KnightDamien wrote: ↑Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:11 amBummer that you weren't into it! Maybe Season 2 will get you back in, depending on what they do. Or not.Super Camel wrote: I feel almost exactly about this He-Man show as I do the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy. It had some aspects I liked, but overall I didn't like it. Speaking of the Sequel trilogy, it really felt like Smith near copied it in so many ways for Revelations.
I don't think Smith copied anything from Star Wars. More that both things have similar beats common to modern fantasy/fiction. Especially when you subvert tropes and stuff -- a lot of it becomes a bit samey sometimes (also true in fantasy books and video games - just like the 'chosen one farmer' was once a major trope you saw everywhere, or the true king with a magic sword).
Even though I -do- like the show, what I'm looking forward to is actually seeing Mattel properly open up Masterverse to -everything- MOTU. I definitely want to see more Revelations designs, but I also want to see what else they plan to do with this line. I need a Filmation-ish Mer-Man, and a He-Man with a normal-size head. Haha.Super Camel wrote: But, while I didn't love the show, there were some cool character designs that should make for some cool toys.
I'm really excited about the potential of the Masterverse line as well. So many different Cartoons, Comics, Mini Comics, toys, and artwork to base the figures on. To think of having such a variety of different iterations of MOTU characters in toy form all in one scale, like DC or Marvel get with the likes of McFarlane's Multiverse or Hasbro's Marvel Legends is like a dream come true.
Normal sized heads going forward would be a great upgrade as well lol.
As far as the cartoon, there were things that I just didn't like, or for whatever reason didn't sit well, which most of I can't go into because I don't want to spoil anything. Some of the character choices didn't feel like the characters I know and love. And a couple of elements just didn't feel, for a lack of a better term, very Motu'y. But in no way did I hate it, and I will definitely check out the rest.
Some of the things I did like were the Animation, some of the new character looks, designs, and attires, and definitely the choices for the voice actors. Episode 1 really kicked it off well, and the looks and attires there were a definite nostalgia kick.
And I really liked the scenes with Scareglow.
It really does remind me of my half and half feelings towards the Sequel Trilogy. There are parts, characters, and elements I enjoy, and then those that just feel wrong or even bad.
And when I said Kevin "Copied" the sequel trilogy, what you said is exactly what I meant. Not that he actually copied anything, but just that some of his choices and patterns, the beats as you put it, reminded me of certain aspects of the Sequel Trilogy. You just said it WAY better