Cells at Work #01 — Can Blood Really Bleed?

July 7th, 2018

 

Asking the real questions here.

Impressions:

Can we have a moratorium on shrieking protagonists, Japan? Please? Red's entire deal is to be a blithering idiot, screaming or making dumb faces at everything, meaning that half the dialogue is her screaming and the other half are random biological factoids. The edutainment somehow comes out the winner in the balance despite being about as organic as a rotary fan. It's a bit condescending, not to mention tedious, to have every single bit of symbolism and visual representation spelled out. It's also a fairly meandering episode, quite literally at times because a large chunk is just Red bumbling around cluelessly like an idiot.

A main character that exists for reasons other than to whimper and scream would go a long way to making this more palatable. White's better in that regard as the straight man, but if his job was to bring action and coolness to the episode, that was a little lacking too. There's some animation to it, but the direction is fairly awful and shares the padding problem, exemplified best at the end when the bacteria leaps forward to attack… but crosses a red line halfway causing it to stop for no good reason so White could saunter over and press a button, starting a transformation sequence yada yada yada. Once your clever trap requires that the victim stand in shock and stare for at least thirty uninterrupted seconds, your scene has gone excessively stupid.

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  • anise_punter says:

    ” Once your clever trap requires that the victim stand in shock and stare for at least thirty uninterrupted seconds”

    We’ve both watched enough shows to know that this will work more often than it won’t.

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