Moonbase2 wrote:The creators have stressed adamantly that the show is for children.
But who says kids don't like this stuff? I used to wonder how they could, til I got a better look at the crap that used to entertain me as a kid. For pete's sake I used to watch a popsicle stick with googly eyes on Nickolodeon every afternoon. Most young children will watch any cartoon; this one shouldn't really be an exception. I used to get up on Saturday mornings at 7:30am (on purpose) and I watched ALL the cartoons, which were of varying quality.
I remember that stick guy, that was when most of the people I know gave up on Nickolodeon.
As for kids watching anything, Hell I am the personification of that. If it was animated, I loved it. Still, if you wanna know the truth, I could never sit through Hanna-Barbara's crap or Tom and Jerry with the red bow ties.
Saying kids will watch anything would be like saying Elmo's World will work for a 10 year old, when in truth it's ment for toddlers and the stoned 23 year old that had to baby sit his niece
Now my Nieces and Nephews are of a decent young to older age range. I had them all on the phone earlier, and yes I did my proper unclie duties and got them all hooked on mosters and robots from birth.
When I asked them what they thought of new Transformers, they didn't say anything. When I told them I wouldn't get mad, they said they liked some of the robots, but it was still stupid.
Kids have taste, when it comes to Transformers, they are looking for something more action packed and somewhat mature. This show is not delivering on a whole.
Cartoon Network had best start retooling. The writing has alot of potential, but the imaging....
But don't feel to bad Animated, Beast Wars went through the same thing(but on way less of a scale), so go on, learn from them.
On a side note, I realy feel this is a karmatic kick in the ass for once again having staffers blatently saying "tough to the old school fans, this is what we want to do"
Realy, what other franchise keeps doing that!?!