[BW,BM] playing to the camera

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Post by angloconvoy » Mon Dec 03, 2001 10:08 pm

Notice how in Beast Wars they crack jokes and then wink at the camera and the like? So then, do you find it annoying or amusing?

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Post by Halfshell » Mon Dec 03, 2001 10:10 pm

Aah, Rattrap...

I kinda like it (yeah, it can ruin the moment sometimes..), it just acts as a reminder that is is just a cartoon after all. And any show that can take the mickey out of itself is okay by me.

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Post by Osku » Tue Dec 04, 2001 1:38 pm

It depends. If that was required to remind kids, that this is just TV, evil dinosaur isn´t going to eat that funny mouse... it´s OK Image It was a children´s program after all. There has to be some kid´s show elements in it.

On the other hand, I didn´t like them at all. I wanted to see half serious sci-fi series in CGI, not slapshstick (whatever) humour or bad jokes.

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Post by MegatronDX » Tue Dec 04, 2001 11:03 pm

Originally posted by Osku:

On the other hand, I didn´t like them at all. I wanted to see half serious sci-fi series in CGI, not slapshstick (whatever) humour or bad jokes.


Have you ever seen the Starship Troopers Series? The CGI is not by far as good but it is a little more serious.

Also I liked the little comedy in it. Kinda refreshing. I been in situations where someone cracked a joke or summtin like that and it releived alot of stress. I have a high stress job Image


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Post by sprites touch » Wed Dec 05, 2001 5:45 pm

Not that I noticed it that much, it seemed natural to me, I liked it.
I don't know if this is done for the kids, lots of comedy shows, at some point ask the "crazy" question- "what if our life is just a show someone watches", kinda like the charecters aware of a camera and an audiance.

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Post by nmathew » Wed Dec 05, 2001 11:32 pm

In general, I thought it was wel done. I've been watching Beast Wars, and I'm on season 3 right now. In general, I think that the jokes are often done well, and not overplayed too badly.

I don't think it hurts teh show to point out it's just a TV show/cartoon. At least we know they aren't taking themselves too seriously.

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Post by Starscreamsghost » Thu Dec 06, 2001 5:13 pm

I don't really mind seeing BW good guys throwing a little such behavior into the mix. It's a little difficult to imagine G1 characters pulling the same kind of move (can you really picture even someone as fun-loving turning to the camera and giving it a little thumbs-up or something?), but I still like it.

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Post by Djar][aCho » Mon Dec 17, 2001 6:27 am

I like it

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