To quote, "It's just ANNOYING."
Day after day, week after week, there are people who complain about Newgrounds and their daily firsts. There's a lack off substantial quality, they say. Style over substance, they say. What's popular can't be good at all, right? Pish-posh, I say! Everything by anyone nowadays can benjust as great (if not greater) as the problems of the future, yesterday. However, for the first time... I feel I must agree with the complains. What gives? This animated short is loud, obnoxious, and just plain unfunny. It's also the Daily 1st. Surely the others can't be wrong, can they? In my eyes, they are.
This movie -- entitled "Goosefoot" -- is about the "wild, purple-footed gooseboy" and its first time being captured on film. It's treated as if it were from an animal show a la the Crocodile Hunter, with the gentleman behind the scenes so excited to capture such a rare specimen on camera! It's said that his friend made a weird noise and they decided to make a story out of it. Trust me, it shows. Just a little.
The animation is, to put it nicely, simple. It's just a drawing, an animation, over a backdrop (Illwillpress would be proud). And while this might be excusable for a newcomer, DarqV has been involved in 7 videos since 2008, with 4 of them winning awards. What's the deal? If one judges just the gooseboy, it's very nice looking and simple. Smoothly moving from frame to frame. But given the content it's working with, with the backdrop it's against... it's just not enough.
It's loud. The humor is implied to be dry. Ironic. *Funny.* As the gooseboy screeches and yelps its OBVIOUSLY horrible cry, the voice says by-the-book lines like, "It's so beautiful!" Ah ha ha, irony! Implied cleverness! Ah ha ha! It's just not funny, though. Really! It's instead rather... loud. Rather unengaging. It's rather bothersome. It's just ANNOYING.
I'm not sure what I'm mad at this movie about. I know I've laughed at similar movies. So what makes me so angry towards this particular one? I started off by mentioning shock at its success, but I don't think the success is the problem. It's the effect, not the cause, and as standard and unimaginative as it is, it *did* capture enough people's attention to be thought so highly of. Whatever my reason is, my apologies to you -- your success if well-deserved, I'm sure.