After Daniel's helicopter explodes, he finds himself with superpowers; skin hard enough to resist bullet wounds and concussive force. Shortly after, he's visited by an FBI agent, who informs him he may be in over his head.
Aphelion is a reboot Eclipse, one of the first films in the RCU. Production started on August 4th, 2017. Filming began the same day. Aphelion story-writing wrapped up on August 23rd, and the film was released on August 25th, 2017.
Aphelion received somewhat positive reviews, with praise toward the cinematography, action sequences, and character development. However, critics also had gripes with the pacing, character development, and the antagonist.
|Aphelion is a cinematic masterpiece, combining both fast-paced action sequences, carried out with scenes that flush out the suspense and characters, such as the likes of Trevor and Daniel. Combined with several neat plot twists, Aphelion is another cinematic ride that Somekiryu invites you to join, with soundtracks that aid in the suspense and shock-factor of scenes, and a powerful villain that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Overall, I'm giving Aphelion a 9/10.||Wholesaleryan56|
|Upon the aftermath of formerly thecapcomFreak (somekiryu) retirement, he returns to direct an action-drama film that many will find surprising. The opening starts with an uprising problem and ends with a shocking discovery with Daniel, and is shown in a way with many, and little details and visuals that most people will notice. During the lab, Daniel strives to keep in his motivation for freedom after another character, Lenzini, tests on him and experiment his feats. The final conclusion with a tragic moment, with many and continuous uses of animation may bring awe to the viewers attentions. Overall, the film shows a tragic story line with revenge and a small determined friendship between Daniel and Trevor. At some points, the film may seem to take time to remember key moments that build up to the conclusion. The film also views the new uses of animation and visual effects, making a great example of 'the perfect scene'. After viewing somekiryu's 'Aphelion', I'm giving this an 8.||Jackiepwners|
|Aphelion by somekiryu, tackled very many emotions through this film, ranging from the heartfelt scenes, to devastatingly sad scenes. I liked the soundtrack a lot, the best part about Neverwakening Production's productions is the soundtrack. Each song captured perfectly every scenes, fitting the narrative. I enjoyed seeing the narrative be linear, however, in terms of telling the passage of time, beginning with first person shots on Daniel was very clever. Like the "What you drinking?" scene. This was a very cool movie to watch, and picked up new methods I'm sure directors will pick up on.
I rate this movie 9.5/10 (-.05 because of minimal errors.)
|What a film. Not long after Cap's return, (now somekiryu,) he's pumping out films that are changing the way ROBLOX films can be made. That being said, I want to address the animation first. Using plug-ins, Cap has been able to express more emotion in scenes with stuff such as kneeling, falling, etc. It's all fluid, and allows for something to be expressed that just hasn't been able to be conveyed in, realistically, any ROBLOX film. Only once did I see the traditional walking animation. Major props for the animating.
|Aphelion is beautiful movie, with great editing. Probably some of the best cinematography, and editing in a Robloxiwood film. While most of the action was good, there are a few scenes where the action got too shaky in a dark enviroment and I didn't know what I was witnessing, but that only happens about one or two times in a movie. The pacing and the runtime is where the film falters. It moves really fast, and it's hardly gives you time to process what just happened, which caused me to check out of the movie at some points. And it was because the runtime was too short. It didn't give the movie enough time to flesh out a few storylines and characters enough. There is one scene where you're supposed to be feeling sad, but due to that particular arc not being fleshed out enough, it didn't have the emotional impact it should've had. The villain wasn't really anything special either. He wasn't necessarily bad, and he certainly wasn't great, I just feel he could've been fleshed out some more as well, and it didn't really help that there is an obvious twist involving him. This movie is well shot, but I feel like it was too short. If the movie would have been at least 20 to 30 minutes longer, it would've been enough to flesh out characters and the story much better. 6.9/10||King Arts Studio|
|Aphelion is a masterfully edited and filmed movie that stumbles due to a seemingly rushed script and lack of character motivation.
AVERAGE RATING: 7.6/10
- The teaser poster and actual poster were released on the same day.
- This movie had no script written, unlike many of somekiryu's other titles.