October 28, 2012, 01:17pm
Watching She-Ra for the first time!
Thanks to Netflix, I've been watching MOTU for the past few days. So, I decided to check out She-Ra, too. When it originally aired, I was not interested in a "girl's" cartoon and toyline. I was 14 and He-Man was being overshadowed by GI Joe in my house, so what can I say?
Is it just me or does it seem to be a better cartoon? Is it just because it had 2 years on MOTU? When I started watching MOTU last week on Netflix, it seemed a bit sloppier than I remember. It is definitely fun to watch, but I'm kinda digging She-Ra just a bit more!
October 28, 2012, 06:06pm
Yeah it was like they used thier experience from motu and improved upon it with better writing.
October 28, 2012, 08:49pm
Bring on Grr, good sir!
October 28, 2012, 09:11pm
LOL - that's awesome. Any chance you can post that pic?
It's kind of sad because I realized that MOTU is not really THAT good once you take off the nostalgia goggles. I am enjoying watching them, but once I'm through them, I know that there won't be much repeat viewing - something I love to do!
Last edited by Malev_Emperor; October 29, 2012 at 01:32am.
October 29, 2012, 11:24am
It's a mixed bag. I think they improve on not having some of the quirks that He-man had (extra clunky animation scenes, questionable voice acting for secondary characters - although Queen Angela is pretty silly). But then, take a look at Bow, what the heck is with that design; the voice actor does make it up it quite a bit by doing a great job, but then there are episodes where he signs and ... wow - bad.
I'm surprised as how much of a jerk Kowl is too!
I just made another thread on Skeletor in She-Ra - whenever he is involved the show is fantastic.
There are some fun lore bits that were never resolved (The Red Knight) too.
I think overall it polished some of the stuff that might have stuck out in He-Man, but it still had quite a few of its own things that would make me
He-man is the better show, to me.
October 30, 2012, 12:38am
Angella with weird wings slapped on her back, and still fitting into that yoga outfit, is odd.
..but there is a way to make her a very interesting and important character.
(working on character structure is not something those filmation people did all the time)