Rick and Morty

Re: Rick and Morty

Postby The_Hankerchief » April 5th, 2017, 6:52 pm

CrimsonStar wrote:You guys think we will ever get that sweet szechuan sauce?

It's his one-armed man
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Re: Rick and Morty

Postby gun21 » April 5th, 2017, 9:11 pm

The_Hankerchief wrote:
CrimsonStar wrote:You guys think we will ever get that sweet szechuan sauce?

It's his one-armed man


https://twitter.com/McDonalds/status/848573499874709506
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Re: Rick and Morty

Postby The_Hankerchief » April 6th, 2017, 10:03 pm

gun21 wrote:
The_Hankerchief wrote:
CrimsonStar wrote:You guys think we will ever get that sweet szechuan sauce?

It's his one-armed man


https://twitter.com/McDonalds/status/848573499874709506

Spoiler! :
"McNugga Lubba Dub Dub" is the greatest response anybody could have asked for.
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Re: Rick and Morty

Postby Muntyc0re » May 10th, 2017, 9:44 am

I love this tv show
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Re: Rick and Morty

Postby gun21 » August 1st, 2017, 10:25 am

Anyone watch episode 2? The whole thing is a send up to Mad Max.
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Does Rick and Morty Inspire you?

Postby Jonathan_Greer_ » August 17th, 2017, 1:25 pm

I have to say it's the best cartoon series I've seen. I'm so excited about this new season that's out. It's freaking AWESOME! Ever since it first aired, I have been in love with it. It has truely inspired my characters in my comic and hopefully the story line. I'm not saying my comic is like R&M, or that it's even that similar, but once I get deeper into the story (which is already written) I hope that the Rick and Morty influence can be seen.

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Re: Does Rick and Morty Inspire you?

Postby BestBuilder101 » August 17th, 2017, 1:35 pm

No, I don't really like it. :|

I'd have to say Kirby or Splatoon or Pokémon, as they thrived without taking any content from other things. (What did: Robopon, Call of Duty etc.)
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Re: Rick and Morty

Postby Hornmeister » August 17th, 2017, 7:58 pm

In my opinion R&M gets increasingly better with each season, like you can see that the people behind it took some time to get a good handle on the characters, which was necessary to move it from it's already promising premise to the fully realized story it is now, but I'm also concerned about Rick's characterization working against itself.
Rick's entire conflict, which leads to the setup of most episodes, is his inability to adapt to a life in society, and the fallacy inherent to his understanding of the privileges and responsibilities that come with being a scientist. Initially only as subtext, this was increasingly built up throughout the entire series, with s3e3 explicitely approaching the issue at that episode's end. The problem is, that the show might go out of its way to resolve a character conflict, that doesn't exist to most of its audience. Most people don't read Rick's nihilistic dismissal of the ethical and personal problems around him as a problem for the narrative to solve, but already as the solution. People idolize and idealize Rick because he is an entertaining character to watch, taking nothing from anyone in his way and being unstoppable in his exploits and all that. And that way of depicting Rick's character kind of sabotages the story. It is impossible for the story to adress his shortcomings, because that's not the way the character, as people have built him up for themselves, works. Any failure of Rick or moment in which someone proves him wrong, is completely glossed over by his disinterest; Rick doesn't care about any points Morty makes, so it's okay if we don't care either, just as we just assume there there to be no lasting consequence of his carelessnes, not because they don't actually exist within the plot, but because it doesn't pay any attention to them and (just like Rick) moves on immediately.

In a way, Rick is so good at setting a bad example, that he's almost comparable to the way Tyler Durden's characterization flew over people's heads in Fight Club, only that instead of inspiring men to adopt a maladaptive view of masculinity and its relation to violence, his character presents people with a false sense of accomplishment by alleged scientific objectivity, that doesn't work by logical conclusions, but instead relies on replacing any sense of empathy and ethical integrity with misplaced self confidence.

But you know what really annoys me with all of this? The show really didn't need to do this. It was already an entertaining show with an easy to grasp and to laugh at status quo, that didn't need to send its characters on arcs or anything. Now we have this not sudden, but definitely recent shift in character development that's very much at odds with the earlier setup, and while I trust the team behind R&M to make it work, it's already in a place that's not really as good as it could have been if those creative decisions were either implemented earlier in the shows runtime, or never developed in the first place.
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