October 4th, 2012
Please, no more strings.
It is never a good sign when the second shot of your show is something like this. This just wasn’t very interesting. They did a great job with the fight, but the rest of it was just dull to the extreme. Everybody’s mopey, everything’s a dull shade of grey, and the wailing violins almost never let up. Even with a gun in his face, it’s wailing violins and then a flashback. Were you trying to create tension? Isn’t that what guns are usually for? Why are we reminiscing when you’re about to be shot? There’s a time and place, mopey boy. Even his buddy turned into an exposition machine after beating up the super spy, taking away any of the cool factor he had from grinning about a shotgun blast to the face.
That fight was really about the only hook of the episode though. The main lead that it was focused on for 90% of the time has the personality of mildew and for the world ending due to magic metal disease, you’d think there’d be a little more… well… to do over it. Like New World, there’s simply so little contrast or difference in presentation between events in this show that they all bleed together into one grey, overly-violined blur. Scolded by sister, dead sister, gun in face, world ending, friend is now magical apparently, giant eyeball in the sky, everything gets the exact same treatment. The electric guitar OP at the end came as an immense relief
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