Whatever the outcome, the fate of Valanor will be decided... at Bitter Lake, The film received mixed opinions from members of the furry fandom, saying that some scenes were slow in action. External Reviews As a description of the movie...not quite. | Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. If anyone who wasn't a furry was watching this (pity them) then they wouldn't be able to get past this! Here it is, the very first full-length furry movie ever produced. Was it because of the acting? , "Admiral effort, but still painfully bad". FAQ As a description of the plot, it serves. "After more than a decade of peace the proud and noble kingdom of Valanor is suddenly torn apart by a terrible civil war. Other criticisms noted the low production values (obvious use of rental properties, minimal effort to hide modern appliances like air conditioners, insufficient lighting), the sacrifice of authenticity due to use of said rental properties (at one point a character dramatically slams their hands to a table, but does so in slow motion to avoid damaging the rental cabin's table), and a plot derided as nonsensical (with at least one critic comparing the pivotal character's motivation to the internet meme of "I was only pretending to be retarded"). Can the four envoys put their old hatreds aside and forge a bond of trust? This movie was hyped up big time in the fandom. If the characters were human it would make no difference to the story. As each province prepares an envoy to find a diplomatic solution at the Kingdom's only neutral ground, an ancient and dark organization plots its return. With Ezwolf, Forfaox, Lucy RedPanda, Rin. I'm a furry and I can't! | Short of it is it's boring. Having just finished "Bitter Lake", the first confirmed furry film ever produced on a budget, I think it would be right to give credit where credit is due, being a furry myself. Produced by the crew and sponsored by Eurofurence, the film was shot on location in France and the Netherlands in 35mm HD, and premiered in Germany at Eurofurence 17 on August 2011. The movie is disappointingly short, especially at $20, but by the end I was thankful it wasn't any longer. After more than a decade of peace the proud and noble kingdom of Valanor is suddenly torn apart by a terrible civil war. Even the soundtrack is well done. You could tell that the crew obviously did the best they could, and the filmmakers probably had a blast making it. The NTSC version for the USA was distributed by FurPlanet. No of course not, the only reason this slop gets any credit is because it is the first "feature length" movie made by furries for furries. Metacritic Reviews. I very much doubt it. Unfortunately, it has the unambiguous shame of not being very good. Bitter Lake was nominated for the 2011 Ursa Major Awards for Best Anthropomorphic Motion Picture. There's one short action scene near the end, and then it's right back to ceaseless prattle. I can't believe that they reportedly made people buy tickets to see this at EF, never mind putting out a DVD that cost $20 to buy. In fact, the entire plot boils down to "hurr durr I was only pretending to be retarded". It's a shame, really. Clockwork Creature Studios' fursuits were chosen for their level of realism and because several members of the cast and crew already owned fursuits from this maker, which were then costumed for use in the film. All The Tropes Wiki is a FANDOM Anime Community. Pathetic! (. It may look amateuristic but I can tell you, it is certainly not. Currently[when?] Directed by Shay. Or will those that crave the blood and terror of war get their way? The fact that the fursuit heads didn't move and did not have expressions, caused the actors and actresses to have to make the body movements dramatic for different moods. Unfortunately it seems that hype was poorly founded. Careth meets his employer, Arden's brother, who then proceeds to explain his plot in exhaustive detail. Bitter Lake, a movie created by furries in association with Eurofurence, was fairly well-hyped before it was finally screened at the convention and distributed on DVD. Unbeknownst to the leaders of the four warring provinces this old enemy will stop at nothing to crush any hope of lasting peace. This DVD also includes a 25 minute 'Behind the scene' feature.. There is also no explanation as to what and why the characters are foxes/wolves/magic dragon things. Unfortunately, it has the unambiguous shame of not being very good. They are just animals for some reason. User Ratings Ok, first of all, since is an amateur approach, a low budget movie and all around it I can say that it has it good points, the plot could use more deep installments and the acting may not be the best but the fursuits were very well done and the music was amazing. Not to be confused with the actual Bitter Lake in Seattle, Washington. Other criticisms noted the low production values (obvious use of rental properties, minimal effort to hide modern appliances like air conditioners, insufficient lighting), the sacrifice of authenticity due to use of said rental properties (at on… "Bitter Lake" is a film that uses furry fandom as leverage to display its uniqueness, yet it feels like an award winning film crew directing a direct-to-DVD flick. Bitter Lake, the Fursuit feature that was announced as premiering at this year's Eurofurence (and which has done so to generally favorable reviews) was also made available there on a region-free DVD, making it theoretically available for purchase by all Furry fans. Even for a measly 40 minutes. As each province prepares an envoy to find a diplomatic solution at the Kingdom's only neutral ground, an ancient and dark organization plots its return. In December 2013 the full movie was posted on YouTube.  The DVD, including subtitles in French, German and English was made available after the premiere. Awards ), no symbolism, nothing! Bitter Lake is the first full-length live-action movie created specifically to cater to a furry audience. Can the four envoys put their old hatreds aside and forge a bond of trust? Whatever the outcome, the fate of Valanor will be decided... at Bitter Lake.". After 12 years, when the dust settles and resources start to dwindle, the starving people of Valanor cry out for peace, forcing the leaders of Tier, Sinnah, Daneth and Osgard to lay down their arms and meet each other at the negotiation table. Bitter Lake has the dubious distinction of being one of the first live-action movies created specifically to cater to a furry audience; the entire thing is performed in full fursuits. Though when it was premiered, it was utterly loved and I seriously can't see why... Oh wait yes I can, it's because furs are blinded by the fact that it's a Furry made film with fursuits in and naturally bum off of it because it's certainly not the filmography that they cared about. The European PAL DVD was distributed by Black-Paw Productions. The cinematography? Furries need to learn that if they want to make a serious work of fiction, they have to explain WHY there's a talking dragon woman. "Bitter Lake" The first furry film; but with no bite nor growl, The VERY FIRST EVER full-length fury movie, Jim Henson's Labyrinth and similar movies and series, Pete and Sam Play the Hits (and sometimes Ben). | https://allthetropes.fandom.com/wiki/Bitter_Lake?oldid=776650. The film received mixed opinions from members of the furry fandom, saying that some scenes were slow in action. After 12 years, when the dust settles and resources start to dwindle, the starving people of Valanor cry out for peace, forcing the leaders of Tier, Sinnah, Daneth and Osgard to lay down their arms and meet each other at the negotiation table. Oh God why. The first problem is the story. I do have to give the crew behind this credit for going to the lengths they went to to make this. Interminable at only 41 minutes long, the movie consists mostly of static dialog scenes as the characters first hold the actual peace talks, then switch briefly to a paranoid Who Dunnit when they start getting killed. Or will those that crave the blood and terror of war get their way? The plot? None of the animals traits show through (not even a howl or anything! Although it is kinda short for 45 minutes, I really enjoyed every second of it. The intro teases you with the idea of a civil war before giving you a big middle finger in the form of peace talks (which are fine in a well-written politically/philosophically driven film- which this is not).
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