I've not got any particular nostalgia interest here, as I wasn't even aware She Ra existed until the last couple of decades, but I do think in terms of reviving older animated adventure properties Netflix does seem to be a good choice of partner to be honest. It gives fair odds of them being allowed the time and resources to get on with making a decent show.
Has anyone watched this? I've seen a bit of one episode from about the middle of the season and it seemed pretty good but I felt a bit lost having not watched it from the beginning. The daughter, who has watched the whole thing in order, gives it 2 thumbs up though!
I enjoyed it, but afterwards was left with many questions about the backstory and the general world that I thought/expected/hoped would be addressed as the show progressed but weren't.
Maybe I was expecting too much on that score, but shows like Steven Universe and Voltron have made me come to expect such things.
The only real negatives are the designs of She-ra and Hordak. She-ra, Im not sure exactly what they were going for, but somethings off about it. Hordak just isn't scary or threatening or impressive. He like a lame emo teenage version of original Hordak. Theres also a lack of original villains which is a shame, though tht mostly falls under my complaint about lack of backstory and world building.
Animation and art are generally okay, but do occasionally look a bit cheap compared to say Voltron.
And if Im being really picky. They made the choice to de-age the characters. if the original show had most characters early to mid 20s, here they are mid to late teens. Thats fine, but the voice actors still sound like they are playing the as 20 somethings.
Like I say really picky, but it caught my attention more than once.
What does annoy me is the discourse online is either "hurrr the new show is rubbish because it is different to the old show which was perfect" vs "the new show is amazing because the old show was crap and anyone who likes it is an idiot" (unfortunately a lot of people I know are in the latter camp!!)
Which like, both are awful opinions. You can like two versions of something.
The internet really, really exhausts me sometimes.
I think it's been cleared for 90 episodes, so the backstories may get resolved/cleared up
Quite possibly, but even if the first season wasn't going to answers I expected some suggestion that it and the characters were aware of or curious about the backstory. Instead certain elements just come across as really inconsistant.
Its just dumb things like, where is everyone? Its such an underpopulated world.
Why do they call themselves rebels? Its not really clear that the Horde ever controlled their territories and if they did was it the "failed" rebellion that kicked them out in which case why was it such a disaster? Again if the last rebellion was such a disaster why has the Horde seemingly not expanded its territory very much if at all since?
The Horde seems to be made up of fresh out of the academy recruits. Where are the vicous battle hardened troops that cause so much fear among the rebellion?
I suspect the simple answer is that despite being modernised in some respects this is a proper old school kids show that isnt too concerned with those sort of elements. And yet everything about it seems like that isnt what they were aiming for.
Past Ralph was an idiot. As MOTU Revelations isn't my cup of tea thought I would give this another go. It's good. I shall now power through the whole show having not watched past episode 1 back in the day.
I've seen what they've put out on dvd, which is about half the series. They did make a really rare She-ra vs Catra action figure two pack, back when the series launched. But it was hard to get before the show's popularity skyrocketed.