Marvel’s Spiderman (2017) — Does it Deserve the Hate?

Marvel’s Spiderman (2017) — Does it Deserve the Hate?

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Ever since acquiring Marvel Animation in 2009, Disney hasn't exactly earned the best track record in its attempts at revamping the Spiderman animated franchise. On top of 2012's Ultimate Spiderman receiving mixed reviews since it's premiere, 2017's Marvel's Spiderman series has also garnered more than its fair share of criticism.   Why? Well, they both are said to take ownership of the compelling web head's story, only to strip it's complexity for the sake of "children's entertainment". Child-targeted content breeds relatively-successful merchandising efforts of course, and we all know that Disney is built on a foundation of toy sales.   A bit of backstory . . .   Before Disney took charge, 2008's Spectacular Spiderman was praised by many for acting as a bridge between the young and older generations…
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Rise of the TMNT — Reboot Done Right?

Rise of the TMNT — Reboot Done Right?

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) franchise has had many animated renditions throughout the past few decades: 1987, 1997, 2003, 2012. Rise of the TMNT is its latest iteration, with it's first episode  being released on Nickelodeon's YouTube channel during the days following the 2018 San Diego Comic Con: As a first impression, Rise of the TMNT completely exudes style. The characters' movements are dynamic; the storyboarding is unique and utilizes various interesting angles; and the breaks in fluidity of its animation suits the fast-paced and humorous feel that the series is going for. No longer can critiques say that Flash animation is cheap and lifeless—this series single handedly debunks this now-dated concept. The colours chosen present a cyberpunk-inspired feel, which suits the inner-city personalities and settings that defines the series' premise.   Right from…
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