The Shadow Monthly Poll
If there was a television series based on The Shadow, which would work best: live action, animation, or computer animation?
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If, there was going to be a Shadow series. It would not be done in none
of the catorgies. Unless you count Anime, Japanese
animation, among the animation category. Here are the reasons why.
1) Anime can get away with a lot more things
then just plain old animation
2) Better quality
3) More violence
4) More action
5) Better plot, but like there weren't ones already
6) Better animation in gerenal
7) Better flow to the animation
8) Superb fight scenes
9) Able to do more things than live action
10) And the most important reason is...
I've always want to see the Japanese take on The
Sounds like "computer animation" is the way
I think, if a Shadow TV series was going to be planned, they should take
a serious look at animation. Now, bear with
me, I'll share my reasons.
Right now, there is only a select group of
us who absolutely loves the character. Kids don't know him, most grownups
don't know him. I only know him because the movie came out when I was younger.
Computer animation is expensive. Plus, they
would never spend enough money on the show to make it look as crisp as it
needs to be to fly as a series. Yes, you can make cars or animals look semi
real, but humans are hard and costly.
A live series is completely out of the question. Why? Have you seen any
action shows lately? The only one out there that has any semi-decent special
effects is Buffy. Most use very cheezy
effects that just don't look real and I want to see them look as
real as they did in the film.
My final reason is this: Batman the animated series,
was, by far, the best animated comic book series ever. Characters were handled
well, in a manner that allowed adults to be kids for a half hour
and kids to go crazy enough to cause the show to stay on the air. The Shadow
could have mass apeal, but it needs good
writing. Even Batman fell apart once the writing wasn't there anymore.
That's my opinion.
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I would love to see a live-action series, provided
it was made by people who believed in the material and wanted to remain
faithful to it, and could do a good job balancing the combination of action
and character. If not, then animation would
be the way to go, especially if done in the same vein as the excellent Batman:
The Animated Series.