Mars
 
 
Studio: Yodabob
 
Review Count: 221
Average Rating: 4.8 stars
Genre: Sci-Fi
Length: 15 minutes 35 seconds
 
Posted on: March 16, 2007
 
 
Film Description
This movie was number one overall on TMO for 12 days, number one Sci-Fi for more than 2 weeks, and in the overal top ten for more than a month, all thanks to wonderful support from the community.

Winner of:
Lionhead's 3rd place finish in Sci-Fi for the month of March.
Master007's Best Sci-Fi Award for the 3rd Archaic Award Ceremony
Nukester's Nuketastic Award
THE AKIRA AWARD of FILMMAKING EXCELLENCE
A Mogulman Weekly Recomendation
SILVER STATUS from the Gold and Silver Awards
A Dulcilicious Award
Platinum Fist of Judgement
and Ubernewbie with William Shatner say "Cool Movie Man!"
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Commander James Tyler and Dr. Dave Michaels are embarking on the voyage of a lifetime??? or so they think.

Yodabob Studios is very pleased to present ???Mars???. It has been months in the making and I am so happy that it is finnally done. A few sounds had to be removed in order to avoid a sound-synch problem. I feel that this is my personal best effort to date.

I hope you enjoy this, as much as I enjoyed making it.

Starring:
Goofparade, Kwistufa Ubernewbie Tmeple of the Gods, God of Plague, and Yodabob

Featuring custom, Mars-specific mods by:
Ubernewbie, Temple of the Gods, and Yodabob

Featuring mods by:
Fraasmovie, Melghoul, Dr. House, cricket50, Frooplet, MarvelousGuppiMovies, Monkeybiz, and Peter Jackson (if I???ve missed anyone please let me know)

Music courtesy:
www.newgrounds.com

Many thanks go to members of the UMP for some great brainstorming sessions to develop the story.
 
Featured Reviews
- JustinMoore

I stumbled across this by chance and found that this is a truly Awesome film. I was on the edge of my chair the whole time. What a Great Film! What can I say??? The Music, visual, VO all were excellent! A Definite Must See Movie! (Bookmarked!)

Posted on March 28, 2007
- dante906v2

The best sci-fi epic to ever hit this site.

Posted on March 24, 2007
- First_Demand_Productions

Visually speaking, this could possibly be the best movie i've ever seen. It in fact does rival The Haloist in it's scale and visuals. Very well done.

Posted on March 23, 2007
- AnotherNewDawn

Just magnificent work.

Wonderful custom amd mod works that are never jarring or distracting. I was riveted to the characters throughout the film, no matter what eye candy surrounded them. That's an an incredible achievement when working with so much custom stuff - to never "steal the show" and employ fashion over function - all of this set dressing (incredible as it is) remains just that, never getting in the way of, but rather helping move along, the most important thing - the story.

I really like that.

Goofparade expertly leads a talented cast, and each of his costars is equally up to the task of powerfully and believably portraying their characters, delivering their lines cleanly and compellingly. Their good work keeps the viewer hanging on every spoken word. It also helps that the writer has given them such excellent and well-flowing dialogue to work with.

The story is an interesting one, and anything that brings up the stationary and staid stance of religion vs. the ever-adapting and relentlessly forward-thinking stance of science will always make good food for thought and provoke discussion. Again, kudos to the writer for crafting such an interesting tale.

Music - perfect, and never distracting, always appropriate, wafting and flowing and swelling and fading in all of the right places. Just another solid brick in the foundation.

All in all, a very well-done film in any genre. Plot, pacing, tone, and structure delivered in spades, and compelling acting, visuals, and sound to go with it. Every piece of this puzzle clicked very satisfyingly into place.

"Mars" is a pleasure to watch, and a film worth recommending.


A_N_D

Posted on March 17, 2007
- God_Of_Plague

what can I say I knew what was coming and still was sucked in completely.

Yes I read the whole darn script ahead of time. And to somehow manage to surprise me still... is great work.

The visuals are spectacular with only the occasional hiccup. But you managed to create a beieveable space flight to a distant world with the movies! With the Movies you took us to MARS! Have you seen the hollywood movies about going to MARS? compared to this they sucked.

The VO's were pretty good. My opening line seems to have been accelerated which made it a bit of a catch up game for my ears. The rest of the reporter dialogue was very effective in setting the tone by setting it against scenes from the movie. Dave was a bit distant but well acted. THe commander was well acted but a bit poppy. Commander Tyler was well darn close to a professional VA there. He stole the show for sure.

The music set tone and enhanced the story.

And The Plot... The Plot... The Plot rocked... It was original... it had nice references to recent films as the classics... I can't help but wondering if this was a little longer and you had more time to flesh it out. Say lioke a TV movie or something what it might become.

I am glad to have been a small part of this one. And the cat is scary.

Posted on March 16, 2007
- MefuneAkira

GRETINGS FROM L.M.A.O. STUDIOS

An edge of your seat sci-fi thriller!

~ SPOILER ALERT ~

THE GOOD: The story of this outstanding film is rich with creative sub plots. From the adventurous journey to Mars to the mystery of unexplained mishaps. The editing was outstanding, each scene cleverly unfolded the plot. The sound and music carried each scene with true emotion and added that extra layer or realism. The acting, especially of James, was heartfelt and very believable. The story flow is the real heart of this powerful movie. It contained no unnecessary deterrents from the plot, as so many other films do. That is what intrigued us and made us smile while we enjoyed the journey! The credits and mods captured a real sci-fi cinematic feel, a real eye candy to enjoy. A well-rounded and very entertaining film!

THE BAD: First, the voice of Mike was well acted, but horribly recorded. The air hits from having the mic to close to his mouth nearly cost this film a star. It really takes you out of the film and dilutes that captivating feeling you want your viewers to be in. It�??s the director responsibility to send poorly recorded dialog back for re-recording. Secondly, there were some unpolished dialog interaction scenes between characters. One would be making motions of talking, yet the dialog was coming from the other character.

SUGGESIONS ON FUTURE FILMS: Have actors send dialog in batches, so you can monitor the progress and recording quality. Asking an actor to re-do all their work, at the end, is a hard thing to request.

Overall, we consider this film to be one of TMO's best sci-fi films to date. Not only was it a believable, intelligent and an entertaining film. But to add a remarkable thriller twist is what makes this incredible film stand out from the rest!

Winner of THE AKIRA AWARD of FILMMAKING EXCELLENCE!

Great job, congrats and good luck!

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

Posted on March 16, 2007
 
Reviews
- oznof

I cut and pasted something you left in my studio:

Note: I read other reviews after I write mine. You had alt accounts? Wow. Horrible. 1 star. If I could give zero, you would get it.

Too bad you believed such lies. And you should also delete your alt account.
I feel the same about your alt accounts!

Posted on July 9, 2008
- Vezeron

Awesome movie! Best tm scifi movie ive seen so far. I especially like the ending.

Posted on June 4, 2008
- nexusinteract

I didn't like the 'cult' aspect, because it kinda generalizes us Christians in the same way. It was a solid film though.

Posted on February 18, 2008
- mntpowder31

WOW! A great story!

Posted on January 23, 2008
- Marine101

A great Sci fi with a superb cast, some nice mods, set dressing and story.

Well done Yoda...shoulda saw this a bit earlier...5 out of 5!

Posted on December 16, 2007
- esegal

that was really great!
great dialog between tyler and ground control. the emotion levels were high.

Posted on November 13, 2007
- Aidan121

W0Oow DUUUDE That was the best sci fi i've ever gonna see! u did great with it!
i mean it u did great!!!!!!!!!!!!!! well done
-Aidan121

Posted on October 14, 2007
- Brandon310

I liked how the music fit the atmosphere. I just wish there was more non-game music. This movie has given me ideas for my own SciFi movies.
And your actors needed to get a bit farther away from the mic. You could sometimes hear background noise, and they sometimes breathed into the mic.

Posted on October 9, 2007
- nahton

I agree with Roger:-)

A very fine Scifi film with a twist of religious zealousness. Well writen and acted. The mods give this film a unique look.

Posted on October 5, 2007
- rjb2112

Great movie! :)

Posted on September 16, 2007
- cyclones

Great Movie-I really got into it!

Posted on September 3, 2007
- TNGpt

Wow nice SciFi movie. Wish I was be able to do something as good as this!

