30 September 2014

A brief review #052 - "Teela's Trial"

As many of you will know, in 2010 I published The unofficial cartoon guide to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. At 300+ pages the book features 700+ pieces of trivia, 460+ deleted scenes, 360+ examples of animation reuse, 380+ quotes, 50+ abandoned episodes, and a LOT more! It is the book that NO fan of the Filmation series can live without! BUY IT NOW!

As an incentive, here is my brief review and rating (as they appear in the book) for "Teela's Trial"...

This episode should be shown as an example of how not to make an episode of He-Man. At times this episode is incredibly hard to watch, not only because of the questionable animation throughout, but also the incredibly bad character writing. He-Man and Teela are written so far out of character it becomes almost funny. Sadly, the character writing on Teela borders on the ludicrous. Gone is the headstrong, brave and determined warrior woman; replaced by a whimpering wreck of a character. The best thing to do is pretend that this atrocious episode never existed. During the series David Wise proved that he knows how to write a strong Teela. So what went wrong here? 2/10

Now, may I ask; what is YOUR rating?

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