I have somehow managed to take a break from rewatching the trailer for Super Mario Galaxy 2 in order to watch something else. I doubt this episode has Yoshi, thereby automatically making it the inferior product of the two, but maybe some nice bullet-points will spice things up:
- Train time! Let's hope Nintendo gets their plugs for Spirit Tracks in this episode.
- New animation director also! This AD seems to have fun with turning the contrast up really high.
- It's Looker! Or, if you prefer, "Handsome". Argue all day about which name is better; I think they're both dumb. So I'm going to call him "Layton", because I haven't crammed enough Nintendo references into this review already.
- New AD also likes kart-racing games, because he's an obvious fan of shortcuts. Har har.
- It's Ampharos! OMG! JASMINE'S GOING TO APPEAR IN THIS!
- The train has stopped. Suspicious...
- Handsome/Looker/Layton goes the other way of the conductor or whatever job on the train that guy has. Seriously, the only train job I know is conductor.
- Wow, when did Brock catch a Happiny and a Sudowoodo, guys? Come to think of it, since when was Brock part of the group again?
- TR doing stuff. Stuff happens. Yeah.
- Oh look, more Looker. The plot I actually care about. He's at the end of the line.
- Cut back to another 10 minutes of random Pokemon antics. I'd watch it, but I'm afraid the inevitible cuteness will make me vomit rainbows and sunshine.
- Fearows, boulders, and pitfalls. I take it I'm not missing much by advancing four minutes?
- Handsome apparently didn't return the 3-D glasses from when he went to see UP. Featuring some detective-y BGM I'm not familiar with. Having not wasted my money on Pokemon Pigeon Version, I cannot compare this to Handsome's Platinum theme.
- Usokki: "Look at me! I exist!"
- The train has left, and thus ends...OH SNAP! A Galactic Fun Sticker! And it's totally scratch-and-sniff!
When you take away Handsome from this episode, you still have 20 minutes of tired formula. As if he was thrown into a generic episode randomly, I'm rather disappointed with his debut role. Let's hope they do more with him, as Cram Time is coming with Galactic.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to rewatch the Galaxy trailer another 100 times before bed.