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November 15, 2011 by beerogre
If you’ve been waiting on the trailer for Lord Inquisitor to be released… then wait no longer!
Very nicely done. Now all I need is a awesome media room.
It’s looking good – better than the Ultramarines movie anyways
Not too sure about the voices – but that aside it looks positively epic. Looking forward to it!
Well, I think this should make up for that hour and a bit I lost watching Ultramarines…
It looks amazing, but some of the voice acting sounds a bit off, but then I don’t expect the level of actors GW can afford anyway. They should just hire this guy already, his work is amazing!
Excellent – squint at this Star Wars fanmade video and it could almost pass for an Inquisition story
Well that looks fan-’effin-tastic! Can’t wait to see it in full.
Great animation. Good script. Wrong voice work accent-wise, at least. Our futuristic Roman legionnaires must have strong British accents (don’t you know?). You can’t say plausibly say ‘Marneus Calgar’ or ‘Cato Sicarius’ with an American accent. or so GW would have us believe…
Don’t Panic everyone, I have decided to offer my considerable voice talents to this production, it took some convincing but many thanks go to Mark Wells and Matt Ward for assuring me that I alone have the firm grip on how characters from the 41st millennium would sound
They have instructed me to approach the project with… Mucho Gusto!
Cpt Dave ??? or Necron Codex dude?? ;0
that looks utterly stupendous!
This is what animation can do in the hands of someone that wants to show everything that the 40k uni has to offer. Im blown away at one mans ability and dedication can do.
Its funny how the Movie Games Workshop has its name attached to looks like crap compared to one made entirely by fans. Games Workshop should give them jobs. They could make trailers for new codex releases or movies for those of us who are too lazy to read the books.
It’s funny – but I’m not laughing. This one short trailer beats seven shades out of the whole of Ultramarines.
I remember arguments at the time which said that it was fine for an introduction to 40K, a starting point for future feature-length works. It had Mahreens blowing stuff up and that was the main thing.
‘This…is a lie.’
This trailer has its flaws. The (Guard?) voices at the beginning are not quite right, they’re too bland and the language they use doesn’t quite fit the gothic tone of the universe. You can also see that Coteaz has a slight jerkiness to his walking animation.
That’s it. That’s all there is wrong with this (so far) damn near masterpiece.
The rendering and texture work are absolutely blinding. There is epic imagery in the form of a Grey Knight strike cruiser crashing into whatever planet this is set on, whereas in Ultramarines they had nothing so dynamic with their battle barge. The Baneblades actually move like tanks in the desert, at least if the news footage I’ve seen is accurate. There are multiple vehicles – Ultramarines had a Thunderhawk and a speeder. The GK firing those heavy bolters looks hard as nails and the faint (through the music) but rapid thud-thud-thud sound is impeccable. The daemons being sliced in half have fiery edges to the separation point – the ‘other movie’ had a Crozius that despite being a weapon with a surrounding power field, PROJECTED a tacky particle effect to smite the Chaos Marines attacking the squad. If it had been a lightning arcing effect I could MAYBE have forgiven it, but alas…
I’m looking forward to this, but I know in my bones the IP hammer will come down on it. Such a shame. This is a perfect animated representation of why GW is able to prise so much money out of hobbyists – because the images seen in the head are just like this trailer. Not like Ult- ugh, nevermind.
Masterpiece??…..* cough cough * ahem. There’s more to a good vid than the imagery alone.
Pretty clear that the primary voice talent is ESL. Just an abnormal cadence, and oddly placed emphasis on certain vowels in certain words.
As a yank, I do agree that Space Marines should have a UK (Brit / Scot) or Irish accent. Just the way it should be – I mean it’s a British game after all, and the Marines / Empire is at the heart of the game. (Personally, I always imagine the smurfs having a Scottish – Inverness (highlander) accent, I mean they are from Macragge after all…) I keep waiting for a Marine army with Kilts. Painting all those Tartans would be a nightmare tho…
This vid seems to be a direct contrast with the Ultramarines movie. The voice acting there was excellent, Stamp, Hurt, the best of the best. But the visuals were sadly lacking. Here, good visuals, but the Voice-over is just way to overdone. No subtlety. And the dialogue itself is also obviously written by someone for whom English is not their natural language.
It’s true a good vid needs deep characterization and a solid plot to go with the visuals if that’s your point, but unless the dialogue is so woven into the animation and tempo of the piece that it can’t be changed, any shonky voiceovers could potentially be changed (I’m basing this on CGI taking longer to do than voice recordings if I’ve heard correctly) and so going on what we’ve seen so far…it could well be a masterpiece. Remember this is basically one guy’s unpaid work when Codex Pictures had a whole paid team. That definitely impresses me.