Posted on August 28, 2007
- lewismerlin

What a movie. This is one of the best sci fi movies i have ever seen. Well done. Also, can you rate my movies. I rated one of yours so can you please return the favor.
Lewis Hudson
President of Lewismerlin Studios

PS you are nominated for Best Movie award for the LM Movie Awards

Posted on August 22, 2007
- Sillyfergus16

Intresting Movie Make Seaqual

Posted on August 19, 2007
- Cos1293

alright, yodabob, how is the sequal violating? i understand the first movie, but the sequal is not violating!!!!!!

Posted on August 13, 2007
- BamRyan

How can I possibly have missed this one?!
This is sci-Fi at it's best! Visually stunning, awesome effects, great VO. Simply a must-see for sure! Some really cool mods there too. And the story, OH the story! Original and inspiring to see such a good film at tmo. Best thing about it was the music though. Epic.

Btw, if you want to see a film with none of the above, check out my latest (my first ever film with VO!): http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/138371

Posted on July 30, 2007
- jonathan_92

EXCELLENTE!!!!!!!!!!!that was awsome!!!! best space movie i've seen so far!
good job with the mods

Maybe rate my new movie 2101????

Posted on July 19, 2007
- REliver

Too much talking... not enough action!

Posted on July 14, 2007
- Galient5

i liek this movie, you sould make another one soon man like were the people build a colony on mars or somthin!

Posted on July 13, 2007
- dark-monkey

Dang dude, that was great. Loved it, and will surly be watching some more of your work soon.

"Is there another expansion?" lol, and "I got rid of as much as I could, food, personal items, Dave..." Great man.

My only complaint was that Dave's' vo sounded kinda off in areas.

Bravo, bravo...





-Jacob "Dark-Monkey" Sheppard

Posted on July 13, 2007
- thejon

cool!!

Posted on July 11, 2007
- inuyasha123

aaaaaaaaaassssooooooommmeeeeee.....cool!

Posted on July 11, 2007
- Mocemanix

That was incredible! Really amazing! 5 STARS! The VO's are PERFECT, great job! Sorry for reviewing so late. :D

Posted on July 10, 2007
- rileyman

A pretty good sci-fi film, from a pretty good sci-fi script. It speeds along at a rather nifty pace �?? in some places perhaps a bit too quickly, leaving me with little breathing room to digest everything. The camera angles and scene selection are good, though not always as optimal as I like to see. A handful of awkward animations were visible.

I�??d say with just a bit more maturity put into the pacing and camera-work, and this would be up there with the likes of The Passage or I : O. (Loved the �??are we there yet?�?? scene �?? just the right pacing there, and gave the story a much needed break from all the exposition.. ;) )

The cast does a good job of delivering their lines, but a few characters did have some mic popping / breathing or a bit of a hum in the background. Goofparade was particularly good here.

Plenty of good custom work went into this, giving it a high-quality production feel. The overlays, set dressing, and mod work were all very well done!

So�?� a low 5 stars, but a 5 nonetheless!

My one recommendation here: consider letting things linger at the end of each scene a few seconds, with the music setting the tone. The transition from scene to scene was often quite abrupt. One transition that worked reasonably well was the �??Columbus out�?��?? followed by �??One Month Later�??.

I also tend to prefer a bit more detail on accreditation for the music �?? list the artists and the track titles instead of just �??courtesy from newgrounds�??.

Posted on June 25, 2007
- inuyasha112

nice

Posted on June 23, 2007
- Wardog95

that was a good movie! can you rate my latest movie? the last of our kind series premiere?

Posted on June 22, 2007
- Parthalon

Great Film.

Posted on June 22, 2007
- CMB14

Stunning. The characters had depth, there was emotion invovled, a Sci Fi Epic!

Posted on June 17, 2007
- Apasas

It is a pleasure to give 5 stars to a movie that truly deserves it. The script and editing were excellent, and it was just like watching a real movie.

You did well with the patient build up that never got boring. A really good story that was not predictable. Although it is clear that this is supposed to be part of a series, the movie can stand just as easily on its own.

Finally, I especially liked you references to pop culture. It made the characters and movies seem even more real.

Posted on June 10, 2007
- Bobular1

One of the best short movies I have ever seen. Great plot, Great camera work, the only problem I had was the voices, they wern't all of the same qualaty, but I still think it was brillient. The plot was the sort of thing I would expect from a movie that I would watch at the cinema.

Posted on June 8, 2007
- Skaramine

Wow. Really nice spacecraft mods, and excellent sets.

But most of all, this was an amazing story, and really showed the epic scale of the Movies.

Posted on June 3, 2007
- Harb40

A deserving Award Winning film

The Good:
A great story that mixes fantasy with the reality of today.
The music fit the scenes and mood perfectly.
Good mods. I loved the 'Columbus'.
Voice-overs were expertly done. Clear and crisp. Kudos to the V.A.'s.
Excellent directing and editing.
I loved how you put a religious twist into this. It does reflect how some groups today perceive space exploration and how the universe began.

The Bad:
Nothing really to note.

Overall:
I can see why this film won awards and stayed on top of the charts for so long.
I also love the way you left it open for continuation. Great Job.

Posted on June 3, 2007
- DAVEKO1

A great movie. They could probably make it into a proper film if they change it a bot. I would have given it 5 stars but I watched Alletheo just before this and I wanted to watch a film that didn't have anything to do with religion. At least this film wasn't as preachy as Alletheo.

Posted on May 31, 2007
- mixmasterfestus

Cool film, good editing and modding but the VO problems with varying audio quality and such made it difficult to get absorbed.

I always try to make sure the VOs are top notch elst it can really remove the atmosphere from a movie.

Keep on plugging away master Bob :)

Posted on May 25, 2007
- jameseva

This has been on my �??to watch list�?? for quite some time and I�??m so glad I finally made the time to see it.
The introduction was wonderful, I thought the news report was a superb introduction to the story and a wonderful way to keep the narrative flowing.
This has a well written and intelligent plot with some superbly natural and at times powerful dialogue.
The scene were James reports back following the sabotage is very powerful and one of my favourite scenes from any film I�??ve seen on TMO.
The editing and use of scenes are spot on, the �??cut cards�?? for the time delays are very effective and all the Voice Actors did a wonderful Job. I especially enjoyed Goofparades performance.
Mars is as technically proficient as it is well written.
A wonderful near future Sci-Fi, my only regret is that I left it so long to watch this gem.
Outstanding Work!

Posted on May 24, 2007
- csfuller

Wow! This was awesome. The music was brilliant and i felt the visuals were great too! I will bookmark you, can you do the same for me?

I have only just got the movies and have two movies out online. Please can you review them as i only have three reviews overall! Thanks, you're bookmarked my friend!

Posted on May 23, 2007
- indianapepsi1

This is an amazing movie. very well made indeed, great music and voice overs

Posted on May 20, 2007
- unodoe

Great movie

Posted on May 20, 2007
- allenrules

dude that is the best movie me and my cousin have ever seen

Posted on May 19, 2007
- Alutt

Very good. I liked much the story and the script. You did a very fine job with scebery and the voice over acting was juste perfect. Great film, bravo !

Posted on May 16, 2007
- British

Excellent!! that is one word to describe this movie. Excellent voice acting, excellent scenes and an excellent plot twist. An ultra-mega-super-duper well done, Todabob.

Posted on May 6, 2007
- pogomtb84

Wonderful movie. It had me drawn in the whole time. Every aspect was flawless. Any plans for a sequel of some sort?

Posted on May 4, 2007
- WorldPictures

Times Review Center
The time is now to review
Review done by Jeremiah and Dr. Googlestien

Feature Comment: This is really one of the best works done with The Movies game for a sci-fi blockbuster. This looks really good and feels good after watching it.

Genre Feeling:
100%
For sci-fi fans this is a real treat and makes a whole lot of sense. It has so many elements that just makes it work and that's something that you can really appreciate. Its also the type of film that can establish a unique fanbase. Casual viewers will love this type of movie considering its got alot of legs to be a hit. There's also some good action and drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat. This film does a great job with its setting also.

Movie Quality:
97%
At times you think you are watching a real sci-fi blockbuster that's how great it is. There was alot of work done on this film and it really does a great job on seperating itself from many others. The look of the film made you want to watch it and that is a strength not found in many movies. There was also some great use of sounds in this film and the site of Mars at the end was a plus.

