Looks like I'm the first one to chalk up a negative review.
Animation, camera work, sound design - all very good, and though the music might be a bit repetitive to some, I liked it. As a whole the film conjures up a lot of suspense.
However, the story doesn't have a lot of meaning or intrigue. In general the audience sits and waits twice through the while film for the killer to shoot his victim(s). There isn't a lot of personality to any of it, no character change.
Compare it to Cognizance. (which isn't fair, I know, but bear with me) Cognizance's general idea is similar - we're waiting for the killer to shoot his victim. But Cognizance is completely based around a character change, and so in the end when someone does get shot (nearly identical visual ending to your own) it means something personal to the audience, whereas yours was just a bland tragedy. Cognizance contrasts emotional moods (dark story vs. music, emotion) while yours was consistently dark.
I just feel like it needed a lot more complexity to be anything more than a five-and-a-half minute people-get-shot story. I enjoyed it, and it has great technicals, but it's certainly not a "brickfilm classic."
PS: Run your shots through a deflicker plugin to bring down the light flicker.
Last edited by Leonardo812 (April 22, 2010 (02:18pm))