Sands of Fire - Part 1

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Producer: Digital Warriors
Channel: Battlefield 2
Category: Machinima
Resolution: 1280x720
Length: 19:11
Filesize: 829.54 MB
Added: April 5th, 2010

Creativity: 9.9
Content: 9.7
Editing: 9.7
Soundtrack: 9.7
Quality: 9.8
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REVIEWS: 42
RATINGS: 67
FAVORITES: 1
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42,658
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United States NepR|April 5th, 2010 +9 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
FINALLY! Its been a long wait, but well worth it. I'm very pleased with how this turned out. The amount of work they had to put into this and obstacles is amazing enough. The story starts off a little rough and doesn't engage me right away, but once everything starts to unfold a little bit I don't think I blinked once while watching the rest of the film.

The effects were tasteful and done very well. From transition to each scene really didn't lose any flow. Angles, especially during the fighting scenes helped add alot of intensity when I was watching and was the biggest hook for me.

What I loved most about this was the storyline, based on true events, they really nailed it good. There wasn't a single dull moment in this.

Overall I couldn't be anymore happy with how this came out. With the hype that built up around it, the movie really did deliver. A great production and one of the best for BF2.
score
9.6
Creativity: 10
Content: 10
Editing: 9
Soundtrack: 9
Quality: 10
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Germany Hurricane2k8|April 6th, 2010 +5 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
Sands of Fire - the most anticipated machinima of all time with no doubt (at least in BF terms) - is one of the most stunning things I've ever seen. As many others here I've been waiting since 2006, when I saw the x-mas trailer. The wait seemed endless but it was definitely worth it.

The editing, compositing and cgi was INSANE. Some people didn't understand why it took you so long to finish it, i guess they will now. It's so obvious how much work was put into every shot of the film. I have never seen so much work on colours and light settings in a movie before. It's not only the amazing cinematics and things like depth of field etc, it is also the little details such as rain drops falling off that barrier in the beginning that make it so real and lively.

Unfortunately the story seems a bit dull, though this can easily be explained with the project start in 2005 (machinimas developed since then) and the fact this was based on facts. However the way the story was presented was really good and intense.

The movie sounds are amazing - as long as we talk about the battle scenes. I found it irritating and somewhat disturbing to hear the voices from MW2 and other games. Unfortunately the soundtrack was also taken from other films even though you promised something completely new - this however does not really count as a drawback as there is not a single machinma with custom soundtrack. The overall soundmixing was great, it's really just the voices that annoy me a little.

So, my opinion about SoF? It is exactly what the (amazing) trailers promised and what I expected from it. It is THE bf2 machinima and it really is close to perfection. Looking forward to see how the story ends.
score
9.4
Creativity: 9
Content: 9
Editing: 10
Soundtrack: 9
Quality: 10
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United States Tweezy|April 6th, 2010 +3 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
fantastic movie. but the only drawback, which unfortunately is a HUGE drawback is that there is little to no character development, while characters interactions felt dry and pointless. this makes the movie feel emotionless regardless of what other film elements, and how well they were polished off, were used to accomplish that. THAT IS WHY BAND OF BROTHERS/SAVING PRIVATE RYAN WERE so GREAT. the premise, story line, and execution of both are close to flawless, but without any emotional connection to characters in the movie, it makes the entire film feel flat and hard to emotionally connect to.
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9.0
Creativity: 10
Content: 9
Editing: 9
Soundtrack: 8
Quality: 9
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Portugal noyus|April 6th, 2010 +1 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
Perfectly enjoyable in all vertents. Trully based on true events, this "story port" to Battlefield 2 looks fantastic. Starting the movie from the beggining taked some long but when the action starts, I sticked my eyes on my monitor and watch it.

One thing that looks great are the camera angles which don't lose any adrenaline and intensity. The 3D artwork also looks fantastic and the effects are the winner prop in this movie.

