I'd held off on reviewing any animations here on Newgrounds for the better part of a year, now, because I'd found that 90% of all the submissions that gain any notoriety here are Video Game parodies that lack any and all characteristics of being even remotely funny (Egoraptor, here's looking at you). I found myself hesitant to even open the link to this flash, given the history of such uninteresting, and frankly, space-wasting parodies that clogs the once-respectable tubes of the internet, especially in this, our sacred neck of the woods.
But reading through the myriad of reviews that could best be characterized through use of the word "butthurt," I decided that, perhaps, this animation would buck the trend of pedestrian parody, and transcend to a higher level of social commentary that would finally inspire me to write another Flash Review, as no other animation has inspired me to do for, as previously mentioned, at least the better part of a year.
I might say that I was partially correct on this count: Not only was this satire the most brilliant and subversive critique of the ever-declining userbase here on Newgrounds, but I could easily describe it as one of the most courageous and well-constructed flash efforts that it has ever been my pleasure to witness.
Rarely has such a talented crew assembled to point out the flaws of an internet society that encourages stupidity, and proliferates funniness via endless series of video game parodies, and other filler material that few educated could honestly describe in a positive light.
Crude, vulgar, and shocking, perhaps, but it was a duly needed shock from the culture of complacency to a call to action. This collaboration could be described as a cautionary tale, a warning for us to avoid that sorry state that looms large and dark, just over the horizon; the one we march inexorably toward with each passing day; the one we all desperately seek to avoid, but are too afraid to upset the delicate balance in order to avoid.
It is now obvious that not all are afraid to speak out, and I applaud each and every one of the contributors and contributions to this masterpiece; perhaps the seminal artwork of a generation. Long had I forgotten the independent spirit of this site and its constituents, but with this incomparably clever attack on the establishment, my confidence in our ability is returned.
Fully, and truly deserving of the first-place status for the month of July, and perhaps for the whole year, I can rest easy, knowing that hope may be buried just beneath the weathered surface of this once-bastion of independent creativity.
It's truly impossible to convey the scope of just how great a flash this is.
Just goes to show you that, even though seven years stand between it and the modern world, a classic animation never dies.
Cliché drivel, at best.
While the animation was admittedly superb, and the visuals were quite intriguing, I found the storyline of this flash to be its weakest aspect.
Essentially, you're taking all the GOOD GUY OUTSIDER abuse-redemption-fame storylines ( that we can all admit to having seen at least 15 times, on Newgrounds alone ), And compiled them into a single messy plot, held together by the fantastic graphical work.
I might have given "Composer" a higher score, had it not been for the insane overuse of crying as a plot deivce to express sadness. Aren't there other ways, ( less obvious, perhaps? ) to express human emotion, without resorting to the ol' fallback of crying at every instance of the world's injustice.
I mean, come on. I think we can all agree that this flash temporarily resides at spot #1, solely due to the visuals.
Does it amuse you, Johnny?...
...To read the reviews of these homophobic douches who scream that you have no talent, simply because you added male genitalia into your submission?
Dayyyyyyum, it sure amuses me. Nice one, man :)
To be honest, you deserve what you got.
I get the picture you're only telling half the story, and I firmly believe that you are the most pathetic flash group yet to grace this site. At least the Robot Rngers are funny occasionally.
Graphics? A glorified slideshow of BBS screenshots.
Style? You're the leader of the Kitty Krew. This is your typical amount of effort, I'd venture to say.
Sound? Pokemon. Whatever. Pokemon bashing was cool five years ago when it was totally badass to be a rebel.
Violence? none, to speak of. Unless you count the emotional violence against Bigbadron. Oh yeah, you're hardcore now.
Interactivity? Play button hardly counts.
Humor? A few spur of the moment one-liners bashing a BBS mod? Don't you have anything better to do with your time?
nice to see regular BBSers making flash.
Pretty decent clock tribute. Worthy of its underdog status.
Except for the song choice, this submission had no real reason to exist.
While I will admit that Queen is one of my favorite bands, I am appalled at the way you have defiled their work with your subpar animation.
One person said before me "nice animations"--I would contest them on that. Some truly poor animations and unimaginative little quirks.
I sincerely hope this does not pass the portal, thanks.
One of the most underrated
on the entire site. an amazing piece of artwork, if a bit depressing. Perhaps there is no message beneath the surface, but the tone of the piece makes it seem that way. I love it. Also, I heard it was banned in some places for causing "negative effects in teenagers." lol
one of the best--
--to be sure.
this is a great piece of art. Beautifully animated. Delicious storyline. Great job.
Woderful animation, original idea (if a might nerdy :\) Overall good. Except fo rthe fact that it wasn't really all that funny, and the narrator voice acting sucked HARDCORE (terrible inflection or emphasis at times. Too quiet, hard to understand. Kind of mumbly)
Other than that GOOD WORK! a solid "7"
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