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Posted at 02:19 on August 9th, 2021 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I watched the remaining episodes (in case this is read later: meaning the first five).

Episodes 3+4 were quite good. Episode 5 was just a large pile of fan service.

Overall, it was entertaining back to back. Though honestly, I'm growing a bit tired of these large-scale end-of-the-world-apocalyptic-post-nuclear-whatever epics. It was quite predominant in those 200x cartoon, also in the comics since then ("The Eternity War" etc.). I'd really like to see some more basic adventure plotting again. But then, with the more unique characterization of the newer cartoons/comics, because I'm also tired of Mer-Man being identical with Beast-Man, Trap-Jaw etc (as in Filmation from the 80s).
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Posted at 07:43 on August 3rd, 2021 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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The second episode had some nice action in the temple, but beyond that too much clumsy expositional dialogue. Also I don't like Teela's hairstyle. Oh well.
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Posted at 06:15 on August 1st, 2021 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Well, well, the first episodes of the new Revelation cartoon are out. I watched the first one, not too bad. They are really trying hard to appeal to the old core audience – even the two halves of the sword appear. What I didn't like was some of the rather plastic looking CGI. The characters are ok, but the vehicles…

Fun fact: after episode conclusion, my wife asked why there was no moral at the end ;)
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Edited by Mr Creosote at 06:51 on August 1st, 2021
Posted at 20:15 on April 9th, 2021 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Agreed. This "body positivity" is definitely going too far in that series. In fact, I don't even like this term. Very appropriate that you used quotation marks around "average". Not communicating the expectation everybody has to be a super model is a good thing™. On the other hand, communicating that it's ok to be a super fat slob (not caused by actual medical conditions) is not a good thing, considering all the health issues resulting from it.

What I finally liked about the series was that each of the characters received some personality. Let's be honest, in the original, there was really nothing setting Catra apart from Scorpia. One had claws and could turn into a panther, the other had a stinging tail, but those physical differences aside, they acted the same.

The new series put everything in a very one-dimensional way for each person at first, but finally, everybody received their moments. For instance, Scorpia was essentially a complete simpleton, but first time she was shown in a real battle, defending a fortress, she was really bad-ass powerful and competent. Also, she turned out loving and loyal.

Towards the end, things went too far honestly, with everyone being "good" (including Hordak!), but watching an episode once in a while I found entertaining enough.
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Posted at 17:12 on April 9th, 2021 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I watched the first episode or two of the new she-ra one. It was ok, but just didn't appeal much to me.
Ironically, I think they stabbed themselves in the foot in regards to trying to send a positive message. I think that (like most newer toons/comics, such as the jem & the holograms comic a while back) they intentionally made the characters more "average" looking and less "sexy" than the original series to send a more positive message about body image (and of course the fact that the chars are supposed to be younger in this series). However, I think the effort backfire in regards to she-ra herself. In the original series her design sent the message "you can be beautiful AND strong at the same time" but with the stocky & boyish design of her in the new series it sends the message "you can only be strong if you look masculine".

I felt the same about the first shrek movie & princess fiona. I think human fiona was a more positive role model than ogre fiona, because human fiona sent the message "you don't have to be a helpless girly-girl just because you look good" whereas ogre fiona says "if you're not beautiful (ie all girly-girl & ladylike) on the inside, then you can't be beautiful on the outside either".
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Posted at 09:09 on February 25th, 2021 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Haha, no clue, sorry. Let's see how many of those will actually materialize.

I've watched the She-Ra Netflix cartoon from some years ago, though. It wasn't bad, it held my interest sufficiently for all five series.
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Posted at 07:57 on February 25th, 2021 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I heard there is one new series for children one for grown up nostalgic and another one by Netflix. In at least one of them Sorceress looks bad. But i don't have any clue if who is making the other two and find it hard to not get confused while searching trough the internet. Does anybody knows better. Or maybe better if your are either Hulk or colonel Hogan.
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