The Shoelace Wars
 
 
Studio: rysto
 
Review Count: 42
Average Rating: 4.67 stars
Genre: Comedy
Length: 6 minutes 16 seconds
 
Posted on: March 31, 2007
 
 
Film Description
Awards:
----First Demand Productions Seal of Approval
----4th Archaic Award for BEST COMEDY
500 VC for watching starting today, 23 APRIL 2007!!!

Detective Sam Watson is on the case! A serial killer is on the loose and Sam Watson arrives on the scene of the killer's latest victim, but this time there is a witness! Is this the break he has been hoping for?

8 4th Archaic Award Nominations!!!
WATCH THE PREQUEL-----SHOELACES AND EGGS!!!

Music from newgrounds: Evil-Dog, TheAmatuerAnimator.
____________________EDproject:City of Crime(8eyebaby)
Mods: Fraas Movies, 8eyedbaby, skinshack, DCMF, ozman69, Reacher, Daninsky, 6-headed monster

English Voiceovers:

Detective Sam Watson==== Rysto
Crazy Old Lady/Police===== Jennifer Katuna

HIGHEST Quality available!!! http://blip.tv/file/185506 But please leave a review here at TMO. ;)

I'd love to know what EVERYONE thinks!!!
 
Featured Reviews
- First_Demand_Productions

HA HA HA HA!!!!!! I normally find it very hard to get into comedies here on TMO but YOU SOLD IT!!!! HA HA HA Cow bombs sparrows & pigs vs horses and dogs!!!!!!! And the creepy cryptic old lady...PRICELESS! I'm book marking my first every film HERE and NOW!!!!

Posted on April 4, 2007
- benstudios1991

A very original, creative, and utterly hilarious film!
Your use of set dressing was some of the best I've ever seen, and your comedic timing is perfect. VOs were a little hard to understand in parts, but the voices were fitting.
This movie was fresh and original, I enjoyed it asll the way through.

Posted on April 4, 2007
- Harb40

OMG!!!!! Takes one twisted mind to think up something like that. WOW!
Um....maybe a prequel to explain why it is called the 'Shoelace Wars'.
Great special effects. Allot of time and effort put into this.
Of course, when Detective Watson was on the ground, that was a pretty 'S^^^ty thing you did to him. OOPS!
Very funny. Keep it up.

Posted on April 3, 2007
- MefuneAkira

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

My pa had raised bomb cows when I was a child. He preferred them to the normal ones cuz he didn�??t have to slaughter them. In fact, once they exploded, we had a neighborhood BBQ. Ah the good ol days.

Very funny stuff and yes, that old lady was great!

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

Posted on April 2, 2007
- Master007

COW BOMB!!!


This is now, BY FAR, one of my favorite movies. I am granting this an Honorary Archaic Award for Best Female VO to Jennifer Katuna. That old lady was PERFECT!!! The overlays and mods were great. This whole movie rocked.

I laughed once I understood what was going on. It was funny, clever, and done right diabolical! Great job!

Bookmarked and going on the Must See List!

Posted on April 1, 2007
- JennyN

GREETINGS FROM L.M.A.O. STUDIOS!
Reviewing by JennyN

The old women�??s voice was so excellently acted. Sounded like Norman Bates' mother. Really creeped me out. The story was very interesting, but the scenes were too static. Perhaps adding additional scenes and different camera angles to help along this dialog packed comedy. "The cow bomb" lol Hilarious. I originally gave 4 stars because the of the before mentioned static shots, but the ridiculous ending made me laugh and that gets you a five star review! Funny! :)

JennyN
L.M.A.O. Studios

Posted on April 1, 2007
- NUKESTER

as Andy said... OH ... MY .. GOD!!

You are crazy but you have a good point! I hate sparrows.. and pigeons for that matter. Evil beings that only want to cause carnage! I thoroughly enjoyed that one dude and you managed to use Props very well and make them seem animated. Good job with the free-cam skills. I also loved the VO's, the crazy old woman might have sounded crazy but she have a very valid point hehe. I also noticed two cameo pictures of yours (1) in the alleyway and the second more obvious one at the end (2). Good job with this production!

Nuke Well in the Sparrows!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on April 1, 2007
- Andy_inc

Oh... My... God...
What on earth did I just watch? The director of The Path We Choose slaps a face-full of insane comedic hilarity... a great film just in time for April Fools! That crazy old lady was just hilarious, along with the flying cow.
Also top-notch on the technical aspect, I liked the way you removed the car from the Static scene and replaced it with a seat, I thought that was about as original as the film.

