The Witcher - Netflix

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by John Clark, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. FreezeC77

    FreezeC77 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Netflix has posted some S2 stuff. A recap of s1/s2 preview and a small clip of S2.

     
  2. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2004
    Location:
    Arizona, USA
    Great stuff, really looking forward to it.
     
  3. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2004
    Location:
    Arizona, USA
  4. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Location:
    Northern Ontario, Canada
    Yeah, me neither. That'd be like announcing a Game of Thrones kids show. Plus the games have been so incredibly adult-oriented, and usually with a kids show, the next thing they gravitate to are games based on them. Have they thought this through?
     
  5. wayoung

    wayoung Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    May 17, 2016
    Location:
    wayoung
    Remember in the 80's when every hyper violent R Rated action film got its own kid friendly cartoon spin off?

    The 80's are back, baby!
     
  6. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2004
    Location:
    Arizona, USA
    I never got that either. It just feels like they're promoting something to kids, that's really, really not for kids.
     
  7. FreezeC77

    FreezeC77 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Lol for real.

    Rambo cartoon, Robocop Cartoon, Conan cartoon... Hell POLICE ACADEMY got a cartoon and it was an r-rated adult movie with nudity
     
  8. cylkoth

    cylkoth Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    As did Ace Ventura Pet Detective.
     
  9. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    Location:
    fireproof78
    Just watch Jurassic Park: Camp Cretaceous, or look at the Walking Dead Nerf style guns. There is always an effort to take R rated properties and sell aspects of them to kids in order to increase market share, from Aliens comics, toys, to all the various cartoon properties from R rated films. They'll spin it some way.

    Yes, probably. Market expansion is market expansion. And, many of the kids I work with, have seen something like Walking Dead, or such shows. The lines are quite blurred now.
     
  10. eschaton

    eschaton Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2017
    I'll never forget when my son, who is now 8, was in day care. One day I went in and there was a board up asking each of the kids who their favorite superhero was. One said Chief Hopper.

    These were 4-5 year olds!
     
  11. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Location:
    Northern Ontario, Canada

    I guess it's more of a shock than anything. But as for those other shows, a bit easier to remove the violence into a packageable form, but even then some of those cartoons were actually pretty chaotic in their own right. The contrast is in just how much of an adult show The Witcher is and it getting a kids spinoff. I just can't envision it.
     
  12. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    Location:
    fireproof78
    I can't imagine it either, but I have seen a lot of adult style shows repackaged in that kid friendly way. Alien is certainly not a kid friendly film (and I loathe it to this day) but it had kid friendly tie ins everywhere, and even does now with a current Walmart exclusive toy line. Also, kids are watching films like Scream, and It, and the Walking Dead. So, even a mild change to the Witcher violence would be more in line with what kids are watching.
     
  13. Ding Dong Merrily on Kai

    Ding Dong Merrily on Kai Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Location:
    Kai "the spy"
    It's a guy with a sword and magic powers travelling from village to village fighting various kinds of monsters. Should be pretty easy to do that in a PG-way, really.
     
    wayoung and fireproof78 like this.
  14. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2004
    Location:
    The Island
    Kind of like He-Man then.
     
  15. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    Location:
    fireproof78
    Or the Dungeons and Dragons movies.
     
  16. theenglish

    theenglish Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2001
    Location:
    Western Canada
    Like D&D, yes. The novels are very much like a D&D world.

    I'd feel a little better about this if Netflix improved its parental control system.
     
  17. Grendelsbayne

    Grendelsbayne Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2013
    Location:
    Netherlands
    The Jurassic Park series has always been PG-13.
     
  18. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    Location:
    fireproof78
    That doesn't make it better.
     
  19. Grendelsbayne

    Grendelsbayne Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2013
    Location:
    Netherlands
    I really don't see much difference between the cartoon and the movies. They're all aimed at kids, with the movies just being aimed only partly at them instead of entirely.
     
  20. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    Location:
    fireproof78
    Mileage will vary. I never thought Jurassic Park was aimed at me as a kid, and found the movie gross and disturbing.