3/26/10

BiM 2008 Best Brickfilm Winner - Unrenewable

All this week we've shown the four nominees up for the Bricks In Motion 2009 Best Brickfilm Award. I thought we would finish out the week by featuring the 2008 winner "Unrenewable" by Philip Heinrich and Smeagol Studios.

A cross between Blade Runner and Wall-E, "Unrenewable's" noirish style harkens back to detective films of the 1940's. Overall, the film felt a little long for me. It would have been nice to see a little more plot development aside from, 'detective meets shadowy character who knows more than he's letting on' (next scene) 'detective meets another shadowy character who knows more than he's letting on'. Rinse. Lather. Repeat. Big reveal.

I will say, however, that the effects in this film were quite nice. Approaching it from an admittedly naive viewpoint, the rain effects, facial animations, and even that blinky phone-thing were just plain 'neat'.

Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado I give you "Unrenewable", for your consideration...

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