Left 4 Dead Fan Film Finished, Melodramatic

Left 4 Dead Fan Film Finished, Melodramatic

By default, this is the best Left 4 Dead fan film you will see today.

Remember a few weeks back when I posted the surprisingly professional looking trailer for this film? No? Well I did, I assure you, and it was both surprising and professional looking. Trust me on this.

Now that I've earned your trust, I feel I can drop the coy charade and share with you the full, finished version of the film. Also, it was released a few days ago, so that helped with my decision.

Observant readers may have already sussed out that the full film is actually that clip embedded at top right, but for those of you new to this internet thing, read what I just typed and then use that information to figure out where to look to see the movie. Now hit "play." Now watch the film.

I'll wait.

Finished? Alright, what did you think? Personally, I feel it did an excellent job in capturing the inherent atmospheric oppression of the Left 4 Dead series, as well as the lonesome tension among the core group of survivors. Actually, I'd stack this production up against any Hollywood-funded gaming-based film ever made.

For that matter, I'd also line it up against the latter works of George Romero, or any of the Return Of The Living Dead films made after 1988.

Okay, in fairness, the creators may have gone a bit heavy on the blue filter and that tune at the beginning sounds like an Evanescence one-off recorded specifically for a Hot Topic Valentine's Day compilation album, but otherwise I'm rather impressed with the work Northern Five Entertainment has done here. The characterization, the prop work, the environments; it all rings true to its inspiration, both thematically and logically.

In short: Two thumbs up, fun for the whole family.

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So whats with all the random stuff that jumps in around six and a half minutes? The video still looks nice but it stops being left 4 dead and becomes more of a xbox 360 ad.

At first I was all like "This is really well done and fairly awesome."

Then I was like "SHIT BITCH YOU DON'T KNOW THAT'S A WITCH?"

Then I was all like "OH SHIT SAVE THAT MOTHERFUCKER!"

Then apparently somebody slipped me some acid while I wasn't looking.

And a fun time was had by all.

Well that turned out... 'different' ...from what I was expecting.
*Spoilers*
7:24Kathleen looks just as good in body armor as she does in a Santa suit

Loved it until it became an Xbox ad.

Who cares about the Xbox ad thing, that vid was sick!

leahzero:
Loved it until it became an Xbox ad.

This. The appearance of Master Chief killed it for me.

My mind!! It cannot cope with the sheer amount of awesomness!!

Left 4 Dead.
Halo
Gears of War
COD
Elbow Music!

Too much awesomness for one single video!! It should be illegal to have that much awesomness!!

I do believe that I have been trolled. The film was disappointing as a Left 4 Dead film, but a glorious victory as a trolling attempt. If nothing else, I can commend the creators for putting some serious effort into making my day that much weirder.

Azulmoon:
I do believe that I have been trolled. The film was disappointing as a Left 4 Dead film, but a glorious victory as a trolling attempt. If nothing else, I can commend the creators for putting some serious effort into making my day that much weirder.

I was looking for the right words to express my confusion, but I think think this^ does it for me

Ignoring everything from the appearance of Master Chief onward (whose bad decision was that?), this was pretty excellent, except where's Bill? (If it's after Bill died, then Zoe would know what a witch is.)

leahzero:
Loved it until it became an Xbox ad.

This. I felt rickrolled, in a worse way.

Azuaron:
Ignoring everything from the appearance of Master Chief onward (whose bad decision was that?), this was pretty excellent, except where's Bill? (If it's after Bill died, then Zoe would know what a witch is.)

Well the guy getting eaten at the very beginning is very clearly Bill, as evidenced by Zoe holding his beret shortly afterwards, but yes, I agree, Zoe should have known what a witch was, still, it was a decent film... then Master Chief appeared.. and it was a wierd film.

Technically, it was a very good film, the special effects are smooth and the mood is perfect for a Left 4 Dead film until the complete about face at the end, which leaves me a little confused... so the Jury's still out.

At first I was confused, then it was really, really awesome. It's the perfect L4D fan film and an epic crossover in one.

That was awesome.

That said...This is clearly post-Sacrifice. Zoey was crying over Bill's hat.

So why did they approach the witch?

I'm pretty sure this was made by a bunch of microsoft fanboys. Well I lul'd.

I feel like there is alternate ending where the left 4 dead team is just slaughtered in the most dramatic way possible as they try to save themselves.

I was like ... huh that soldier looks like he's dressed in a Master Chief costume, seems like a lazy costume design choice in an otherwise excellent shortfilm.

And then it WAS Master Chief and things were awesome again.

Haha wtf is Master Chief and Scorpian doing in there?

Loved it until Halo saved Louis. I know he's a cool guy and doesn't afraid of zombies but it killed it....then I wished for Crash Bandicoot to come jump on the tank.

Meh, the German GEMA won't let me see the Movie...
"Could Contain Music not permitted by the GEMA" *lolwhut*?

Yeah, that was... weird.

It always baffles me. Theres so much obvious effort in the look, the effects, the costumes, etc, and then for some reason the plot and direction go for being as fan-boyish and cringeworthy as possible.

Imagine how amazing it would have been if it had had an actual serious story to it. Instead it becomes a great looking practical joke that will be forgotten a week from now.

This is awesome!!!! Until Halo drops in to say hi, then everyone else... That just ruined the experience for me. This isnt a Left 4 Dead fan film, this is a "All my favourite games" Fan film set in the Left 4 Dead environment...

That was weird. I would have preferred it if they stuck with Left 4 Dead, but at least the rest of it looked good, and was entertaining.

Also, kudos to Mr Cavalli for not giving away any hint of the upcoming weirdness in the video. Made it that much more surprising.

That was great until they ruined the tone of the video by having the other non-Left 4 Dead characters come in. Then it just devolved into idiocy and forget what Left 4 Dead was about: 4 people tackling the zombie apocalypse and the hellishness of their environment.
They could have made something that kept with the tone of the first 6 minutes and it would have been much better and it would have worked. But they clearly just wanted to add something so that everyone would start saying that is was "awesome" and "cool".

...Disappointed is the word that best describes how I feel.

Well that was fucking stupid. It's like they realized that their Left 4 Dead fan film was extremely lackluster, so they just started throwing a bunch of random characters in it to try and make it more entertaining. Instead of making it entertaining, it made it more stupid.

Oh hero derp, we just fought witches for an entire game, what is that crying over there? Lets go say hi!

Such a missed chance for FUS RO DAH

That was awesome. XD

Cool movie when you stop seeing it as a L4D film.

Kinda reminds me of that Batman Vs. Alien Vs. Predator short. Both equally badass.

 

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