He does state in this interview from his website http://www.thelordinquisitor.com/blog/summary-interview/ that the problems with the voice over was that it’s the original draft, since the professional voice actor he used never send him the final version and he was unable to get in contact with him. So He’s working on it We should start a fund for him so that he could go hire the voice actors he needs :p
It certainly puts the production of Ultramarines to shame when one bloke can do all this. I’m hoping the story is better than in Ultramarines, as the trailer implies. Even though Ultra’ had Dan Abnett writing the story and script, there still wasn’t much of a story there, nothing you could really say the movie was about. It was like you’re just watching a series of events where things are just ‘happening’, with the marines repeating over, and over and over again, ‘We march for Macragge, and we know no fear!’ I couldn’t say after watching it that it was a really good story. Even Space Marine the game had a better story that I’m hoping there’s a sequel to (here’s hoping Captain Titus will be in Terminator armour, with a chainfist! lol). A film doesn’t need to have to be set up for a sequel, but after watching Ultramarines, I’m not really interested in the characters to want to see another one.
It’s hard to speculate on just a trailer, but by telling a story from the perspective of a human in the 40K universe (albeit an Inquisitor in power armour) as a main character with other humans that we glimpse in the trailer, it gives you something to contrast against the massive marines, which was needed in the Ultra’ movie, especially if you’re new to 40K and don’t know they’re over 7ft tall. To see a marine should be an awesome sight; you need to see that they are huge armoured badasses who kick ass. When they’re all lumped together, you can’t tell that at all . Although Ultramarines the Movie is made for fans and they didn’t need to tell us what marines were, I think it was the wrong tack to take with the first 40K film. Everyone who loves marines, loves reading about the origins of them-that’s why the Horus Heresy novels exist and are continually being written. So they should have gone about things with that in mind and had some real peril in there; trials by fire, new recruits going through the selection and training processes and surgery that we’ve read about for years and perhaps follow one recruits’ journey into becoming a marine. Perhaps it could have followed a marine being created at the time of the Great Crusade, fighting alongside the Emperor to be reunited with his primarch and then follow him as he fights in the Horus Heresy; maybe over several films. They did have a budget which shows in the film, but it was still a missed opportunity for what they could have done as the first foray into movies, and with a better story.
Story is paramount in any decent film. Sure, there are films where you just wanna watch one guy like Rambo shoot every bad guy and blow shit up. But when you have all the rich background of 40K to draw upon, they could’ve come up with something better than going on a random mission and rescuing two Imperial Fists and book, and shouting ‘We march for Macragge, and we shall know no fear!’ over and over and over again.
Looking at the Lord Inquisitor trailer, GW and Codex Pictures must be kicking themselves and stabbing their eyes out after seeing how great it looks (minus the American voices). This looks more worthy of the voice talent Codex Pictures paid for in the Ultra’ movie; it certainly has the look of a real feature film.
I hope this guy who made it and the dudes who help him do really well out of this, and hope against hope that GW will hire him to create the next ‘proper’ 40K movie, instead of stopping his movie being shown. He should (if not already) get on the Kickstarter website and get some funding for all his hard work-unless that would interfere with his disclaimer in the trailer that it’s a fan movie, and as such it should not be funded; I dunno if that’s how that works. Well done to him anyway, I really can’t wait to see it!
And we have to wait 2 bloody years for this masterpiece? i mean, the only problem might be the human movement, but i can live with that!
somebody who’s good at CGI go and help him so we can see this in less than two years. I WANT IT NOW!!!
Well the trailer now certainly looks and feels like a movie as opposed to random clips we were shown few months ago. The work gone into this is impressive and inspiring indeed. I wish him luck and hopefully this production sees the light of day as a finished piece.
Well I waited over 20 years for a proper 40K film since first discovering 40K, so I can wait another two for something that looks this good. I think… Still wanna see it right now lol.
I (one of the modelers for Lordi ; Ben Marouski) along with the rest of the crew especially Erasmus, want to thank you guys and all the fan support we have received. If you follow us on our blog and facebook we are very active in posting new updates to receive fan critique. As Erasmus acknowledged in the post trailer release post, we are aware of the major flaws in the voice sound quality, its easily fixed. We have received tons of emails in regards to helping out with the writing/voice and appreciate all offers and are considering them. As for the post about funding the project to get voice actors I can assure you we are not trying to and will not accept a single penny towards the project to avoid all legal issues with GW that could come from it. Again thanks for the support we all appreciate it.
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