I am simply amazed how now this is looking and surely the next chapters of this "movie" will be much spectacular as this one. Surely and with no doubt, one of the best producions seen on TheMovieVault. Keep up the good work, Digital Warriors!
score
9.6
Creativity: 10
Content: 10
Editing: 9
Soundtrack: 9
Quality: 10
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Germany BasiX|April 18th, 2010 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
this is simply amazing.. O_o
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10
Creativity: 10
Content: 10
Editing: 10
Soundtrack: 10
Quality: 10
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United States Iceproductions|April 6th, 2010 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
In simple terms "Pure Amazment"
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9.4
Creativity: 10
Content: 9
Editing: 8
Soundtrack: 10
Quality: 10
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Germany Fisume|April 10th, 2010 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
Nothing else to add. Now we just have to wait 5 years for the 2nd part ;))
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9.6
Creativity: 10
Content: 9
Editing: 10
Soundtrack: 9
Quality: 10
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United States MetroidEscapes|April 5th, 2010 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
Wow, all I can say is wow. I really cannot wait until the next episode comes. Keeps me wanting more. I also give a thumbs up on the original intro and storyline.
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9.8
Creativity: 10
Content: 10
Editing: 9
Soundtrack: 10
Quality: 10
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United States iToxicity|April 5th, 2010 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
This was completely just amazing. Wow.
score
9.8
Creativity: 10
Content: 10
Editing: 10
Soundtrack: 9
Quality: 10
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United States yaman|April 5th, 2010 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
Wow absolutely amazing all i can say is wow
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9.6
Creativity: 10
Content: 10
Editing: 10
Soundtrack: 8
Quality: 10
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Venezuela Sanky0x|April 6th, 2010 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
OMG OMG OMG All i have to say is : PERFECT !
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10
Creativity: 10
Content: 10
Editing: 10
Soundtrack: 10
Quality: 10
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Russia INtok|April 6th, 2010 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
Excellent movie, from the beginning was immersed in it, the sound at a height of 10/10, the quality is excellent.
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9.8
Creativity: 10
Content: 10
Editing: 9
Soundtrack: 10
Quality: 10
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Germany McMauser|April 6th, 2010 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
*_* just amazing. never saw something like this
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10
Creativity: 10
Content: 10
Editing: 10
Soundtrack: 10
Quality: 10
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United Kingdom BenXL|April 6th, 2010 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
What a awesome birthday present :D
thank you movie vault for releasing it today and <3 Digital Warriors for making this, now my favorite machinima (:
well done it was perfect no faults 10/10
cant wait for part 2 ^^
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10
Creativity: 10
Content: 10
Editing: 10
Soundtrack: 10
Quality: 10
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Germany recQn|April 6th, 2010 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
Wow, waiting for few years and now it is out. The Editing in this movie is nearly perfect. Only thing that could be a bit better is the content, but there will be next part(s), so i don't want to say anything about it. The sound is really really nice. All in one, perfect movie.
score
9.4
Creativity: 10
Content: 8
Editing: 10
Soundtrack: 9
Quality: 10
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Germany FreshPrince|April 6th, 2010 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
to make a long story short - this is pretty close to perfection and a milestone in the history of bf movies and videogame flicks in general.

what you get is amazing post-production work (just look at the colorsets or those raindrops on the barrier da-ha-mn), an almost "orgasmic" sound arrangement and a thrilling storyline that quickens your pulse with every second.

amazingly enough it's the same story that's also the biggest let-down of the movie in my opinion. with the 2 previous trailers in mind, i couldn't really notice anything new in there - maybe you guys revealed to much details already. i don't know.

fortunately there will be second part in the near future and i still have the chance to hand out the maximum score. this time, it's a great 9.8 for me. very well done, sirs.
score
9.8
Creativity: 10
Content: 9
Editing: 10
Soundtrack: 10
Quality: 10
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Sweden z7x|April 6th, 2010 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
holey christ this is the sickest game movie i have seen it really is a MOVIE not fraghunts.. this is way to sick son goodjob
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10
Creativity: 10
Content: 10
Editing: 10
Soundtrack: 10
Quality: 10
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Brazil robertoerc|April 6th, 2010 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
This is simply sick. Awesome, awesome and awesome
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10
Creativity: 10
Content: 10
Editing: 10
Soundtrack: 10
Quality: 10
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United States ockilla88|April 7th, 2010 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
Thank You Digital Warriors for making such an amazing movie, I can't wait to see the second part of this movie. I have never sat through a whole video EVER. I have been waiting for this movie to come out, and quite frankly it was well worth the wait.

The editing is so artistic and creative, it sucked me into the movie from beginning to end.

I am simply at a loss for words while typing this, due to the fact that I want to see more. Definitely worth the wait.

If this movie was feature length I would see it in theaters.

Thanks again
score
10
Creativity: 10
Content: 10
Editing: 10
Soundtrack: 10
Quality: 10
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France Shuuhei|April 7th, 2010 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
That was completly amazing. Actors was perfects. The story is interesting. Recording is perfect. I hope the second part will be released soon !
score
9.8
Creativity: 9
Content: 10
Editing: 10
Soundtrack: 10
Quality: 10
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Moldova sYN0PT1k|April 7th, 2010 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
good movie ,,, i realy liked it much...
score
9.0
Creativity: 9
Content: 9
Editing: 9
Soundtrack: 9
Quality: 9
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Germany ParadoxX|April 7th, 2010 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
THATS JUST AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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10
Creativity: 10
Content: 10
Editing: 10
Soundtrack: 10
Quality: 10
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Russia Serial Thrilla|April 7th, 2010 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
The Trailer was awesome but the movie beat them all.
This one of the best BF2 Movies i seen on the Net.
Its nearly real because of good editing,quality and content.
Its worth to watch it. Waiting for Part2.
score
10
Creativity: 10
Content: 10
Editing: 10
Soundtrack: 10
Quality: 10
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United States OGKUSH|April 7th, 2010 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
That was intense. I don't know what else to say...
score
9.8
Creativity: 10
Content: 9
Editing: 10
Soundtrack: 10
Quality: 10
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Hungary szakemo|April 7th, 2010 You must be logged in to give kudos You must be logged in to give kudos
simply amazing!
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10
Creativity: 10
Content: 10
Editing: 10
Soundtrack: 10
Quality: 10
42 Reviews Total - Average 9.7