Nov 23, 2018

For the Dishonor of Grayskull: Noelle Stevenson's She-Ra: the rant. *language*

It wasn't the expected trainwreck...

But it wasn't great either. It was a smidge above mediocre, and had some potential... kinda like Civet cat poop that it may have some divine coffee beans, but the rest is literal shit. If that's a way to describe Noelle Stevenson's pop cultural appropriations of She-Ra, so be it.

The good:
They DO TRY some world building stuff, that in more competent hands, or even Scott Neitlich's hands, we could have a decent world building.
Sea Hawk is GLORIOUS!! Who would've thought that ruining Sea Hawk by turning him into a gayer Don Karnage would make that douche likable!?
The Catra/Adora sibling rivalry IS a good idea... execution leaves a lot to be desired.
Hordak was a badass evil despot, despite the Pidgeotto hairdo.

The bad:
Noelle Stevenson tried waay too hard to out-Neitlich Scott Neitlich. No seriously, Multiple She-Ra throughout the ages, ripping off other properties and forcing them into the brand... forcing odd ships, among other things.... at least Scott didn't force himself as a voice actor (Noelle Stevenson's playing Spinnerella)

The ugly:
Remember all the promos about the show having ALL OF THE HOMO? Well it was more disappointing than the whole Hermione and the CGI beast's infamous gay scene.
All we had was a couple of names dropped. The Adora/Catra relationship with "implied lesbian undertones". Bow fanboying over Sea Hawk, while acting as the perennial gay best friend forever, and Netossa and Spinnerella who we don't know what they do... as a background joke who got SOME USE in the final episode of the season.
All that bark and no bute in the end.
Inconsistent art. The proportions changed across the map on characters with no rhyme or reason.
Voice acting was atrocious across the board. Entrapta was like a coked up Urkel, but made more annoying. Everyone is shouting and bickering most of the time.
Glimmer is the second most annoying character with all the shouting and bickering... Noelle Stevenson's made me hate on Glimmer... let that sink in.
Curious fact: Perfuma is played by Genesis Rodriguez, daughter of  Venezuelan Songer, actor, and Viagra Spokesperson, El Puma... but she plays a screechier version of Honey Lemon. Which seems to be a common problem with this show. It's like everyone tries to one-up each other in the annoying scale. So much shouting!

The characters do not resemble themselves. They are incredibly incompetent... Adora, trained her whole life in the art of war, is unable to hold her sword aloft WITHOUT tripping like a moron. Don't get me started on "Horsey"...

The worst part is that the bones for a good show are there... it's the She-Ra brand that drags it down. There is an obvious disdain towards She-Ra in the final product and the references feel as if they were "forced mandates from the Toy Company".  But any criticism = "sexism, racism, homophobia, and body shaming"... also, did I mention the song being ass?

We're ruining greatness!
Turning the brand into crap!
We're right beside you ready to whine!
We're gonna barf in the end!
We must suck ass and we must be lame!
We must find every good bit and turn it into crap!
We must be wrong!

Avoid like the plague!!!

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