MH2
 
 
Studio: bongoman
 
Review Count: 41
Average Rating: 4.93 stars
Genre: Sci-Fi
Length: 11 minutes 9 seconds
 
Posted on: March 8, 2008
 
 
Film Description
Machine Head 2. The story continues, as it will after this movie as well.
Music and story by me.
Starring Sisch as The Anna, Goofparade as John Tallow.
Mods:
22 Walls by Teirsix
The rest by me, using Bryce, Blender & UEd.
City blocks by Dystopia, some spacecraft courtesy of TurboSquid.

MOVIE RELEASE THREAD: //community.lionhead.com/forums/thread/2870244.aspx
 
Reviews
- dulci

Amazing as always. Your work stands head and shoulders above the crowd.

Dulcilicious!

Posted on July 13, 2008
- Ellis07

A wonderfully made movie with some excellent blown away visual effects. It was a delight to see with 'impressive' feeling when you reach to the end of the movie. The plot was very well put together, it was very interesting to know the characters. Also I was impressed with the free-cam and the voiceovers, really perfessionally done. You had a positive response to the reviews which makes you have a instant feeling that it's going to be good, so therefore I'm giving you a five star for your excellent effort. Film on.

Posted on April 20, 2008
- josephkw

I'm so blown away by the visual effects both mentally and emotionally that I'm trying to refragment. Great job with the music as well (your talents are seemingly limitless). I have no idea what you might come up with next, but whatever it is, I can't wait to see it.

Posted on April 9, 2008
- eobaggs

I am speechless.

Posted on March 27, 2008
- claw21

awesome mate, just awesome, great stuff, loved the story, and your skills are just amazing. two thumbs up for you! recommended

Posted on March 25, 2008
- troyt10

good movie and ive found out about mods and ive done alien 3 it wiil be relesed late sping about june or erlyer but anyway good movie

Posted on March 21, 2008
- TheFlyingDuDe-Films

I'd love to give you 5 stars for all the effort you put in! The visuals are just beautiful there's only one film on tmo which can compete with this, Capitol. The voice actiong was good as well so was the cam work, especially in the fight scenes which felt more like an first person shooter.
Now the reason why I can't give you the full 5 stars is the the story and the direction of the dialogue scenes. The story idea is very original, just all the details destroy that good original feeling, like the "you don't even have an own space shuttle scene". Furthermore the scene choice at times is really unfitting like the slap fight before he falls out of the shuttle as well as in most of the dialogue scenes which are cut unclean at times.

Well enough criticism overall a really good film with a lot of eye candy! =)

Posted on March 21, 2008
- JohnnyEx

Freaky cool visual treat. Deserves 5 stars,Exellent VOs.Thanks for the acid dude

Posted on March 20, 2008
- darren08121999

Very,very good! Nice job, everything very well done!Very good overlays !

Posted on March 20, 2008
- Chris62

Wow great movie
Cool sfx great plot.
freakin awesome!
5 stars

Posted on March 19, 2008
- khaoz_theory

An interesting movie. The effects where excellent but I'm not sure on the plot as I haven't seen the first one.

Great stuff

Posted on March 19, 2008
- jazzx

Superb eye candy - but it referenced a dream world and a normal world which she constantly woke up in. I didn't get any sense of story or characters - the acting was the same for both of the female characters, I found that very confusing - no attempt was made to distinguish between voices. An acting crime.

If there was a story here, I didn't find it - nor was any effort made to communicate it. Without the eye candy, I could seriously imagine myself 2-starring this film.

But the mods are amazing -

wow.

Posted on March 17, 2008
- nexusinteract

This film was kinda confusing, with loud music, but it was a thrilling showcase.

Posted on March 15, 2008
- kopros

Phenominal visuals, Bongo! The Blender work almost looks too goo to be in a TM movie; but it dang sure gave the flick a touch of class! You're a genius!

