Sunday, September 16, 2012

SD Gundam Force


Note: I do not own SD Gundam Force or any of the images and videos you see here.

Yeah this going to be a bitch... (・へ・)


Behold ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! This is a prime example of franchise mangling! Here today we look at a spinoff of the popular Gundam franchise known as SD Gundam Force which aired in the year 2004. Now take a good long look at the video above. I mean look at it! Damn it who thought this was a good idea?!?

Yes this is a character from the series. Let that sink in for a moment
Now I'm sure there a few of you that will actually like this show. If so...good for you. However to many especially the fanbase this an accursed series that should be buried beneath the muddy earth for the worms to eat.

I remember seeing this on Toonami when I was younger and to this day I cannot believe what I saw.

The first problem is the visuals which are very visually awkward and jarring to look at. Plus if you cannot stand cutesy things then this will a painful experience because there is a buttload of "kawai" in just about every single episode. 。◕ ‿ ◕。

Second is the plot. A terrible force of evil called the Dark Axis wants to wipe out the futuristic city of Neotopia where both man and robots live in harmony by(get this...) turning everyone into stone. I feel that this is something 4Kids would've came up with. This is a major far cry from the other series which involve complex plot lines of war, human drama. politics, love, and sacrifice things that made Gundam such a big hit!


Kneel before me in fear!

From what I've read if my sources are correct this was meant to be a parody. If that's true then they totally failed in that aspect. Its not really funny or fun aside from the clumsy Zaku henchmen who I found myself rooting for. It also turns out there are other SD Gundam series out there and while I have never seen them before I doubt I ever will after having to suffering through this.

Its amazing that it lasted for 52 episodes along with a lot of toys and games considering the kind of reception it got. Currently on Anime News Network its #1 on the Worst Rated and is a rather touchy subject for the hardcore fans. Even in Japan it didn't so well being only viewed in 2.1% of Japanese homes(OUCH!).

Although I really do not like this series its not as horrible as people make it out to be considering its target audience are kids but it seemed to get under the skin of so many people especially hardcore Gundam fans. Me personally I just couldn't get into it when I was younger considering I preferred more mature shows with developed characters and complex plotlines.

There are far far worse animes out there trust me! If you want really bad watch Demon Lord Dante, X The Movie. or the dozens of god damn Ecchi animes that keep getting pumped out! Would I recommend this show to anyone? A younger audience might enjoy it but adults would be squirming in their seats waiting for an episode to end as soon as possible and if you are a major fan of Gundam STAY CLEAR!

So that's the end of this review remember to leave any comments or questions in the comments section below the article. Stay tuned everyone for the 50th Review of A Reeler Movie Reviewer coming soon! Its going to be wacky ride!  \(^_^)/

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Coming This Fall!

 
Hey everybody! I'm trying out something different this time around. Here in this article are some of the reviews that will be posted this October in the name of all things that go bump in the night!

Note: I do not own any of the following movies and TV shows you see here or any of the images. I do however claim ownership of this article.



Pumpkinhead 1988



Candyman 1992


Mirai Nikki(Future Diary)


Pin


Playroom


So folks get ready for this coming October as we meet the mad, the cruel and devious, the "sweet", and the Queen of Yanderes! If you have any request or questions please feel free tp put them in the comments section below. See you folks next time!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

A Lost and Forgotten Series #5



Note: I do not own BattleToads or the image or video you see here. I do however claim owner ship of this article.

Okay folks now we're getting into some real shit with this one! Based off the popular video game franchise this ugly pond scum was born. This a prime example of the trope Stillborn Franchise because this thing died before it even got started. Its the story about three high school kids who have the power to transform into ass-kicking toads that can alter their bodies into weapons. Together the trio must defend Professor T. Bird and Princess(There is always is one) Angelica from the Dark Queen.

The pilot for the series served as a prequel trying to explain the origins of the titular characters and that's as far as DIC Entertainment would get it. It bombed and I mean hard being considered to be one of the five Worst one shot cartoons ever made according Topless Robot and to those unlucky enough to see it a "blatant rippoff of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles".

Watching it I could see why it has earned its reputation. The animation was poor and quite jarring to watch even by 1990s cartoon standards failing to dazzle or even grab the attention of its audience when it aired on Thanksgiving in 1992. Despite this it became a sort of "legend" and today is not that hard to find. The entire pilot is available now on YouTube for free actually being more available than the damn game is.

Here is the entire pilot episode below. Enjoy!




Compared to most shows I have done for Lost and Forgotten Series its not as bad some of the others I have looked at despite how notorious it is. Dull and brain dead but not eye splintering like Butt Ugly Martians was so I should count my lucky stars. Until next time everyone!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Shipping!!!


