Posted by murraychu on 28th August 2009
I was reading an interesting blog today and there was something written there that struck particularly true to me. The stuff that you enjoyed as a kid isn’t necessary as good as you remembered it. Just because Power Rangers were cool a dozen years back, doesn’t mean that the shows were actually decent in quality.
And yet, I still have fond memories of things like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It’s a part of me and I really feel uneasy whenever I watch any of the new, rebooted Ninja Turtle shows. It just isn’t the same and, in fact, it’s not supposed to be. The kids of the present are quite different than the kids of the old and the rebooted series are designed for current generation kids in mind.
It’s the same reason why G.I. Joe is so different right now and it’s the excuse that Sega gives for why its Sonic games are utterly unappealing to long standing fans. It’s the same age demographic alright, but it’s a whole new audience nonetheless.
Well, now you know. And Knowing is Half the Battle.