“Face Off” Mini-Cap (7.4): They are Groot

Look at this bunch of tree huggers. This week on Face Off, contestants had both Foundation and Spotlight rounds for a change. While I think they wasted the build-your-own superhero challenge on the shorter Spotlight Challenge, I quite enjoyed the Groot-like larger Foundation Challenge. Also, I agreed with their selection of Rachel’s alien superhero assassin to take immunity for the week. Or I guess I did, they never show enough of the make-ups on Spotlight Challenges to really tell.

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THE CHALLENGE:

Build your own tree! We are all Ents! Or Groots!

THE TWIST:

All the trees have some sort of evil, destructive component built into the design. Think bugs or lightening or vines. Fine, it’s not much of a twist.

THE GOOD:

Doc and Jason’s pine tree struck by lightening had a gorgeous, gorgeous face sculpt. It was elegant and expressive. I can’t even think of a good joke, it was that pretty.

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THE BAD:

Vince and Damien’s tree stump monstrosity looked like something out of a cheesy 80s Halloween movie. Like is he BFFs with Leprechaun?

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THE RANDOM:

Cheesy tree stump head aside, I think the caliber of work so far this season has been really high. Just a random thought for the Random category.

THE WTF WERE THEY THINKING:

Cig and Drew made an anemic looking weeping willow that, even though there was a tree-limb malfunction (which, WTF, model?! – way to not be a team player), was oddly unimpressive.

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THE GAY:

Stella, with her partner Sasha, had another exceptional week this time creating a convincingly sorrowful white birch creature complete with burls. The only problem? Those boxing glove hands, which Stella was skeptical about from the start. Good instinct, he’s not Tree Tyson.

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Hey, keep on posting tweetbians. Stella won this week’s Fan Favorite Tweet Off, so let’s keep it going and give this lady the $10,000. If she wins, she can buy us a beer or something. Hint, hint.

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