Great job Rysto! You're really evolving as a film maker!

Posted on April 1, 2007
 
Reviews
- samo2

What a great movie what a great plot what a great voice you have!

MY GOD THIS FILM IS GOOD WELL DONE!

Posted on May 28, 2007
- EPANA

A good movie

The voice acting was great and the overlays were very good. The story was original and rather funny maybe some more work with the editing and the camhandling could have improved the movie now these parts gave the movie a static feeling.

Something between 4-5 stars but I round it upwards :)

Posted on May 3, 2007
- otnemem20

Ridiculous and unfunny plotline. Your direction and editing made this film almost unwatchable. Different characters would look as if they were talking while the other was. This is easily fixed since all you have to do is use a different camera angle. Also, at one time you just kept switching the character standing in the same place rather than show the shot and reverse shot during the conversation. These kinds of mistakes are so basic that they are just unforgivable. The pacing was also horrendous since most of the movie was made up of this single, poorly-constructed, conversation. This film is very difficult to watch and just about impossible to enjoy. You should have more respect for your audience.

Posted on April 23, 2007
- RJANACONDA

Pretty good! a pretty silly story which is niether bad or good just how i see it. VA was perfect. Music selection ok it went with the movie. Editing was nicely done.

Posted on April 23, 2007
- MelonTheCreeker

Holy Moly! What was that? That had to be the most insane movie i have ever seen here on TMO and i loved every minute of it!
Previous reviews stating that this movie is messed up are certainly correct. What a bizzare story.
However you caught me in when that crazy old lady started talking. I would would paying attention, then when she finished i thought "hang on, what in gods name was she going on about?" I had no idea what she just said. hahahahaha.
Fantastic idea for a comedy. You've gone against every standard comedy here on TMO!
I got a lot of laughs out of this, especially towards the end, but the thing i liked about it most was that it is just a crazy movie!
I must add, a very GOOD crazy movie!
I am bookmarking your studio and this movie!

Well done!

Melon!

Posted on April 19, 2007
- riott007

Reviewing for the Crappy Movie Challenge:

1. This was actually too good to be crappy. Good effort though.

Posted on April 16, 2007
- 6-HeadedMonster

this was a very interesting look into a real into the fac of retadration..and i must say I enjoyed it.
you should rent this flick out to hunting enthusiasts..they have a bad rep lately

Posted on April 16, 2007
- Towelie

hehe.. :) I was going to give you 4 stars due to the slow start, but then the cowbombs and poop showed up which just cracked me up a little bit. Very strange story... The editing and vo's were brilliant, so where the music and the story.
Something tells me the conclusion will be hilarious..

A close 5 stars! //Towelie

Posted on April 16, 2007
- siclops

That was a great movie!!!

Posted on April 12, 2007
- cheese101

uhh..wow...that was weird..to say the least...

Story (8) - Very farfetched and completely random but still quite decent and believable.

Originality (10) - Oh...look another movie about the great war between sparrows, cows and dogs, horses and humans. That's the third one today!...I think you get the point. Originality was a 10 from the start.

VOs/Subs (9) - The VOs were practically perfect the whole way through. I say that because at times the old woman's voice was rather horse (see the pun there...cos you know horses...on the humans side...yeah you get it...) and difficult to understand, but apart from that they were perfect, and the dialogue was well written.

Music (8) - At first I didn't notice any music, but on a second listen I heard the quiet eerie music in the background, especially at the beginning and that was pretty good, but I think a bit too quiet.

Editing (9) - The editing was good, and there was nothing really bad to comment on...

Set Dressing & Props (10) - The sparrows and cows were wonderful, and you employed some brilliant techniques to simulate movement.

Camerawork (9) - The camerawork was generally really good too, several good scenes and nothing at all shabby.

Backdrops/Overlays (9) - I presume the sparrows were overlayed...Well they were good if they were. Nice simple overlay at the end saying 'The Shoelace Wars' too was nice and neat.

Genre Feel (10) - Personally i found it really funny and kinda creepy too, good job.

Mods & That Something Extra (7) - 5 bonus marks for the mods, 2 for a cool poster.

