WOW that was a niceely made episode
WOW that was a niceely made episode
Yeah, it was pretty good. I was surprised by how good the production values were, especially after looking at the Avengers cartoon. I liked how awkward Superman was with Superboy, very good dramatic tension for such a complex situation. That was something that was kind of missing from their original encounter in the comics (to be fair, there was a lot going on for Supes at that time having just come back from the dead and all). Robin still feels too young to me. I'm wondering who it was that the League was relieved Batman did not bring though.
I wasn't sure about the old Affirmative Action! Comics approach once again to include a black version of a character that had once been white (only as a different character completely), but Aqualad turned out pretty darned good I thought. I can see why they chose to make him the leader based on how they worked everyone else. Plus I've read he might be (highlight to read) Black Manta's son! That'll just be all kinds of awesome!
Aqulad to me seemed forced. I love the interaction between
Superman and Superboy. Robin I feel is underused and Kid
Flash I thought was dead on.
I can't wait for more episodes, this is a great episode.
If 'Teen Titans' had to look, and tone of 'Young Justice', I probably would've liked it more since the 'anime sight gags' can get fairly annoying at times.
This is absolutely amazingly well made.:hmeek:
Is this going to be repeated? Tivo didn't record it for some reason
ANYWAY I loved the show, felt very high quality for a series, hope it lasts throughout the run!! VERY good stuff IMO. Who was the ice guy fighting Green Arrow and Speedy and who was the ice lady??
I also agree with your other points. As a double minority, it aggravates the hell out of me when people complain about equality and diversity. OPEN YOUR EYES AND LOOK AROUND! The world isn't all Caucasian. The reason all these properties, comics, cartoons, etc. are so white is because they're decades old and were created by old white guys who just didn't think to include people that weren't like them. This isn't the 60s anymore and white people aren't the only people in the world. Time to stop acting like it!
I might be putting words into Gbagok's mouth, but I understand what he means. Changing a characters skin color or whatever is fine as long as they aren't a hamfisted set of stereotypes that feels like they are in my face about it.
But as far as Aqualad goes, I had my reservations and I don't think I'm racist for having them. I'd like a new character to be more than just a walking "see, we're not all honkies!" poster, and I couldn't know if he'd be more than that until I saw him in action (dramatically I mean, not just fisticuffs). I also wondered if he'd add anything to the dynamic that we didn't already have from other characters without changing them, but I think each character stood out. He was the most reverential of his mentor out of the whole group, so when he stood up and asked for respect at the end, it meant more. I do kind of think they've made Robin more childish than usual in order to facilitate Aqualad as the leader a bit, but then Robin has been in enough cartoons by now and to be fair this still seems like Grayson more than Todd or Drake. Finally the parentage clinches it, this Aqualad is a character I'm more interested in than Garth--who I actually hated when I was a kid because he seemed like an aqua-copy of Robin.
I can't speak for everyone on the subject of changing characters though. I get when it's not welcome, and usually I get why it's done, when it's done. It's tricky business, as changing established characters always is.
This Aqualad is not Garth. They've said that Garth is Tempest in this show. Aqualad is a new character they've created for this show that Geoff Johns liked so much, he introduced the character (Jackson) in the Brightest Day maxiseries.
I thought it was quite good. To me Robin felt more like Todd, and since they have had a push for him lately I could see them finally bringing him out.
My reasoning he played a lot with the toys and didn't fight quite as much as Grayson. Second guess would be Drake.
I watched the premere movie yesterday and I'm not imprtessed too much attitude(if it were just one or two it would be one thing but all of them?)
So far teen titans was waaaay better.