Short films that I've seen and enjoyed. Would love suggestions as well. I've included The ABCs Of Death as there…
Portal: No Escape
A woman wakes up in a room with no memory of who she is or how she got there...
Portal: No Escape is a 5 and a half minute short based on the Portal video games that I have always liked the look of but never played because they were made after 1997. And I have played hardly any games made after 1997 except Grand Theft Auto and Mario games because of stupid working and stuff.
This is really fantastic, though. Not only does it stand as a brilliant advert for the games themselves, but it's a tremendously inventive short in its own right. Although I like shorts to stand on their own two feet and try not to view them along the lines of whether they should or could make them into a feature length movie, it's hard…
The Good: Cool special effects. Fitting score. Nice ending.
The Bad: Story is lacking.
The Bottom Line: Not a bad effects-driven fan film. The director, Dan Trachtenberg, has been tapped to helm the adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's popular comic book series Y: The Last Man, so that should be interesting.
Short films are amazing. With that being said they also leave you wanting more.
This film based off the Portal game series lasts 7 minutes and without saying a single word leaves you completely glued to the movie. It also only has a cast of 4 people in it with the female role being your main point.
I have to say that for this being a independent film the special effects that they use when the Portal Gun is being used are amazing. They really show some of the more creative way the gun can be used when not only fighting someone but also when making your way around places.
The end twist also ends the film perfectly and truly leaves you wanting more. Hopefully one day we see more.
As a huge portal fan this is just a double edged blade. It's so realistic and it speaks to your imagination. It's visually just as I hoped/expected. It makes me want to have one for sure.
The other side is just that it's flawed in its details. There are some small issues, like: after she shoots the first blue portal (as seen on the picture) the colour stays blue, while it should switch to orange. And the way the portals are being used are iconic rather than useful. It feels a bit bulky but it's recognisable.
I know I'm just being a dick while thinking about these little details, but I can't look past them
Great short film that gives you an insight into the world of Portal and may as well be the first 6 minutes of a full-length film based off the games. Seriously, why haven't they done that? Because on the basis of this, they may have a hit on their hands.
So very short...
Yet, oh so very sweet!
Sci-fi short. I have not played the game it is based on, so I didn't know what to expect going in. It looks beautiful, the special effects are very well done for such a low budget short and the action is well shot. Plus it creates an interesting narrative in the very limited time it has.
A live action short which pays homage to the Portal game series.
So very short...
Yet, oh so very sweet!
Aperture Science - We Do What We Must, Because We Can
This is awesome. I love realistic interpretations of video games.
★★★★ Must See
Oh, how I miss portal..
Very faithful short film that does a sterling job on the effects front. Well performed, great set design and lovely soundtrack too. Damn near flawless, actually, although the final shot exists pretty much for fans only.
great clean concept really well executed and acted.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
- Next Floor
- The Red Balloon
- Bobby Yeah
- I'm Here
- Jimmy's End
- Adam and Dog
- Tears of Steel
- The Simpsons: The Longest Daycare
- The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
- Lake Placid
- Deep Rising
- The Last Great Wilderness
I didn't rob this one from Adam Cook although I'm sure he's done this list before.
Some of these are…