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A minifigure finds himself in a strange laboratory with a wacky maniac who has the power to travel through time.

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That was an absolute joy to behold. Wacky but brilliant, and a visual treat.

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I wholly agree with jampot - this was a visual treat! The premise seems like a merge between Dr. Who and Sliders - just, with a bit of a zanier twist.

It's an excellent brickfilm; demonstrating just how comedy can flow seamlessly with sci-fi. This is just the sort of brickfilm that I love - wacky and enjoyable.

It's definitely on the top of my favorite brickfilms of 2014, and, will most likely stay within my memory for years to come, just as other great brickfilms have. - A 5 stars and a thumbs up from me. mini/smile

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Well done.  mini/smile  Some pretty sweet effects .  mini/smile

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This was a pretty enjoyable film and you seemed to work hard on it, so kudos to you! mini/cat

As for constructive criticism I don't know what I can add to the topic. There were some really minor bumps and occasional shaky animation, but ultimately that stuff doesn't matter too much. The story does feel a bit anti-climatic as well, but that's obviously intentional.

Maybe I would suggest getting multiple voice actors next time. I think your voice works well for this, but it's always nice to have a variety.

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This is a great film. I love the lighting and the sets, and the animation is beautiful! There were a few bumps and some visible sticky tac, but other then that, this film was amazing.

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I love this film.  It has this wonderful, wacky feel to it.  The animation was a bit wobbly from time to time, but didn't distract.  I do feel the plot was a bit rushed, though, I feel they should have visited at least one other location before ending.

Spoiler (highlight to read)Perhaps there could have been an explanation as to how the guy ended up at the Centre of Time  with a mad scientist in the first place, instead of just throwing him in there.

Also, having them travel to the Garden of Eden seemed a bit... odd.  I don't know, it felt like it was the beginning to a series of visiting historical locations that never took off, or maybe because it was an overtly Biblical reference, even though there wasn't any sign of other Biblical references in the rest of the movie.  On the subject of the Garden of Eden... shouldn't Adam and Eve have been, you know... naked?  I can see why you would choose not to go in that direction, but given circumstances it again seems a bit odd.  (though this really is quite a minor observation)

But those are minor criticisms.

Also, the LEGO Universe and Time Cruisers references made me extremely happy. mini/smile

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Great job man, very wacky but very enjoyable smooth animation! mini/smile

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Thank you for all of the replies, everyone! mini/smile

Dyland wrote:

It's definitely on the top of my favorite brickfilms of 2014, and, will most likely stay within my memory for years to come, just as other great brickfilms have. - A 5 stars and a thumbs up from me. mini/smile

I'm glad you like the film that much. I didn't think it was worth remembering for years to come, but ok! mini/tongue

Walter Benson wrote:

The story does feel a bit anti-climatic as well, but that's obviously intentional.

Maybe I would suggest getting multiple voice actors next time. I think your voice works well for this, but it's always nice to have a variety.

Yes, the story was anti-climatic. The original script was very long, and had an entire backstory and a proper ending with an emotional scene, but I felt tha it was out of place in the film, and the film was too long and had too much talking an not enough stuff happening, so I cut it from the film. I actually regret it, but I'm in pre-production of another film which will have a proper ending. As for the voice actors, I didn't realize how much both characters sounded alike until after all of the animation was done and I was editing. It was then too late to get new voice actors, because the voices wouldn't line up with the animation.

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Spoiler (highlight to read)Also, having them travel to the Garden of Eden seemed a bit... odd.  I don't know, it felt like it was the beginning to a series of visiting historical locations that never took off, or maybe because it was an overtly Biblical reference, even though there wasn't any sign of other Biblical references in the rest of the movie.  On the subject of the Garden of Eden... shouldn't Adam and Eve have been, you know... naked?  I can see why you would choose not to go in that direction, but given circumstances it again seems a bit odd.  (though this really is quite a minor observation)
Spoiler (highlight to read)Like I said above, I originally had the film longer. They were supposed to go through a wild sped-up tour through time through dozens of locations in about 30 seconds, but I felt it was too long. I can see now how I should have kept all of those things I cut out. They would have added to the film tremendously.

As for Adam & Eve, I felt that they needed some type of clothes. I know they are LEGO, but seeing as how two LEGO men appear in the garden with a man and a woman without clothes on, I didn't want that to be really awkward for Timely and Reginald being there.

Also, the LEGO Universe and Time Cruisers references made me extremely happy. mini/smile

YES! Someone noticed them. mini/bigsmile I just love to put little references in my films.

Ok, enough of me making excuses for the problems in my film. mini/tongue I'm glad everyone enjoyed it. mini/smile

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