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Raising the Bar: A Half-Life fan film

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Why is it that Hollywood completely manages to mangle videogame to film adaptations, while fan films somehow manage to capture the essence of the original medium? Oh right, it because they’re fan films..and not money-hungry-producer films.  Here’s one that depicts the adventures of a certain, very famous crowbar.

“When an experiment goes wrong, it unleashes a catastrophic event on the Black Mesa Research Facility. As scientists scramble to find a way out, the game’s iconic weapon– the crowbar– finds its rightful owner,” says the film’s blurb

It’s got some pretty bad acting, a tiny bit too much G-Man and isn’t factually correct according to the canon – but it nails the tone of Half-Life perfectly.

Enjoy. [Thanks to Grant Hancock for the tip]

Last Updated: October 11, 2013


  1. MacMeister998

    October 11, 2013 at 13:02

    Crowbar haha well done


  2. Seraphim

    October 11, 2013 at 13:19

    That was actually pretty good.


  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 11, 2013 at 13:21

    That’s a far kraai from the bars I’ve seen.


  4. Grant Hancock

    October 11, 2013 at 13:22

    Super impressed by this fan-film ! 🙂

    thanks for the mention Geoff 🙂


  5. TiMsTeR1033

    October 11, 2013 at 13:22

    Nicely done that!


  6. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 11, 2013 at 13:24

    Never before had a crowbar been so loved, and feared….


    • Grant Hancock

      October 11, 2013 at 13:29

      like the comment of one guy on youtube: “that crow-bar has more interesting life than I do” hahaha


      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        October 11, 2013 at 13:30



  7. NecroRince

    October 11, 2013 at 13:49

    Header win!


  8. SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

    October 11, 2013 at 14:44

    I see what they did there. Freeman aka King Arthur. None before him were worthy of the crowbar aka Excalibur.

    I’d totally watch this film. 😀


    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      October 11, 2013 at 14:52

      Same here man!


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