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.
WATCH SHORT FILM: Portal: No Escape
Thanks to Steve Grzesiak for the recommendation.
Directed by Dan Trachtenberg, Portal: No Escape is quite possibly the best adaptation of a video game I have seen so far. Not that it has the stiffest of competition, as the genre has produced a consistent stream of abject failures over the years.
Running at only six minutes, Portal manages to bring to life the fun, urgency and intelligence involved needed to play the game. It starts quite simply with an athletically built Sarah Connors type waking in a cell, bar code branded onto her neck. She begins to live an Oldboy type existence eating, living and exercising in her cell, anticipating the day she can…
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.
This was pretty cool.
Me alegre mucho al ver este corto ya que disfrute muchísimo el juego (portal 2)..... me ilusiono mucho pensar que algún futuro disfrutar de una película sobre este titulo... pero con el tiempo se me fue pasando.... ya que las películas de juego de vídeos no son tan buenas como el propio juego.... pero con respecto al corto... esta muy bien escrito y diseñado todos sus aspectos...... y lo disfrutaras mucho mas si jugaste por completo este juego espectacular
Started out as a really well done advert for the game.
Then the ending came along and blew my mind.
Visually impressive, make no mistake, but there's something hollow about it. I guess the lingering question that abounds is "why?".
[Note: I never played the video game that it is based upon, and actually wasn't even aware of it until moments before this viewing.]
This is a short film that feeds to an action/sci-fi geek audience, of which I can't say I belong to. That's probably the main reason I didn't like my time spent with all 7 minutes of Portal: No Escape.
There are certainly nice visual aspects on display here, but ultimately I found it a bit pointless. Also, the pulsing and pounding and pulsing and pounding, etc, etc, of the musical score was just irritating at times.
On to the next one...
It's like the first fifteen minutes of Oldboy if Park-Chan Wook was an ad executive.
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- I'm Here
- The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
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- The Last Great Wilderness
I didn't rob this one from Adam Cook although I'm sure he's done this list before.
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