Watch & Learn: TIGER & BUNNY #16

Topic started by No_name_here on Sept. 11, 2011. Last post by Marshal Victory 3 years ago.
Post by No_name_here (856 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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Look! On the left! It's the long-lost third member of Daft Punk.
Look! On the left! It's the long-lost third member of Daft Punk.

I hate to harp on this again but, you know, for a show that included surprisingly-intense scenes of alcoholism, wife beating anD child abuse, this show sure holds the fists back in these super fights. Kotetsu didn’t have to bash the Lady Killer’s nose or break his knee caps or anything, but the whole dance with the hostage could’ve been easily avoided if he just lead with a right cross.

Maybe the diminishment of his NEXT power is dulling his killer instinct, too?

Normally, I wouldn’t be rooting for Lunatic and his brand of justice, but the show presents these heroes as such wet noodles. Lunatic ends up being like Mustang was in FMA - - the only “good guy” who’s actually taking the bad guys seriously as a threat. And he does earn plenty of sympathy points here for how wronged he’s been by the “heroes” in his life.

I’ve found it amusing that Kotetsu’s looked up to Legend in the way that he has. It’s almost as if the kid in that “Mean Joe Green” Coke commercial grew up and became a pro-player just based on that one exchange with the towel. Actually, it would seriously make my day if the rest of the season arced out like a sports movie with Tiger regaining his powers through the tried and true means of a training montage. That would just put a button on all of this hardship and sorrow, wouldn’t it?

By the way, is anybody else seeing some serious typos in the subtitles? Word startrunning together justlike this.

Watch this episode "Truth Lies at the Bottom of the Well" below, decide for yourself and then read my comments on the previous episode here.

Tom Pinchuk’s the writer of HYBRID BASTARDS! & UNIMAGINABLE. Order them on Amazon here & here. Follow him on Twitter: @tompinchuk

Post by YotaruVegeta (578 posts) See mini bio Level 12
Why is it that I've watched this episode, but I have zero recollection of everyone wearing formal clothing?
Post by metalsnakezero (673 posts) See mini bio Level 16
Yeah there were some typos in the subtitles. Can't blame them since they are doing this pretty quickly every week.
Post by Turambar (233 posts) See mini bio Level 10

Aside from Sacred Seven taking up all of Sunrise's animation budget for the season, violence is both not what the show has been about thematically, and is not something Heroes would rationally want to do within the world. The trust the public places on NEXTs is precarious at best. They are still wary of them much like normals are wary of mutants in X-men. It is important for a Hero to perform his crime fighting duties, but at the same time make their powers seem simultaneously flashy and impotent. They can be used for catching bad guys. But never for actually hurting bad guys. Reminding the general public that you wield the power to kill them at will does nothing to garner good will for your kind, and the whole point of Hero TV was a PR move to make people accept NEXTs more in the first place.

Post by SilverZeo (58 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Yeah, that was dark twist...
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@YotaruVegeta said:

Why is it that I've watched this episode, but I have zero recollection of everyone wearing formal clothing?

You drank too much champagne at that party.

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@metalsnakezero said:

Yeah there were some typos in the subtitles. Can't blame them since they are doing this pretty quickly every week.

That's right! They have seemed to be happening more often, lately, though.

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@Turambar said:

Aside from Sacred Seven taking up all of Sunrise's animation budget for the season, violence is both not what the show has been about thematically, and is not something Heroes would rationally want to do within the world. The trust the public places on NEXTs is precarious at best. They are still wary of them much like normals are wary of mutants in X-men. It is important for a Hero to perform his crime fighting duties, but at the same time make their powers seem simultaneously flashy and impotent. They can be used for catching bad guys. But never for actually hurting bad guys. Reminding the general public that you wield the power to kill them at will does nothing to garner good will for your kind, and the whole point of Hero TV was a PR move to make people accept NEXTs more in the first place.

That actually gets it all to make a lot more sense. It'd have been hilarious if they had actually got a coaching session from the higher-ups about how they need to keep their offense soft.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,209 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@Tom_Pinchuk: “Mean Joe Green” Coke commercial ?Wonder how many here are old enuff to rember that?I do .Course we had a black an white tv then.Something that im sure is alien to most..

I liked this one because of the two sides it presented of the same Legend.Public an private lives are difrent for most stars.Why should super heroes be difrent?Kinda figured legend wasnt all that because when was the last time you seen a hero with a six pack an be pure as the wind driven snow?
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