Nostalgia's a hell of a drug. Especially 80's nostalgia, which has been mined more thoroughly than a West Virginia mountaintop over the past 10 years or so. But one of the last big nostalgic properties that has yet to be brought back is the classic toon, Thundercats. (The other overlooked 80's gem is clearly *batteries not included, for those keeping score.)
But the wait is almost over, cat lovers! We've finally got a first glimpse at the relaunched series, and man, for a show about swashbuckling kitty cats in loincloths goofing on mummies, it sure looks like it takes itself very seriously. I can see the reasoning, though. How many times have you gone back to a cartoon you loved as a little kid only to realize how godawful and cheesy it was? Because, if you haven't, I have news for you: all of them were. Laser bars... So, sure, modernize it, dramatize it, don't criticize it.
What do you guys think about this trailer? It doesn't give us any dialogue to chew on, but it definitely showcases a range of interesting visuals. I can only hope it elicits another amazing expletive-ridden outtake reel by the end of its run.