Posted on March 15, 2008
- userjosh9874

WOW. THIS IS ONE BEAUTIFUL FILM! Seriously, you are amazing! :D

Posted on March 15, 2008
- tigereyes

Let me be clear, before I jump into analysis, that I'm really impressed. Its been nearly 3 months since I last really sat down to review a movie. I am not sure if you're just amazing (and you're talented) or if movies have come a long way since I sat down to a film (are you guys still tinkering with talkies :D ). Either way, I'm glad I took the time to watch this film.

Obviously the highlight of the film is the visuals. I don't need to praise you too much for that, because I'm sure nearly every review includes a few "!"s about your splendid visual presentation.

Now, when I tell a story I like the linear structure. I know that filmmakers tend to bash the simplicity of a linear structure and the formula of a three "Act" plot structure but I'm a fan. Even a joke, the most simple form a story telling, follows some form of "structure". I believe every story should be organized, even though there are great stories that rebell against "structure" they are still organized in some way.

Your film felt a lot of "here" and "there". The prelude to the film was intense, its visuals stunning, so it really pulls the viewer into a world. However, I think I stayed submerged in that "world" because scene after scene you matched your visual style with a unique twist, a powerful graphical enhancement, or something that blew me away.

But the plot was, well it was very abstract. I've seen good abstract plots, but again I'm just the kind of guy who likes to follow a story through an arc, be given characters that require investment. I think that I was a bit, lost, perhaps its been a while since I sat down with an artsy film and tried to take a bite and so its my fault, not yours. Either way, I'm not detracting from your score because the difference is arbitrary.

Filmmaking is the illustration of perspective, so it would be counterproductive to deduct points because our eyes didn't see the same movie as you clearly put effort into each aspect of the film. I think that in the future though, I dunno, I would try to ground it in something. Layers of depth can be applied even to a linear story.

Overall, I'm a fan of anyone who can keep me buckled down and inside a world completely created from an original design, and your film felt like that without question. Great work.

-Tiger

Posted on March 14, 2008
- rysto

That was a great visual effect treat. Awesome visuals were created for this feature. I especially enjoyed watching the future city scene and the car incident. I guess payback really is a [shhhh!]. :O ;P

Posted on March 14, 2008
- freddymurphy

That was a visually stunning movie.Very original concept and story. As in all your movies I really enjoyed the music.Exellent work!

Have fun

Posted on March 13, 2008
- OlliEntertainment

FANTASTIC!!!

Film on!!!

Posted on March 12, 2008
- tsunamidog

What a wierd tripped out ride bongo!
wow.

First oof (as you know) AWESOME visual effects. Especially loved that scary ass head bouncing around. Talk about a bad guy...
The plot was very intriguing and pretty wierd. The VO's were awesome. Sisch was brilliant and i must say i laughed at goofparades part in/out of the car. He's such a stud.

I must say this is one of the very few series i'll actually be following. wicked job!

Posted on March 11, 2008
- Brandon310

The visuals are the best I've seen on TMO, and I really liked the theme. You should put it on 8eyedbaby. ;)

The only problem was that the story wasn't explained very well.

Posted on March 11, 2008
- ubernewbie

Meh, not as good as anything done by nexusinteractive, but alright.















seriously, freakin' excellent.

Posted on March 11, 2008
- Corey13

That was amazing! I didn't expect it to be that good.
I thought the way you put that game into the movie was cool. The costumes were amazing and I thought the VOs were done perfectly. The music was great and the Mask thingy was a cool effect.

Overall the movie was fantastic. Make a third please. Oh, and let me know when it comes out.

Posted on March 11, 2008
- ThePunisher99

wheres my breath...omfg its amazing...spectaculary specialeffects ....and perfect vo artist. Hope this was not nur last one....woooooow cool...

Posted on March 11, 2008
- nukester

MH2 is a stunning presentation in vision and sound!! full stop!!

There are times in TMO when we are treated to something truly special and this is certainly one of those days. From the hypnotic opening sequence to the breathtaking finale, Bongoman has a talent for enchantment and entertainment! I thoroughly enjoyed all VO's and Music. This fused well together with some awe inspiring moments of dialogue!

