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Film Review: Space Girl Origins! (short film) (2014)

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SYNOPSIS:

In a dark laboratory on an alien world, a legend is born! Directed by Tom Small Space Girl: Origins! with youtube sensation star, Lauren Francesca

REVIEW:

Another short film today, a tasty little number called SPACE GIRL ORIGINS! It took a little time to track down any background on this, as the film has no opening credits, no closing credits, nothing. I like to think I’m pretty hip on trends, but this one stumped me.

After a bit of research, I finally found out what this is all about. This is a prequel, of sorts, relating to a popular series on youtube called SPACE GIRL created by Tom Small and starring Lauren Francesca. It’s a cheeky sci-fi romp with shades of BARBARELLA. I looked it up and watched a few episodes after seeing this short just to know what I’m dealing with.

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So as the title suggests, this short is a peek into where our eponymous hero came from. Not knowing the greater story it relates to, the short is still really fun. Some really well done computer generated backgrounds. The seams were almost invisible. Yes, you could on the odd occasion spot the line, but on a technical level this thing is outstanding.

It’s literally a short, with a run time of under 3 minutes, but it tells the story successfully. After watching this origin story, I’m definitely interested in following the series. Although the tone for the series is quite a bit different from this short, I’m still in.

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It is, after all, a science fiction story featuring a fine looking woman as the central character. I mean, honestly….

So using my special short scale of one to five, five being awesome, I’m giving this film 4 spaceships.

 

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