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 Post subject: Pac-Man: The Yellow Knight
PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 7:47 am 
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Sort of a mix between Pac-Man and The Dark Knight. Based it off a video Richie made by himself with extremely low production value that has since been deleted. But I always thought the concept was hilarious so I wrote this full version. Hope ya'll liked it, we actually filmed it like 5 hours ago... Been up all night editing it haha. Fun stuff though, it turned out how we wanted it which barely ever happens.

Input is greatly appreciated, thanksies!

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 Post subject: Re: Pac-Man: The Yellow Knight
PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 7:56 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Pac-Man: The Yellow Knight
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Couldn't stop laughing. You guys did an amazing job better than the Dark Knight. I love the part when Pacman was eating Dots and the downtown map where the ghost hang out. This video had made my day ^_^

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 Post subject: Re: Pac-Man: The Yellow Knight
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Overall, the production quality is amazing in this one. The location was very well chosen and I love a good noir lighting. Also, Julian's costume is amazing.

The 180 degree rule was broken once or twice but the characters were moving around enough and the location was small enough the results were not disorienting.

I think it could have done without the swearing though.

However, stylistically, the comedy was a little confused. Obviously, the goal would be to stylistically mimic Dark Knight and since I have not seen it (Yeah, I know. Shame, shame. Whatever.) I cannot comment on that. However, I can comment on the juxtaposition of Julian's and Richie's performances. Julian was underplaying and Richie was overplaying. Over-acting can be very funny in its own right especially when, stylistically, the entire film is overplayed. (Like StMB.) However, Julian as the commissioner was, for the most part, underplaying his role almost to an extreme and it occasionally contrasted with Richie's overacting.

An example is the entire "dot" exchange. Julian's tone is kept fairly level, his gestures are limited, and his expressions are relegated almost entirely to his eyes and eyebrows. Richie on the other hand managing to vocally emote despite the growling and his gestures are exaggerated. (Hmm… trying to explain this with text is a little more difficult than I expected…)

To try and explain a little better, lemme point out a couple of moments when Julian switched acting styles and went ahead and overplayed some lines. "Stop laughing. Come on. This isn't funny! Lives are at stake!" In that line, note how his tone of voice is more animated than his other lines and his body language become less reserved. Another example is when Pac-man's lines dissolved in a mess of nonsensical noises, and the commissioner responded with, "You don't understand!" That line, Julian overplayed but he almost immediately switched back to underplaying with the line, "They've got Mrs. Pac-Man."

Everything I'm saying though is very subtle, very detail oriented, and not necessarily a critique. The film is still very funny. My brother (who is familiar with Dark Knight) found it highly amusing.

To sum it up: overall funny, well shot, and has a lot of potential for follow-up videos.

(You know, I keep doing these very detailed, in-depth analyses and I'm not sure it's worth it. I love doing them, but are they getting read? Am I offering anything helpful at all?)

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 Post subject: Re: Pac-Man: The Yellow Knight
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However, stylistically, the comedy was a little confused. Obviously, the goal would be to stylistically mimic Dark Knight and since I have not seen it (Yeah, I know. Shame, shame. Whatever.) I cannot comment on that. However, I can comment on the juxtaposition of Julian's and Richie's performances. Julian was underplaying and Richie was overplaying. Over-acting can be very funny in its own right especially when, stylistically, the entire film is overplayed. (Like StMB.) However, Julian as the commissioner was, for the most part, underplaying his role almost to an extreme and it occasionally contrasted with Richie's overacting.

An example is the entire "dot" exchange. Julian's tone is kept fairly level, his gestures are limited, and his expressions are relegated almost entirely to his eyes and eyebrows. Richie on the other hand managing to vocally emote despite the growling and his gestures are exaggerated. (Hmm… trying to explain this with text is a little more difficult than I expected…)


I enjoyed your little review here, don't worry, it wasn't for nothing. Although, I think your viewpoint is lacking something very important: familiarity with the subject of parody. Rich and Julian's acting resembles that of the characters in the Dark Knight: The serious Commissioner Gordon and the theatrical Batman. That contrast is made in the films and if it has a flaw in your eyes then it's the parodied's fault not the parodiers.

I loved this movie but then again I may have I bias. I am a big fan of The Dark Knight, RichAlvarez, and Pac-Man Live Action Parodies. Some might even say I have a LARGE bias; however, I can't imagine why... But I did enjoy this thoroughly, not a part I didn't like... except the last clip. That was far too Randumb for me and not only did I disagree with the statement but I also think that it may have tainted the overall video knocking off .5 pts.

I give this 9.5/ 10... Clydes.

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 Post subject: Re: Pac-Man: The Yellow Knight
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I think your viewpoint is lacking something very important: familiarity with the subject of parody. Rich and Julian's acting resembles that of the characters in the Dark Knight: The serious Commissioner Gordon and the theatrical Batman. That contrast is made in the films


Good point, Adam. Thank you.

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except the last clip. That was far too Randumb for me


Though I forgot to comment on that in my own review, I agree with Adam.

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 Post subject: Re: Pac-Man: The Yellow Knight
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Lol I thought this video was funny
I loved it :)

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 Post subject: Re: Pac-Man: The Yellow Knight
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This would be cool to see as a movie!

Great spoof guys!

10/10 Stars- or now it is Like or Dislike. Like

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I loved it until the end where Rich ran up the stairs. Kinda was hoping that he would disappear like batman but then again that kind of effect isnt easy to come by. It felt like I was watching a spoof commercial for the Dark Knight like something SNL would do. (funny because it mentions on your channel that one of your inspirations is SNL) Overall professionalism was lacking a bit however in shorts like this you dont really need big amounts of drama to make people enjoy what they are seeing. In the end I would give it a rating of 8.5/10 for the quality (also I know it was supposed to be dark but it was really hard to see Julian at some points) but 9/10 for quantity (in other words it was a well based spoof off of the Dark Knight story) One last thing:
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 Post subject: Re: Pac-Man: The Yellow Knight
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My review is a little dhorter. It was hella' awesome! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Pac-Man: The Yellow Knight
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I think its a bit scary how well Richie mimicked Christian Bale, but that basically amplified the parody level for me.

They say that video games can influence the way people live. If that were true, we would have a whole generation of people in dark rooms filled with colorful lights, listening to music consisting of a bunch of random beeps, chasing a magic pill....

btw...are you guys in at Red Hawk Casino?

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 Post subject: Re: Pac-Man: The Yellow Knight
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I liked it! I really lol'd at those dots. XD XD XD!!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Pac-Man: The Yellow Knight
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Aisling wrote:
I think it could have done without the swearing though.


Swearing? :-?

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iGottaCatchThemAll wrote:
Aisling wrote:
I think it could have done without the swearing though.


Swearing? :-?

I believe Aisling is refferring to the multiple use of "bastards" in the video. Some consider that a very nasty insult. Personally I thought it was pretty well placed considering the tone of the video.

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WhiteMage79 wrote:
iGottaCatchThemAll wrote:
Aisling wrote:
I think it could have done without the swearing though.


Swearing? :-?

I believe Aisling is refferring to the multiple use of "bastards" in the video. Some consider that a very nasty insult. Personally I thought it was pretty well placed considering the tone of the video.


Yeah, WhiteMage is right. That is what I was referring to. I didn't realize that not everyone considered that particular word a swearword.

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