Or maybe the show is shit? Why are the fans in the wrong or "butthurt" for being upset with it? As a comic book fan, I can tell you that I'm done giving these people the benefit of the doubt. Marvel and DC put out absolute trash comics now, they don't sell and they are being completely destroyed by manga. They hire woke writers that don't have the experience or talent to be writing the characters they have been given and have only been given these characters because of intersectional diversity hiring. The reason I bring this up is that it looks like CB is the same, really these people are all the same.xandorxerxes wrote: ↑Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:10 am
I saw that on Rotten Tomatoes. May watch anyways just because CB was one of my original animes that I loved. Looks like most of the scores are driven by their "top critics" though. Apparently Wheel of Time is slowly coming around for people too, hoping CB stands up after initial fan butthurt.
See, what they think is that ideology and politics must infuse everything because that's how they live their lives and they also know that they'd never make it if tried doing something original and getting people to buy it so they weasel their way into a position where they can hijack and already existing property with a strong fanbase. They can then inject all of their ideology and politics into it, they don't care about the source material, its history of the original creators. It's just a vehicle to deliver, as Critical Drinker puts it, "THE MESSAGE!"
Or they feel threatened by these people and don't push back against this stuff.
Respect the source material, Marvel used to do this pretty well with their films. Especially in the early days which is one of the reasons why Sam Raimi Spider-man is still the most beloved, because it got Peter and Spider-man right.
Cowboy Bebop is no different and I'm not even super crazy about Cowboy Bebop. But as someone that has properties that I love and is seeing what wokeness is doing to them I fully understand and respect the backlash.
See, they wanted to "fix" Cowboy Bebop
https://society-reviews.com/2021/11/22/ ... imes-ever/
And on top of the frustration with how Faye's personality is being portrayed now she's gay because OF COURSE. Which as far as I know she wasn't in the anime.
Respect the god damn source. This is not your experimental petri dish for your politics, it's an established universe with characters that have histories, established personalities, and motivations.
And on top of all that, it's may also be bad on the TV production front which is also why critics hate it. It's so bad that the wokeness can't save it.