Writing/Story:
96%
There was some great drama in this film and it made you feel like you're on the edge of your seat. The story is definintely one of the best. The thrills in this movie is unbelievable and the voice acting was just so greatly displayed. The one thing that we like alot with this movie is the establishment of some of the characters of the film. Any time you can have a film where there's plenty of focus and drive on the characters you can never lose out at all. The visuals were setup nicely for the story. Terriffic art work on your part Yodabob. Nice little references like the old sci-fi classics are definintely tremendous and its something that brings the movie a real original feeling that you can find on any other movies. The whole plot was terriffic.

Helpful Statement:
Yodabob you've definintely grown alot since your first movie and you are now a legendary filmmaker here on TMO. You have made some grand establishments on here and your're terriffic visuals will carry you very far dude. This is no doubt one of the TOP 10 movies on TMO of all-time. There's not alot left for you to improve as far as filmmaking skills, but take it to the next level. One thing that worked on the film was the intro. There was something missing from this and this was possibility of a sequel. There should definintely be a sequel made or a variation, but alot of the time movies like this don't fall into that overdone category. This is perfect as the way it is. Yodabob no doubt were all waiting for your next project.

New movie grading system from Alliance Grade:
Rotten: 0-60%
Fresh: 60-100%
*: Bronze
**: Silver
***: Golden Performance
****: Platinum
*****: Karrot Classic

Final Grade:
97.6%
Fresh

Reviewing Squad Attendance Reviews:
48 fresh + 6 rotten = 54 viewers

Official Stars:
***** (5 star Karrot Classic)

Award:
Alliance Grade Must See Film
Hot Pick Nomination

TMO TV Summer
Coming Soon!

Posted on May 1, 2007
- Ghostrider13

This was the best movie I have ever seen on TMO, or better yet any and all machinima.Great mods-cool spaceships-. Please watch the first episode in my sci-fi series-http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/131145
Note-my movie has pretty fast subtitles-Pause the movie to read some of them.

Posted on April 29, 2007
- GREATjob

sorry wasnt impressed everyone does stuff on mars

Posted on April 23, 2007
- CptJoker

Wow! At the end I couldn't believe it had been only 15 minutes. I was completely transfixed for the entirety, pulled into an amazing, truly moving adventure! Great performances by the cast lent an empathy that is rare to find, not only bringing the story and world to life but also leaving the audience reflecting by the end. A credible, incredibly thrilling sci-fi - the best I've seen yet!

Posted on April 22, 2007
- Eagle_93

Excellent, great and brilliant!

Posted on April 22, 2007
- moviemagic1996

THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Better be a sequel this thing kept me on the edge of my seat!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on April 21, 2007
- UTSarge

Great. Like it really :)

Posted on April 21, 2007
- I_R_Taco

Unbelievably brilliant! A true epic. You sir, were born to make movies. Keep it up!

Posted on April 20, 2007
- Patrick-Mc-All

What a Fantastic and entertaining film.. You have talent! Roll on "Mars 2"!

Posted on April 20, 2007
- MBStudios

Wow. The ending really suprised me.

You managed to create a quite a good story there Bob. I really enjoyed it. Definetly a bookmark! :)

Posted on April 19, 2007
- filipekholmstudios

Great!

Posted on April 19, 2007
- siclops

Great movie!!!

Good job

Posted on April 19, 2007
- Macca150

Brilliant, brilliant film! I was looking through the charts for something to watch and I saw this and thought Id have a look. Very happy I did. Amazing!

Posted on April 17, 2007
- EPANA

Wow that is a great MOVIE.

I liked this very MUCH it was in every aspect Great!!

Deserves the 5 solid stars in GOLD...really well done, really intresting and a very entertaing movie ..GREAT..and did I mention amazing :)

Posted on April 16, 2007
- derectorman67

Absouletely amazing the mods were fantastic the vos were perfect It definately derserves FIVE STARS the ending was emotinal as well i loved that movie GREAT job

Posted on April 16, 2007
- 44mac91

That was an amazing film, could you please tell me how to create your own sets, or which files to download other sets and props to
Rate my film "The Penultimate Stand"

Posted on April 14, 2007
- THROWAXE

That was absolutely awesome.
I saw an incredible attention to details here,
a great narrative, suspensefull story
and a gripping emotional story.
Extremely well done :)

Posted on April 12, 2007
- norriefpb

Half way through this I was a bit bored, but the theological plot twist really surprised me and got me hooked. Technically brilliant: I watched this on my TV and forgot it was a computer application, always a good sign. Some really nice touches of humour too, something a lot of people neglect (loved the expansion pack update in the ticker).
The music was great 90% of the time; which made the in game piece you used really jarring to me.
Whoever voiced James was bloody marvellous. His last monologue, combined with a brilliant musical choice, was genuinely moving.
Unfortunately this highlighted some of the other VOs. Dr Michaels had a strange (to my ear) British accent I couldn't place, and the mic popping was very distracting.
I'm hope we don't have to wait too long for the next chapter - Are we there yet?

Posted on April 11, 2007
- freddymurphy

When I look at sci fi movies I aways look past the custom mods and speacial effects to seeif they have a decent story.Well this one has a great story! and Ilike the Vos they setthe right mood. I have to say this is a great movie and I hope to see more. Nice work.


Have Fun

Posted on April 10, 2007
- cheetah_13

the movie is super! never-seen sets and so...
and anyway... all things on your movie is perfect{enough for 5 stars}

Posted on April 10, 2007
- muldy_rox

I love this movie it is one of the best i have ever seen! i'm not very good though so maybe you could give me a few tips anyway check out my not as good movie called dead rising!! PLEASE MAKE MORE MOVIES LIKE THIS!!!

Posted on April 10, 2007
- spielberg95

Great story great VO's great stunts and effects great everything! Perfect in every way!

Posted on April 8, 2007
- geometric2

That was possibly the best "The Movies" movie I have ever seen!

Posted on April 5, 2007
- derbyrams

Dude, that was an excellent sci-fi movie. It had a really great plot, i throughly enjoyed it. The cast was excellent. I loved the way you used those really close overlays, they really added style to this film. The characters were all excellent and this was a very well done sci-fi dude.
I found it be paced very well and very enjoyable. I found it also to be quite dramatic and intense near the end, you did an excellent doing that.
Overall, a very enjoyable sci-fi. I loved it!

Posted on April 5, 2007
- carlosanddanny

Perfect.That was amazing but im deppressed..........that the movie ended what happens next will there be a sequel oooooooooo tension. O.K dude that was awsome.

carlosanddanny

Posted on April 4, 2007
- Polymeron

Simply excellent. It's interesting to note what catches the viewer's attention in this movie: The premise isn't all that sophisticated if you think about it, but the picture manages something that's hard to achieve - good drama. That's what makes this such an engrossing experience, and I suspect that with this dramatic ability we'd be at the edge of our seat even if the movie was about a gardening contest.
Needless to say, the picture couldn't succeed without excellent visual, great use of music, very good VOs (particularly the lead character was amazing), and an all around high-quality production.

Five stars, easy.

Posted on April 4, 2007
- beachard5

very good movie
can you please watch one of my movies
Thanks!!

Posted on April 2, 2007
- LauraJSoffe

I've been trying to get inspiration for making a movie of my own and after watching this movie it's made my creative juices flow!

Fantastic movie Yodabob!

Posted on April 2, 2007
- userjosh9874

That was great!

Posted on April 2, 2007
- Kees17

A very good SF movie with good VO's
and music super.

Posted on April 2, 2007
- Rockstar_studios

Wow! Great plot, storyline, and characters as well as the use of mods and sound effects. A+!

Posted on April 1, 2007
- STXFilms

I have to be honest. If the final few minutes had not been in the film, this would be 1-2 stars, tops. The freecam was good as was the modding however the film never seemed to...click. The beginning went by far to fast. Our main character is offered the mission and immediately accepts. Why exactly would he do that? The characters were also not well explained, we never got to understood who the characters really were. The closest thing was at the end, we learn our main character is a "hero" and that his friend/partner was a crazy Christian fundamentalist nutjob, with no further explanation as why he truly believes this other than saying the bible says so (in a robot like stance and voice, might I add)

On the technical side, the film is generally superb. I noticed some background noise (mainly clacks) in some of the voice work but other than that, it was pretty good. The music was also spectacular and fit really well, as did the mods. The freecam was generally good as well.

