27 December 2016 | l-62911
Boom! Did you hear that sound?
Something tells me another childhood favourite has bitten the dust and has been replaced by a lifeless CG version.
Oh my, the word's gone out.
It's poor old Inspector Gadget. Oh man, one of my big childhood heroes. We all know what the original series was like, it had good animation, funny jokes and memorable characters.
But no, I'm not here to praise the original like some happy type of guy who just had his first taste of coffee, I'm here to say that this so-called "updated" version ain't worth your time.
There, I said it.
What, you want more? Alright then. I'll have to think of cunning ways to tell you why you shouldn't watch it.
Ooh, I know.
What if I told you that Inspector Gadget has been turned into an annoying and bumbling fool who falls other every time just to get a cheap laugh from the audience?
Will that turn ya off? No. Okay, what if I told you that Dr Claw isn't menacing in the slightest and has an actor who overacts so much you'll pine for the days of Frank Welker?
Oh and even better, what if I said he has a new sidekick who is irritating? Still not enough.
Jeez, you're a tough one.
Well, how about the ugly and unappealing animation that looks rushed and dull? Or the fact it's the usual Canadian toon that has 2 segments nowadays in one episode which means everything is rushed?
Is that fine for ya?
Hold on a minute, no one's here. Damn, must have been talking to myself.
Sigh, I think I might as well stick a DVD of the old and far better Gadget on. And to anyone who was listening, don't watch it, it ain't worth it. There's only so much we can do with our lives...