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Besides its being only 25 odd minutes it was defiantly worth it! All the cgi was done great especially the creation of one of the machines. A small bit of bad cgi during a scene with the unknown machine however nothing else went wrong. acting was good and the plot was great. There were great futuristic devices and weapons as well as good all round crew. i have to add more words in here for the review so ill just say that you should give this short video a chance. most are boring and not worth watching however i really enjoyed this one and will be checking up on another entry! hopefully soon! cant wait for another! they should make a TV series or something!
I got my hopes up (as a crazy Tom Clancy fan) but you don't make the
same mistake. Look at it as a very well made Video Game cut-scene or
intro video, I promise you won't go home empty handed.
The production design, weapons, guns, uniforms and gear were very accurate and convincing. The automated killing machine is truly scary and whoever designed the image processing interface on the devices knew what he was doing.
Did I also mention the most awesome invisibility cloak ever!?
Story? Let's not ruin the fun... The same super worn-out Russia vs. US tale with some bad guys trying to get their hands on Russian nukes. If you read Tom Clancy books, he can tell an amazing story from the same genre over and over. But "Ghost Recon" is only 'designed' by Clancy, not actually written by him.
I really hope with this crew, comes a better sequel: FUTURE SOLDIER
This short is not just a short. Basically it's being a 20 minutes long
(with 5 minutes of credits!) advertisement for a video game. So a very
long commercial but luckily also an expensive looking and skillfully
What the short does well is capturing the mood of a video game, with its story, settings, characters and events. It also shows some of the weapons, tactics and skills that will be present in the video game but it doesn't every do this in a too obvious or distracting way. It's all integrated pretty well into the movie. Seems to me that they even used some voice actors, that normally work on the type of video games, which this movie is advertising for.
But one thing that is obvious is that they went for spectacle instead of realism. It doesn't exactly feature the most likely plot and some of the things that are happening are just not likely to ever happen in real life.
The way I see it; this is just a short that everybody would love to be able to make, with a bunch of friends (if you are a guy that is). A bunch of shooting, a bunch of running, some explosions. It's a typical guy flick, with plenty of action going on in it. In that regard this short is simply being a very watchable and maintaining one, which you shall not get bored with.
There really isn't much story present though. It's all some very typical stuff, in which a bunch of special forces infiltrate a Russian base. Really, if you have played a bunch of video games or watched plenty of Chuck Norris flicks, you have all seen it somewhere else before. No real surprises in this short and the surprises that do happen are actually the more weaker moments.
So it's far from a perfect short but the professionalism it got made with ensures that it still remains a perfectly watchable one, that still offers plenty of good stuff.
I really enjoyed this. I don't play video games, even those first person shooters as I believe they are called. I'd rather spend my time at my gun club shooting my wide collection of 50+ rifles and handguns. But enough of my digression. Though I have no plans to ever waste my time playing video games and will leave that to our sedentary youth, I would absolutely love to see this short film come to the small screen as a series or to the big screen as a sequel-ized series of films. It is definitely a commercially feasible production with great acting, fantastic action, and exception special effects. So, if any of the producers are reading this, please take a hint from this over 45 reviewer...make it into a series and you'll have big ratings, plus you'll ongoing advertising for your video game.
i just read a review claiming this is a typical GUY flick.... I'm a 46
yr old MOM of a 19 yr old gamer and let me tell you, the games bore me
most of the time but i will sit and watch this short every single time
my kid puts it on. supposedly, they are making a sequel, and cant wait
to see it!
LOL guy flick.... you need to hang out with more interesting women! this short ' commercial' always has me drooling over the beret 50 cal... the double kill shot is incredible. the unmanned soldier, while impressive, isn't as impressive as the tank that smashes him into the canal. the only downfall was the one guy got shot before he neutralized all the nukes...... oh well, thats what the sequel is for!
This was a blast and incredibly fun to watch -BIG THANKS TO THE BOYS IN
CAMERA AND BEHIND!
It felt like watching some classic and tense action I had not seen in decades, reminded me of the SWAT series when I was a kid, but totally revamped and mixed with ROBOTECH...
People producing big budget action movies should take a few lessons from this. Forgert Rambo, never mind the Expendables -they ARE expendable indeed!
Movies like this, short or long, have been missing from the movie market for a long time. Even if you do a generic action movie, you have to nail the action and the suspense in the right blend so that even if you don't care about whats going on (a stolen nuke... again) at least you care about what happens to the characters -of whom, really, you just know they are some kind of special soldiers.
These people could do a modern remake of The Guns of Navarone and totally hit the mark -fast paced action and suspense, in a hight tech setting with an infiltration and assassination plot.
And I never liked the Ghost Recon games!
First off, I game so this was a big appeal to my senses. If you are
looking for realism, and real life type movie this isn't going to be
your cup of tea. If you enjoy a futuristic feel, and also enjoy games
in general this is a lot of fun. For comparisons, imagine if Michael
Bay was given some money to just capture the solider side of a
Transformers movie. It is the final fight scene in a thriller movie.
All the things come together here. so really, there really is no deep
meaning in this movie, just all the eye candy in one 15 minute short
film with 5 minutes of credits.
There is a little language in this, and some intense shootouts so little ones may want to be out of the room.
This is an excellent Short !!!
I was hesitant at first and probably expecting very little in 20 minutes. Boy, was I more wrong. This Short really blew me away from start to finish with no lag time in the action.
Great pace and fluid story told in near future-tense. It is well directed with great special effects and camera work. Acting is surprisingly well done as well
Rhea Scott should be proud. One would hope that this could be a full feature release some day.
This was a very exciting short film. Nice direction, good plot, very
surprising and good acting. Good graphic control and the lights were
very nicely set up. The animations/CGI are good but need to be
improved. The speed of the film seems to be correct. The future war
series can have many innovative ideas and can also be a mix of The
Matrix, Terminator, Predator, and such themes.
I hope the team gets enough funding to start a TV series. At least a TV mini-series can easily be started off. One element required in TV series is "Drama". I think the team can add this element in it very easily. Cheers to all the team! Eagerly waiting for the next part.
(To be continued...)
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For the few scenes it gave us, well directed. I quite liked it! Not so
much suspense as to what was coming next. Good action scenes. I loved
the cloak and the weapons used gave it that futuristic feel. I
especially loved the robotic machine did not look fake at all.
One scene I thought was not thought of well was when the head of the team jumped into the tank and pushed the robotic machine over the edge, this looked really fake. What would of worked is the robot creeping closer and closer to the edge to fire it's weapon not being able to fire because of the angle falling off itself or even a futuristic weapon to be used on it like a rocket launcher but more futuristic like looks and firing ability.
The concept is great and should be very appealing to all video and arcade game buffs. With careful directing and less fake scenes this should be very watchable.
Thank you for this sneak peak and look forward to the rest of the movie.
7/10 for me
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