The techical aspect was quite good however the movie felt, and was, very empty and 2 dimensional (except the last few minutes which probably was the best conclusion to any TMO film to date). 3/5 stars.

~STX

Posted on April 1, 2007
- SnakeEater42

WOW! Some of the best VOs, Script writing, and direction made this movie hands down the best movie I've seen on TMO. Amazing!

Posted on March 31, 2007
- sexypanda1

Realy good. It was a sad ending though, and I wish there was a little less talk and more walking on mars. None the less a good filck indeed.

Posted on March 30, 2007
- Klausen

It has a link to 'Armageddon'. Both it raises questions about, are we humans supposed to go to marsh? It's so brilliant told by the great VO's. The story is original but heroic and epic. Wasn't thrilling at all, but it aint needed in a movie like this. You just gotta feel with the hero - and i surely did!

Posted on March 30, 2007
- JD1392

The Best Sci-fi epic I have ever seen and I would enjoy a possible sequel

Posted on March 30, 2007
- TankGun

Nice movie man, very well done how did you get all that custom stuff, anyway please watch my movie and its first part if you havn't seen it already and please rate it as well. http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/128648

Posted on March 29, 2007
- oliveboy

goo

Posted on March 28, 2007
- JustinMoore

I stumbled across this by chance and found that this is a truly Awesome film. I was on the edge of my chair the whole time. What a Great Film! What can I say??? The Music, visual, VO all were excellent! A Definite Must See Movie! (Bookmarked!)

Posted on March 28, 2007
- thebrain2000

One of the best scifi flicks out there, real, or made in The Movies... Brilliant, Yodabob. Brilliant.

Posted on March 28, 2007
- nz_movie_maker

This is definately a 5 star movie. It is very well put together with a lot of attention to detail, plotting and planning. Watching it gave me a sense that it could actually be made in a real world/hollywood movie as it has a reasonable good story, and will probably be 45 minutes or so if there are 2 sequels.

One of the keys to the success of this movie, other than the excellent technical side, is the subtle jokes that are put into it. My only criticism in that regard is that it would have been nice if the overlays for YBNN changed the "news ticker" with different news updates.

Other criticisms include minor plot points as others have eluded to that could have been handled slightly better but that doesnt detract from the excellent job YodaBob did.

Posted on March 28, 2007
- Hamzahman

Great film, modifications, etc, brilliant. But for something in top-spot there was one small flaw, in the newsroom the loacation of the backdrop changes every time, it wasn't even day and night versions of the same backdrop, apart from that, very good.

Posted on March 28, 2007
- DJDanny

There are only three words that can describe this movie: OH MY GOD!!!

The best Sci-Fi movie on TMO by my standards. Final Rating: A whopping 40 Stars from M&MP

Posted on March 28, 2007
- machine68

Amazing. I loved every part of it. With most TMO movies I see that are this long, most of the way through the movie, I go, "Ugghhh, when will we get to the main point of the movie already?!" But with this, I was never bored at any moment of the movie. The VO for James was amazing, professional, even. Mike was well acted, but poorly recorded. At some points, it sounded like he was talking through a cardboard tube. Other than that, I can't think of anything wrong with this movie. Great job, and I hope to see a sequal soon.

My movie, Grand Theft Auto the Movie 2, seems tame and timid in comparison to this epic, but if you want to have a quick laugh, check it out and review it fairly.

Posted on March 28, 2007
- jarvis100

Good stuff my freind. It had a great story and some very good music. I loved every minute of it.

Posted on March 27, 2007
- docontheweb

I saw this film a week ago, but completely neglected to review it. In the end it was for the best because it has allowed me to experience this epic twice! After two viewings I can confidently say this is one of the best sci-fi films to hit the site. You have some amazing talent, Yodabob! I love the voice acting in this film to. They did an amazing job. It really added to the emotion of the story. I hope one day I can be a part of a Yodabob classic. :p With a great mix of drama, comedy, action the story grabs hold and refuses to release you until the very end. Easily deserving of the #1 spot.

Posted on March 27, 2007
- domdog

Brillant!! one of the greatest movies ive ever seen!!!!! i truely hope this will be made into a seris great work abouslety great!!!!

Posted on March 27, 2007
- Arthur13th

No comment

Posted on March 27, 2007
- duffman94

Absaloute genious! The plot, the audio, the graphics, the effects, the acting, all of it genious!

Posted on March 27, 2007
- de56u

BRILLIANT! THE BEST WRITING EVER ON TMO! Seriously I would never have come up with this, it must have taken years to write. Everything about this is perfect.

Posted on March 27, 2007
- oletheking92

now that was a cool movie!

Posted on March 27, 2007
- man-kind

bravo is all i can say it rocked plz make a sequel

Posted on March 27, 2007
- King_boss201

i didnt really like it

Posted on March 26, 2007
- Ranedthel

This is an outstanding piece of work. My "congrats" to all involved. Bravo!!!

Posted on March 26, 2007
- AlexBradley

I got totally absorbed by the story, and the visuals were always interesting. Seamless use of effects and music, interesting characters. Well done, all around.

Posted on March 26, 2007
- hollywood_jellybeans_film

Brilliant i even had a little tear in my eye when we found out you know i won't spoil it for people who haven't watched yet but it was a master piece.

Posted on March 26, 2007
- Kitrinos

I loved it

Posted on March 25, 2007
- mhjorth11

Extremely well done sci-fi movie. It had a great story, and even better VO's. Awesome work. Rate my newest movie called "Deer Head", thanx.

Posted on March 25, 2007
- Jojo-kitty

This movie had the best effects, story, and acting ive ever seen in the movies game movies!!!
plz rate My new trailor, [Lock down trailor]...
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Posted on March 25, 2007
- VandrendeOrn

very, very good! I recognised very few sets in this mpvie and that was really refreshing, you must have done a great job in set dressing as well. all the camera angles were very well done. this is one impressive movie!

Posted on March 25, 2007
- Rowtree

OMG i cant say anything bad that was soooooooooooooooo cool i want to see the sequil realy bad

Posted on March 25, 2007
- WarMaker29

Um one thing is that dave's voice is really like a robot and i dunno why!

Posted on March 24, 2007
- guzz60

really good liked the ending film on

please watch some of my movies p.s. that is the best movie on this site i have ever seen
guzz60

Posted on March 24, 2007
- stevec375

That was amazing! A great story with some great music and voiceovers! I was just extremely impressed by this movie, I hope there is a sequal! All in all really good job!
Overall rating 5.9 stars!

Posted on March 24, 2007
- rocker959

DUDE!! THAT WAS LIKE THE BEST MOVIE EVER!!!

Posted on March 24, 2007
- dante906v2

The best sci-fi epic to ever hit this site.

Posted on March 24, 2007
- kranyak7

I usually don't watch long movies all the way through on here, but this one hooked me. Excellent job!

Posted on March 24, 2007
- SkinnyTWIRP47

This is the best movie I have seen in TMO. When I started watching I wasn't sure I would watch it all but from the start of the movie I was hooked. I hope you go on to make a sequel of the film. Nice job!

Posted on March 24, 2007
- Arts

This Film is Wunderfull
Excuse me i cant good speak english

please Vote my Movie (resident Evil)
Its german voice with english suptitle

Posted on March 24, 2007
- shalow

The voices could have been better, but all in all a great movie experience

Posted on March 24, 2007
- tiger5000

the best movie i ever saw

Posted on March 24, 2007
- edog123

Dude that is an awesome movie! Its probably the best movie ive seen.5 stars defidently!Hey if you can could you please rate my movie "The infected insect" PLEASE!

Posted on March 24, 2007
- nyobman

It is really an excellent movie. The visuals where astonishing the scale was impressive and everything felt a the right place! WOW!

Posted on March 24, 2007
- 4cats3

It was great but there should have been more of an ending. Maybe make another movie related to this one called the Mars Opopoclipse.

Posted on March 24, 2007
- Cyd_Bahr

Really a great movie, love the plot to it and that there maybe a sequel to it.
Cyd Bahr

Posted on March 24, 2007
- jesserotten

GREAT MOVIE will you have a 2 mars movie .

Ps come see my movies please.

