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Date: 02/14/09 06:20 PM

75 Responses to Half-Life 2 As A Movie: Escape From City 17

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2009 at 6:05 pm
    Link: Half-Life 2 As A Movie: Escape From City 17 - An adaptation based on the Half Life series. Filmed guerrilla style with no money, no time, no crew and no script.
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    supersai20 Male 13-17
    105 posts
    February 14, 2009 at 6:31 pm
    daaaaaaaaaamn!
  3. Profile photo of loser7984
    loser7984 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 6:31 pm
    Wow, with a budget of 500$. That was really amazing. Part 2 of this short film is coming out.
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    amandalea Female 13-17
    182 posts
    February 14, 2009 at 6:34 pm
    Watching that in HD, and having just finished that level a few hours ago has completed me to the CORE.
    HOLY.
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    darthzew Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 6:56 pm
    Really good. My hope is that by part 2, more people will have gotten involved and they`ll have a bigger budget and more crew behind it. Kind of like what happened to Ryan vs. Dorkman... there was a noticeable increase in quality from the first to the second because there was a lore more to work with.
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    Madridlondon Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2009 at 6:59 pm
    I love half-life this movie will now become my new obssesion
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    bingo5765 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 7:00 pm
    very good visual effects :)
  8. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2009 at 7:12 pm
    ...i`m impressed. that wasn`t too bad.
    although acting coulda been better, for a no budget film, that was much better than anything i could ever do.
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    yblusky Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2009 at 7:15 pm
    that just rocked my world
  10. Profile photo of FlameOfUdun
    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 7:26 pm
    That was awesome.
  11. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 7:47 pm
    That was very impressive, but I do wanna see G-man show up somewhere.

    I know he doesn`t have much care for the Resistance peons, but it`d be nice to see a nod to him.

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    icfire504 Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2009 at 8:16 pm
    Is that going to be an actual movie? And i think that that is CGI but im not sure
  13. Profile photo of gozirra
    gozirra Male 40-49
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    February 14, 2009 at 8:40 pm
    Wow, I am impressed.
  14. Profile photo of JJRed88
    JJRed88 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 8:51 pm
    Very impressive!
  15. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 8:57 pm
    Very nice production quality.
    Ok acting.

    (BTW it was some CGI mixed with live action. Some of it was directly from the game.

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    PeproniPizza Male 13-17
    687 posts
    February 14, 2009 at 9:08 pm
    I so hope that this is a series and not just a one hit wonder.
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    Slmmhmmr161 Male 18-29
    606 posts
    February 14, 2009 at 9:14 pm
    Featured on STEAM, this is going to have a few parts. Not necessarily done "Guerilla", its two independant directors.
  18. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 9:46 pm
    I hope they cover all of Half Life 2, not just episodes one and two
  19. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
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    February 14, 2009 at 9:55 pm
    Uh, wow. I wasn`t expecting a thing (`cause I haven`t played the game and didn`t think it would be interesting to me), but this was great.
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 10:34 pm
    "Very nice production quality.
    Ok acting.
    (BTW it was some CGI mixed with live action. Some of it was directly from the game."


    and the sound effects was ENTIRELY from the game.

    i`m a huge fan whore for half-life, a few years back a movie of half life one was being produced but do to funding or some crap it was canceled and discontinued.

  21. Profile photo of Jonatncito
    Jonatncito Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2009 at 10:36 pm
    omg, i so need to finish half life 2 to understand any of this D:
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    patthebaker Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 10:49 pm
    not the best best acting but considering the resources time and effort i give a 4
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    slushy50254 Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2009 at 11:02 pm
    I am seriously impressed. They deserve credit; that was very, very well done
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    ghostofme Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 11:06 pm
    "no money, no time, no crew and no script."

    Ummm...of course there was a crew, and at least 72-hours of time put into this. Money/script are up for grabs, but saying that this was all "on-the-spot" is ridiculous.

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    revdrdark Male 40-49
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    February 14, 2009 at 11:16 pm
    Pretty frikkin` awesome! I dunno about "No money and no script and no time, though. Seems pretty well done if you ask me. $.02
  26. Profile photo of jamesuyt
    jamesuyt Male 13-17
    680 posts
    February 14, 2009 at 11:17 pm
    OMG that`s awesome..

