Clocking in at over 80 minutes long, The War of the Servers is a machinima movie filmed using only the game engine and bolstered with original music from the Jeff Wayne masterpiece album to create one of the classiest, cleverest and most original parodies ever distributed online. While it's not without its dull moments (there's a lot of filler that needn't have been included) and some of the acting leaves a little to be desired (Stoneman should stick to directing), the movie's littered with subtle gags and spot-on spoofs. It might require a little knowledge of both online roleplaying and The War of the Worlds to truly 'get' it, but those that do will find it's worth sitting through the quiet spots for the excellent action sequences and sheer originality on display. The awesome soundtrack from the LP that terrified me as a child doesn't hurt, either.
The movie is currently available for download if you've got the spare time. While certainly not for everybody, I found it a satisfying, amusing and occassionally thrilling romp that does, admittedly, get by on its genius premise alone at various points. It's worth looking into, at any rate.
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