Hmph. Another one who just doesn't get
it. Here is one of his few good points:
"The Transformers" Complete First Season: How Did a Show This Bad Launch a Franchise?
By Ed Liu
06-18-2009, 12:08 AM
the fact that the shows' low points far outnumber their high ones isn't as relevant as the fact that they provide a fertile enough environment for imagination to take root.
Does this man realize how rare and wonderful this attribute has been, at times, in the world of childrens' entertainment? So often, we have gotten preachy, PC nonsense that leaves no room for dreams. In fact, this single remark answers the question his title asks...completely. (Edit: I greatly fear that the current hip trend for Social Responsibility , Only $59.95 at Walmart, Buy it and Feel Virtuous All Week, will bring the poor young'uns a new round of preachy PC tripe. But that's another story...)
And don't miss this part:
Then again, the first Transformers live-action movie was an intermittently entertaining, over-stuffed, under-developed, cacophonous mess whose only sense of imagination seems to be in creative ways of blowing stuff up, so perhaps this first series didn't inspire as much imagination as one might hope.
Again, the point is missed, and furthermore the assessment is wrong. Transformers 2007 was indeed a mess, but imagination was one of its greatest redeeming features, and that goes a looong way.
Those who can, create. Those who can't, criticize. What would this man want? Has he ever watched the dismally PC childrens' "entertainment" that the parents' groups love so well? Has he ever stopped to consider that his ideal show might bore the kids to tears?
And how can somebody who likes Animated not enjoy practically the same show, in the style of another era, unless he is blinded by some sort of reverse-nostalgia? Animated is a LOT like G1, folks.
I believe that this fellow is blinded by a form of self-conscious, adolescent maturity that all of us have at some point, but which needs to be grown out of, in its turn.
Edited by Ottobusu Purimu, 20 June 2009 - 12:07 PM.