    Please tell me that asian dude isn`t Gordon Freeman.. he had a crowbar...
    Only Gordon gets a crowbar!!

    *Headhumper screech*

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    PianoMan21 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 11:19 pm
    That was surprisingly good.
  28. Profile photo of aBISS
    aBISS Male 13-17
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    February 14, 2009 at 11:32 pm
    I think I read somewhere that they did this all under a $500 budget, and that the cast and crew were very limited..
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    Victory7 Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 11:39 pm
    For an extremely low-budget movie, that was superb, absoultely excellent. You ever felt like becoming rich, just so that you could give money to groups like this?
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    PreoSmo Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 11:40 pm
    At their channel, they said Valve is in contact with the Brothers. Though it won`t be HL-related, they are working on an unannounced feature film.
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    RickyGTO Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 12:49 am
    ONLY MR. FREEMAN USES THE CROWBAR!!!! ONLY HIM!!!! GRAAAA AHHA AHHHAAAA AAHH!!!!!!!!!
  32. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 1:07 am
    that was...was...AMAZING!!! i`d totally see that movie.
  33. Profile photo of Shadowspirt
    Shadowspirt Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2009 at 1:23 am
    What do you mean no time, crew, money and script.
    To me it looked like everything was planned out and not just made up on the spot so their is a script. Actors and camera man make the crew. And I`m sure they spent some money on it and I`m sure they did not say proof made so it took time too.
    -.-
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    Morteyur Male 18-29
    155 posts
    February 15, 2009 at 1:27 am
    its...beautiful

    its a million times better than the junk the people in hollywood try to pass off as a movie these days.

    mad props to em for doing it for cheap. looks very very real.

    i love Half life so much.

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    odeed Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 1:36 am
    "What do you mean no time, crew, money and script.
    To me it looked like everything was planned out and not just made up on the spot so their is a script. Actors and camera man make the crew. And I`m sure they spent some money on it and I`m sure they did not say proof made so it took time too.
    -.-"

    The film was made on a $5000 dollars, considering that the quality (acting aside) was pretty brilliant, nothing to scoff at.

  36. Profile photo of bataleon27
    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 1:49 am
    that was awesome, i like that all the sound effects are the same as the game. effects are pretty crappy but cool none the less.
  37. Profile photo of BrimstoneOne
    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2009 at 2:52 am
    that`s pretty sweet for on the cheap
  38. Profile photo of quaintness
    quaintness Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2009 at 3:17 am
    Pretty rad.
  39. Profile photo of Hazman
    Hazman Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2009 at 4:06 am
    What no Gordon? He needs to be there, only breifly
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 4:19 am
    Gordon was the guy at the beggining also pretty awesome work there.
  41. Profile photo of s0rd3dvis1on
    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 4:20 am
    why did they have saurons tower in it though seemed a bit unrealistic
  42. Profile photo of bataleon27
    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 4:50 am
    "Gordon was the guy at the beggining also pretty awesome work there."

    I saw no gordon.... where?

    "why did they have saurons tower in it though seemed a bit unrealistic"

    that wasn`t saurons tower, that was the tower from half life with the generator in it that you have to destroy. It looks like it did in half life....

  43. Profile photo of Dr_Sexy
    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2009 at 4:54 am
    good use of effects like blood splatter and gun effects. Just shows if you`ve got the enthusiasm and time it doesn`t matter about budget.
  44. Profile photo of Aquaeous
    Aquaeous Male 18-29
    425 posts
    February 15, 2009 at 5:17 am
    Pretty damn good. The gun and blood CG effects are not amazing, but the rest was excellent!
  45. Profile photo of Shanir
    Shanir Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2009 at 5:44 am
    Sunday, February 15, 2009 4:20:17 AM
    why did they have saurons tower in it though seemed a bit unrealistic

    Actually thats part of the game when it gonna blow up episode 1

  46. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 6:44 am
    Awesome.
  47. Profile photo of shinsvaka
    shinsvaka Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 8:26 am
    they should seriously make a movie out of halflife 2. they would make ALOT of money
  48. Profile photo of ApostleT
    ApostleT Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 8:45 am
    Man, nice work!

    "they should seriously make a movie out of halflife 2. they would make ALOT of money"

    ^^^this

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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 9:26 am
    at that rate there will be 200 parts to it
  50. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 9:36 am
    As I has stated, I has really liked this, but I thought I might comment on the prospect of a Half-Life movie.

