Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Boy Wonder: On Anime

"What is happening?"
-My son-

The Boy Wonder hilariously noted just how difficult it was to make heads or tails of an anime film like RedLine when walking into the room cold with no context. Witnessing two female pilots inside two glowing bosoms will have that effect.

Without attempting to be funny, he entered the room, stood there staring at the screen for seconds and then delivered the aforementioned line deadpan in an almost Ron Swanson-like voice (the character played by Nick Offerman on Parks And Recreation). It absolutely floored me.

The things kids say. They may get older, but they still come up with some classic lines and it's all in the delivery.

He could have been talking about Harmagedon or Final Fantasy: Advent Children too. Yes, anime has that impact on the uninitiated. And of course this stuff can be really hard to explain away. And when we try, somehow fans, like myself, just look really bad.


Roman J. Martel said...

That reminds me of a similar comment my dad made one night when he walked in while I was watching Evangelion with my girlfriend. It was during a dream sequence in one of the later episodes. He just stood there for a few seconds and then said, "I was going to ask, 'What the hell are you watching?' but you know what... I don't want to know."

He isn't a big fan of David Lynch movies either. :)

Sci-Fi Fanatic said...

HAHA! Great comment. So funny. Lynch... eh. I may be with your Dad on that one.