Red Dead Redemption Machinima Short Film Review
Machinima has been a favorite form of online entertainment for years, but rarely does anyone from Hollywood notice or even get behind the wheel and make some of their own. That changed when Rockstar Games decided to make a short film to promote their newest release “Red Dead Redemption”. Instead of creating a live action short, they decided to hand over their graphics engine to John Hillcoat, director of The Road and The Proposition. What he did was use all of the in-game characters to create a movie within the game world itself.
The machinima short film starts different from the game, but you get introduced to John Marston, a former gang member sent to kill the men he once called friends. He teams up with the sheriff of Armadillo and a few others to find John’s former gang. The whole experience plays out like a cat-and-mouse game with bullets and