Note: I do not own any of the following images shown or any shows,video games, and movies mentioned here. I do however own this article.

Hello again and welcome back to Reeler Movie Reviewer where we look at all that the best and worst of media from TV Shows to the latest movies. Romance is everywhere isn't it? It always seems to find its way into the story of a show or movie even if its not the main focus. Its sometimes a subplot and other times its just a way for the writers to shoehorn some kind of character development. Regardless in many shows there are those who become interested in the relationships even invested and support a certain pairing. This is known as Shipping.

Go to any fansite or forum for a TV show(Usually an anime) and you'll be more than likely to find a discussion about a favorite pairing or what pairing is the best. The type of couples will vary but there are about five known kinds of pairings. The first kind is the official couple which is basically a canon couple within a film or TV series ; an example of this is Han Solo and Leia from the Star Wars franchise. The second is the Fan Preferred pairing which is a couple that a large number of fans support. The third and fourth are the homosexual couples namely yaoi and yuri and believe me you'll find no shortage of those. Last are the crack pairings which are just put together by people for laughs really for example C3PO and Jabba The Hut(Enjoy having that image in your head).

A fine example of  a crack pairing
Note: I do not own this picture

 
So your probably wondering why do people ship? Well depending on who ask your sometimes going to get a different answer. Sometimes certain folks ship just because they think their favorite pairing is cute but other times people actually push for their couple in hopes it will become canon. This unfortunately ends up leading to the very ugly side of this activity.

There are people who take shipping seriously and I mean very seriously to the point that they are completely obsessed in seeing their dream couples come true and will actually lash out anyone that dares stand in the way of "true love". Now take some of these people and put them on a discussion board with other fans of a franchise(Like Harry Potter for example). Lets say one group prefers the canon couples but another sees fan favorite couples like Hermione and Harry as better and more ideal pairings. The two groups go back and forth explaining why these couples work and try to convince the other that they are right but neither side is backing down. Things quickly spiral out of control when one of the posters loses her/his temper and insults the other shippers for being so stupid or slutshaming one of the characters. From here on it was on as this once peaceful discussion turns into a violent verbal argument between fans. These are known as Shipping Wars or Ship-to-Ship Combat.

Almost every TV show, movie, anime, cartoon, and video game has these and God help you if you ever find yourself caught in the crossfire of one!

A fine example of Ship-to-Ship Combat was in the year 1998 on Valentine's Day when a newcomer to the Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers fansite the Acorn Cafe posted a seemingly harmless Valentines greeting featuring Chip and Ratchet. This one damn post was enough to ignite the bloodiest flame war ever in the history of the fandom of the series becoming known as the St. Valentines Day Massacre. Think about that! People were actually arguing about the love life of a mouse and a chipmunk!  ┳━┳ ◡ ヽ(`Д´)ノ ┻━┻

Here below are other notable examples of Shipping Wars

Art by cuttieartgirl at deviantArt
Suppose to be an argument between Naruhina and Narusaku fans.

Teen Titans: Beast Boy/Raven vs Beast Boy/Terra

Avatar The Last Airbender: Katara/Aang vs Zuko/Katara also known as Kataang vs Zutara

Bleach: Ichigo x Rukia vs. Ichigo x Orihime. Shit gets real in this battle even Kubo's words can't quell the flames of war. Got worse after the voice actors for the protagonist Ichigo offered their opinions on the debate. Forums were left with third degree burns.

Pokemon: Mention Misty on any forum or fansite. I triple dog dare you!

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Shinji x Asuka vs. Shinji x Rei vs Shinji x Kaworu. Still going since the release of the Rebuild Trilogy.

Naruto: Aaaaaaargh! The flames they burn! They burn!!!

Danny Phantom: The great conflict between the "True-Fans" and the "Anti-Fans".

Haruhi Suzumiya: TAKE COVER!!! ( ゚ Д゚)


Final Fantasy 7: Just...Holy shit dude.

Twilight: *SLAMS HEAD ON KEYBOARD REPEATEDLY*

Also keep in mind that even real life people are not safe. Let that thought chill your spine.
Today shipping is as strong as ever with new couples being supported all over the web, fanart being drawn and shared, lemony fanfics written posted all over the place, as fanatics board their ships preparing for future battles all the while as I sit in the background with a bag of popcorn and a cold one.

That's the end of this article if you have any comments or questions please put them in the Comments Section bellow. Also if you or a friend have been involved in any sort of little adventure in the Shipping department please share your experience! Until next time everyone!