Wotcha think you're doin' here then? You think you can just waddle in like that, do ya?

This here, laddie, is a top-secret Brickspace testin' ground. Yup, thassright. So you'd better geddout before someone sees ya pokin' around...

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Pointless Adventure 3

A new set of Brickfilmers, Lumpycowstudios, brings us the third installment in the Pointless Adventure series...

The film, as a whole, is very much like the Brickfilmers' name. Sure, it's funny, it has a little bit of style, and it's good for a laugh, but on a deeper level it's rather immature and doesn't make much (if any) sense.

The film is one of many zombie Brickfilms out there on YouTube, part of a huge phoenomenon which is almost as big as the Indiana-Jones-Brickfilm cult, which has really gotten on my nerves lately. Why the heck do so many people make the same film?

This film, however, stands out from the others. It has a real Brickfilming style, and it is clear that the makers have a talent for emulating physics and blood with Lego. Look closely at the blood effects, and you will see what I mean by that.

The sound effects are too loud. Again. And half of them are boring iLife sound effects (which come as default with every Mac - trust me, I have one).

As far as plots go, er... well, there's some pesemistic dude who lives on his own though sounds like he's 16, who has a very loud, half-deaf friend (the most annoying part of the whole movie) and some other mad, possibly high girl who tags along and shoots zombies. The stumble through a badly thought-out, mad, zombie-fighting plot, and end up saving the world or something. I'm not quite sure. It just kinda... happens.

Apart from that, I really rate this Brickfilm. Though it may be amateur-ish, mad, and full of the plot that some 15 year-old American teenagers would think up (and have), it has a certain style in its Brickfilming and building, and some great animation techniques. So just ignore the plot.


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