In Memory of Anton Yelchin (1989-2016)
Before I start my review of Trollhunters Part 1, I really want to clarify that I have not read the show is adapted from. So this review for Trollhunters Part 1 will only be me reviewing it as just a show. I also want to mention that Trollhunters Part 1 is a Netflix Original Show, so the only way you can watch it is by subscribing to Netflix. With all that said, on to the review.
Trollhunters Part 1 is an animated series from Dreamworks, and is created by Guillermo del Toro. The plot is about a young boy named Jim (voiced by Anton Yelchin) who is chosen to be the very first human “Trollhunter” a task that has protect good Trolls against evil Trolls. There is much more to the story than what I just said, but I don’t wanna say it because that would just be me spoiling the entire show (which is that I don’t want to do).
For a show that is 26 episodes long, it mangages to work very well with that pace thanks to the wonderful and clever writing it has. When it has be serious, it works. When it’s trying to be light-hearted in some moments, it works as well. Top it all off with a cast of characters that are very well-written, and well-developed.
The animation is really spectacular and solid, and surprisingly looks a little bit theatrical (must be because a lot of money was put into the animation). The animation regarding the character’s movements is also very well done and helps the characters look alive. The backgrounds are also great to look at.
The voice acting in Trollhunters Part 1 is very good and it helps the characters feel very alive. Anton Yelchin also did a very good job in voicing a 15-16 year old male character as he sounds very confincing as a character of those ages. The rest of the voice actors also do well with their performances.
I WILL NOT spoil how the entire show ends, but let me just say it the ending really does demand that Part 2 get made already.
As a show, Trollhunters Part 1 succeeds in being both entertaining for children and adults, and I easily recommend it to anyone who is currently subscribed to Netflix.
I give Trollhunters Part 1 5/5 Stars, and Two Thumbs Up.
Bigfoot: Sword of The Earthman is a science fiction comic created by Joshua Henaman and Andy Taylor, and was originally a self-published comic until being picked up by Action Lab Entertainment (which I am reviewing their trade paperback collection of just to clarify).
The Story of Bigfoot: Sword of The Earthman is that an actual Bigfoot has been summoned to Mars in order to save the people from genocide and tyranny, and Bigfoot ends up going through a long journey with other characters he meets. There’s more to the story than what I just explained, but I feel that it is best not to say it because I don’t wanna spoil the story for people who haven’t read it yet.
The writing for Bigfoot: Sword of The Earthman by Joshua Henaman surprisingly moves at a very quick pace despite being a 6 issue mini series, which isn’t a bad thing, but I was expecting it to move a little slower, but for what it was, I was still able to understand the story very well. As far as the character development goes and how the story ends, it’s obvious that there is going to be another story after this one, but for how this one sets up the world and characters, it does a solid job at that.
The artwork by Andy Taylor is quite good for what it is and how it looks, and fits the tone of the plot well. The design of the characters and environments also look nice.
So in conclusion, Bigfoot of The Earthman is an interesting comic with a good and unique idea that I recommend giving a read.
I give Bigfoot: Sword of The Earthman Two Thumbs Up, and 4/5 Stars.