It’s going to happen eventually, Portal, the video game is going to get the big screen movie treatment.  Let’s hope that when it does, they tap Dan Trachtenberg to do it.  A simply amazing short film, with some great special effects is worth taking the time to watch it again, and again.

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  1. August 23, 2011 at 5:58 pm — Reply

    That was pretty cool.

  2. William Pope
    August 23, 2011 at 6:01 pm — Reply

    Quite impressive.

  3. Ced
    August 23, 2011 at 6:20 pm — Reply


  4. ~wyntermute~
    August 23, 2011 at 6:47 pm — Reply

    She was a little old for Chell, but…. O_o… Wow, that was entertaining! Woooo! :D

  5. The Great NateO
    August 23, 2011 at 7:35 pm — Reply

    OK Awesome!!! Love the music, that made the whole short.

  6. slimeknight
    August 23, 2011 at 7:38 pm — Reply

    valve needs to pick this up!

  7. Randallw
    August 23, 2011 at 8:10 pm — Reply

    I thought it was Claudia Black at first.

  8. Brian D
    August 23, 2011 at 10:46 pm — Reply

    This is outstanding work. I could definitely see more of this style of directing and the music matched it right on. The only I find depressing about this…The fact that all these good ideas that should be for feature length films are all being done by short film projects. If “The Raven” short film project could get picked up by the Studios, this definitely should.

  9. Jinx33
    August 24, 2011 at 12:56 am — Reply

    I’d definitely watch it if it was a feature length film … and I didn’t even play portal. In fact this got me interested in enough that I’m gonna go and get the game!

  10. August 24, 2011 at 9:39 am — Reply

    Only problem I had was that she picked up the concepts of portalling far too fast. Everything looked awesome, but no one has that kind of spacial thinking within moments. It pushed to the point where it broke my belief.

    • August 24, 2011 at 5:53 pm — Reply

      I got the sense that she had been mindwiped previously, all the tally marks on the wall were hers. That’s why she suddenly remembers where the gun is.

  11. maht
    August 25, 2011 at 10:14 am — Reply

    This is win. I think Danielle Rayne is beautiful and embodies the strengths Chell’s character has in portal, even though she doesn’t look exactly like her. It might not even be Chell — it could be a different character in the same Portal Universe… I’m really impressed by this short.

  12. shakeylegs
    August 26, 2011 at 11:10 am — Reply

    Nice! Don’t worry though, when it gets a full length adaptation, somehow, someway Uwe Boll will get his hands on it.

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