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Starbarians - Episode 1

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Comedy - Original
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Apr 15, 2012 | 2:51 PM EDT
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Can Killgar and Hogstrong use all of their cunning to defeat the snake wizard Siad and save the sophisticated Princess Bustilda? Find out in this adventure!

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AleksandrtheGreatAleksandrtheGreat

Rated 3 / 5 stars

As usual, your animation is some of the best out there. However, I just thought this flash felt a bit "empty." I never was that big of a fan of the Starbarians, though I thought they managed well enough as a one hit wonder. Now that your making an actual series, I feel I must question your judgement. Like I said before, everything art wise was nearly perfect; it's everything else that felt a bit lacking. The story is just a "excessive violence, boobs, and manliness" type of story, nothing all that special there. The characters are the same, empty parodies without much of a personality. Same with the setting, just one big sci-fantasy action parody filled with 80s cheese. Even the jokes suffered, they were just so predictable and bland. If not for the animation, I would not have enjoyed this as much as I did. Everything just felt generic and uninspired. This probably stems from taking what should have been a one note, silly type of cartoon you usually do and turning it into an entire series. It's like taking the Saturday Morning Watchmen toon or Avatar: Hot Na'vi Sex into a series. The joke that spawned them gets old real quick and there's not much to pick up the slack. Now I respect your decision to continue with this series, but I think it would be much more practical if you continued to do what you did before.


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MONOXIDE-CHILD187MONOXIDE-CHILD187

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Is anyone else having issues with the video playing really glitchy? Just me then?


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Hunger993Hunger993

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Doesn't work on Opera



TrapexTrapex

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Entering into the citadel of Harry Partridge, I expected the type of comedy that I don't really find today around the media. A certain type of can-do attitude mixed with some exuberance. With this though, I was thoroughly disappointed for what it could've been.

I'm probably going to be praised as a "sacrilegious and blasphemous traitor to the Newgrounds society" of sorts. Just hear me out: I've seen some of your Flash movies before. They brought me joy, happiness, causing me to list off synonyms in a certain order of lunacy. Yes, I do realize that you always had some type of perverted roots for humor, if you will. You seem to be going back to your roots....which can't always be a good thing.

I'll say it: the artwork was the only thing that was the slightest bit redeeming for me. The weirdness of the characters and the creativity for the backgrounds was actually very well-done. The two of you obviously worked hard on it. I just wish that you worked a bit harder on the humor issue.

Of course, voices were very well done. Good job, as usual.

Just in case if I'm not clear: PUH-LEEZE!!!! Do NOT go back to the roots of your twisted humor. The reason that I watch your movies now is that they have developed some sense of cleverness to them. I remember watching the trailer which came out about....I want to say about a year now. I should've gotten some sense of what I was in for, but I tuned in anyway. Like I expected, utter disappointment.

Good luck with future endeavors with the series.



teejay-number13teejay-number13

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Great animation, but an otherwise boring and predictable story. I didn't find it all that funny because the humor lacked cleverness. Everything happened exactly as I thought it was going to and there were no moments or quotable phrases that I could tell other people and make them laugh (at least not within my circle of friends). It is listed as a comedy right?

Some people focus on the art, some people focus on the voice talent, most focus on the boobs, but I focus on writing and story. And this comes up a bit short.


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