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

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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