    The only problem I see with it is that the game is pretty much a movie already. It has a great plot, great characters, and the fans are still waiting for half of the story to be resolved either in Ep. 3 or in HL3.

    If a movie ever were made, Gordon could not be the main character. A mute physicist, for how god-like he his, would not be greeted well at the movies. It would have to be a side story like this, and it could get a bit tricky, especially if the wrong director gets his hands on it (ala Ute Boll).

    A major mainstream movie of HL would be a tough mountain to climb. I`m plenty happy with the game and the little pet projects like this video here.

  51. Profile photo of turbotong
    turbotong Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 10:19 am
    i would pay $50 go to see a good movie of hl
  52. Profile photo of teh1337
    teh1337 Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 10:24 am
    I thought that was more intriguing than 50% of hollywood movies. I love the style! I wish more independent and unique quirky stuff like this was around. There is too much focus on being perfect these days, and I love the rag tag feeling this. Keep makin` em guys!! :D
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    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 10:24 am
    Amazing.

    5000+ stars to this

  54. Profile photo of admisaok
    admisaok Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 10:25 am
    looked cool, but i don`t understand any of it... never played the games
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2009 at 10:32 am
    When filming this video:
    "I`m running out of film..."

    "RELOAD FREEMAN!"
    "DON`T FORGET TO RELOAD FREEMAN"
    "FREEMAN, AMMO!"
    *tosses a new reel of film.

  56. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 10:54 am
    Sheesh. Half-life is sooo overrated. Why does teh internetz worship it like a god.
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    tomahawkjam Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 11:23 am
    because its awesome
  58. Profile photo of Currahee428
    Currahee428 Male 13-17
    31 posts
    February 15, 2009 at 11:42 am
    wow, that was surprisingly good
  59. Profile photo of GlooStikk
    GlooStikk Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 12:09 pm
    that was well made if it was really that low budget
  60. Profile photo of Discomonkey
    Discomonkey Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2009 at 12:17 pm
    Now all i want is a fallout 3 movie and a far cry 2 one would be swee, :O LittleBigPlanet machinima!!I must google
  61. Profile photo of Gn0m3
    Gn0m3 Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 2:21 pm
    wow the costumes and guns and locations are perfect. almost as good as the game!
  62. Profile photo of Youcantwin
    Youcantwin Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 2:47 pm
    That chatter the Combine make when they talk is so awesome...i have no idea why D:
  63. Profile photo of FlamedNight
    FlamedNight Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 4:59 pm
    amazing
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    joklocke Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2009 at 5:47 pm
    coolio its like one of those live action yet animated movies i like it
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    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 5:50 pm
    holy crap i just had an orgasm... if these people got a huge budget and made it into a Hollywood movie i would pay even a $100 to see it... maybe even more
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    Subfig3 Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2009 at 6:24 pm
    Brilliant
  67. Profile photo of SabreTigre
    SabreTigre Female 13-17
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    February 15, 2009 at 6:51 pm
    The voice actors are a little overdramatic, but otherwise that was phenomenal.
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    Jezuzfreak40 Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2009 at 7:39 pm
    i hate walking ok. Arg!
  69. Profile photo of outfire
    outfire Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2009 at 7:51 pm
    Wow, i expected this to be total crap, but it`s actually not that bad. And also: CROWBAR! HELL YEA!
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    Devi3000 Female 18-29
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    February 16, 2009 at 4:14 am
    Wow. Something that didn`t suck for a change.
  71. Profile photo of Faith13HF
    Faith13HF Male 13-17
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    February 16, 2009 at 7:08 am
    Honestly, that was awesome =P
  72. Profile photo of maddices
    maddices Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2009 at 2:17 pm
    that was so epic win
  73. Profile photo of BirdOfHermes
    BirdOfHermes Male 13-17
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    February 16, 2009 at 8:40 pm
    amazing.
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    Joeyroey Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2009 at 10:45 pm
    Looks very professional, I cant wait for part two.
  75. Profile photo of PSerpent
    PSerpent Male 13-17
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    April 12, 2009 at 9:56 am
    Wow. How the hell did they do all those effects? Has to be Final Cut or After Effects or Premiere, or something! But wow. Amazing!

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