21 February 2016 | mbrandon011
Not for me
This show is such a curious topic for me.
Having been a subscriber to Screen Junkies for a few years now, loving their Honest Trailers and SUPER loving their Movie Fights i must of been one of the first to subscribe to Screen Junkies Plus (where this show can be watched). Even dedicated my 2016 amateur editing vid to them on my youtube channel mbrandon11.
Some decent shows on SJ+, not least of all "What's in the Box" with Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes, very funny and some other shows that aren't bad at all. All in all worth the 2year subscription fee.
On top of all that the creators clearly have talent in their ideas, nice dudes, funny and extremely knowledgeable of all things movie related so guess the first downfall for me was having very high expectations.
Without getting into the plot as you can really go read about that anywhere in much greater detail than i can spell out, I don't think anything hit for me.
The awkwardness behind the jokes seem to be trying to aim for some of the great ideas behind such comedies like "The Office" yet pull characters such as "Black Skull" straight out of the campiest 90's cartoon series like "HE-Man". So very quickly we seem to be subjected to humour that just doesn't seem to flow correctly from the characters which, for me, left a real feeling of disjointed chemistry anytime characters were talking to each other.
With the short runtime of each episode this is a big problem and found that there was no way to recover from it and truly limited any love you could feel towards the characters. So when a show like this relies very heavily on said characters and writing, rather than any continuous action or big set pieces it certainly leaves a lot to be desired.
That all being said the idea was/is great, effort is fantastic and the fact this is a first written project for these guys means i'm sure they'll be kicking on and getting better from here but for me personally this really didn't do it on any level and I did truly want this to be great.
Writing narrative sure is harder than it looks, I appreciate that and will always continue to support their work on YouTube and Screen Junkies Plus.