Re: Egyptian Holiday
Okay, it's been a while, but I'm going to do a full review on this:
After over a year of production and hype, the highly-achieved mobildeli has finally released his much anticipated film, Egyptian Holiday. Now, in order to fully review this film, I had to watch this film 3 times, because the first time I saw it, I was in a hazy state, caused by my excitement of seeing the film for the first time.
I must admit, even on the second and third viewing, the technical standards are incredible. Animation is silky-smooth as always, yet it didn't have the certain "magic" that Ham on Set brought to the table. In the audio department, however, the quality is much better than Ham on Set. The voicing was great, and some lines brought smiles on my face, and laughter in the air.
However, no film is perfect. There are some minor light flickers here and there. And the story isn't as great as hoped. Now, I'm not saying that it sucked, I actually enjoyed it. The problem is that it is cliche, and some characters are weak and annoying. The adventurer was a fresh new spin on the adventurer genre, but his whiney attitude got on my nerves a little less than halfway through. The length of the story, or rather, the shortness of it also bothered me. The ending was abrupt, and anti-climatic, as Jargon put it. The problem about films like this is that too much time is taken to raise hype, which always leads to a little disappointment. This is demonstrated best by AVATAR (please don't hate, it's true and you know it).
All and all, I have to give credit to mobiledeli. He produced an rather enjoyable film while in college, and used real sand in his sets. Is this guy crazy or what? Nobody does that. Nobody. I need to give him kudos for entertaining me with an enjoyable story, lovely animation, and incredible audio quality. This film is an instant classic, and you don't know what a true brickfilm is until you watch one of this quality. I put it up there with Unrenewable.
3.5/4 out of 5