Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Spin-Out, Jun 20, 2009.
Also, the same reviewer loved Transformers Animated, so make of that what you will.
I'd call it a fairly accurate review to be honest.
Ah well to each his own.
I'm glad he mentioned about the original commercials of the kids faces digitally blurred out.
It's G1, it's awesome.
Well, the G1 cartoon WAS kind of crappy. It seemed like a fair review. I like the props they gave to TFA at the end.
I agree. My memories of the G1 cartoon are better than the actual episodes. Sure, there's a gem here and there, but compared to Beast Wars and Animated, it's a very subpar show.
This is shocking and appalling!
No, he's just spouting his opinion and he's right. All the negatives he mentions we are all aware of. When we were kids, we didn't care, and we aren't watching it for amazing stories, we watch it because it makes us feel like kids again, and the silliness and mistakes add to that.
Two things- I'm surprised that after he mentions how viewers will quickly understand nobody will ever really get hurt in the show, that he doesn't follow it up with a quick mention of how that made all the bots getting killed off in the '86 movie so startling for kids. The other thing was that I thought his shot at the '07 movie near the end was out of left field and added nothing to support or unsupport his claim, sounding pretty unprofessional.
Ugh. It was 25 years ago. All cartoons were crappy by today's standards. Transformers still has a massive following (duh), and even those who moved on away from the franchise still have fond memories of the time. It's nostalgia, not scripture. This review shouldn't have been made, especially by that guy.
While the guy does have some valid points, regardless of how brutal they are, he seems to be forgetting that this show is 25 years old despite the fact that he does address the age of it. How did it get so popular? It was the early 80's. THAT'S why. Virtually nothing made back then stood the test of time, but we appreciate all of it now (cartoons, music, tv shows, movies, etc.) for the cheesy nostalgia value. And truth be told, not only was Transformers light years cooler than stuff like GI Joe, Jem, He-Man and countless others, but it actually manages to even outshine a lot of cartoons made in the past 5 years.
Fact is that G1 started many of us down this path of life long support & fandom, and as such, it should be respected for at least being the launch pad for bigger & better things to come. Same goes for most stuff that came out of the 80's. It was all the ground work that a lot of people & companies alike have been able to go back, reference, modify and bring into the 21st century - whether it's cover songs & mash-ups, movie remakes, revised TV series, or TV shows turned into movies. Most of us would be hard pressed here in 2009 to look back on anything that came out in 1984/85 and still think it's awesome, nevermind appreciate it the same way now as we did back then if we were only experiencing any of it for the first time here & now. And it's going to happen again in another 25 years when we look back at what we thought was so awesome in 2009. Chances are our stomachs will turn just as much, and many of us will be utterig the words "I can't believe I ever liked that" just as we do now with many things from our past.
Long story short: despite G1's flaws (and there were MANY of them, no question), this reviewer quickly went from honest & objective to almost taking a ranting soap box position, all the while taking a 25 year old childrens cartoon a little too seriously for sake of 'intelligent' review purposes. IMO anyway.
Toon Zone is two words.
Well, it was pretty bad animation. Even by 1984 standards. G.I.JOE was pretty bad too, and unless you grew up on these or can find the magic in it, you're going to be disappointed.
*Claps and whistles*
Best response EVER!
Everytime someone compares the original G1 cartoon to today's standards I want to punch them in the face.
How do you figure that? Are you forgetting the cartoons of '84? Transformers was amongst the best shows on TV back then. Looking back there was only one cartoon which had better animation quality, Mighty Orbots. The rest of the good ones were on par with Transformers.
I posted this list of cartoons in the other thread. I put a little effort into putting this list together... so I don't mind reposting it again here to illistrate my point.
List comprised of cartoons that started in, or had a new season in '84. Shows near, at, or above the quality level of Transfomers will be in bold.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Adventures of the Get Along Gang
All-New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show, The
Alvin & the Chipmunks
Amazing Bunjee Venture, The
Best of Scooby Doo, The
Challenge of the Gobots
Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show, The
Dungeons and Dragons
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
The Incredible Hulk
The Little Rascals/Richie Rich Show
The Mighty Orbots
The New Scooby Doo Mysteries
New Scooby and Scrappy Doo Show
Punky Brewster or It's Punky Brewster
The Puppy's Further Adventures
Saturday Supercade (cartoon block)
The Scary Scooby Funnies
Spiderman and His Amazing Friends
Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show
Voltron, Defender of the Universe
The Voyages of Dr. Doolittle
Wolf Rock TV
Now tell us again how Transformers had bad animation even by 1984 standards.
No, not all cartoons were crappy by today's standards. If you go by animation only, then maybe, but story-wise a lot of Transformers' contemporaries were simply better than it. And what do you mean "this review shouldn't have been made?" - heard of free speech much!?!
Well said. Also easy to take pot shots at something that happened 25 years ago. I was impressed with Shout's error correction process. They worked hard on these DVDs.
The Incredible Hulk had great animation, one of my all-time faves:
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