Posted on March 23, 2007
- JStudios1995

a master piece. nice ending

Posted on March 23, 2007
- jakechief

the best movie I have ever seen. no joke

Posted on March 23, 2007
- evilguy222

great cool best movie ive ever seen and watch for my movie too its called craig v.s. the gorillas coming soon

Posted on March 23, 2007
- bufu0

Pure excellence... Starting with the fabulous plot and voice actors to Dave doing what he did. Great film without a doubt! I have no other choice but to grant you "Bufu's Super Nova Award" :).

Posted on March 23, 2007
- RogerTC

A Masterpiece of a movie. It definetly needs a second part to find out what happend to the body and if the end is in sight. Can't wait for the next episode.

Roger Carleton
Carleton Studios

Posted on March 23, 2007
- StudioNorway

Almost like a real movie!

Posted on March 23, 2007
- First_Demand_Productions

Visually speaking, this could possibly be the best movie i've ever seen. It in fact does rival The Haloist in it's scale and visuals. Very well done.

Posted on March 23, 2007
- hmrubicon

Great movie. Good storyline, straight and to the point. Editing is very good, the movie keeps flowing well. The overlays and the sets are 1st rate. Voiceovers are good as well. I hope you make part 2 because with the way it ended you must be planning part 2 and I can't wait to see it.
If you want, please rate my movie
ALIENS EARTH HIVE 3 http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/111513

Posted on March 22, 2007
- evanx100

Dude that was awsome i loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on March 22, 2007
- ValiantOne

Excellent in technical aspects. Good storyline but found the "evil christian" bit a bit contrived. All and all an amazing film.

Posted on March 22, 2007
- ColemanFrancis

Very bad. The most boring movie I have ever seen. Terrible script, generic ideas.... nothing new. Bad acting and voiceovers herein. And the crew seemed to be inexperienced. And I have seen all these sets already. Worst effort from this studio to date.

Posted on March 22, 2007
- mcrispy13

Wow! What a moving experience. I really enjoyed watching this film that just felt like a breath of fresh air. Very unique and captivating plot. The outcome of the story seemed very believable and heartfelt (something we don't see too often here on TMO). I also thought the religious aspect of the film was interesting and really added to the overall experience. Once again congratulations on achieving top-success and I hope you continue producing top quality work such as this gem.

Posted on March 22, 2007
- bongoman

Really well done movie. Very detailed, in every respect - from the story, dialogue SETS, wow. Great production!

Posted on March 21, 2007
- matoman

This shows what this play program is capable of. With a little work, it would be great. can't wait for the sequal. My son says it needs pirates :)

Posted on March 21, 2007
- Bouddhabuzz

Normaly, long movie bore me because of boring, never ending story. That's not this case. It kept me all the long watching. Really good job.

Posted on March 21, 2007
- morgan11

pretty decent i like the editing and idea very sold but needs a little more work

Posted on March 21, 2007
- Evanator

Such a great movie that there are few words to describe it! The Characters were well developed and the clean excellent VOs brought the film to life. The plot was intense focused and carried the story solidly and smoothly. The custom mods make the entire story more believable. All in all a stellar performance by Goofparade, Kwistufa Ubernewbie Tmeple of the Gods, God of Plague, and Yodabob and one of the "must see" films on TMO.

P.S.Was that a cliffhagner I smelled at the end? If so then I cant wait for a sequal!

Posted on March 21, 2007
- Keoni1728

Awesome, very original! You've obviously put alot of time into this movie and it was a very good one. Voice-overs could have gotten deeper for a more exciting experience and the story was fast-paced(could have been deeper), but all together it was a very good movie. CONGRATS!...

Posted on March 21, 2007
- budrick

very good

Posted on March 21, 2007
- radioactivemanphilc

No comment

Posted on March 21, 2007
- harrybond500

well done like it
see my movie The Room
thats get me in the charts and i give u some VC

Posted on March 21, 2007
- shaunas

No comment

Posted on March 21, 2007
- RutherBR

Perfect, I never would be capable to make a so good one thus. Only imperfection was at the beginning when beating the door therefore does not hear sonoplastia. Spotless sound, perfect figurino, apaixonante plot, e interesting idea. Congratulations for you.

Perfeito, eu jamais seria capaz de fazer um tão bom assim . �?nica falha foi no inicio ao bater a porta pois não ouve sonoplastia . Som impecável , figurino perfeito, enredo apaixonante, e idéia interessante . Parabéns para você .

Posted on March 21, 2007
- qtigger

Absolutely Amazing! Every minute of effort you put forth in making this masterpiece shows. From the intelligent script, use of customs sets / mods, set dressings, stunning cinematography, to the top-shelf quality of the voice actors, this film is indeed special. Simply a joy to watch.

Posted on March 20, 2007
- George_Locust

Truly Awsome! This movie raises the bar for hard sci-fi!

Posted on March 20, 2007
- FlyingEagle

Absolutely superb, the story gripped me as soon as I pressed play! The voice overs were awesome, apart from with one or two characters, the 'sort of low bass ending word' sound of the voice overs got on my nerves a bit. But overall, a superb film... Must have taken a lot of planning. Good Job!

Posted on March 20, 2007
- mac_n_cheese

OMG! how did u get those sets? anyway, it was a good movie. the best 1 i have seen in TMO.

Posted on March 20, 2007
- Howitzer

Simply amazing! This is one of the best films on TMO I've seen yet! Adventure, excitment, empathy. This film has is all!
I can't go into detail on each part as it all comes together so well.
Congratulations on a well deserved number 1 spot to all those who took part!!

Posted on March 20, 2007
- Gillyboy

That was a brilliant movie I couldnt leave the computer screen.

Plz rate my 2nd movie http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/125684

Posted on March 20, 2007
- douglasr

No comment

Posted on March 20, 2007
- Sam-o

that...that was amasing. im afraid thats how it might happen though. some of the VO's were hard to understand but the whole of the movie makes up for that.

Posted on March 19, 2007
- murpheykid

A good film with a good script. I enjoyed it. And trust me, I'm a Christian, and those guys were nuts. ;) Overall a well paced film with some cool locations. Great job. You have received the Murpheykid Recommendation.

Posted on March 19, 2007
- FistofJudgement

Holy crud that was AWESOME! So, I'm going to give people instruction on how to make it. Take a large TMO bowl. Pour in a cup of awesome voiceovers. Add 2 spoons of an amazing plot. Pour in cool juice. Start blending. Stir in cool mods. Bake in oven. Particurly a one with brilliant music. Take out of oven and enjoy.
Platinum Fist of Judgement. Yeah, I said platinum.
-FoJ

Posted on March 19, 2007
- MattexFilms

Exelent film. Brilliant story. But what I want to know is, what begins. The vicar said it begins and I wonder what he metn by that...

Posted on March 19, 2007
- chrisu69

....wow.....great.....

Posted on March 19, 2007
- dumnoni

Great scifi epic.
PS. please review my movies.

Posted on March 19, 2007
- Mitdau

No comment

Posted on March 19, 2007
- CaptainStrider

Great use of mods and music. A lot of work has been put into this especially for set dressing and the use of props to construct something new. e.g. the moonbase. The VO's brought the script to life which in itself is full of twists and turns and open ended.

Strider Out!

Posted on March 19, 2007
- FatWeasel

Excellent! Absolutely! A great movie for me [a new director] to look up to! Great Job!

Posted on March 19, 2007
- keithhat

5 STARS ALL THE WAY. A TRUELY GREAT MOVIE!

Posted on March 18, 2007
- hjkl

WOW THAT WAS AMAZING HOW DID YOU DO IT HOW DO YOU DOWNLOAD ALL THAT STUFF PLEASE TELL ME PLEASE YOUR A MASTER ART MOVIE MAKER just watch my movies anyone and tell me I really need to work on my movies.

Posted on March 18, 2007
- TheMGMKid1

" Mars " is a thrilling adventure of man�??s first mission to the red planet! Beautifully made it carries an unusual message.

Incredible visuals and stunning effects do not alone carry the film but the wonderful screenplay and the work by the voice actors do that job. Rich characters are to be found here with real depth and feeling. The film takes its time in telling the story which for me made it all the more interesting and compelling!

Yodabob displays all the hallmarks of a fine filmmaker. He really knows how to tell a story with style and grace. " Mars " has won the respect and admiration of this reviewer and the MGM Platinum Seal of Approval!

Posted on March 18, 2007
- Bigdadda20

That was one of the better movies I've seen on this site. It had a good plot, fairly good dialogue, and great effects. A strong movie in all categories.

