[[[Since our last, loving conversation, I?ve: Driven across country in 43 hours, 21hrs straight the first day, food poisoning during 4 hours of ?sleep,? (in car), tire blew out in Cleveland, and drove with donut to central PA. Trained student to 2nd round KO in N.H.B. match, landed lead role in Odd Couple, pre-production on Short Film and Video at Lloyd Irvin?s, and thrown out of hillbilly bar when antagonizing a modern-day cro-magnon?amongst many other exploits]]] [[[also noteworthy; I was recently made aware that the film I truthfully critiqued was recently reviewed by ?JediTAC? on TF.N, who SAID NEARLY THE EXACT SAME THINGS I DID!!! Ha, ha. Interesting. I wonder if he got ??beat down?? the way I did? You know, the ?your fists getting punished by their faces? type beat down I received.]]] Well, friends, I?m back, and now, it?s your turn. HAVE FUN!!! ---------------------------------------- ?the Power? is finished!!!!! And you can tear into it!!! (this is not a drill) ---------------------------------------- [link=http://www.thepowerfanfilm.com]www.thepowerfanfilm.com[/link] BRIEFLY? ?The Power? was shot in the summer of 1999, in less than 6 hours. Just wait; read that again, to make sure you got it. 1999. 6 hours. Yes. We planned and choreographed for less than 2 hours. (two, or II) We actually had to run from patrols on the first day of filming. It was illegal to shoot there. Ultimately, there were 5 people involved, including my 9 year old brother. That?s it. This thing was originally only shot as fight seqences to be part of a demo reel, not a coherent story-line or fan film per se, which I hadn?t even heard of at the time. Fall of 2001, 1 hour of additional filming, to ad to footage and form actual storyline of ?the Power.? It was finished BACK THEN?except for: Soundtrack, recently supplied by Scarlett Hepworth, from Spokane Civic Theater. Score is O.K., but not what I asked for. Better than nothing, though. Counting post-production (but NOT counting music) this thing took LESS than the vaunted 72 hours. By far. (guestimate 40-50 hours, MAX) Budget. NOTHING? except music score. Production team. Me. And I?m a computer moron. SO? to all of you on the force.net?s staff, AS WELL AS those of you who actually have budgets, and production teams, and like to pretend it makes no difference as of the final product? ?I dedicate ?the Power? to you. YOUR REVIEWS? Acceptable: ?It sucked!? or ?It was great!? Better: ?It sucked, because?? or ?It was great, and here?s why?? Superior: ?It sucked, and here?s what I?d have done?? or ?It was great, it put me in mind of?? Tear into it. Vent. Don't be a diplomat, or a kiss arse. ******* OH, AND ONE MORE THING?!!! What follows are two of MY OWN REVIEWS originally written several months ago, when I was accused of being ?harsh.? The first is EXTREMELY POSITIVE, the second is EXTREMELY NEGATIVE. If you thought my original critique was harsh?you had no idea. PLEASE---DON?T READ THE REVIEWS --IF-- you intend to actually watch ?the Power? from my site. I DON?T WANT YOUR REACTIONS AND REVIEWS INFLUENCED BY WHAT I WROTE! If you?re a ?lover/gusher,? read the first review, you?ll agree with every bit of it. Then skip the second, it?ll not support your delusions and world views. DO NOT READ IT, LEST YOU ENJOY ANGER!