Dead Space - Aftermath 2010

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(22) IMDb 5.5/10
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Animated sci-fi horror sequel, based on the popular video game. In the year 2509, in the aftermath of the alien infection, the earth has lost touch with not only the deep-space mining ship, the USG Ishimura, but also the USG O'Bannon, sent to rescue them.

Starring:
Gwendoline Yeo,Peter Woodward
Runtime:
1 hour 17 minutes

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Dead Space - Aftermath

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Animated, Horror
Director Mike Disa
Starring Gwendoline Yeo, Peter Woodward
Supporting actors Christopher Judge, Ricardo Chavira
Studio Starz Digital Media
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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2.6 out of 5 stars

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By J. Morris TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 Jan 2011
Format: DVD
Dead Space - Aftermath (DS:A) is the story of the first-responder ship USG O'Bannon sent to rescue the planet-cracker USG Ishimura. O'Bannon falls to the same fate as the Ishimura except for the fact that there are four surivivors that have managed to find a shard of the marker. DS:A tells the story of each of the survivors as they recount what happened from their perspective.

The majority of this film is done in CGI, and not very good CGI either. It resembles an in-flight-safety information video as the character models are so mechanical, the textures incredibly bland, the shading simple and the effects laughable - imagine the local news desk had a go at animating the story with their CGI dramatisation software and stock character models and you will be somewhere near the quality of the animation. I nearly turned it off, the CGI is that bad but it is during the interrogations that the hand-drawn animation comes in as each character's section is helmed by a different director, all of the animation-styles and visualisations of the Dead Space world change.

This keeps you guessing, but did ANY of the directors talk to each other?! The first two segments are EXACTLY the same, I imagine they were given a brief of the story but have ended up standing on each others toes. Characters change race between the CGI and animated sections (Kuttner is black, yet his daughter is white in one section and then black in the CGI world...)

Extra content: All there is is a Dead Space 2 trailer, it's the full length unabridged one, but nothing that isn't already on Youtube.

In conclusion, this is absolute rubbish and quite frankly an insult to fans of the Dead Space universe.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kai159 (psn/xbl) on 25 Jan 2011
Format: Blu-ray
Firstly id like to say that you should only buy this if your a die-hard fan of Dead Space.

The film tells the story of the 4 survivors of the USG O'Bannon - A supposed repair ship to stabilize Aegis 7 after the planet was left devastated by the planet-crack gone wrong.

Of course the recovery mission isnt what it seems and theyre infact after something more sinister.

It tells you the story from the survivors prospectives. Each story is told with a different art-style and director. This could have been great but sadly its not done well at-all...it feels as if the directors were told a story and just did it without liasing with eachother at all. There are alot of inconsistencies and in the end its very sloppy.

The art styles are quite good and its a different feel for each story. The art-style for the wrap-around story that goes on inbetween the 4 prospectives is abysmal however.. its very very old CGI that looks like its from the mid-90's. I expected more effort than this!

In the end, it doesnt tell you anything new from what you already learnt from the first deadspace film and the game.

Ive given this a very generous 2-stars because im such a fan of the series.

My advice, rent this only if your a die-hard fan.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. N. Wildman on 25 Jan 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I was surprised by how much I liked the previous animated film based on dead space so I had high hopes for this one. Sadly, Aftermath is nothing like as good as Downfall. The story it tells could have been so much more interesting, even if it is a rehash of Downfall told on a different ship. I won't ruin the story (although you can probably guess what it is from the previous sentence) but let's just say it ties in with the beginning of the second game.

There are two major areas that let this film down:

1. The animation inbetween the stories of the 4 survivors is a badly done CGI affair. Think of the first form of CGI you ever saw when it first started being used in mainstream media and you have a good idea. The animation of the 4 stories is actually very good, if a bit variable. I don't like the idea of using 4 different artists in the same film, it makes it feel disjointed, I'd rather have one good artist all the way through. They did this for Dante's Inferno and it suffered from the same disjointed feeling.

2. There are hardly any necromorphs in the film at all. Forgive me if I'm wrong but I always thought the main idea of Dead Space is the presence of necromorphs and constant attacks from them. Sadly, this film spends most of the time with useless scenes and when the inevitable infection starts, you hardly get to see any necromorphs or attacks at all. On the rare instances you do get to see them, the necromorphs look like generic hulking brown monsters (no multiple arms, no blades, nothing)and most of the time you only see them as shadows. You also don't get to see many grusome murders which were done so well in Downfall.

Overall, this is a wasted opportunity.
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By Griesmayer on 26 Nov 2014
Format: DVD
Dead Space Aftermath is the sequel to the Dead Space video game and bridges the gap between the game's ending and the beginning of Dead Space 2, though, perhaps not directly - instead of explaining how Isaac Clarke gets from his escape craft onto the Sprawl, the film goes about explaining what happened to Aegis VII after Isaac destroys the beacon there.

Dead Space Aftermath is the second animated film after Dead Space Downfall, a prequel to Dead Space that detailed the events on the colony and on the Ishimura prior to Isaac and his team's arrival. The only thing that is glaringly deplorable about this film are the 3D sequences...they just look horrible. The characters look like some Pixar intern made them and most importantly, they have no resemblance to the nicely drawn characters in the animated part of this film. Basically the story of Dead Space Aftermath is that another ship - the USG O'Bannon - gets sent to Aegis VII to stabilize the planet and retrieve shards of the Red Marker. Four crewmembers who survive the events are captured and recount their ordeal in an interrogation room. So essentially we have several lengthy flashbacks that detail what happened to the O'Bannon.

Despite the 3D blunder, personally I think the animated parts more than make up for the rest and this film is just as gripping and visceral as Dead Space Downfall, if not a bit better because it has several fleshed out characters that feel tangible and real, and also explains some of the greater forces at work here, while Dead Space Downfall barely had any memorable characters, and also left us with a very unsatisfying ending. Truly, if they had decided to make the entire film animated instead of those ugly 3D sequences, this would have gotten the full 5 stars. Thus, a 4 out of 5.
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