March 2, 2012

Samurai Jack: Season One

Samurai Jack: Season One (13 episodes), 2001. An ancient demon traps his enemy in the distant future.

Created by Genndy Tartakovsky. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky (13 episodes), Robert Renzetti (5), Randy Myers (3) & Robert Alvarez (1). Written by Genndy Tartakovsky (4 episodes), Paul Rudish (3), Chris Mitchell (3), Carey Yost (3), Charlie Bean (2), Bryan Andrews (2), Mike Manley (1) & ? (2). Starring Phil LaMarr & Mako.

Concept: 4/4 (Great)
Story: 3/4 (Good)
Characters: 4/4 (Great)
Dialog: 3/4 (Good)
Pacing: 4/4 (Great)
Cinematography: 4/4 (Great)
Special effects/design: 4/4 (Great)
Acting: 3/4 (Good). Most of the acting is mediocre. But then there's Mako, giving one of my all-time favorite performances. Granted, that performance is mostly just yelling in a thick accent - but it is perfect.
Music: 3/4 (Good)
Subjective Rating: 10/10 (Favorite of my favorites, 4/4 5/4). God damn this show is awesome. If I could make a TV show, and Samurai Jack didn't already exist, this is the show I would make.
Objective Rating (Average): 3.6/4 3.7/4 (Great)

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