Watch & Learn: TRIGUN #4

Topic started by No_name_here on Nov. 24, 2010. Last post by gla55jAw 3 years, 10 months ago.
Post by No_name_here (856 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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  On a less high-fallootin' note, I thought her arsenal of one-shot Derringers was a hoot.
 On a less high-fallootin' note, I thought her arsenal of one-shot Derringers was a hoot.

Oh man… those headphones are so 90s. Where was Vash’s walkman?

Alright, so understand that I’m going to watch this whole thing to the end. All the way, through every one of the 26 episodes. You lunatics have recommended it heartily enough, and you know my follow-through is resolute. I’m probably not going to quit, but…   

I’m still not seeing what the big deal is with this.

Wait wait… surely I’m speaking too soon. Surely there’s going to be some huge twist in ten episodes that’s going to totally blow my mind and make me eat my words. But still, at this moment, there doesn’t seem to be much to TRIGUN. The setting and plots are so simple, I have little to comment on. It seems like reruns of some 50s cowboy show - - say RAWHIDE - - with some kooky characters swapped in for the posse you're familiar with. Is this case of a lot of fans falling in love with a series at a young age and their perception of it being positively skewed forever after? Maybe.   

I’ve got 22 odd episodes to find out, don't I?

  Yes, I just compared this guy to the "human typhoon."
 Yes, I just compared this guy to the "human typhoon."

Y'know, while I was looking at DARK KNIGHT and wondering how it captured the popular imagination more than almost any Batman story had before, I figured it had to do with the more street, almost punk, take on the Joker. People dig a character who’s unpredictable, who doesn’t play by the rules, who isn't bound by any of the serious concerns that everybody else is. I wondered if you could ever get away with having a hero act like him and, considering Vash’s bullet-dodging jazzercise and his non-sequitor statement about how the “World’s made of love and peace!” I’m starting consider that he might be what I pictured. 

Perhaps I’ve got another comparative-literature, psycho-philsophical, meta-textual rant brewing...     

Watch this episode, “Love and Peace,” below and decide for yourself, 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 VanTesla (30 posts) See mini bio Level 10

It's been so long since I have watched the entire show but it should start picking up soon and the further you go the more serious it will become. Vash in my opinion is kinda crazy but he has a complex history that kinda makes him seem sane for what he has been through. All will be explained about Vashs history but way later in the series and in bits and pieces.
Post by gla55jAw (109 posts) See mini bio Level 13
A few more episodes until it gets more serious. You still haven't even met the entire cast yet either.
Post by zaldar (1,273 posts) See mini bio Level 15
and really the funny stuff in the begining is just that incredibly funny and there is nothing wrong with falling in love with a show simply because it is very funny and well done humor (but yes it does get quite more serious epic and philisophical...not as philisophical as eva or ghost in the shell or lain but then those are some of the most philisophical shows in existence)
 
So should we get him to watch paprika after this...what do you guys think...THAT is one that would blow his mind.
Post by KingSolomon (66 posts) See mini bio Level 7

            Trigun does have a slow start but once it gets serious the show really proves itself.  Its a show i can go back to at anytime,  just go to wait. I want to say so much but it would turn into spoilers and what not and I dont tend to do that.
Post by SamJaz (12,793 posts) See mini bio Level 20
The show is all fun and games until the first time you see the word KNIVES painted on a wall.
Post by WarlordPayne (33 posts) See mini bio Level 5
It took 9 episodes of Bebop to get Ed, took over a dozen for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood to get good.  Don't worry about Trigun, it isn't praised because of nostalgia, it's praised because it's awesome.
Post by sickVisionz (4,289 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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Up to this point the show was just Goof Troop with guns and stuff like Vash slipping on banana peels and scoring a lucky shot, but pretty soon they introduce some stuff thats a got a lil more weight to it than that.
Post by RecSpec (22 posts) See mini bio Level 15
Don't worry, I had the exact same feeling at this point.
 As the others have said, just keep watching, it'll take a turn soon enough.
Post by ninjadude853 (464 posts) See mini bio Level 12
There is a very real possibility that the people here have over hyped the show at this point, but then again, you haven't met Wolfwood yet, and you haven't seen any of the big hints towards Vash's mysterious past. I've only watched the first 14 at this point, and the best so far are episodes 5 and 12. 12 especially, easily one of the most intense things i've ever seen. I was on the edge of my seat right when the guy in white (can't remember his name) pats the little girl on the head, and it held my rapt attention for the rest of the episode.
Post by Lurkero (410 posts) See mini bio Level 7
I'll admit Trigun is a little slow to get to analyzing Vash's character and his past, but I still found those first 4 episodes enjoyable. I would have kept watching the show anyways.
Post by darfox8 (25 posts) See mini bio Level 6
This show definitely gets more serious and the stakes get much more dire, but I hope you don't expect your mind to be blown. Try and have fun with it and sooner than later the show is going to snatch your heart.
 
Oh and I do think you stumbled upon what makes Vash unique in this universe. The desert planet they're on is sometimes represented as the most terrible and cruel situation humans can be placed in. So everyone treats everyone else in a similar terrible and cruel way. Vash, on the other hand, treats everyone like they were his brother.
Post by gla55jAw (109 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@ninjadude853 said:
" There is a very real possibility that the people here have over hyped the show at this point, but then again, you haven't met Wolfwood yet, and you haven't seen any of the big hints towards Vash's mysterious past. I've only watched the first 14 at this point, and the best so far are episodes 5 and 12. 12 especially, easily one of the most intense things i've ever seen. I was on the edge of my seat right when the guy in white (can't remember his name) pats the little girl on the head, and it held my rapt attention for the rest of the episode. "
I just watched that episode last night, and yeah that moment with Legato was intense.
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