Topic: Hollow Earth 3
Hollow Earth 3
The end of the Hollow Earth saga. The Xerans have launched their doomsday device that will suck the earth’s core and save their dying planet of Xeras, causing Earth to become Hollow, destroying it. The resistance must make a final assault on the Bolt, Paul, and the rest of the Xerans.
It is finally here. 3 years later. I loved creating this trilogy. You watch it, you can really see my progress as a filmmaker/animator through each installment. Special thanks to Dyland for setting the tone with his spectacular score. Can’t say enough good things about the dude. I loved making this, but it wasn’t easy. Original footage got deleted, and I actually canceled it/didn’t really want to reanimate the whole film from scratch. However, winter break of 2016, for really no reason at all, I just started it up again. On and off throughout the year. I guess since the second one ended on a cliffhanger, I wanted some sort of conclusion. Anywho, I hope you enjoy. Tell me what you think in the comments.
The aftermath of the story(Spoilers)
Spoiler (click to read)
Back when I wrote the first one, I designed the Hollow Earth series as a two-part adventure. However, I decided to make the film more complex than a standard sci fi action brickfilm, so I created a backstory for Bolt and the Xerans, and gave them motivations deeper than them just wanting to destroy the earth for the heck of it. So, with the second one ending with a traitor, the main hero getting shot, and the earth doomed, I wasn’t sure at first how to pick it up. I knew that there would be a final battle and all, but like the rest, I wanted there to be story development and not as simple as just fighting. To shake it up, I wrote this as more of an ensemble piece. Cory is still the hero, but he narrates less in this film and more focus is on the other characters.
As this installment is more violent than the others, I knew I had to kill some of my characters. It was not easy killing my creations, but it was necessary. This is the final stand, and there needed to be stakes. Considering Lauren was the female lead in the last film, you didn’t see her death coming. As well as Paul, well, at least so early on in the film. You probably didn’t see that suicide coming either. I actually had a scene of the rest of the aliens killing themselves, but I felt it was too much. I debated whether or not Bolt should kill Cory, but the ending changed. I didn’t want everything to be so dire and dark, so I decided to add some Hope.
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