Post by dravite on Oct 11, 2016 2:04:21 GMT
Okay, people have been asking me too much about this show, and I just have to say it
STAR VS THE FORCES OF EVIL FREAKIN' SUCKS!!!!!!
It's such a stupid and annoying and nonsensical excuse for a Magical Girl show! And people really put it at like the same level as Steven Universe and Gravity Falls? This show is terrible! It's nowhere near as good as them! Heck, I'd rather watch Problem Solverz than watch Star Vs The Forces of Evil, that's how terrible it is!
And I can give plenty of valid reasons why. Well, where do I begin?
-To start, Star is a Terrible Magical Girl show! She isn't very fluffy and cuddly and snuggly and moe', and it needs more action! The designs are overly simplistic, half-baked and lacking in detail.
-The animation in general looks so-so at best. It drags behind better cartoons that have come out years earlier, such as Gravity Falls, Wander over Yonder, Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Steven Universe. Just to clarify this show came out in 2015, and the others not too long before then. And the other 5 shows I've mentioned have had more style, substance and imagination in their designs and animation.
-I find Star Butterfly herself to be amazingly unlikeable. Mostly because she's a disrespectful little jerk that never listens to anything anyone tells her. She just does whatever she wants and always expects no consequences whenever she does anything, she doesn't respect her mother, even though her mother hasn't really done anything unreasonable. (Oh no, my mom wants me to be responsible for myself and my actions! She's so mean to me! I hate you, mom!) And she is so irresponsible with her wand too, like in one episode, no joke, she waves it around and starts making dangerous explosions all over the place, Just So She Could See Some Freakin' Fireworks, despite all the damage it would cause or possibly getting people hurt. And she's supposed to be the hero?!
In essence, I find her just as terrible as Fanboy and Chum-Chum, because she's just as detached from reality and has no sense of empathy. Also, her voice is freakin' obnoxious and nerve-wrecking, and I can't stand it.
-The consistent apathy from the townsfolk whenever something out of the ordinary happens, it ruins the show's atmosphere, kills the suspension of disbelief and makes the idiots seem like bigger idiots.
-The show has a serious case of protagonist-centered morality, where Star is consistently rewarded for doing bad things even though she has done nothing deserving of said rewards. More often than not, Star learns nothing on episodes where she is supposed to learn lessons.
-Almost all of the other characters are mindless idiots (Marco's parents, Ferguson, that other skinny kid that hangs out with Ferguson, Oscar, King Butterfly, Ludo, all of Ludo's minions except for Buff-Frog, Mina Loverberry, Marco's karate teacher, etc.) and if they're not idiots, then they're absolute jerks, especially that insufferable Glossaryck.
-Not a lot of actual "adventures" happen in this show, the majority of them are just boring bottle episodes. Plus, there are numerous entire episodes where literally nothing happens (The episode, "Pizza Thing" was a prime example).
-The overarching plot establishes very little and moves at a glacial pace. (This is more of a Season 2 complaint).
-The show is not action packed!
In fact, for that matter, Star has literally done no battles for the entirety of the second season!
-There is almost no sense of logic or basic common sense in any of the episodes. Especially in episodes such as Red Belt, Star on Wheels or Fortune Cookies.
And no, the presence of Magic doesn't excuse a lot of it. Having Magic Users in a show means MORE (Consistent) Rules, Not Less!
-Most of the episodes follow the exact same structure. Marco or someone else tells Star not to do something and she does it anyway, and then when she makes a complete fool of herself, she expects people to help her even though she has no one to blame but herself, all while Ludo watches it all from his dark castle, using his All-Seeing-Eye thing.
Most times, Marco ends up apologizing to Star even though he himself has done nothing wrong.
Then Ludo sends out one or more of his random Monster-Of-The-Week Minions to beat her and try and steal her wand, and Star quickly dispels them simply with Girly Magic and Rainbows and Unicorns and stuff (that isn't action packed) and then he retreats and swears revenge and that's it!
-Ludo is one of those "Rita Repulsa Knockoff"-esque villains, who have been done beyond all belief! (I use that term because A. Lack of a better word for this type of villain, and B. Rita being one of the most well-known of these sorts of bad guys, making it more relatable).
He practically does the same thing as Rita, and other Rita-like villains (i.e. like Queen Beryl in Sailor Moon, Dr Hell in Mazinger Z, King DeDeDe in Kirby, Gibbs in Titan Maximim, Hawk Moth in Miraculous Ladybug, etc). He's so dull because of that, the type of villain he is has been done so much, it's not even funny anymore. I've mentioned this a lot.
"But what about Toffee? He stole the throne from Ludo," they all say to me.
-PSSH! Toffee was stupid too, and perhaps one of the worst Starscream-esque villains I have ever seen!
Like, Toffee plan was to destroy Star's wand, rather than abuse its power like Ludo. That made no sense, I mean Toffee had nothing to gain from destroying the wand and would actually be in a more advantageous position if he tried to abuse its power like Ludo did. His plan itself was severely lacking in any sort of endgame, there was no explanation of why he wanted to destroy the wand or what he would gain from it.
-That part in the Season 1 Finale of Star breaking the cage with her own power came right the heck out of nowhere and made no sense, even with the series logic and magic. SHE'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT! A huge A$$pull there.
-The jokes Friggin suck eggs... end of discussion.
-Overall, show itself is just a Miserable Excuse for a Magical Girl show with a candy coated dollar store ripoff of Gravity Falls added in.
And yes, I know it's a kids show, but two things about that.
First of all, a lot of the points aren't excusable just because it's a kids show (i.e. the Protagonist-Centered Morality Part and such).
Second of all, I'd like to refer you to this, if you try that excuse on me. Something I like to emphasize a lot.
So there you have it. Star vs the Forces of Evil is a terrible show and a miserable excuse for a Magical Girl show. And there's my reasons why! I hate it about as much as I hate My Little Pony!