6 September 2014 | Leofwine_draca
...So it's a shame that the rest of this short is such a letdown. RAGING BALLS OF STEEL JUSTICE was conceived as a claymation tribute to the action films of the 1980s, movies which inevitably featured a square-jawed hero committing ultra-violence against terrorist gang members and the like.
Mike Mort's job is to play out an action-packed siege scenario in just 15 minutes of screen time, and to be fair he achieves that aim. The animation is very good, and there's a pleasing adult tone to the grisly violence in which various bad guys are inevitably blown to smithereens.
A shame, then, that the script seems to have been written by a scatologically-obsessed 14-year-old boy. The constant humour is weak and wearying, such as the sex-obsessed robot (no, I didn't laugh once) and the over-the-top ridiculousness of other bits. Lee Hardcastle's Youtube shorts (such as the exemplary PINGU'S THE THING) are much, much better.