Post by Bertie Bassett on Mar 13, 2011 19:20:36 GMT
Not too bad. It's the first show since Armada*. that I'm still watching 10 episodes in, so it's doing something right. It's not a groundbreaking show. It's not doing anything new. But overall it's fun to watch. I'd pick it up on DVD if it's released in that format.
Bulkhead is becoming the star on the Autobot side. I'm even warming to Agent Fowler and enjoying the ridiculousness that one chap appears to represent all security on the planet.
*Which was a poop show, but I was Kayevcee's viewing co-pilot! It was a badge of honour to get all the way to episode 52!
I'm pretty ignorant of the field of voice acting, but are more prominent "live action" actors like The Rock and Adam Baldwin unusual choices for doing something like Transformers?
Nah it is becoming more and more common for shows to do special guests as 'stunt casting'
Basically the skillset for a voice actor is much different from that of a normal actor, since you only have your voice to work with, but due to the celebrity culture, lots of shows have been getting 'celebrities' to voice characters.
Dreamworks are responsible for that route, well Disney probably started its a bit with Robin Williams in Aladdin, but it was generally confined to the odd character and was the major marketing element. Then Shrek came along and suddenly the celebrity voices were more important than the animation.
Or indeed was thought of as more than 'funny animals' films, grrrrr.
Indeed. When you consider the variety of things that animation can be used to, the limited range that it is ever used for in the West is deeply depressssing. (Trying to explain something like Yukikaze to someone who cannot comprehend the idea of animation without songs and talking bears is a recipe for frustration.)
As to 1.10 though I thought it was quite enjoyable. At last there are other Decepticons who can be as snide as Starscream to contend with, something that the show has needed, and Bulkhead remains an endearing doofus of a character. It isn't reinventing anything, just remixing what has been done before, but it is doing what it does in a fairly competent way. It has certainly exceeded the expectations I had of it by being competent. (And hopefully they will make use of those city-scape background elements every so often so that we can get a break from that overfamiliar canyon.
Post by Bertie Bassett on Mar 21, 2011 21:14:17 GMT
It's workmanlike. It's nothing amazing. I wouldn't be upset if it was cancelled tomorrow. However, it has a certain something to it which I can't put my finger on it but it's decent to watch. It's enjoyable. It passes 20 mins fine. I would buy DVD's/legit downloads if (not iTunes, I refuse to use it).
I am no completist with TF cartoons. I don't tend to watch every episode. I had given up on Energon, Cybertron and Animated by this point. So Prime is doing something right for me to still be watching. I'm just not sure what!
By contrast, I only made it 2 episodes into the new GI JOE show the internet is wanking over. And I had been looking forward to it much, much more!