The Legend of Zelda (Show Reviews #3)

Intro:
The show starts the audience off at the familiar land of Hyrule with the familiar characters of Link and Zelda. However, I realize that some are unaware of The Legend of Zelda, so, allow me to delve a little further into the lore of this beloved series.  In The Legend of Zelda,  in order to have full control over the land of Hyrule, one needs the Triforce of Courage, Triforce of Power, and Triforce of Wisdom. Link and Zelda are in charge of protecting the Triforce of Courage from Ganon. If Ganon were to gain control over the Triforce of Courage, he would be able to gain even more control of Hyrule considering that he already has the Triforce of Power.Anyway, it is an episode-plot show (a show where there is no real overarching plot but rather each episode has its own plot) where the audience basically follows Zelda and Link going on adventures each episode to stop Gannon from gaining more control.
Genre: Animated Adventure/Action
Seasons: 1
Episodes: 13
Creator: DiC Entertainment
Time per Episode: 20 min

Quality:
Plot -: The plot is literally the most basic plot in the history of everything and you get sick of it very easily. For me, I got sick of the show at around episode 9.
Story -: There is nothing deep about this show and I don’t think that you will find anything of substance here. I mean there is the romance between Zelda and Link but it is SO forced and borderline rapey that I don’t see it as redeeming at all.
Lip Sync +: The lip sync was fine as far as I could tell. There were too many other issues for me to worry about the lip sync.
Characters -: Oh my god, the characters. Link is a borderline pedophile and complete ass-hole. In fact all the characters are either idiots or ass-holes and not in a funny way either.
Animation -: I thought the animation was awkward and I remember moments of there being broken-looking animation.
Voice Acting -: The voice acting was worse than the characters. Gannon’s voice sounded like nails on a chalkboard and the King sounded like an idiot. I guess that last one was okay considering he was a complete idiot, but still.
Humor -: The humor is expressed in repetitive phrases and tendencies throughout the whole of the show. You’ve probably heard the often quoted “Excuuuuuuuuuse Me, Princess”, and trust me, it’s worse than you think. This and the consistent request by Link to kiss Zelda felt so forced and became annoying rather than entertaining.
Sound Quality -: The voice acting was so bad that the sound quality suffered heavily.
Plot Consistency +: Despite the simplicity of the plot, it stays consistent throughout.
Rewatch Ability -: I think it goes without saying that this show is not worthy of watching the first time, let alone another time.
Creativity -: It’s based on a game, so it’s not creative.
Music +: The music is from the game, so it’s naturally good.
Setting +: I think the setting was actually pretty good.
Dialogue -: The dialogue was so awkward and it made the experience of the show honestly really hard to bear. For example, there was one instance where Link was bathing and Spryte, his fairy, comes in and makes creepy remarks and the whole dialogue of the entire situation was just so uncomfortable.

Quality Score: 5/10

Entertainment Score: 3/10

Conclusion:
As a Zelda fan, stay away from this show. It’s so short that you can honestly finish it in one sitting, but you wouldn’t even want to. I actually watched it in one sitting but I almost lost my mind by episode 9, which is insane because that is such a short time to get annoyed. The only driving force I had throughout this show was the ability to make fun of everything from the characters, to Link’s clear pedophiliac nature. There is nothing redeemable about The Legend of Zelda show and everything you heard about it is completely true.

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Zootopia (Movie Reviews #3)

Intro:
Judy Hopps, Zootopia’s first rabbit cop, has a dream of making the world a better place. From the start, you can tell that Judy is an incredibly noble and determined character. Right when Judy is hired as a policeman in Zootopia, a city of predators and prey living in harmony, a case of 14 missing predators is presented. However, Judy first works as a metermaid and because she disobeys orders, is almost fired. Until Mrs. Otterton, the wife of Mr. Otterton, a fellow lost predator, begs for help.  She is then given 48 hours to find the missing otter. Judy then meets a sly fox by the name of Nick to help her on the case.
Rating: PG
Genre: Adventure/Animated
Time: 1 hour 48 min
Director: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush
Production Company: Disney

