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04.26.2016

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I have no idea who Banks is or where he came from, but, by the skilled design, simple story and visual intrigue he has put forth by his latest short film DONKEY KONG CLASSIC, I hope some studios are willing to bring him in for meetings and see what he might be able to do when given the reins for a feature film. 

This short is incredible, and Banks manages to take a video game property that doesn't exactly lend itself well to movie form and turn it into an unpredictable and compelling watch that the viewer is able to lose themselves in and almost forget what they're watching is a live-action version of DONKEY KONG. That's something special. 

Take a few minutes out of your day to catch this one and you'll be thanking me for bringing it to you when it's over... In the meantime, I'm going to go back to thanking Banks for making something as cool as this. These are the types of filmmakers who are the future of our shared passion.

 

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4:45PM on 04/28/2016
Dude Billy, are you friends with Banks or something? Because your introduction to this video is head-scratchingly positive.

"This short is incredible, and Banks manages to take a video game property that doesn't exactly lend itself well to movie form and turn it into an unpredictable and compelling watch that the viewer is able to lose themselves in and almost forget what they're watching is a live-action version of DONKEY KONG. That's something special."

Seriously? It's a mediocre
Dude Billy, are you friends with Banks or something? Because your introduction to this video is head-scratchingly positive.

"This short is incredible, and Banks manages to take a video game property that doesn't exactly lend itself well to movie form and turn it into an unpredictable and compelling watch that the viewer is able to lose themselves in and almost forget what they're watching is a live-action version of DONKEY KONG. That's something special."

Seriously? It's a mediocre After Effects tutorial at best. There's no story here. Unpredictable? Compelling? Must be a slow news day. I guess I wouldn't be half as enraged if the guy hadn't plastered his name all over the video. The broken barrel spelling out his name? Really dude? That guy must be so up his own ass about this. Hilarious because it's barely good. This is not a short film. It's an fx reel.
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11:17AM on 04/27/2016

Huh

I wonder what the guy's name was that directed this.
I wonder what the guy's name was that directed this.
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8:33AM on 04/27/2016
Remember when amateur filmmakers tried to be great storytellers? Where did they all go? There only seems to be CGI artists who do nothing but make CGI demo reels. They never try to use their skills to serve a meaningful story. It's all either pointless fanfare or painfully cliche post-apocalyptic bullshit.
Remember when amateur filmmakers tried to be great storytellers? Where did they all go? There only seems to be CGI artists who do nothing but make CGI demo reels. They never try to use their skills to serve a meaningful story. It's all either pointless fanfare or painfully cliche post-apocalyptic bullshit.
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7:26AM on 04/27/2016

I swear anything that's shot with a camera and is under an hour long gets labeled a "short film" these days...

...whether it's a commercial or a music video or a fan video or whatever. If this is this guy's idea of fun, cool more power to him, if this is this guy's idea of what constitutes a good short film then we are seriously in real freaking trouble if "These are the filmmakers who are the future of our shared passion."
...whether it's a commercial or a music video or a fan video or whatever. If this is this guy's idea of fun, cool more power to him, if this is this guy's idea of what constitutes a good short film then we are seriously in real freaking trouble if "These are the filmmakers who are the future of our shared passion."
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5:11AM on 04/27/2016

"These are the filmmakers who are the future of our shared passion."?

Are you joking? This was boring as hell. Also, what kind of narcissist asshole credits themselves (what felt like) thirty times through the course of a 3 minute YouTube video?
Are you joking? This was boring as hell. Also, what kind of narcissist asshole credits themselves (what felt like) thirty times through the course of a 3 minute YouTube video?
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12:18AM on 04/27/2016

Pretty sweet.

Not bad. wish I can do these VFX I wonder what program it was.
Not bad. wish I can do these VFX I wonder what program it was.
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9:59PM on 04/26/2016

That was really cool!

I just wish whoever made it gave us come kind of clue as to what their name might be.
I just wish whoever made it gave us come kind of clue as to what their name might be.
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9:17PM on 04/26/2016
It was well done, but so damn boring.
It was well done, but so damn boring.
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8:17PM on 04/26/2016
This was just mindless nostalgic masturbation by someone who is most likely too young to truly have any real nostalgia for Donkey Kong. There was nothing clever or original about this.
This was just mindless nostalgic masturbation by someone who is most likely too young to truly have any real nostalgia for Donkey Kong. There was nothing clever or original about this.
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7:22AM on 04/27/2016
Amen bro, I mean visually it looked kind of cool, but there's no story or anything to really make it a narrative film. The director might have talent when it comes to actual story telling, but if so, there's certainly nothing to hint at it here.
Amen bro, I mean visually it looked kind of cool, but there's no story or anything to really make it a narrative film. The director might have talent when it comes to actual story telling, but if so, there's certainly nothing to hint at it here.
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