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Arcane: League of Legends Review 2021 Tv Show Series Season Cast Crew Online
The good things; great art and animation, nearly perfect pacing and tension. Mostly great voice acting especially from the villain and foster father character. Good world building and an old fashioned but excellent plot. Mostly good character design; most notably Heimrindeger; who is like a fusion of Albert Einstein and master Yoda.
The bad; a bit too woke, edgy and “progressive” to remain neutral for long. I honestly don’t mind the ideas of rebellion, riots and revolution; however it’s a bit too on the nose and forced in. You can clearly see the resemblance between this animation and our current times. The teens and kids in this film are your typical tumbler users; overly emotional, edgy and loud. I can see what the show is trying to say; the adults are trying to teach the new generation an important life lesson; responsibility, restrain, patience etc.
Vi learns that her violence and unrestraint will only lead to tragedy. Powder/Jinx (probably) learns that her inexperience and youth are a stumbling block she must learn to overcome. I pray that all these lessons will not end up reinforcing the very weaknesses of these characters; as strengths, the way many a woketard series has done. That would ruin everything being built.
There’s a bit too much emotional immaturity on part of the teens; not sure if that was intentional; but literally drooling with spittle in an emotional freak out is a bit too much. Also a lot of pointless shouting, roaring and screaming dramatic scenes. There’s no need to be neanderthals!
The best parts in this animation series that blew my mind; is the face acting, surreal facial mimicry and word miming. The expressions and delivery in certain scenes is astonishingly on point. A choked back word, a twitching of the eyes and facial muscles does more than hoarse shouting ever could.
Lastly the opening music is terrible. A poor choice to use something that sounds like pop or hip hop to convey drama and emotional tension.