Quality: 
Plot +: The plot of Zootopia was clear throughout the story and fairly unique for Disney. I feel Disney has not had a lot of hits lately, but Zootopia changed my mind. In fact, I feel that Zootopia is more than just a movie. It’s a work of art. Disney did such a fantastic job of tackling the issue of racism while making it subtle for kids to enjoy all the same.
Story +: The added aspects to the plot such as the romantic tension between Judy and Nick made Zootopia that much more enjoyable. Judy and Nick are consistently seen flirting with each other and I think there’s a deep meaning to that other than just appealing to the fan girls out there. Zootopia is full of multitudes of different animals or “races” if you will. The fact that two different animals could flirt with each other with no back lash from society has proven how far we’ve come as a world.
Characters +: Nick and Judy were such lovable characters. Nick was sassy and sarcastic while Judy was hard working and naive. These polar opposites work so well together and each character has different aspects to add on to these character traits that allows them to be more relate-able.
Dialogue +: The dialogue was smart, despite some repetition.
Lip Sync +: I mean it’s Disney. Of course the lip sync will be great.
Music +: I thought the music was fine, but I don’t really remember it well. I wouldn’t dismiss the music though because I don’t think the music was my taste.
Animation +: The animation was absolutely perfect. I do not remember any issues regarding animation.
Suspense +: There weren’t many instances of suspense, however, the parts that did have suspense were valid.
Errors +: No errors.
Length +: The movie could, theoretically, be cut a lot shorter. However, Disney made it work. All parts of the movie worked together to help glue the ending together. All in all, the length worked fine.
Humor +: The humor is surprisingly deep for Disney and I really enjoyed it.
Sound Quality +: It’s Disney. No issues.
Plot Consistency +: The plot stayed consistent the entire movie.
Rewatch Ability +: The movie is so smart and enjoyable, I have already seen it multiple times.
Creativity +: The whole concept of Zootopia is beyond creative and I have never seen anything like it.
Setting +: The setting is vibrant and varied. I really enjoyed the setting throughout this movie.
Voice Acting +: All of the voices were of actors and actresses clearly enjoying their jobs. The voices also fit all characters’ expressions and just fit in general.

Quality Score: 10/10

Entertainment Score: 9.5/10

Conclusion:
This movie was incredibly clever and was very deep. The incorporation of predators not treating prey very well and certain stereotypes about certain animals (i.e. cute for bunnies and sly for foxes) was clever. I really enjoyed this movie and would definitely recommend this movie to children and adults alike. There were also plenty of hints in the environments, such as a sticky note that showed a certain character working with antagonist. The humor is very smart and the background is incredibly detailed with smart references.

 

Dance Moms (TV Show Reviews #2)

Intro:
Dance Moms is a reality television show featuring Abby Lee Miller and her elite competitive dance team as well as their bitchy moms. The show is centered around Abby being a brutal teacher, the mom’s not having it, and the kids trying to dance their way to the top. The original team (it fluctuates at certain points) consisted of: Maddie, Mackenzie, Nia, Chloe, Brooke, and Paige as the dancers and Melissa, Holly, Christi, and Kelly as their mothers. The drama gets fierce in some episodes (even with the fights among the cast members getting violent) while in others, it remains calm. I guess that’s the joy of reality TV; you never know what to expect.
Run Time of Episodes: 1 hour
Genre: Reality TV
Rating: TV-PG
Seasons: 7 (And still going)
Episodes: 196 (and still going)
Creator: Collins Avenue Productions
Quality
Plot -: The plot is actually pretty basic considering that it is reality TV, so, don’t expect something unique.
Story -: There is some rivalry between various other dance studios but at a certain point it felt forced and I couldn’t see the appeal in it.
Dialogue -: The dialogue is absolutely dreadful. It’s honestly to the point where I feel like most of the characters just come up with what they need to say in their head. There is no way that any of the characters’ lines are scripted, just because of how awkward and simplistic the lines are.
Music +: I think the music is fine, but not very memorable majority of the time.
Characters -: I think this is pretty bad to have a character aspect that I am reviewing, since most of the people on this show act as themselves, but it’s still important to consider. Most of the characters are too dramatic, and I know it is reality TV, but it gets excessive very fast. I mean the mothers are adults and they act worse than teenagers. The only character that I can remember staying fairly normal throughout would be Holly and her daughter Nia, but even sometimes they falter.
Suspense +: I think the suspense is pretty effective when you are waiting to see which dancer wins at which competition.
Acting +: I mean the acting is fine, I suppose. It’s not great, but you can believe that the characters are angry (even for no reason) because at a certain point in the show you just realize that everyone is crazy.
Humor -: I laugh a lot when watching this show, but not at jokes they say. I laugh at the ridiculousness of every single character.
Errors -: There are so many errors throughout this show, that you can look it up on Youtube and there will probably be whole channels dedicated to it.
Sound Quality -: The sound quality is sacrificed because everyone yells at each other every episode; the audience is usually unable to hear certain characters.
Plot Consistency +: The plot is so simple, so, it’s hard to run from that path.
Rewatch Ability +: In a sick way, you want to watch the moms yell at each other and leave and for Abby to lose her shit. The drama is addicting.
Creativity +: I never saw any shows like Dance Moms, but I do see shows copying what Dance Moms did.
Setting +: I like the setting personally, but it will probably be boring to most people. It usually consists of the girls dancing in a dance room and going to competitions. Some of the time they do switch it up and go to another character’s house, but that’s more towards the beginning seasons.

Quality Score: 6.5/10

Entertainment Score: 8/10

Conclusion:
Keep in mind as far as the entertainment goes, I have watched this show since it first aired. I love it but it’s more of a guilty pleasure for me. I borderline only watch this show because I have no other show to watch. I wouldn’t honestly recommend this show for most people.