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Overall: 5
Story: 4
Animation: 5
Cinematography: 8
Sound: 4

Smoking Gun

Directed By: Zack Milenius

Genre: Western, Action, Adventure, Mystery
Length: 01:46
Released: January 3rd, 2010

Content Advisory:  moderate violence.

Director's Comments

An entry into THAC VII (Twenty-Four Hour Animation Contest 7). I really focused on the visual look of the film.

Staff Review

Randy Yard:
NewRight's critique of his own film in the YouTube description pretty much says everything I was going to. The focus of this film was clearly on making the visuals look impressive, and as a result, other aspects were neglected a bit; the story is difficult to understand, the animation is average, and the film as a whole probably would have worked better without dialogue. But the focus on visuals shows; the sets are quite impressive for a THAC entry, and the cinematography ranks up there with some of the best. It lacks the polish of some other entries, but this one is still worth two minutes of your time.

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