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Overall: 8
Story: 6
Animation: 9
Cinematography: 5
Effects: 5
Sound: 6
Music: 7

[THAC 8] The Propelled Man

Directed By: filmyguy

Genre: Action
Length: 01:10
Released: December 19th, 2010

Content Advisory:  moderate violence.

Director's Comments

This is my second successful THAC! And what a ride! Oh boy, this was quite a project. I probably wouldn't of made it in time if I started any later or didn't immediately think up the idea when the theme came (like I did). Special Thank You to Aaron Bulger AKA Jargon for the great narrating! Of course this didn't come out perfect, some of the animation is sketchy, and the symbol on his chest looks pretty quickly thrown together, but really every time I filmed, the first shot I filmed was, in the end, probably the one I was going to have to use, because I was on such a tight schedule, I didn't have time to reshoot anything. And the logo/symbol was really all I could think of at the time. Other than that that, I'm pretty proud of myself. This project is quite more "ambitious" than my last one (c wat i did thar?).

Staff Review

Lewis Chen:
When criminals strike, the Propelled Man is there to save the day.  And apparently when all the good superhero names are taken, you're left with unconventional past tense verbs.  Very well animated, convincingly realistic for animated minifigurines.  There's really not much of a story as this seemed more like a homage to the old Superman animated cartoons of the 1940s.  Damsel in distress, superhero comes into save the day.  Cliche, but definitely worth watching.

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