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Tears of Steel [Short Movie]

In the future a young couple reach a parting of the ways because the young man can not handle the fact that she has a robotic arm. The bitterness of the break-up and bad treatment from her fellow humans lead to a dark future 40 years later where robots are relentlessly hunting and killing humans. Can the man who started her down this dark path redeem himself and save her or will it all end in ruin?

TEARS OF STEEL – DOWNLOAD & WATCH [Original Blog Post & Download Links]

Tears of Steel – Blender Foundation’s fourth short Open Movie [via I Love Ubuntu]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 10/12/12

Comments (5)

  1. Roderick Wells

    I must say that was amazing. I hope they will make more of this! Great work. Its amazing to see what people are creating these days.

  2. r

    impressive visuals; amateurish acting

  3. Not Impressed

    So let me see if I understand the story here: “Terminator” meets “Love Story”? Then why did I just watch a very bad version of “The Matrix”?

    Take away the theme music and maybe you can see the horrible directing and acting. But I can see why it’s being showcased here, the CGI is pretty good.

    I only wish someone could come up with a descent story line or at least more believable scenes. For example, would you expect a perfectly manicured office, relatively clean floors, or even clean skinned characters to be in such ragged clothing? Even the acting looks like it’s mostly been “phoned in.” Come on! Details matter if you’re going to be making movies.

    Personally, I find 20+ year old cartoons with more believable story lines. Even as bad as it is, I find cartoons like Scooby Doo more entertaining than this was.

    Don’t let the eye candy fool you. Bad is still bad.

  4. san

    Same here, the story lacks everything…
    Nice visuals tough

  5. Phil

    You’re just freaked out by my robot arm!

    As a long time Blender user, I’m very happy to see it mature as a piece of software, but I am never really pleased with the content of the Blender open movies. With the exception of Sintel…it was a great story.

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