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Topic ID: 733
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#1, RE: SSSS.Gridman
Posted by Peter Eng on Dec-27-19 at 02:34 PM
In response to message #0
Okay, first off, I can't believe they dug up SSSS and used anything from it. I mean, we're talking about a series where the transformation sequence was based on the protagonist strumming a power chord, the female lead saying something that made you think the character wanted to be a cheerleader, and the third character saying a non sequitur (until he was replaced by a generic airhead surfer.)

Really, the live-action visuals and characterization felt like they were leftovers from an 80s high school show.

> It's not just that, though; it's also better-written. Weird and trippy, yes,
> but one gets the sense that the general vibe of "I can't be sure what the hell
> is actually going on here" is cultivated instead of accidental.

I think it would have to be. It sounds like they didn't have much to work with, so they built on the weakness until it was a strength.

Peter Eng
("What were they smoking when they wrote this script?")
("I don't know, but I think we can work with this. What we do is...")