My complaints are that the Vo's were a little bit too "Breathy" and the voice of Dave sounded as though it were being recorded through a telephone. Also, there were way too many jumps in time. I barely knew when it was, at times. Take these criticisms as advice for your next movie. Thats about it.

It promises to be a good sequal, and I hope that other people on TMO will give this movie the respect it deserves. Not the best movie I've ever seen, but its one of the few movies in the top ten that actually deserves to be there. 8/10!

Posted on March 18, 2007
- commandking777

Wow! What a good movie. You must have put many many many hours on end to make this, and it is just dying to have a sequel made. Great cast too. Keep up the good work

Posted on March 18, 2007
- captaingoo

Awesome movie. Great VOs, awesome plot, Great all around. When its done, check out D&D

Posted on March 18, 2007
- TheFlyingDuDe

really nice work!

Posted on March 18, 2007
- vatrel34

all two thumbs up!
perfect movie that comes to my favorites!

Posted on March 18, 2007
- DarthGuybrush7

Most excellent! I thought the beginning was rather slow, but the second half was great. Great voice-overs. The characters were all very well-done. And the modding was quite impressive

Posted on March 18, 2007
- firefox435

Woah! I cant wait until the second one. I knew it was gonna be good:but not this good! Awesome ;)!

Posted on March 18, 2007
- pug11

cool movie good plot good music good vo's good everything :)

Posted on March 18, 2007
- Primaer

This was for a sure a very interesting movie. There's no doubt that this will happen someday. I found the plot very well told, although it needed his time to develop, but it worked very fine. The dialogues were also very good, it only seemed a bit too much explaining to me. It could have been more step-by-step during the months out in the universe. And it might have been great if you would have brought a bit more suspense in it. For example Dave asks James what is he doing here, and James says that he is only repairing some stuff. Just a bit more "who is the spy?"...

The VO and the music fitted very well in the movie. I also liked your directing and the use of overlays. Surely it has been quiet amazing effort and I loved the end scenes on Mars, looked very epic.

Overall: A very good Sci-Fi movie, deserves the #1.

Posted on March 18, 2007
- benit

Wow!
Great effects and sets.
Awesome voiceovers.
Brillants story
I say the greatest movie better then aregaden but not as good as deep impact.
I cant wait for a sequal?

Posted on March 18, 2007
- Xcessive_Implosion

Right before you skin me alive hear me out on why I am giving this movie 4 star instead of 5

A really good and refillable plot and the funny thing is this sort of thing is going to happen...really soon but the whole movie seemed rushed, not giving enough time to take in the story, don't get me wrong the build up to the launch off is good but I feel it could be better, next is the VO'S again I fought that they could have taken a bit more care over "Dave" was excellent but the other didn't seem up to par.

The soundtrack was a good mix of newground's music and TM's own brand of music, the set dressing was top notch, maybe as good as ubernwebie's but that is pushing it

But my biggest worry is, this is film is called MARS but we only get to see 10 seconds of it and then back on the ship, i mean it was would have been great to see a bit more of the planet, and the ending of the film I DO NOT GET IT , well maybe that is just me

But even if its not the best TMO Sci-fi movie , it won't stop it from becoming a TMO CLASSIC


Xcessive Implosion

Posted on March 18, 2007
- Towelie

Truly outstanding. A great storyline and believable dialogue. The best part is that this could actually happen soon. Great job with overlays and all of the other mods and nice vo's, even though some of them need new mics :).

I am going to giva you yet another award.

Ths film is FUNKY!
5 stars! //Towelie

Posted on March 18, 2007
- JosephKw

What started out as a historical drama (seen from the perspective of the future) turned out to be a great mystery and adventure piece. I loved the surprises which were quite unexpected given the setup of the film. The music selections (especially in the ending sequences) was superb. I thought the first part was a bit longer than needed, but really enjoyed this once the surprise was sprung. I also noticed a lot of harsh consonant "P" air hits with one of the VO's, and it did distract a bit from the enjoyment. Overall this was an entertaining movie definitely worth watching.

Posted on March 18, 2007
- JD573

A very well thought out, precise and f*cin gr8 film. You used backdrops, overlays and set dressings to great effect. The vos were well acted and it was a good story.

Posted on March 18, 2007
- cecilbdemovies

Outstanding work! I was hooked by the story right away.

Too bad about the sound problems, some key moments could have used sound for better effect, such as the landings.

Posted on March 18, 2007
- aramikvideo

Absolutely brilliant! The dialogue was intelligent and had a totally natural and authentic feeling to it. The visuals and music were dead-on as well. It's obvious a tremendous amount of time and effort went into this gem. Now, are we to use our imaginations to fill in the ending or is there a sequel on the horizon?

Posted on March 18, 2007
- Andy_inc

Sorry for the late review, I watched this a few days ago and thoroughly enjoyed it! Awesome set dressing, backdrops, overlays, mods, VO's, story etc... Overall it's an enjoyably grand sci-fi film, easily up there with the best of them.
Great job Yoda!

Posted on March 17, 2007
- verguit

Great story, really good build up but then the religion aspect spoiled it for me, some acting needed work but most characters did well. You got a fair bit rolled into 15 mins,well done for that. The music level and choice of music was the best ever done on TMO, just loud enough to hear and didn't drown out the VO's like most films do. Most times it was almost like there was no music i was so caught up in it which a applaud. You just crape 5 stars from me. :) :) :) :)

Posted on March 17, 2007
- DarthVlad

GOOD! VERY GOOD!


plz rate my new movie: http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/127728
Thanks!!!

Posted on March 17, 2007
- JazzX

A good story here with nice mods and well dressed sets from start to finish. Good music too.

"Dave" gave a fantastic performance. Other characters didn't fare so well, mainly down to some poor audio quality. Mics were popping for at least two of the characters with annoying regularity and another sounded like his voice was recorded over the telephone. That for me was the difference between 4 stars and the 5 stars this film could (and should) have had.

Posted on March 17, 2007
- odomok

It's movies like yours that give me the drive to go on, Im new at this and I know now that there are better movies to be made.Hope I can do as well once I get all the tricks of the trade down pat, thanks again for the inspiration.

Posted on March 17, 2007
- rysto

Great, fun movie! It's hard to type with the audience clapping so loudly...
I was most impressed with the set dressing, very detailed and sucked you right into the movie. Great story with exciting plot line. Dialogue was crisp and the actors complemented each other very well.

Posted on March 17, 2007
- JimboWelcome

You've put a lot of work into this film, Yoda, and it's really paid off. From beginning to end it's just outstanding and I cannot fault it on anything. Brilliant acting by your cast of well-known and talented TMOers, great modded sets and props, beautiful and inspiring music, all tied together in an engrossing storyline worthy of the big screen make this a thoroughly enjoyable film to watch.

Posted on March 17, 2007
- aaron703

A very well made movie with some pretty good voice overs. The plot was pretty complex, and I can see you put a lot of thought into it. The character development was very realistic, and the story was built up nicely.
ROCK ON!

Posted on March 17, 2007
- Master007

The Archaic Awards
Review

Story: 9/10 I really enjoyed the story. It keeps us on the edge of our seat from the wonderful beginning to the twist at the end. I was thrown into a world where Mars was the next big step in history. Learning that even then in the future it had not been completed yet made me think. I could relate to this story cause it is sort of similar to today. Great job!

Music: 5/5 Music was great. It really set the correct atmosphere. It had tension where needed and the feeling of the unexpected at others. What would they find on Mars? What was going to happen next? The music captured this brilliantly!

VO/Subs: 11/10 The voice over cast was great. They really brought the correct emotion and feeling to the screen. Without them this movie would have been a waste of time. Even though kwistufa didn't have the best sound quality, he managed to deliver some great lines. Along with ubernewbie and goofparade, I think you chose a great cast.

Script: 5/5 Script was good. It didn't blow me away, but I did think that it captured the essance of a goal that could easily change the course of mankind as we know it! Could it bring about the end of the world, or could it bring about new life and salvation?

Extras: 7/5 MODS WERE AMAZING!!! Without those mods my journey to Mars woulnd't have been complete. Praise to ubernewbie, temple of the gods and yourself for creating such extraordinary effects!

Editing: 14/15 Overall this was a great film that kept me interested. It was just the right length. You had great scene transition, and some brilliant prop placement and freecam ideas. Great job. However the very very very end was a little hard to understand. Maybe a sequel? Ha Ha. Anyway great movie!

