A young man hopes to save his sister, who is desperately in need of aheart. However, he lives in a dystopian future where everything hasgone to heck, and he is a prisoner to a doctor that cares nothing forhim or his plight.
Writer and director Matt Pizzolo has a new vision here, and if you areon board with him, you might like it. If you enter into "Godkiller"expecting a cartoon, you will be greatly disappointed. This is an"illustrated film", which relies very little on moving pictures at all.But as long as you accept that up front, you should enjoy the outcome.
Pizzolo attracted some great names to do voices: Tiffany Shepis,Danielle Harris, Lance Henriksen, Bill Moseley, and Davey Havok, amongothers. If the target audience is horror fans, then they could not askfor a better cast. (The audience need not be horror fans, but you willfind that the themes work well for horror.)
The film works as a sort of visual radio play. In fact, if you closedyour eyes, you could almost follow along just as easily. The voices area bit over-dramatic and they explain what is going on more than thevisuals do. But since a comic book already exists, why merely releasean audiobook? This version works well, because it fills in ourimagination's gaps and every so often throws in some animated treats.
Halo 8 Entertainment continues to be on the cutting edge of new,innovative ways to present media. This film is no exception. And, itpaved the way for an even more popular comic to be adapted by Pizzolo:Tim Seeley's "Hack / Slash". If "Godkiller" is any indication of thismedium's potential, future projects should be a win. But first, be sureto catch this one.
Apparently "azayzel" has a hard time understanding the concept of amotion comic. Don't be fooled by a review from someone who obviouslydoesn't have any respect for the original comic that this animation isderived from. Godkiller is beautifully rendered and expertly directedby Brian Giberson in this straight-to-DVD motion comic from comiccreator Matt Pizzolo.
Set in a post-apocalyptic future after an economic collapse and analien invasion, Godkiller revolves around a young orphan named Tommy ashe desperately searches for a replacement heart for his young comatosesister. As he leaves the only part of civilization that he knows inhopes of finding a suitable heart, Tommy joins forces with a group ofoutlaws that help him see past the illusions of his world and find apower within himself that he never thought possible.
Taking Anna Muckcracker's sequential art straight from the comic,adding motion graphics, 3D CGI, sound effects and a well selected castof voice actors, this movie takes Pizzolo's vision and gives it anentirely new dimension.
Pizzolo originally considered an anime-type adaptation to his comicbook, but decided against it in favor of a motion comic animation thatwould do justice to Anna Muckcracker's wonderfully detailedillustrations. Staying true to the original style and feel of the comicbook, Godkiller: Walk Among Us is a great addition to Pizzolo's work.Bursting with loads of visual appeal and the addition of an experiencedcast of voice actors, Pizzolo's motion comic will draw you in to it'sgrimy, surreal wasteland and leave you wanting more. This, my friends,is how the comic should be experienced.