I want to try to sell you on a show that isn’t going to be for everyone. The Tick is a superhero show that is available with your Amazon Prime subscription that isn’t your typical MCU cash-in. The Tick is a parody of the genre and a good one at that. The show follows the crime-fighting duo, The Tick and Arthur. The Tick is a neigh-invulnerable super with a strong and unwavering sense of justice, but he isn’t very bright. Arthur is a nerdy accountant with a super-suit. Together they fight crime and make friends along the way.
The show is cheesy and over the top. It is a tone that won’t resonate with all audiences, but it is one that I found delightful. I cannot see this story told effectively in any other way. There are random dance parties, meaningless monologues, cheesy catchphrases, and lots of silly moments that grant this show its charm. Think of it as a live-action cartoon that leans heavily into its cartoonishness.
If you are a fan of the original comic or cartoon, this is a completely new narrative. I haven’t read the comic and I only have vague memories of the cartoon so this review is based on the show. I do not know how they compare, but I did enjoy this retelling.
The Tick has a great cast with tremendous chemistry making for memorable characters and interactions. it tells a unique story that hasn’t been told before and one that is told effectively. Finally, it is a lighthearted and wholesome comedy that is accessible for the whole family. What more can you ask for in a superhero parody?
As a comic book fan who doesn’t care much for the MCU/DCU, I found this show refreshing. When comic culture started to become mainstream, I was excited and then quickly disappointed by how generic all the stories ended up being. I am delighted to have stumbled on a story that is both different and entertaining. It might not have epic battles or world-ending events, but it has a charm that should not be overlooked.
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I love the movies that you chose to critique. I see that some of them are older films and that is a very uniquely refreshing than all the other film critiques out there. Your writing is very smooth and easy to digest, which is a skill that is difficult to master as far as writing goes.
You also do a great job at breaking these films down and you aren’t over pretentious about it, which makes it fun and easy to understand for a novice like me when it comes to understanding the magic of filmmaking.
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I’m going to go watch one of these movies tonight and see if I come to the same conclusions as you.
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Thanks a lot for the kind words. I am glad you are enjoying the content. I thought I had something set up for email but I guess not. This works for now until I figure out how to set messaging but I would be happy to chat with you and answer any questions. I am not very experienced in blogging, but I will do my best. Let me know what you think about the movies!
Loved this series and the cartoon. Have not read the comic, but I’m guessing I’d enjoy it too. Full disclosure: I’m a fan of slapstick, pun-filled, dad-joke comedy, so like you said, this may not be for everyone.