Final Score: 51/50

Posted on March 17, 2007
- Dulci

The work put into this production was worthwhile, as it results in a riveting movie that flows from beginning to end. A very solid script brought to life by a talented cast. The music fit well and never detracted from the dialogue. Refreshing to see a movie that doesn't try to rush through the story development.

Dulcilicious!

Posted on March 17, 2007
- Koniu

It's just WOW! Great! Great dialogs and story. Good use of mods. I'm still in the shock... it's just WOW!

Posted on March 17, 2007
- AnotherNewDawn

Just magnificent work.

Wonderful custom amd mod works that are never jarring or distracting. I was riveted to the characters throughout the film, no matter what eye candy surrounded them. That's an an incredible achievement when working with so much custom stuff - to never "steal the show" and employ fashion over function - all of this set dressing (incredible as it is) remains just that, never getting in the way of, but rather helping move along, the most important thing - the story.

I really like that.

Goofparade expertly leads a talented cast, and each of his costars is equally up to the task of powerfully and believably portraying their characters, delivering their lines cleanly and compellingly. Their good work keeps the viewer hanging on every spoken word. It also helps that the writer has given them such excellent and well-flowing dialogue to work with.

The story is an interesting one, and anything that brings up the stationary and staid stance of religion vs. the ever-adapting and relentlessly forward-thinking stance of science will always make good food for thought and provoke discussion. Again, kudos to the writer for crafting such an interesting tale.

Music - perfect, and never distracting, always appropriate, wafting and flowing and swelling and fading in all of the right places. Just another solid brick in the foundation.

All in all, a very well-done film in any genre. Plot, pacing, tone, and structure delivered in spades, and compelling acting, visuals, and sound to go with it. Every piece of this puzzle clicked very satisfyingly into place.

"Mars" is a pleasure to watch, and a film worth recommending.


A_N_D

Posted on March 17, 2007
- I-kill-clowns

Great emotional sci-fi thriller! I loved the realism of the sets and costumes. Well done and a great film.

Posted on March 17, 2007
- azza93

This was well good, mate!
Plz watch and rate some of my films.

Posted on March 17, 2007
- earringpranks

Woah....thats what a sci-fi space thriller should be like!!Its realistic, and, not too far into the future(dont really like the distant future stuff)!!This was great!5 stars!!(P.S Great camera work/VO's!!!)

Posted on March 17, 2007
- K4OwnzAll

Being a sci-fi fan I have to say this movie lays the groundwork for a continuing series. It does, however, does well standing by itself! The overlay useage was appropriate, the scene choices were wonderful, the set designs were unique, very creative! The story progression moved very rapidly once the ship left Earth's orbit, which I found surprising. The end leaves me wondering...... as it is suppose to. The lead VA was outstanding! ===K4===

Posted on March 17, 2007
- jebora

AWW.. MAN I CAN BEGAIN TO SAY HOW GOOD I THOUGH THIS MOVIE WAS! I EXSPECALY LIKE THE SETS AND WHAT YOU DID WITH THEM! AND BY THE ENDING I GUESS YOU'LL BE MAKING ANOUTHER ONE, I LOOK FOWWARD TO IT!!

Posted on March 17, 2007
- jhurst

Brilliant! This is well crafted story with creative camera work and effects! Loved it!

Posted on March 17, 2007
- OlliEntertainment

An excellent movie..
Great story...
Good work..

Film on!!!

Posted on March 17, 2007
- mimouch

woh ! it'as an awesome movie, a perfect story, and Technically it was perfect !
well done ;)

Max

Posted on March 17, 2007
- cheese101

No comment

Posted on March 17, 2007
- Jenniza

Very impressive. I enjoyed all the tones and implications of the story. It was very intricate. The audio-visual components were excellent, some of them boggled my head as to their methods of implementations. The music and VO were very powerful. Well done film.

Posted on March 17, 2007
- colingaiser

While the story isn't exactly cutting edge, the technical aspects and VO performances are flawless. The mod extravaganza transports us to a world that trescends what is just within grasp of today's modern astronomers yet feels so far away from this solitary planet. Following Dave Michaels and James Tyler, with lose ourselves in this fantasy of childlike wonder. It's an enthralling journey of perception and perserverance.

But, just when we assume the film will develop into a cliched tale of two heroes attempting to achieve the unthinkable, we are exposed to a horrifying twist...the astrounaut is a radical Christian psychopalyptic (made that word up)
!! E-gads! Seems a little silly for a film of this stature, but Yoda pulls it off in a believeable nature. Until, of course, Dave commits a classic villain error. He reveals the entire scheme to James, not realizing that so many foul things could happen after he incoherantly pierces his arteries with a syringe. This was a little difficult to believe, and took away from what could've been a fascinating development. The action was quick and bloodless, with seconds between revelation, realization, and utter studpidity.

But the real heart of this film occurs down the home stretch, when James is faced with a moral decision...a decision that will instigate an apocalypse, accoring to the priest that only manages a few frames in this film yet has dramatic conclusions about the balance of humanity. It was a solemn moment when he stepped onto the God-forsaken Mars landscape, with Neil Armstrong's wisdom giving it another go on an entirely new planet. Beautiful stuff...

So, anyway, this was a thrilling film yet had many elements of fun to be poked at...interesting shake-up of the sci-fi genre. I enjoyed the film wholeheartedly, and despite some serious believeability issues, 5 stars...and SILVER STATUS from the Gold and Silver Awards.

Posted on March 17, 2007
- theycallmemisterbob

WHAT A MASTERPIECE! I wish I could give it 6,7,8 Stars!!!

Posted on March 17, 2007
- samyhouse

Ho my! That was truly fantastic! I recognize a lot of music I did use for my own movies lol and that were great music.
The story was really interesting and the 15 minutes went very fast. Technical part was perfect.
I want next part now :)

Posted on March 16, 2007
- jackalbane

Here's my dilemma. I did really like this film. It was well produced and told a different and interesting story, but I also feel like that story wasn't finished. To me, a major portion of this film was set-up and more near the end was the middle, but the end of the story didn't leave me satisfied. So, I'm stuck between a 4 and a 5. It's better than a 4 Star film, but I feel like 5 Stars is a little too much. Oh well.

The script was well-written, the sets were excellently dressed, the situation was believable and awesome to watch. If only the ending seemed more final. Still, great work.

Posted on March 16, 2007
- Davidwww

I really enjoyed this movie and was entertained the entire way through, there is only one thing I would pick you up on and that is, There is no friction or gravity in space, after the initial engine thrust your ship will continue, forever until you run into something or your apply reverse thrust to slow the ship down, so there was no reason for the commander to lighten the load, but that still doesn't detract from the overall enjoyment of this movie Well Done.

Posted on March 16, 2007
- ubernewbie

Unlike otnemem20's movies, this was well done and enjoyable to watch. Emotive and well dressed. Great music selections and some great uses of the blue screen. Enjoyable to watch.

Posted on March 16, 2007
- DarthDirector

Amazing...the story of the first manned voyage of Mars crafted by Yodabob is entertaining and extremely emotional at the same time. The direction is top notch, with great use of freecam and editing to make the film extremely fluid...in fact, I can honestly say this is one of the cleaner edited films on TMO. The story was great, and I was completely taken by surprise by the ending...I didn't expect it all, and you wrote and directed the scene with such ferocity, Yodabob, that I pretty much sat back in my seat, and said, "wow."

While I do denounce (To a point) the use of TM music, it seemed to work rather well in the film. The sets took advantadge of their respective set dressing, and you put great detail into every aspect of the movie. This was one hell of a production, Yodabob. Fantastic.

BOOKMARKED!!!!

Posted on March 16, 2007
- otnemem20

This isn't a great movie, but it's good. This film is very technically sound with very clear VO's and great set dressings. The cinematography was alright. There were some very good shots on Mars, but other than that, the films look was rather plain, especially for a sci-fi film. The pacing is very quick, but it is also very flawed. The constant backgrounds that informed us of another jump into the future were getting quite tiresome and they prevented the movie from flowing properly. It might have been better to simply use subtitles so you did not have several pauses amongst the action.

