Now, I’ve already gone on record stating my disdain for the idea of remaking Thundercats, for film or television; so it should be no surprise that the preview trailer above succeeds in pushing those very same buttons.
It’s not so much the idea of a Thundercats reboot being made that bothers me, it’s the simple fact that someone felt the need to do it.
“Thundercats had their shot, and nature selected them for extinction”
To me, Thundercats; along with the Ninja Turtles and other such pop-culture phenomena, were a product of their time.
I know I’m being an ass about this, but I’m a very nostalgic young man, and have a good memory to boot; so whenever I hear news of unwarranted remakes, I take it kind of personally.
I say this not in reference to “open to interpretation” properties like ancient mythology, but rather mainstream elements of pop-culture of the past 40 or 50 years.
Some people consider remaking or rebooting pop-culture characters or stories of their youth to be a sign of respect, a way of showing that something is loved enough be done justice a second time.
To me, the best way to honor or respect things such as this; is simply to remember them.
More is not always better.
Anyway, I’m done rambling.
I suppose I could bitch about how the new character designs bother me, much in the same way that the blatantly anime-inspired designs in Superman/Batman: Apocalypse bothered me, but I feel my efforts would be wasted given that Thundercats was originally animated by a Japanese animation house, thusly making the progression fairly logical.
I just can’t help but feel bothered by the idea of anime-style visuals simply because the look is en vogue.
*Sigh* A nation of fuckin’ weeaboos and Narutards…
Regardless of the actual quality of the animation, it feels cheap, unseemly, and downright silly seeing so many American cartoons go down this route.
I’m done bitching.
Hopefully everyone feels happier about this than I do…