Hey, finally things calmed down to get some new content up on the blog that's not the usual end of the week stuff--there's a novelty. That said, there's not really a coherent thing here, really two quick hits that I decided to combine in the name of economy and, y'know, getting it up on the blog already.
Man, I miss those days when I could just bang out an Iron Man review and have done.
Anyways, I'm late chiming in on this, but I recently caught the new iteration of Thundercats, and of all the attempts to bring it back (including that awful Wildstorm mini-series where Wilykat and Wilykit were Mumm-Ra's sex slaves. No, really--that totally happened, and is an excellent reason why sometimes you just shouldn't bankroll someone's fanfic) it's easily the best one, because it's not just a cool intro, and if you remember--take your rose-coloured glasses off now, please--that's pretty much all the original show was: Awesome intro that promised far more than the show delivered. Not that the show tried all that hard anyways.
Thankfully, the new series seems to be aiming a bit higher, taking all the various bits the show would introduce and discard, finding the connections, and tying it up into something resembling an interesting fictional world that will, one hopes, drive many stories for many seasons . . .or just until Cartoon Network forgets about the show, stops running it, and kills it with negligence just like they have Sym-Bionic Titan, Brave and the Bold, and Young Justice.
Seriously, they have a bad habit of hobbling the momentum of new series.
In any event, the two-parter I saw gives a good beginning and sets up a number of interesting story springboards and pushes some fan buttons without derailing everything to do it. The animation was pretty great for a TV show (I know some people don't like the more blatantly "anime" look, but as anime studios animated the original cartoon too, it's been in its DNA from the start) and the whole thing says "we spent a little money on this for a change, enjoy the quality."
Also, no Ro-Bear Berbils. That's always good.
I'm intrigued to see where things go from here, and that's more than I have been able to say about Thundercats . . .well, ever, really. Will this lead to a revival of its cousin shows Tigersharks and Silverhawks? Well, that's probably too obscure even for most 80's nerds, so I'm guessing not.