Posts tagged teen titans go
Posts tagged teen titans go
The fact that I have to go out of my way to define what is and what isn’t legitimate criticism to people is sad.
Okay, and let ME explain
There are two groups of people who are upset here. There are the hardcore fans crying over the loss of a proper sequel who, really, need to get over it because even if they did get it they’d probably be disappointed with that too quite frankly
Then there’s the people like me
I AM NOT DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE IT IS A COMEDY OR BECAUSE IT’S SHORTS OR WHATEVER. NO, THAT’S -FINE- IT REALLY DOESN’T MATTER.
The animation is fluid, the voice acting is SPOT ON, and some of the writing is pretty ok. The show isn’t the problem.
The problem is taking characters and mushing them into a situation to make a joke but in doing so EFFECTIVELY LOSING THE CHARACTERS. Let me further explain:
Starfire’s original character trait, above all, was being someone who was playful and kind. She loved trying new things and attempting to introduce her friends to her culture because it made her feel closer with them.
What is Starfire’s defining trait in the reboot? She’s lovesick. What did they focus on in the commercials? Her tendancy to overreact to something happening to her appearance. They took the depth out of her and DIDN’T EVEN KEEP TRUE TO HER CHARACTER TRAITS.
The same can be said for Beast Boy; he’s a trickster and a goof but he’s sincerely a good guy who cares a lot about others. What is his main character trait? Idiocy. They made him more stupid so they can play that as a joke too.
And it goes on.
Robin is bossy and annoying, Cyborg is so lazy FIGHTING CRIME IS A CHORE TO HIM, and RAVEN?
DO I REALLY NEED TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY DID TO RAVEN?
I don’t mind having a comedic spin off. The idea is GREAT.
I mind having three dimensional characters twisted and warped until they’re so flat they barely seem human JUST FOR A PUNCHLINE. What makes the Teen Titans series great is being able to address issues and relate you to the cast EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE VASTLY DIFFERENT THAN YOU. Racism was addressed, self esteem was addressed, abusive family was adressed
I GET THAT THESE THINGS WOULD NEVER BE IN A SHOW LIKE THIS
I just wished they did the cast more justice.
Who is a better role model for your kid, the Starfire who depends solely on a crush to seem relevant or the Starfire that teaches you no matter how different you are, your friends will love and accept you?
The Cyborg that struggled to accept himself or the Cyborg that would rather sleep all day than lend a hand?
Just some food for thought.
^ ^ ^ Basically my thoughts on this.
I know it may sound lame, since I was a lot older at the time, but when the original Teen Titans was airing I really needed the role models and life lessons they taught.
What makes me disappointed with the sequal is NOT the animation, NOT the style (I like the style, sorry haters to the back), NOT the humor or the references.
Its that these are really one dimensional characters, and everything that was great about who they were is gone.
And I feel without that, the whole world of Teen Titans feels lost to me. It’s uncompelling and uninteresting and just.
….Well, it reminds me of the Mad cartoon shorts.
Probably because it’s done by the same few people (I think, right?)
It’s just…… just…..
flat. boring, uninspired.
EXACTLY. all of the characters have been completely flanderized. Robin isn’t even close to who he used to be, and Starfire’s new personality is just….a sexist stereotype. it hurts because i’ve seen these characters be so much more than this. i expect better. ugh.
Teen Titans (2003) Character profiles vs Teen Titans Go! (2013) Character profiles according to Cartoonnetwork.com
Uh… what? Did they even check… what?
They… they’re gonna disregard her past, aren’t they?
Unrequited puppy love? Where did they…. what?
…but he was never stupid… maybe naive with some things but to reduce his insecurities and occasional naivete into calling him dim is just…. Fuck.
Wait what the actual fuck did they do the Cyborg. No, this is not okay, Cyborg was one of my FAVORITE characters in the original show. He struggled with the fact that he wasn’t always sure how much of his humanity remained after he became half robot. He was SHUNNED by his family and friends because of this, but always tried to make the best out of the situation. He cared about fighting for people, and yes while he loved his food, it never was a reason why he didn’t fight crime, in fact he enjoyed doing his part to help people and just…. FUCK really CN and DC?! FUCKING REALLY?! Not only do you overhaul Young Justice and Green Lantern for a whole new line up, but half of that line up TRASHES the characters of the Titans and reduced them down to caricatures. I was happy, at first, to hear we might get a Teen titans cartoon. I LOVED the one from 2003, and I though that would be the one that they took the most inspiration from. Instead they take the BASE of BASIC CHARACTERISTICS of these characters and make that their entire persona. Now I haven’t seen the new show yet, but if the bios they are giving are any indicator, I am not gonna be happy with this new take at all.
(Oh and don’t even get me started on the trailer they use for Teen Titans Go. They have Starfire FLIP A BITCH when her hair gets damaged. WHERE THE FUCK DID THAT TRAIT COME FROM?! Starfire didn’t really care about physical appearance in Teen titans (or in the comics), and she certainly wouldn’t go BATSHIT CRAZY because her hair gets damaged in a fight. Fucking REALLY?!)
so basically they’ve all been flanderized….
new titans episodes?!?! YES! it says it will be more cartoony and comedic, and part of me wishes they’d stick with the style from before. but this is better than nothing! eeee!