3Below: Tales of Arcadia (2018–2019)
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This takes place during last season of Trollhunters.. From cameo's from the gang.... to placed signs for the president campaign..And the ending.. Woow, the(mild spoiler here..but also..it was in Trollhunters..) big attack on Arcadia..but then from their PoV... Even though it wasn't their fight..they still took some part in it.. Ow..im getting derailed :)
Yeah.. I loved it.. as much as i loved Trollhunters... del Toro's 2nd part in his series triology pushes all the right buttons, it's more modern..due well..alliens ;).. The music is..epixxx..and the story..hitted me with more emotions then the 1st season from Trollhunters.(and then s2 from Trollhunters came..and yeah)..ow getting derailed again..
*sigh*..im sorry guys and girls..but as a Animation fan.. A dreamworks fanboy..and someone who thinks Del Toro cant do anything wrong.. This was one epic rollercoaster ride.. Can't wait till season 2...And ofc cant wait till part 3 of Tales of Arcadia.
if you haven't watched Trollhunters...i think it's a bit hard to understand it all..but if you did...It's epic..It is..just as good as Trollhunters..period :)
The whole family is looking forward to season 2.
After watching Season 1, I have complete faith in Guillermo del Toro's genius to make the rest of the seasons more coherent and compelling. I can't 100% say that it is now!
The bad: 1. Characters felt one dimensional and you didn't feel as invested in them as in trollhunters. 2. Jokes were overplayed and repeated. 3. Supposedly smart characters do dumb stuff all the time. 4. Weak story development especially in the way characters change allegiance.
It feels as tho this series is targeted at a younger audience then that of Trollhunters. It had great potential but fell short.
Negative side, t has too many "crossover" episodes with a companion show called Troll Hunters. If one is binge watching on Netflix and hasn't done Troll Hunters, some parts may be confusing. The first time they did so was tolerable. The Nth time they did crossover stories it became annoying.
The show holds its visual integrity throughout, but the closer it gets to the end the more the story line seems to drag on. And on. And on. Fight after fight. Impossible situation after impossible situation. By the time it hit the final episode, I was ready for it to be the final episode.
Technically it is a superior series in every way. If I had to point to a single plot element and say "that didn't really work", it would be the main villain. Tired and cliche concept. They could have come up with something better than the evil supreme dictator concept. But somewhere in there they lost inertia and failed to regain it. An okay show and worth watching. Just be prepared for a yawner closing.
That's not the case here, very 'Tropey' characters, and a typical tried and test formulae of; Evil bad guy takes the kingdom, and separates the kids from the parents. Of course the kids are next in line for the throne, and are not sure of their abilities. Throw in an overbearing body guard, and an annoying pet. It's a well trodden story, it's not original and considering the names attached. I would have expected better, sadly we're talking Netflix.
Oh and at the end of Eps1, the computer picks three invisible forms the protagonists can disguise themselves as. It picks a girl, a Latino and a Senior citizen? Really, we're pushing that are we. So Miley Cyrus, Antonio Banderas, and John Goodman. They are not exactly invisible people, stop putting people into boxes Netflix, you're beginning to sound bigoted!
You need a negative IQ to enjoy this show..
Seeing the high ratings I came running and I am really disappointed..
I really don't know understand why most of y'all are giving 9 and 10 ratings