Well intended, but slightly misleading
I understand where you're coming from, but like most environmental waste videos the situation portrayed is oversimplified to the point of being mostly wrong. It neglects factors such as neighbors or family that dispose of electronics by giving them to a grandson, or selling them at garage sales. It neglects the fact that there ARE businesses out there (like PC recycle) who accept old electronics and re-sell them for somewhat cheaper as used electronics (a GOOD example of capitalism and the free market).
I also highly doubt that something in a LANDFILL would end up in the ocean for a fish to choke on. Landfills are rarely near the ocean. And contrary to all the "leeching into the soil and rivers" stuff you hear, landfills are actually built by digging a hole in the ground and lining it with plastic insulation to prevent just that, and when the landfill is full, they bury it and make it into a park.
My final gripe with what these kinds of films portray: If you don't like the "upgrade treadmill" that some brands enforce, then don't buy the latest one just because it came out. If you DO, then hold on to them both if you're concerned about waste. And if the manufacturer forces the issue of upgrading, then stop buying their product, their target demographic obviously involves morons with more money than cents (regardless of politcal stance, pro-environment or not, you would call someone who wastes money like that an idiot too, right?). Your film also ignores the fact that some companies (especially cell-phone companies) already take care of old electronics by encouraging a trade-in program of some kind. Such companies can often take the old electronics and do something useful with them.
Animations like this also tend to ignore that people do have free will, including the will to stop wasting electronics, BUT also the will to disregard films like this entirely when they see through the faulty premise, and therefore defeating the point of your animation entirely.
It also bothers me that as well intended these films are, they usually seem to preceede more EPA and government restrictions on what we can do with our property and our lives, somtimes in ways unrelated to the original environmental "disaster", and sometimes in ways that actually make the situation worse through ineptitude. It also bothers me that when people (rightfully) speak up as skeptical of the claims (especially having just been burned by the EPA) they are derided as being agents of "Big Oil" and "The Evil Corporate America". The fact that people are accused in that fashion just for being skeptical further dilutes any gain from these films. Frankly, the environmental movement today is more of a religion that irrationally hates capitalism for whatever reason instead of doing something productive with their time and money. Sometimes it seems like the only purpose of the EPA is to grow into a bureocracy that ends up micromanaging the economy and life to death.
I completely agree with you. In all honesty, I'm aware that this is an entirely fantastical piece in the way that it portrays reality. I am aware that very few, if any situations exist where something like what I've shown here can occur. Mostly, I created an animation that would be entertaining and could provide, in some way, an incentive for normal people to care more about the waste of old electronic products.
As this was created for a class, I decided that the most logical way to tone this flash was to make it as 'extremist' as possible. If you will, please realize that I do not entirely agree with the ways that corporations interested in the stoppage of E-waste show such things. In some ways, I find that groups trying to inform the public about this subject often go the PETA route, showing entirely illogical and unrealistic situations, or being entirely too dramatic.
However, I would like to note that while this animation is everything you've stated, (something along the lines of entirely too dramatic, unrealistic, and overall too blunt) I believe that my cartoon here is of at least decent quality and does manage to speak a message in a clear, simplistic way.
Again, I 100% concur that this cartoon is, in many ways, misleading. You've raised many good points in your argument and I've found no holes. I hope, though, that for my sake you can look past such and enjoy it simply as an animation. I only intended to send a message deep enough to satisfy the class, I do not, in any way, believe that the content of my work reflects realistic situations or norms.
Thank you, though, for your review. It is incredibly informative and, while it entirely, logically debunks my video, I hope that people coming to this page will read it and understand it. Again, for probably the third time, I simply made this for a grade, and thought it was neat enough to show here. I wasn't particularly intending for people to take it as reality or even my personal opinion on the subject.
Anyway, sorry if I repeated myself or anything of that nature, I'm fairly tired. Thank you again for your review, it was very informative and an interesting read. I hope you enjoyed the animation regardless of its message. :D
Extremely short, to the point
Apparently this author wants you to suck his dick. And based on my previous review being deleted, he also has no spine.
No, really. Sit through all three intros, and see what the actual movie is. You'll see my comments above are quite accurate.
Well at least it's original. Assuming you made that image, you get a point for obviously having enough time to photoshop the thousands of penises you have coming out of Homer there.
Beyond that, there's not much else I can say about this flash that's constructive. It's still garbage.
Pros: A solid game design with solid programming and no bugs or glitches that I could find. Animation, graphics, and dialog are all very well done and the gameplay is challenging.
Cons: The dialogue. This game reminds me why I stopped playing console games right after the N64 era, right when they started getting all cinematic like a game wrapped around a movie script (because suddenly they could fit a lot more onto the CD-ROM :). It's fine when you're moving right along through the game but goddamn annoying when you're stuck on a harder level and you get to hear for the 20th time the same dialog about how so and so will deploy the tire spikes and ready the helicopter, etc. It's like watching the same subsection of a movie over and over again. Why can't these types of games omit the dialog after so many repetitions, with maybe a button to turn it back on?
yeah turning off uncritical dialogs once you heard them could be good
It's flawless and playable.
Your only mistake I see is typing unicode characters into the submission form, NG doesn't really handle that very well, believe me I tried :)
The best jazz you'll ever hear...
From your speen, apparently.
naw man you don't know the meaning
An excellent simulation!
....of my computer raping my MIDI synthesizer!
dude this is real guitar man
This rocks! How did you circuit bend a Speak 'n Spell to speak voices at such a low frequency?
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