Sir Lemming wrote:Nothing wrong with the production values, that's for sure. It does look a bit "rigid" overall, as if any attempt at flexibility would make things start to crack. On the other hand, the writing, while refreshingly coherent, is pretty bland overall. So far the show is really more impressive than entertaining.
I'm also thinking there'll have to be some other Christians in this show who are more realistic about their beliefs than Peter Godly is. Not because of fairness, but just because I don't see enough potential in the antics of some wacky guy without a little more balance to round things out. He probably won't bother to listen to atheists' opinions much, so who is he going to interact with? It can't stay as one-sided as it has been -- in relation to Peter, I mean. He did interact with people in this episode, but he wasn't actually "getting" anything from them. He was just giving.
ComicDomination wrote:I think Moral Orel is something you might want to look at, I dunno.
The real question is will he be a sympathetic moderate Christian, or a symapthetic atheist. A lot of shows have a crazy Christian and then a level headed atheist who is always right in the show's world. The Simpsons is a good example of a show with no real sane Christians these days, although back when the show was better it was more even-handed.petergodly wrote:Thanks for the crits!
I watch a fair amount of animation, and I want to break a lot of standards. Most animation only has one camera, and all of the characters are on a 2 dimensional stage, but I tried to "film" it closer to a TV Drama series with multiple cameras and POV shots. A part of this process was cutting the audio really tight in some places so that people interrupt each other, which is common on live action material. But I may have cut a bit too tight in some places.
Luke is intended to be Peter's balance, as he is religious but rejects his father's extremism. I don't think Peter will ever "grow" or "change"; he affects his environment in unpleasant ways without realizing it. But as I develop Luke, I hope to make him into a sympathetic character - the "voice of reason".
The real question is will he be a sympathetic moderate Christian, or a symapthetic atheist. A lot of shows have a crazy Christian and then a level headed atheist who is always right in the show's world. The Simpsons is a good example of a show with no real sane Christians these days, although back when the show was better it was more even-handed.
w-mans wrote:Actually, now that I think about it, Godly isn't misinterpreting...he's just taking things too literally. Orel does this, also, be he has a childish innocence and enthusiasm about it. Orel never wants to hurt people, even though he does inadverdently. Peter Godly is psycho and unlikable.
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