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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Further proof of the non-existence of God

Or at least of a caring, thoughtful god at any rate. Behold this abomination! Yes indeed, for those who thought the arrow had swung waaaaaay too far to the left with Bayco's rubix-formers, here comes the ultra-simple, ultra-lame, squiggle-formers!

The stated goal of this... well I hesitate to call it a direction (unless implosions count as a vector) is to re-target transformers for kids aged 7-12, none of whom will have been allowed to see the upcoming movie (PG-13). Bold promises have been made about "Samurai Jack style animation" and "Teen Titans level intensity". Uh-huh. On the surface I'm all for it, I do enjoy both those shows. But seriously.... like this? It looks like the transformers version of Loonatix for fuck sakes!

Oh yes, let's not forget the premise! The autobots fight human supervillans. Sorry, I didn't realize you were eating... yeah, I should have warned you about that... but hey, don't worry, I'm sure that'll wash right out... The only decepticons of note to appear by the way will be Megatron and Starscream, who will appear somewhat rarely (evidently to remind us as to why the show is called "Transformers" and not "Optimus and friends").

Is it too much to ask for someone to do something GOOD with this franchise? Something that isn't purile, pointlessly over-styled or some lame excuse for a power trip? It's no wonder they have to reinvent the damn things every year, not a single incarnation has been worthy of note since the original (with some exceptions made for Beast Wars).

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