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Recent Movie Reviews


Super Mario bros Z intro Super Mario bros Z intro

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I can't stop watching this

Great job on the series as a whole, you really have a feel for what makes an entertaining flash.. I can't stop watching the intro. This is more entertaining than TV. I'm sure it can't be on TV because of copyright and all that (and the text) but today you should be able to get a large audience without it. Perhaps a video game with lots of cool cinematics would be fun too! Maybe I'm dreaming, but yes... just don't stop these!



Rise of the MK: Part 4 Rise of the MK: Part 4

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Ok, Ok... but what is going on?

Yes this is great for an online flash movie that nobody will care about 5 years from now, but the story doesn't really make sense.

At the end the celebration that the two brothers are both alive in the same reality is only undertood by us (the audience) who have seen both Mario's and Luigi's "adventures." Mario doesn't get it, the kingdom doesn't get it, Peach doesn't get it either. Luigi knows what he is celebrating, really, he saved Mario, twice! The celebration seems grand enough for the series, however it should only be for (mostly Mario's) the fight against Wart! I really don't think that it is all concluded so easily. I mean at first Luigi thought it was Bowser, and then, it wasn't, now Wart! Are they sure it is over???? Why does the kingdom feel safe? All that happened was that Mario attacked Wart and his kingdom, that solves the problem? The conclusion that Mario and Luigi are both alive together and Peach saved Luigi is great; they are happy and safe, and Luigi's original pain (started in part 1) is finally eased and concluded without sacrificing his own life (causing Mario's pain and fuel for revenge). But will there not be annother attack? If it was Wart, why? (we had an intro in part 1 explaining "Bowser's" surprise attack) Are things cool with Bowser?
I think this is just the beginnig, and the celebration a mere battle victory (accept to Luigi, and Mario a bit). Everyone should be scared, look at the power of revenge, look at how fate can twist reality, is anyone sure exactly what happened, or why Luigi had the dream in the first place? Who was the attack really from? There is room for a sequel here! The series is not concluded!
Unless of course it is a metaphysical theatre, where the reality of the situation is to be an interpretation of an "audience member." That is to say, killing the immediate enemy appealed to the audience and is therefore justified as a "safe" conclusion. That is also to say that the one who really launched the bombs at the start, and gave Luigi his dream was the one who created the story! And that neither Bowser nor Wart is guilty of the attack, but they were forced into oppositionary roles, doomed to be destroyed from the start.

But it was really great, that is why I decided to write a review. Some newgrounds things (or online) have been remembered for more than five years, maybe this can!



Rise of the MK:Part 3 Rise of the MK:Part 3

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Good, but not as good as the others

I was a bit dissapointed to see Luigi die (or seriously injured) without any mourning at all. With the built up tension of parts 1 and 2 its easy to see why Luigi did what he did, but why would Mario suddenly understand eveything, understand all that tesnion and the need for immediate action, and jump right in without a word with Luigi? I'm not even sure Luigi understood what was going on. So why would Mario jump to revenge? Luigi's mourning for Mario in parts one and two almost made me cry! Despite the fact that Mario's (and Luigi's) motive for revenge is unclear, and the lack of mourning, the rest was executed nicely and had what I expected to see. One question though, is this series a comedy or a tragedy? Does it end happily? or does it end in despair or sadness revealing something dark within people?

You've inspired me, I'm making a tragic "flash" (or just story) about two brothers, and revenge, and death out of lust for an answer to sorrow! (or something like that)


Recent Game Reviews


Santa Vs. SnowNazis Santa Vs. SnowNazis

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Fun game... good story with it

Overall it was good, if a different style of level were used every few levels it would have been really cool, for example the maze thing one level, and the next you shoot nazis or somehting... Overall it was pretty good...


Laladudu responds:

Ya thanks, once i learn more Action Script, I'll make better and more varied games.


Card Sharks! Card Sharks!

Rated 4 / 5 stars

This is pretty fun, good job!

This is pretty fun, good job at making a fun game, its the best random portal entry i've gone to tonight! Remaking an already fun game is great! If you get the AI to work thatwould rock and this would be realy great, but this is still pretty fun. Its a good idea I say!



Puzzles! Puzzles!

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

puzzles were fun... liked the music option..

Suggestions:
Put more music choices on there...
and maybe lable the song's names...
That could b cool!

And if u ever learn to better program this add more on so that you get points or something and a time limit...


Laladudu responds:

Ya i would like to learn more... Anyone have any more good suggestions?