모두 말했다, the new series is big, loud and lavishly produced, with a music-infused sensibility that works in its favor, or at least should.
Yet somehow, the producers have managed to make a show that appears to have provoked skepticism among the original’s devotees — who speak of it with the kind of reverence once reserved for “Citizen Kane” — without effectively inviting newcomers into the party.
Whatever the cause, the chemistry feels off. And while the action sequences are stylishly choreographed, “카우보이 비밥” finally bangs out a pretty dull tune.
적어도 “Bebop” doesn’t aspire to being much more than fun, 동안 “시간의 수레바퀴” — adapted from Robert Jordan’s books — has a more epic scope that adds to the sense of dramatic inertia.
Rosamund Pike provides a degree of star power — or at least the most recognizable face — as the mysterious Moiraine, who comes to a small village where she enlists five young men and women on a quest to thwart the return of “the dark one,” with one member of the quintet, still unknown, representing the prophesied savior of their world.
The dark one’s slavering minions, 당연히, are in hot pursuit, but the characters simply don’t possess enough pop to draw in those who don’t come immersed in the mythology, and the special effects are uneven. What emerges thus feels like another fantasy-based soap opera, populated by fantastic creatures and stiff dialogue filled with ominous warnings like “The dark one is coming for your friends.”
Put the blame on “왕좌의 게임,” which prompted every streamer to take a hard look at fantasy concepts with literary underpinnings to tap into that genre
. As noted
, Amazon’s really big bet is an upcoming series based on
“반지의 제왕,” which only feeds the sense that this represents a once-over-lightly version of it
While there have been successes, the streaming world has also absorbed expensive failures as it tests these waters, 와 “Cursed” 과 “Jupiter’s Legacy” among Netflix’s recent one-season wonders.
On the plus side, it’s nice to see streamers taking chances on material that requires such ambition. 그렇지만, there’s not much to “카우보이 비밥” that would merit saddling up for an encore, or anything about “시간의 수레바퀴” to provoke enthusiasm about the prospect of it marching on.
“카우보이 비밥” 과 “시간의 수레바퀴” premiere Nov. 19 on Netflix and Amazon, 각기.