The storyline was alright, but the introduction should have been handled differently. The whole religious storyline was different but it was not very believable, which is a problem since you seem to be going for realism. The ending, when you finally landed on mars looked very good. The dialogue throughout the movie was not the best, but it seemed especially poor during these scenes on mars. Quoting Neil Armstrong was extremely corny and unimaginative. This should have been a very emotional moment with very little dialogue. Overall this was a good movie that was also very safe. I expect that you will recieve very good reviews from those anxious to see a feel-good film.

Posted on March 16, 2007
- God_Of_Plague

what can I say I knew what was coming and still was sucked in completely.

Yes I read the whole darn script ahead of time. And to somehow manage to surprise me still... is great work.

The visuals are spectacular with only the occasional hiccup. But you managed to create a beieveable space flight to a distant world with the movies! With the Movies you took us to MARS! Have you seen the hollywood movies about going to MARS? compared to this they sucked.

The VO's were pretty good. My opening line seems to have been accelerated which made it a bit of a catch up game for my ears. The rest of the reporter dialogue was very effective in setting the tone by setting it against scenes from the movie. Dave was a bit distant but well acted. THe commander was well acted but a bit poppy. Commander Tyler was well darn close to a professional VA there. He stole the show for sure.

The music set tone and enhanced the story.

And The Plot... The Plot... The Plot rocked... It was original... it had nice references to recent films as the classics... I can't help but wondering if this was a little longer and you had more time to flesh it out. Say lioke a TV movie or something what it might become.

I am glad to have been a small part of this one. And the cat is scary.

Posted on March 16, 2007
- TempleoftheGods

Awesome Movie Yoda
I really enjoyed it
you should have got me to redo my VO's cause mine did seem pretty puffy but you get that ;)

anyway awesome movie with great acting and setdressing and movie plot
keep it up

Cheers Brent

Posted on March 16, 2007
- biggstrek

(The cat scared me!)

OK... very very nice film! Excellent use of props/sets/set dressing/Overlays, backdrops... you name it.

My only gripe were some of the VOs. Some were a bit "puffy" (breathy?) while others were of general poor audio clarity. Can't blame you for all of that, of course. Different mikes, different PCs. Perfomances were pretty good all round.

And a Great story. Had me sucked in. Liked the mood, too.

Very very good! :)

Posted on March 16, 2007
- MefuneAkira

GRETINGS FROM L.M.A.O. STUDIOS

An edge of your seat sci-fi thriller!

~ SPOILER ALERT ~

THE GOOD: The story of this outstanding film is rich with creative sub plots. From the adventurous journey to Mars to the mystery of unexplained mishaps. The editing was outstanding, each scene cleverly unfolded the plot. The sound and music carried each scene with true emotion and added that extra layer or realism. The acting, especially of James, was heartfelt and very believable. The story flow is the real heart of this powerful movie. It contained no unnecessary deterrents from the plot, as so many other films do. That is what intrigued us and made us smile while we enjoyed the journey! The credits and mods captured a real sci-fi cinematic feel, a real eye candy to enjoy. A well-rounded and very entertaining film!

THE BAD: First, the voice of Mike was well acted, but horribly recorded. The air hits from having the mic to close to his mouth nearly cost this film a star. It really takes you out of the film and dilutes that captivating feeling you want your viewers to be in. It�??s the director responsibility to send poorly recorded dialog back for re-recording. Secondly, there were some unpolished dialog interaction scenes between characters. One would be making motions of talking, yet the dialog was coming from the other character.

SUGGESIONS ON FUTURE FILMS: Have actors send dialog in batches, so you can monitor the progress and recording quality. Asking an actor to re-do all their work, at the end, is a hard thing to request.

Overall, we consider this film to be one of TMO's best sci-fi films to date. Not only was it a believable, intelligent and an entertaining film. But to add a remarkable thriller twist is what makes this incredible film stand out from the rest!

Winner of THE AKIRA AWARD of FILMMAKING EXCELLENCE!

Great job, congrats and good luck!

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

Posted on March 16, 2007
- Artorious

This was a great story. It had me riveted from beginning to end. Great editing work and use of mods, backdrops and overlays. The voice actors did a great job of bringing the characters to life. Your choice of music was superb. It really helped create such a deep emotional connection to the action going on. Great work Yoda, I noticed you left it open for a sequel and I'm hoping to see one.
P.S. I do have one bone to pick with you. Empire Strikes Back is the GREATEST OF EM ALL!!! lol. What can I say I'm a Star Wars geek. :D

Posted on March 16, 2007
- sgporsche48

Great music and setdressing. Some flaws here and there, but overall a great film. Good job!

Posted on March 16, 2007
- SHERWINLIU

Magnificent set dressing and modded sets make this a seamless space adventure movie. During the first half my biggest worry was that the story appeared to be moving in a very straightforward fashion, with the human intrigue too hidden from our view. The news items seemed to be working nicely the first time, but became a bit of an annoyance with the repetition �?? with the Kwistufa news ticker a serious distraction from the movie..

When the plot became clearer in the second half, I felt that it wasn�??t built up properly �?? as we never really were much in on Dave�??s background. I thought this really hurt the critical point of the movie. When I first heard a strangely placed comment of the Pope and the religious references, I kind of knew what was coming.

Mike�??s voice had a lot of pops and was also a bit distracting. But the voice acting was generally quite impressive!

All in all, this is still visually a great movie and seems to be as well researched as any scifi movie, with a grounding on reality. The whole trip to Mars was believable, which is an achievement for TMO.

Posted on March 16, 2007
- Mogulman321

Excellent movie.

You have made an excellent movie here. This was very enjoyable and the script was great. You have what not many people here can do in a movie: you can make movies enjoyable to watch. It was never dry, and it was directed very well. The set dressing was excellent. The score was also great and powerful. The incorprated a religious aspect that is hard to do in many films-and it worked. The only thing that I thought was bad were the VOs in the begining-they were hard to understand. Beside that, everything was great. Excellent film.

9.5/10

Posted on March 16, 2007
- Awesome_Welles

There are many movies on here which get 5 stars which simply don't deserve it. This is the very best movie on TMO I have seen. You've done a truly great job!

Posted on March 16, 2007
- Goofparade

I can tell that this was truly a labor of love from you Yodabob, so much care and attention went into this film. From the custom visuals, space station and costumes to the wonderful twist in the script at the end, this movie was a pleasure to watch as well as participate in.

Music was well chosen and suited the action quite well.

cheers,

gp

Posted on March 16, 2007
- tremblett

Intence, and wodnerful Film. Yoda You out made a wonderful film. I cant say much more then.

Wow.

Posted on March 16, 2007
- NUKESTER

Boldly going where no man has gone before, Mars is an exciting and out of this world experience adventure which I found entertaining from start to finish! The Plot was had a realistic touch which I found very impressive and you did well highlighting the time it took to reach Mars, based on current times. I thought the Set-Dressing and Props worked brilliantly and you managed to give a sense of not being on earth. Nice VO's aswell which I thought were done well and they managed to execute their lines well.. there were a few lines I found hard to understand due to static etc but overall it was watchable. Overall I thought the end was very fitting and you left it open with the possibility of a future installment!

Congratulations on bringing this Sci-Fi to light and I wish you every success!!

Nuke Well In Mars!!!

Posted on March 16, 2007
- kwistufa

that was AWESOME!!
Loved it, what a great Story!
The flow was great, never a dull moment & the visuals were utter Eye Candy.
Man, the set dressing was over the top. It looked great.
The corridor dressing exceptionally great btw...
So many ideas you've just given me!
The VO's for the most part, 97% were good.
Though the Commander was getting his huff on a bit.
Nice to hear Ubernewbie surface clearly in his Arbortium
(or whatever its called)
Goofparade did an amazingly good & emotionally
charged job on his VA'ing.. Great Job to all there!
The title overlays were wicked, loved those too.
Great Sets all the way.
Nice choices of music.
A very enjoyable & awesome trip you've taken us on to Mars.
The religious aspect is just Great!
Look forward to the continuation..if there is one!
PS: The News ticker - Clive being Retired...! LOL
Thanks for all the mentions in this classic!
Downloading for my FAV's folder now!

Posted on March 16, 2007
- BricksFilms

Wow! Excellent job Yodabob! I didnt expect the twist at the end, completely original story twist! All the VO's wher close to flawless and the ending was very emotionally brilliant. The mods and set dressign where also fantastic and the music was great. All around great film Yoda!

Posted on March 16, 2007
- weridman

very good movie like the story is there a number 2
plz rate The end of III

Posted on March 16, 2007