I cannot wait to see where this goes in the future and anxiously await another installment! until that day...

Nuke Well in MH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on March 10, 2008
- pixiedad

Wow! That WAS a great film!
WEll done.
Keith
(Rate this if you have time please:
http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/147791)

Posted on March 10, 2008
- budrick

good movie

Posted on March 10, 2008
- goofparade

Again the Bongoman treats us to a visually stuning film. The opening segment
is spellbinding with a kickass narrative by Sisch as the Anna combined with one of the best opening themes ever... It perfectly suits the distictive genre and mood.The"Eyes Open" visual with the iris dillating is killer.. nuff said.

The next segment with John Talow is in contrast with the style of the opening and it sort of snapped me out of the spell there for a second. I had to adapt to the 3 scenarios unfolding and wrap my brain around it.

The final segment at 8:00 is really something... the ships, the city.. the music, Talow falling out of the ship.. a pretty unique TMO moment I'd say.
The Talking head with red light pouring through it is visualy amazing and also the voice for this is quite well done... perhaps a well deserved credit for yourself as an actor would be apropriate.

All and all a great watch, look out for Part 3!

gp

Posted on March 9, 2008
- DanielH20

Awesome work Bongo!! Well written story, special & sounds effects is perfect. VO is great, especially Goofparade when he start scream. Great Job man!!

DanielH20

Posted on March 9, 2008
- FallenThomas

Incredible film! Amazing effects with a great storyline. Well done!

Posted on March 9, 2008
- yalrok1075

whaouu!!! It's great.

Posted on March 9, 2008
- Norriefpb

Loved it Bongo. Perfect blend of story, drop dead gorgeous effects, cool music and wonderful VOs. (I laughed at goof's interrupted scream).
Can't wait for the hi-res and part 3.

Posted on March 9, 2008
- GalacticTHOR

FANTASTIC EFFECTS amazing VO's such an ingaging film can't wait for more

Posted on March 9, 2008
- cd3141

Hi bongo, im pretty sure you can make money out of this graphic design you know, i like the big head which i recognised in the forums and well spoken dialogue throughout, i am in awe of this movie

Posted on March 9, 2008
- StokeStudios

Yet another gem from the bongoman, master of fx, (your Blender city in particular, was awesome). Excellent VOs, intricate plot, and some great music in there too, what's not to like? Well done chum.

Posted on March 9, 2008
- thebiz

Crazy stuff bongo. The music and the effects are excellent. Story is there but its weird to be certain. And the fate of GP...poor guy..apparently women are still late (and violent) in the future.

Posted on March 8, 2008
- TeatroXolotl

Gimme more Machine Head, you art wh0r3!

Posted on March 8, 2008
- trashman

Incredible visuals Bongoman:-D
but even more...
I like how you weaved an engaging continuing story along with your always impressive visuals and music/sounds.Sisch's narration and explanation of events worked really well.I like the mentioning of "...leaving tracks only in the future,that lead deep into the past..."
Very Bladerunnerish:-D but with your own creative style.
It's good to know you will be around in the future making more of these flicks:-)

Posted on March 8, 2008
- k4ownzall

An interdimensional dream! ===K4===

Machine Head 2 is a haunting sci-fi with mesmerizing VOs and superior effects, some are very highly detailed and others are complex in their presentation. The music lends itself to the complexity of the subject matter and to the overall environment. GoofParade can scream as well as I can - WOW! And Sisch is the perfect 'dream' voice. BONGOMAN is a headtrip in this headtrip of a movie! Who needs drugs when I have MH2!!! ===K4===

Posted on March 8, 2008
- riott007

Wow- This was brilliant. Story was engaging, editing ..perfect, Vo's were well done as well. The special effects were outstanding. I especially liked the scene with the eye. I'm so impressed with the whole thing.

Posted on March 8, 2008
- sisch

Whoa.

That's really all I'm able to say!
I just love the effects you created, and wonder where the story will lead us... this is a wild trip, and I'm in.

Wonderful!

Posted on March 8, 2008