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A teaser trailer for this show finally dropped. Really like the look and style of the animation. Voice talent is top notch as well. Can't wait to watch it!
That one was really weird. It was nice to see something with a common thread running from A to Z, but when the execution feels inferior to a decades older show made on a shoestring budget, it's really ridiculous.Love that it has nothing to do with the terrible She-Ra reboot.
It's a bait and switch.
I just watched the video and where you see 'bait and switch' I'm hearing 'we decided to actually develop the characters besides he-man in order to tell a lengthy story instead of 21 minute toy commercials'Kevin Smith himself said the show centers on Teela. The title refers to her journey. Considering most fans are tuning into the series to see He-Man and Skeletor, the main protagonist and antagonist, focusing the show on Teela is a bait and switch.
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This is right from the creator's mouth.
Didn't even watch the trailers did you? I saw plenty of He-Man in there. Also, I think it's inspired for Prince Adam to be a shrimpy little dude, his secret identity in the old cartoon was even more poorly hidden than Clark Kent's with his spectacles.Ah yes, a He-Man show minus He-Man. Brilliant. And effeminate Adam and butch Teela is exactly what my 8 year old self always wanted out of his favorite power fantasy cartoon. Much better than that 2002 remake that somehow managed to give us good new stories while staying true to the original.
Here's hoping we get a new Thundercats show without Lion-O.
Considering it's the reimagining of a show and toyline based on He-Man as the protagonist, it's not exactly honest marketing to use the iconography, catchphrases, and characters if it's recasting the lead character, who was the very reason for it's success in the first place. As I said above, it's not like they can't develop and deepen the supporting cast to have their own arcs and why you would assume that all fans that don't like He-Man getting shoved to the side would want nothing more than dumb, brute action alone is really strange to me. He-Man was cool because despite his strength, he had a moral code that was epitomized by the coda at the end of each episode and Lou Scheimer did this intentionally to give young boys a good male role model and not just a power fantasy alone. No one watched He-Man and the Masters of the Universe in the 1980's and wished Teela was the focus. They created She-Ra for that very purpose so that girls would have a powerful and moral female to look up to and it worked very successfully.
There are very few if any children now who even know about the show or toys at all because the target audience for this are 40 somethings who grew up on the original, so to make the claim that this new iteration is for a new generation is a tenuous reach at best.