality of entropy and violence, it quickly splits away into gardens both strange and beautiful, ebbing out into the uncharted backwaters of the human psyche . . . simply not to be missed! Incomprehensibly innovative!! ~ Kudos!!!

Posted on December 19, 2006
- EmileJohnSawyer

Excellent Movies ....... Am Speachless i like a the plot of the best i have seen on tmo ia real sfi-fi adventure but 2 make a real good movies work on your music and then my friend there is no reason why you cannot go to the top of the charts

EmileJohnSawyer- Any Thing Is Possbile

Posted on December 19, 2006
- miri2

extremely good movie!!!
plz rate my music video clip Kosa (Blade) at
http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/118051

Posted on December 19, 2006
- DanielH20

Excellent Movie, Very Cool Plot
the sound is ruin the film but it ok
I'm about to check Part 1 :)

Keep up the good work :)

Posted on December 18, 2006