Pokémon on MSN News

Page 1 of 7 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 101

Thread: Pokémon on MSN News

  1. #1
    Registered User llxwarbirdxll's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    699

    Default Pokémon on MSN News

    Quote Originally Posted by Worst Cartoons Ever By Robert Isenberg
    "Pokémon" had no story, only a Darwinist premise: Ash Ketchum, a young man and aspiring "Pokémon master," travels around with his pet Pikachu, advancing levels as he goes. Ash has a bunch of young friends, and they wander aimlessly, looking for adventure. As a genre, anime cartoons are held in high regard -- for character development, mature themes, complex plots and either smooth animation or really scenic backgrounds. "Pokémon" had none of these qualities. And wasn't not alone: The "Super Mario Bros." and "Pac-Man" cartoons also fell flat, which is what happens when you base a saga on a two-dimensional video game. Now just imagine "Grand Theft Auto: The Animated Series" -- that would be something.
    Source: http://tv.msn.com/new-on-dvd/feature-article/?news=267913&GT1=10189

  2. #2
    It's myyyy spoon! Stormchaser Raijin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Somewhere eating your sunflower seeds
    Posts
    254

    Default

    What the fuck is this shit?

    How could they allow such rubbish to be published? Seriously?



  3. #3
    who drew that ugly thing Porygon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    347

    Default

    Yeah, I'd say that's a pretty accurate description to be honest.
    blogosphere

  4. #4
    Zelda! :0 hyliansage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    in a cave! ^^
    Posts
    27

    Default

    I love how they complained about Pokemon having no story but were praising Tom and Jerry, Ren and Stimpy, etc. >___>

  5. #5
    A black and white world Blackjack Gabbiani's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Nowhere special
    Posts
    17,517
    Blog Entries
    273

    Default

    Pokemon has way more plot than Roadrunner cartoons. Of course, that's not saying much, but hey.

    And what's this "was" business?

  6. #6
    The Pumpkin King Snake Bandage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Under the kitchen sink
    Posts
    3,631

    Default

    Hey, hey, HEY, Goof Troop was FUN. And it produced an awesome movie and a brand new Disney regular who's completely effin' cool (Max~). As for Transformers, yes, it's kind of really bad from an adult's point of view, but that's why it was aimed at little kids. Besides, the best point of view is the one where Starscream is gay for Megatron and you just have to find the hints for it. Enter the Nightbird is so, so good for this purpose. And all the stuff the guy IS praising has no story at ALL. They're enjoyable for the most part, but everything was about one screwing the other up (or, in the case of Ren and Stimpy, it was more like PURE, UNDILUTED AMERICAN CRACK).

    That should be enough to disregard anything else this guy writes.

    Of course... he's kind of right. Pokemon isn't very big on character development (no matter what I say about James), plot and mature themes. But really. This is kodomo. And it's damn enjoyable.

  7. #7
    Registered User Fluffy Cotton's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    33

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hyliansage View Post
    I love how they complained about Pokemon having no story but were praising Tom and Jerry, Ren and Stimpy, etc. >___>
    Same here.

  8. #8
    It's myyyy spoon! Stormchaser Raijin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Somewhere eating your sunflower seeds
    Posts
    254

    Default

    Pokémon has plenty of enjoyment in the episodes, I still enjoy them even though I'm 16.

    Besides, it ain't a kid's show, and if you were paying attention to some things you'd notice. ;) [holy matrimony comes to mind here]



  9. #9
    is watching you Lil Brother's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Georgia, US
    Posts
    2,505
    Blog Entries
    6

    Default

    Yeah, it's pretty easy to see how someone can dislike this show. There's a lot about it to nitpick at. But... Pokémon, Transformers (which I never watched, but whatever), and Goof Troop are some of the worst cartoons ever? Wtf? XD To actually believe they're worse than My Gym Partner's a Monkey and all that is laughable.
    Video Game Collection & Wishlist

    IMPORTANT REMINDER:
    It's just the Internet. Calm down.

  10. #10
    Hobo Attorney Geoffrey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Spring Hill, FL
    Posts
    1,792

    Default

    PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFT!!! Did they just compare Pokemon to Grand Theft Auto!? Did they just do that!? Good god, no wonder terrorism is so damn popular!

  11. #11
    who drew that ugly thing Porygon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    347

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffrey2004 View Post
    PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFT!!! Did they just compare Pokemon to Grand Theft Auto!? Did they just do that!? Good god, no wonder terrorism is so damn popular!
    You entirely missed his point. He's saying GTA has complex storylines in comparison to Pokemon and Mario. Also, it's pretty clear he was kidding since there's no way there'd ever be an animated series for it.
    blogosphere

  12. #12
    Hobo Attorney Geoffrey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Spring Hill, FL
    Posts
    1,792

    Default

    GTA has a complex storyline? It's pretty much just "get hired for a mission and blow stuff up". There's no in-depth story.

  13. #13
    DOES IT VIA COPY/PASTE Æsahættr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    On the Continent Of Wild Endeavor.
    Posts
    2,387
    Blog Entries
    76

    Default

    Just because GTA has complex storylines doesn't make it a good franchise. To me, the GTA franchise, especially the latest one, is just mainstream trend-hopping with each one. Don't tell me you can't see what I mean, either.

    EDIT: Yeah, what Geoff said.
    EDIT2: And as far as pokemon goes, D/P has a really complex storyline.

    Facebook | Twitter | LJ
    Quote Originally Posted by The Doctor
    One day, I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back. Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs, and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine.

  14. #14
    PURPLE HERMIT! Chosen of Mana's Avatar Archives Staff
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    LET'S GO
    Posts
    3,090
    Blog Entries
    62
    Follow Chosen of Mana On Twitter

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Brother View Post
    Yeah, it's pretty easy to see how someone can dislike this show. There's a lot about it to nitpick at. But... Pokémon, Transformers (which I never watched, but whatever), and Goof Troop are some of the worst cartoons ever? Wtf? XD To actually believe they're worse than My Gym Partner's a Monkey and all that is laughable.
    Fukken signed.

    Big claimin'
    Cresselia (Pokémon)
    Colette Brunel [Tales of Symphonia] and Yuri Lowell [Tales of Vesperia] (Video game characters)

  15. #15
    追放されたバカ Habunake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    State of the Virgin Queen
    Posts
    11,133

    Default

    To actually believe they're worse than My Gym Partner's a Monkey
    Now that's a show I think gets alot of grief unfairly.

Page 1 of 7 123 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •