Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by John Clark, Sep 4, 2018.
Netflix has posted some S2 stuff. A recap of s1/s2 preview and a small clip of S2.
Great stuff, really looking forward to it.
And now they've announced a third season of the series, a second anime movie, and...... "a kids and family" show . The first two I can get behind, but I can't quite wrap my mind around a kids and family show. Everything about the whole Witcher world is just so dark, and so brutal, I just can't imagine how they're going to do a kid friendly show that still feels like it takes place in the same world as the original show.
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?
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!
I never got that either. It just feels like they're promoting something to kids, that's really, really not for kids.
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
As did Ace Ventura Pet Detective.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Kind of like He-Man then.
Or the Dungeons and Dragons movies.
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.
The Jurassic Park series has always been PG-13.
That doesn't make it better.
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.
Mileage will vary. I never thought Jurassic Park was aimed at me as a kid, and found the movie gross and disturbing.
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