But it's not "woke", I mean...The most political thing about it is Teela's haircut but even that isn't permanent. He-man doesn't "die", we've only seen 5 episodes so far. Teela is maybe a focus of 3, but Evil Lyn, Orco, Andra, Roboto all have character arcs. It's not "Teela" show, it's "Masters of the Universe" show, Teela will become the new Sorceress and she will NOT take over Adam's place. I get it Star Wars and tlou made us all paranoid and I understand not liking it, but it's not a complete show and there's so much deliberate misinformation going on.re: he-man
I am anything but a hardcore fan. But when it was announced I was looking forward to a nice nostalgia trip.
Killing off the main protagonist and making it about a strong female character would be alright, if it wasn't 2021 and THAT is the most pandering thing about a cartoon for 40 year old man-children. I dunno. That just irks me. It's so formulaic. This should've just been a less corny retelling of the he-man show, instead it feels politicized.
It's not a big deal to me, honestly. More so just tiresome because it sometimes feels like they will leave nothing untouched. Shove that god damn diversity and girlpower into everything.
A new Transformers was announced. Bet you it'll be about trannies. Hyuck.
Anyway, read this article, it clarifies a few things, but in particular:
- Kevin isn't "woke". People didn't like his decisions for the show, but those were not "agenda" motivated. The "woke" stuff like how the original show was sexist to women were said by Sarah Michelle Gellar who wasn't a fan growing up, so it's her opinion, not Kevin's. Smith, on the other hand, pointed out that female characters were always a big part of the show, so it's not "woke" to have them play a bigger role in Revelation as it doesn't contradict the original show's spirit.
- The idea behind the show wasn't even his, it was Rob David who brought him in because he wanted the show for adults who grew up with the original toys, since there's already an upcoming He man reboot for kids.
- Smith didn't tell fans to "grow the f up", he was referring to people who assumed He-man is dead for good and won't be coming back. Specific quote: "You really fucking think Mattel Television, who hired me and paid me money, wants to do a fucking 'Masters of the Universe' show without He-Man? Grow the fuck up, man."
Again, maybe he could have worded himself differently, but this is Kevin Smith, that's how he always talks. But he didn't say people aren't allowed to dislike the show, so that needs to be corrected.
- Part 2 is more He-man centric and Adam will have his powers back, so you can see how Clownfish's "rumours" were not correct.
Anyway, I understand that people wanted a "Adam is the main character in every episode" kinda show, but I still recommend to stay tune for part 2, I'm personally excited because I always shipped Adam and Teela and I loved how their relationship was portrayed. Designs could have been better, but still... Lots of hate around it is overblown.
As for the TRANSformers, well... I hate to ruin childhoods, but we had Troon bots in the comics for years now. And it hasn't even started with the woke crowd, believe it or not, this was all Simon Furman being a cuck not wanting to have fembots in the comics ("Transformers are genderneutral, which is MALE"), so he made Arcee a troon.
edit: Please, do yourself a favor and do not overthink this too much.