Star Wars Detours announced

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by rad140, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. rad140
    OP

    rad140 GBAtemp's "over quoter"

    Member
    223
    9
    Mar 14, 2010
    Canada
    No, it's not that dark live-action tv drama you keep hearing about.

    Announced at Star Wars Celebration VI today was Star Wars Detours, an animated comedy from the minds of Robot Chicken. It features all your favourite Star Wars characters with typical Robot Chicken-style humour. And yes, there is dancing.

    And it's uh, well.... take a look at the trailer for yourselves and form your own opinions:



    Source
     


  2. adrian2040

    adrian2040 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    401
    9
    Jun 8, 2008
    Peru
    Lima
    I'll say one thing: I loved the Indiana Jones reference.
     
  3. TehSkull

    TehSkull Living the life

    Member
    2,700
    388
    Nov 29, 2009
    United States
    Louisiana
    I like Robot Chicken. I liked the Robot Chicken Star Wars specials. I did not like that.
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

    Global Moderator
    6,219
    4,903
    Aug 29, 2008
    United States
    Las Vegas, NV
    I couldn't get through half of that before my constant facepalming gave me a nosebleed.

    You know a franchise is dying when it parodies itself.

    In other news: George Lucas has stopped pretending to care about the Star Wars fanbase, and has been quoted saying "I have the original script for Star Wars: The Original Trilogy, and I'm wiping my ass with it"
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

    Member
    4,259
    3,015
    Oct 25, 2009
    After Earth
    Why is George Lucas pimping himself?
     
  6. DiscostewSM

    DiscostewSM GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,028
    2,663
    Feb 10, 2009
    United States
    Sacramento, California
    Robot Chicken is great because it limits the length of the segments (so it doesn't bore you), and has a plethora of different unrelated scenarios, that sometimes interact with each other, to choose from (again, to not bore you). This seem to ignore both of those, and that will be its downfall.
     
  7. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    Member
    18,151
    10,466
    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Robot Chicken Star Wars was funny. This wasn't.

    I mean it seems a lot more "kid friendly" than Robot Chicken. Seems like a cheap Cartoon Network show actually. Not Adult Swim, I mean kids' Cartoon Network.

    It's a shame because I'd prefer they just do another Robot Chicken Star Wars. I mean its always been funny and they've gotten George Lucas and Mark Hammil on it. This just seems bad.
     
  8. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

    Global Moderator
    6,219
    4,903
    Aug 29, 2008
    United States
    Las Vegas, NV
    That's exactly what this is...cashing in on Robot Chicken's success, and stretching the humor to it's breaking point and beyond.

    The reason why Robot Chicken does so well, is because they stop with a certain joke before it gets old, and roll right into the next. It seems like this is just taking those same jokes, and stretching it paper thin to fit it all into a 30 minute block.
     
    1 person likes this.
  9. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    Member
    18,151
    10,466
    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    These jokes didn't even seem funny when they were out. Like it's a lot of the same humor you see on bad Cartoon Network/Nickelodeon "comedies". A lot of people hitting each other and talking funny. The original Robot Chicken stuff was very funny since it was often parodies or references to Star Wars. Kids probably won't get it though so they went this route. Star Wars in recent years has been marketing obsessively to kids and its sad that it lost a lot of what the franchise was really about. I'm hoping Star Wars 1313 reminds Lucas that there's still a passionate adult crowd out there wanting more adult Star Wars stuff. Things that were as mature as (or more mature) than the original trilogy.
     
    2 people like this.
  10. BORTZ

    BORTZ Don't pretend you aren't impressed

    Supervisor
    11,641
    14,514
    Dec 2, 2007
    United States
    Pittsburgh
    Looks like shit.
     
  11. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

    Member
    6,389
    861
    May 15, 2008
    Even Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace was funnier than that.
    Why does Star Wars go to such lengths to glorify itself, especially the original trilogy?
    Yeah yeah everyone hates Jar Jar Binks, it's a trap, we get it already.

    But this Detours thing in particular looks obnoxiously acted and designed. Why do so many of the characters have the dimensions of a South Park character with no rhyme or reason?
     
  12. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Member
    10,254
    17,403
    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    Detours? The franchise was lost a long, long time ago.
     
    3 people like this.
  13. Narayan

    Narayan desu~

    Member
    2,921
    825
    Sep 29, 2010
    i don't get it. this looked funny.
     
  14. TehSkull

    TehSkull Living the life

    Member
    2,700
    388
    Nov 29, 2009
    United States
    Louisiana
    Double pun. Good job. Funnier than the trailer, that's for sure.
     
    1 person likes this.
  15. Dingoo-fan 32

    Dingoo-fan 32 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    385
    49
    Feb 24, 2011
    Brazil
    Still better than the the star wars prequels.
     
  16. gokujr1000

    gokujr1000 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,715
    128
    Oct 10, 2008
    Gallifrey
    It looks like it makes fun of everything in Star Wars, especially the prequels. I'm going to check it out.
     
  17. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

    Member
    6,389
    861
    May 15, 2008
    We needed them to do this for us?
     
    1 person likes this.
  18. yuyuyup

    yuyuyup GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,336
    774
    Apr 30, 2006
    United States
    USA MTN timezone
    There are more previews, it looks like trash, but still better than Robot Chicken. I realize the setup of Robot Chicken is if you don't like one skit, the next one is right around the corner. I think that is an AWFUL excuse for releasing unwatchable filler. If a show is primarily a "comedy" and the humor isn't at least 70% funny on a consistent basis, it makes me want to eat a box of thumbtacks.
     
  19. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    Member
    18,151
    10,466
    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Welcome to the world of sketch comedy. Not every sketch is going to appeal to everyone and not every group of comedians and/or miscellaneous funny people knows what will hit and what will miss with audiences. At least with Robot Chicken, if it's not funny it's done. If it is, then it's great. It's not something horrible like SNL which will drag a sketch for what feels like an eternity.
     
    1 person likes this.
  20. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

    Global Moderator
    6,219
    4,903
    Aug 29, 2008
    United States
    Las Vegas, NV
    An entire 2 hour movie dedicated to Yoda's bathroom habits would be better than the prequels.
     
    1 person likes this.