90/100 - That's 5 stars and one mark away from a Big Cheese Award. Great job!

Reviewed through Cheese101 Review Thread

Posted on April 12, 2007
- jameseva

Everyone loves a conspiracy and it is so refreshing to watch something this original.
The bizarre story is delivered perfectly, as intriguing as it was funny I'm still sitting here smiling as I type this.
Technically impressive and very, very entertaining.
I can genuinely say I loved every second!
Outstanding Work!

Posted on April 11, 2007
- Colin509

that was totally awesome. I dont think i should hae enjoyed that but i did. I REALLY did. gets five from me defo.

Posted on April 10, 2007
- JosephKw

I don't know which death is better, death by pecking, cow bombs, or a corn chip enema. Ok, I think I'll cross out that last one. Great custom mod use here. I couldn't hear some of the old lady's dialogue at times, but apart from that she gave an extraordinary performance.

Posted on April 10, 2007
- ocrambo

Great!!
And can you read the explanation at my medieval movie?
Also have in mind i don't have stunt and effects nor can i buy it in my country.

Posted on April 10, 2007
- ubernewbie

Dude, that was serieously messed up.

Posted on April 10, 2007
- Mustachio26

Hilarious. One of the most original comedies on TMO. I'm so glad you're making a sequel because I just must know what is the fate of mankind. I look forward to see the on going adventures of... dare I say it?

Posted on April 9, 2007
- OlliEntertainment

Funny movie..
Great work..

Film on!!!

Posted on April 8, 2007
- JazzX

A pretty lame story, reminiscent of Hitch[bad-word!]'s "The Birds". But I loved the animal props and the "manure" scene. There was certainly imagination at work here.

Too much explanation - we had this lengthy conversation scene between the old woman and the detective. It could have been worse - but good acting from both saved the film, pretty much.

I think Jennifer is turning into a real star - she played the old granny to perfection. She's the reason this is a comfortable 4 and not a borderline 3. Great performance.

Posted on April 8, 2007
- thejoe8pizza

very strange and random but funny movie. I literally laughed out loud (which I rarely do) during the cow bomb part. I know those damm birds were up to something. Your wife Jen did a great Voiceover performance as the old lady very impressive. I'm definately going to bookmark this one

Posted on April 7, 2007
- constipatedelf

Very funny and very good job.
Definitely one of my favourites.

Posted on April 7, 2007
- Alutt

This is a very good (funny !) thriller. Voice acting is very good ! (liked much the witness). The storyline is well written, I enjoyed it. Wow for the special bird effects. Maybe more job on the sounds and on camera placement and editing would have made this movie better, in my opinion. The end of the movie is too quick, I found. But yeah a GOOD movie ! My rating is : 4,5.

Posted on April 6, 2007
- ZCK_legend

I thought this was kinda funny

crazy old lady is a good funny person
cool SFX

haaaahahahahahha poop

Posted on April 5, 2007
- Reckless_Jedi

Silly fun.

The Light Side - I have to say I am indeed in tune with this type of humour. It's imaginative. It's also absurdity concealed within a contrasting delivery. Fantastic VO and some quality editing really add to this films it's strength. The characters were scarce but spot on. I especially enjoyed the lead's transition from arrogant disbelief into gratifying feeblness.

The Dark Side - No intro, the start felt a little abrupt. I was smiling and at times I had a chuckle. On the whole it was amusing, I just found myself looking for one or two big laughs to win me over fully.

At the end of the day, Comedy is difficult genre to master. I admire your guts and it's unique and admirable effort. Definitely worth a watch - you just can't fault a poo gag. Timeless.

Posted on April 4, 2007
- First_Demand_Productions

HA HA HA HA!!!!!! I normally find it very hard to get into comedies here on TMO but YOU SOLD IT!!!! HA HA HA Cow bombs sparrows & pigs vs horses and dogs!!!!!!! And the creepy cryptic old lady...PRICELESS! I'm book marking my first every film HERE and NOW!!!!

Posted on April 4, 2007
- benstudios1991

A very original, creative, and utterly hilarious film!
Your use of set dressing was some of the best I've ever seen, and your comedic timing is perfect. VOs were a little hard to understand in parts, but the voices were fitting.
This movie was fresh and original, I enjoyed it asll the way through.

