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Dunno how this double posted. Shouldn’t do this on my phone *shrug*
Luckily, (or unluckily cuz I hear it’s great) I’ve never really seen a lot of Batman animated… so I barely know Hamill’s joker….I'd argue that Mark Hamill was the weakest of the cast, his Skeletor sounded like a deeper, less campy, Joker to me. There were several times throughout the 5 episodes where he said things that really sounded like the Joker to me. Of course, it could be that's what Kevin Smith wanted, something like the Joker but not the Joker. If that's the case, then what a waste of a fine voice talent, they should have let Mark come up with something more original, something that's not the original Skeletor or Joker.
there are He-Man toys all over the floors of the animation studio I was last in… and we weren’t even working on it.
I say it all the time, the studio floors are PACKED with NERD FANS - just like in here…. But unlike the 60’s/70’s studios, they’re black nerds, female nerds, gay nerds… every age, race, gender… and they all wanna make an awesome version of the nerd stuff they grew up on…
So yeah, it bums everyone out when the show is dismissed as woke and not made by fans or for fans. Fandom is in its DNA.
Look, I don't know you, you could be a chartreuse platypus for all I know, but not caring about those things is a position largely enjoyed by people who have always seen themselves in the media and stories they consume.I don't care what race, gender, sexual orientation, etc a character is, as long as they serve the story. Period. Good writing is good writing and the cast is largely irrelevant if the writing is great because it will often attract the right talent to pull it off. I just don't understand the need to homogenize the majority of entertainment to appeal to everyone rather than cater to specific demographics.
Look, I don't know you, you could be a chartreuse platypus for all I know, but not caring about those things is a position largely enjoyed by people who have always seen themselves in the media and stories they consume.
It matters to folks that have not always enjoyed that position.
And that's really all I will say on the matter as this already walks the border of the rules.
I agree, Terminator would have been so much better had Skynet gone after John Connor's grandpa.just another one of these strong women you get everywhere where you don't want them.
Ah another one who can't see the differences. Ripley, Sarah Connor, Princess Leia, The Bride etc. were strong characters in their own and they did not took over some other characters spots just because it's trendy. Or were pushed to inhumanity because they're women.I agree, Terminator would have been so much better had Skynet gone after John Connor's grandpa.
Ripley, ppfft!! Shoulda just had one of the dudes sort out that alien problem!!
Teela is OG He-man crew, and so far (where I'm up to anyway) there has been no agenda thrown at the audience.
He Man literally saved the universe, where no one else could.
And for such a "strong woman" she keeps having to be rescued by guys.
It's more of an ensemble piece for the other characters, I've no doubt He Man will be coming back.
Forced diversity? I'm not seeing any forced diversity and I've watched all 5 episodes. Most of the characters are from the original series and toy line with no changes to them except for Teela and Man At Arms no longer working for the king. They've added only 2 new female characters, only 1 of which is non-white and one non-white male character, and both are only supporting secondary characters at that too. I'd hardly call that forced diversity unless you're referring to all of the non-human NPCs that you see in the background .Didn't like it so far. It's painted in forced diversity. If the marketing would have been honest, ok. But it was misleading. I was probably one of the greatest Masters of the universe fans as a kid and they ruined it for me. It's like He-Man without He-Man. Then bring in She-Ra! Teela is nothing unique, just another one of these strong women you get everywhere where you don't want them.