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Taco Trouble 2: The Trial

In 2018, over 15 years after allegedly committing five heinous murders, two amoral men lacking strong convictions or regard for truth are put on trial, and will freely adopt any line of reasoning if they feel it will work in their favor.

This is a film we have produced in collaboration with Andy Boyer and Dave Lennie, and is a new brickfilm in their series featuring the characters Biff Feedback and Mario Stradivarius; a series which dates back to 1989. This is the sequel to our favourite brickfilm, the 2003 Biff and Mario film 'Taco Trouble', and it has been created using a script originally written in 2003 (and slightly revised by Andy Boyer in 2018). This film also contains a new, original soundtrack by old-school brickfilm composer Loïc Desjardins, who has his own YouTube channel with more music here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyKQvaqHbub3960ZAyNN0iw/

Here is the link to watch the original Taco Trouble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehZiUqjKsnY

Here are the links to watch all of the main films in the series. The more you are familiar with, the more little details you will notice in this film. Some of the older films may seem slow moving, and some moments are, shall we say, of their time, but if you give them a chance, you may love them like I do.

Oh Well (1989): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0kf__51kPlCWGdWbzlhWVJVOHM/view

TE: (1990): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0kf__51kPlCVmxtSnBvZG1zQlk/view

Heart of Darkness: (1995): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0kf__51kPlCWENiOTAzLTR0TUU/view

Taco Trouble (2003): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehZiUqjKsnY

Bork: (2004): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0kf__51kPlCQ0FoeThWTnEwODA/view

Breaking News (2004): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0kf__51kPlCZXNvWHpGTWFzU00/view

This film utilizes the actual, original minifigures of Biff, Mario, Doktor X, and the henchman, and also features the digital mouth animation shapes created in 2003 for the original Taco Trouble, all of which were sent to us by Dave Lennie. Something agreed upon at the start of production was that it would just look wrong for Biff and Mario to move at a more modern standard of animation, so we decided to shoot the film at 24fps with the camera moving on ones (24fps), most characters moving on twos (12fps), and Biff and Mario moving on threes (8fps), with Biff and Mario's movements also kept to basic gestures reminiscent of the original films.

Conversely, something else we agreed upon was that other technical qualities ought to be brought up to date, rather than making a film masquerading as being older than it actually is. Andy Boyer suggested that the more serious the setting was made to look, the more it would heighten how ridiculous the events taking place in it are, which was a notion I quite liked, because I had just wanted to build a fancy set for extra swag. Given that, unlike our other films, we did not create the script or much of the audio, we made a concerted effort to step up our game for the set design, cinematography, and animation.

Behind the scenes gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/74904847@N06/albums/72157718078287077/

Production team
sillypentaProducer, project's creator
Brian WillisSpecial Effects
Andy BoyerScreenwriter
Dave LennieVoice actor (Biff; Mario; Doktor X; Jesus)
Loïc DesjardinsComposer
SonjiraSpecial Effects
Chris W.Special Effects
MindGamePoster artist; Audio assistance
nswihartSound engineer
Des WillisThanks
Jeff LairdVoice actor (Judge Fryem)
Stephen E. MoelleringVoice actor (Mr. Jingles)
Chris SaltVoice actor (Gregory Henchman)
Jay SilverVoice actor (Opening narrator)
Jason RowoldtVoice actor (Bailiff)

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So perfect in technical aspects and so perfect in its sillyness. Every scene tops the next, the different characters are fun and memorable and always accompanied with wonderful lighting and framing that lets the movements do wonders. Of course some jokes did not land for me the way others did and the intro might be a little long for me personally, though that would be nitpicking on the highest level. A wonderful very fun film!

It's always that strange feeling when a sequel comes out with a lot of years between them. In the brickfilm universe it's linking a civilization gap with 500 years of gap. Many, many things have been improved and the comparison between two elements can only be done with some regrets. It's always nice to see these characters come back to life. The lighting is magnificent, the dubbing clear and excellent. The unique set in camera worked with varied light sources. The plot is interesting to follow. Without a doubt one of the best entries of this year 2021.


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