Posted on April 4, 2007
- Fulkster

lol... that was good. Everyone did a great job!
Thanks

Posted on April 3, 2007
- Harb40

OMG!!!!! Takes one twisted mind to think up something like that. WOW!
Um....maybe a prequel to explain why it is called the 'Shoelace Wars'.
Great special effects. Allot of time and effort put into this.
Of course, when Detective Watson was on the ground, that was a pretty 'S^^^ty thing you did to him. OOPS!
Very funny. Keep it up.

Posted on April 3, 2007
- darkbeamx

tht was gr8 you should carry it on, the next one should be how humans fought back or summit like tht rate my movie hitman 2 plz

Posted on April 3, 2007
- Davidwww

Nobody was supposed to know about The Shoelace Wars. Rysto what have you done MY GOD!! what have you done, there coming there coming Arrrrrrrh. Moooooo

Posted on April 3, 2007
- MefuneAkira

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

My pa had raised bomb cows when I was a child. He preferred them to the normal ones cuz he didn�??t have to slaughter them. In fact, once they exploded, we had a neighborhood BBQ. Ah the good ol days.

Very funny stuff and yes, that old lady was great!

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

Posted on April 2, 2007
- Master007

COW BOMB!!!


This is now, BY FAR, one of my favorite movies. I am granting this an Honorary Archaic Award for Best Female VO to Jennifer Katuna. That old lady was PERFECT!!! The overlays and mods were great. This whole movie rocked.

I laughed once I understood what was going on. It was funny, clever, and done right diabolical! Great job!

Bookmarked and going on the Must See List!

Posted on April 1, 2007
- EvilLateNightTv

Odd, very odd. Funny, very funny.

Posted on April 1, 2007
- JennyN

GREETINGS FROM L.M.A.O. STUDIOS!
Reviewing by JennyN

The old women�??s voice was so excellently acted. Sounded like Norman Bates' mother. Really creeped me out. The story was very interesting, but the scenes were too static. Perhaps adding additional scenes and different camera angles to help along this dialog packed comedy. "The cow bomb" lol Hilarious. I originally gave 4 stars because the of the before mentioned static shots, but the ridiculous ending made me laugh and that gets you a five star review! Funny! :)

JennyN
L.M.A.O. Studios

Posted on April 1, 2007
- Howitzer

Very funny, Very random!
A little slow but strangely creepy for such a wierd idea.

Posted on April 1, 2007
- NUKESTER

as Andy said... OH ... MY .. GOD!!

You are crazy but you have a good point! I hate sparrows.. and pigeons for that matter. Evil beings that only want to cause carnage! I thoroughly enjoyed that one dude and you managed to use Props very well and make them seem animated. Good job with the free-cam skills. I also loved the VO's, the crazy old woman might have sounded crazy but she have a very valid point hehe. I also noticed two cameo pictures of yours (1) in the alleyway and the second more obvious one at the end (2). Good job with this production!

Nuke Well in the Sparrows!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on April 1, 2007
- Minegen

Hmm....weird movie and i didn´t really get it.
But veru good VO so 3 stars for you!!

Posted on April 1, 2007
- Andy_inc

Oh... My... God...
What on earth did I just watch? The director of The Path We Choose slaps a face-full of insane comedic hilarity... a great film just in time for April Fools! That crazy old lady was just hilarious, along with the flying cow.
Also top-notch on the technical aspect, I liked the way you removed the car from the Static scene and replaced it with a seat, I thought that was about as original as the film.

Great job Rysto! You're really evolving as a film maker!

Posted on April 1, 2007
- George_Locust

LOL! The funny thing is, there are people who believe crazy stuff like this. My brother is one of them, this reminded me of him. Although I dont think even he would believe something this crazy, but still.

Posted on April 1, 2007
- Iondrive

5 Mad cows(stars). Totally absurd movie so well made; it's incredibly funny. Great set up and then fantastic ending! LMAO!

Posted on April 1, 2007
- googuitar616

HAHA, OMFG, that was hilarious! great job, really original,

Posted on April 1, 2007
- mhjorth11

Hey, great movie! The mods and voice overs were good. It had a strange yet original plot. Very funny! Good job! Please watch my movie "Deer Head" and leave a review. Thanks!

Posted on March 31, 2007
- JKAT

Ok you...I have to admit...this makes no sense to me, but I enjoyed making the film with you. You certainly have a vivid imagination my boy ;) ! Great job and keep them coming.

Posted on March 31, 2007