Staff Favorite

Overall: 8.5
Story: 8
Animation: 9
Cinematography: 7.5
Effects: 8
Sound: 7

The Game

Directed By: Fancypants

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Action, Sci-fi
Length: 0:5:39
Released: August 16th, 2009

Content Advisory:  moderate violence.

Director's Comments

This is our entry into VN's AniExer-size competition.

This film was inspired by the short story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell.  You don't need to know the story to enjoy the film, but it's worth checking out.

Staff Review

Cheshire:
Fancypants’ The Game is a joy to watch that’ll keep you entertained the whole way through.  Where the director excels is in very innovative and creative camera movements that add a very nice feeling to the film.  The animation is top notch in all respects.  Over half of the film is somewhat underlit, but this flaw can easily be ignored when looking at all the other great factors to this film.  The voice acting was pretty well done, along with the nice cinematography.  The Game suffers slightly from pacing issues, where the end is a bit rushed, and we aren’t allowed enough time to see how crazed the villain is, but these are obviously due to the time constraints of the Ani-Exersize contest.  It garnered a well-deserved win, and I’m sure it’ll be a winner for you too.

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