From a 99 to 100/100
Watched it alone, a major improvement from the viewing with my family, since none of them "got" it at all. Touches on every aspect of the American frontier while being badass and beautiful.
Falls into a typical trap for these kind of stories. A "what if" narrative needs to have something to say about the difference between these versions of classic characters and the ones we already know. Superman: Red Son is one of my favourite comic books because it understands this. The setting is straight up cool, who doesn't want to see Superman as a communist? But far more importantly, it uses this idea to challenge our perception, it asks if…
It might just be my aversion to teenage romance drama but I feel like everyone's going easy on this one. Felt kind of sloppy with the editing transitions and styles that kept appearing, and the writing goes out of its way to put side characters in danger as though we're supposed to…
Finished the last two episodes today. A frustrating show because the premise of an angel and a demon being friends and trying to stop the apocalypse is great, but we spend so much time with a bunch of other characters who have roles to play, and they aren't anywhere near as fun.
Some comments about specific episodes
1: The best of the show, loved everything from God's opening narration to the excessive mixups
3: Even though I no longer believe…
Been watching this slowly for a couple of weeks, couldn't let my assignments interupt my appreciation of a masterpiece on this scale. It's just hard to put this absolute thing into words. At the end of the show it takes six full minutes just to follow up on all the people, and that really broke me. You get the faintest sense of the gravity of how effected so many people were out of one bad night.
I can't really imagine not enjoying this. Like sure the script is mediocre and most of the acting is passable at best, but it was really refreshing to see a new cinematic world that's so realized. You can feel all the care that went into translating all these pokemon from their game sprites into something authentic.
I'm mainly excited at all the possibilities I'm hoping they'll seize with this universe. We get little tastes of all these awesome genres that could be tackled featuring Pokemon, like a horror movie starring Ditto, a kaiju film, a gritty revenge thriller starring Cubone. Imagination is the only limit.