Saturday, September 18, 2010

Wow, just WOW!

"Samurai Jack," stands as a standard bearer of quality animation and excellent story telling. The original "Clone War" cartoons proved that Lucas WAS a hack. That other people could take his universe and tell stories to rock your socks off. So I was pleased as punch to hear that cartoon network had a new series from Genndy Tartakovsky.

"Sym-bionic Titan" is the story of people trying to blend in. In this case, they are trying to figure out how to be human beings. They are a space princess, her guardian, and their faithful robot. Theyare new to earth and decide the perfect place to hide is in a high school. Of course sorting through all the cliques and clacks become a major problem.

But not their biggest. See of course they are on the run from nasty aliens and one of their own who has betrayed them. Also, our own government would like to have "words" with folks that can slice tanks like paper. Luckily, our heroes are not unarmed. Each can become a huge robot like warrior on their own, and all together they can become the positively Voltronic Sym-bionic Titan.

Ok, the plot sounds old, but I perfer "timeless." I like the characters, they aren't stupid and work together really well. I love the nerdbot Newton, he has such an easy going voice presence that it helps sell what ever is on the screen. But there's more. The animation is GREAT. The battles and action are AWESOME. I had a good half hour of just good fun joy and it's been awhile since I've felt so giddy about any TV animation.

Sym-Bionic Titan you had me with the WAVE MOTION GUN!!

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