Monday, 8 June 2015

Mend, Defend and...DO YOUR HOMEWORK?
OK, fanboy bullshit! Totally unprofessional rant. If I sound like an idiot, I apologize, but I got some beef with ReBoot: The Guardian Code that I need to get off my chest.

First of all, can anyone bring up a memorable CGI/live-action series? I've got Zixx but, unlike Power Rangers, it's not really worth binge-watching. Thanks in no small part to crappy Hollywood movies and CNReal, hybrid series have left a bad taste in everyone's mouths. Instead of making a series/movie look good, it's mainly seen as a cheap gimmick or, in the case of Cartoon Network, an excuse to produce anything but cartoons. For fans of the old series, as well as those who enjoy the works of Nerd Corps, a modern day Mainframe Entertainment, it's kind of a bummer that TGC won't be all digital.

Secondly, what's up with the stock premise? "Four teens discover that they're next-gen Guardians with a mission to save the world, by defending it in cyberspace. When [they] are not trying to stop viruses from overloading a nuclear power station, our heroes are being typical teens; trying to avoid getting suspended for skipping class when they're really on a cyber mission to save the world!"

Two words: Code. Lyoko. This shit has already been done by a 2D/CGI series and, if its fanbase is anything, the Guardian Code is going to be seen as a cheap knock-off. Granted, you can't expect something less stupid from a KIDS SHOW, but ReBoot was one of the few kids shows that can also appeal to an older audience. That's what made it so memorable, not watered-down teenage drama. It sickens me that kids shows these days are so cheep, so low quality, and so unoriginal. Is it really that taboo to write a show for kids that adults can enjoy too?

I should let you know that the original series found it's conclusion in the Zero2Heroes webcomic, ReBoot:Arrival/Paradigms Lost/Code of Honor/whatever it was called. Apparently people thought TGC would be a continuation of that series. After what I've learned, you should be glad it isn't.

Guess we'll just have to see it on-screen, whenever and wherever it airs, and hope like hell that its better than it sounds.

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