I had almost forgotten that a Power Pack pilot existed.
I didn't even know one existed.
I thought this was a bible ripoff to Power Rangers, given the theme this year.
Does this mean you're going to do the Generation X pilot movie next? Dear GOD!
I kinda dug that made for tv movie at the time. It felt the closest I could get to getting a live action X-Men movie...
The only good part of the movie was Matt Frewer, but I was sort of high after watching National Lampoon's Senior Trip
There was also the x-men playing cards they played with that were actually available, that was neat
So, is this Marvel May or something?
God Dammit Brad! Now I've had enough of this shit. Stop with these kinds of films already. I remember when you used to be edgy, different from the rest of the reviewers on That Guy With The Glasses. You reviewed the stuff that defied reviewing, from exploitation films to E.T. Pornos, you were the king of edge. But then you did stuff like Wozzy Woodle Woo, Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas, A Madea Christmas, and all this stuff that goes completely against your original cutoff date for God's sake. These are the kinds of films the Nostalgia Critic would do, not you.
Enough is enough, it's time for you to change all this around. Stop trying to sell out to the lowest common denominator like Doug Walker is and just be yourself. Stop giving into the pressure of becoming an internet sensation. Go back to reviewing 70's sleepy trash, enough with these clean, family friendly, religious films that doesn't defy what made you the critic you were in your hay day. We want to see 70's trash and bad porno spoofs, not this. Don't let that become the minority, don't pass those up for something like this just to make a quick buck or two. Trust me, stuff like this will only destroy you like it did Doug Walker. I don't want to see you go down that dark road.
Surely there must be Turkish Power Pack or a Pork Cameron's Shaving Christine's-muff.
Oh hell no. Isn't Cameron's existence obscene enough?
I'd buy that for a dollar, more so if it's a John T. Bone "movie".
That's a lot of words just to say "I don't like these kinds of reviews". You could've cut all the pretentious garbage out you hipster. If you're really so offended go back to Tumblr, it's where you deserve to die.
I don't think you understand "I Love To Hear Myself Talk!", The Cinema Snob is slowly becoming Bennitt the Sage, Nostalgia Critic and AVGN where they stop putting effort into their videos and are only doing it for the money. I fear that Brad will become another sell out who doesn't care about the quality of his fans. If he doesn't do more exploitation and porn films he'll be remembered as a guenius turned hack. I actually care for his reputation. I see you love to hashtag stuff, how about you hashtag #BringBackOldSnob. Together we can save The Cinema Snob.
Clearly he doesn't care about the "quality of his fans" if you're considered a fan.
The religious episodes actually take far more time, effort and research than the porno and exploitation episodes, plus I enjoy doing them and actually have something to say with those, as opposed to a standard riff heavy episode. This show has always grown to include more types of movies. If I only did porno and exploitation, I would eventually get burnt out on it.
Besides, the last two episodes (Turkish Captain America, and Friday the 13th 7) are exploitation and horror, the types that have been featured on the show since the beginning. Enter the Ninja, Zombi 3, Death Wish II, Footmen, and Turkish Batman were also this year.
Brad is just a sellout now. It's all about making the quick buck from Kirk Cameron and spellcasters.
"Kirk Cameron and the Spellcasters" would be a great name for a garage band...
Thanks for calling a huge segment of Brad's fans, who enjoy his humour whatever he reviews, "the lowest common denominator." That doesn't give away your self-entitled narcissism at all, nooooo.
I gave up on the Nostalgia Critic after the whole reboot so I don't know if this would fit into his current standards, but this really isn't a "I remember it so you don't have to" type of movie. This is a cheaply made failed TV pilot. The sort of thing Brad would usually review on DVD-R Hell instead of as the Snob, but definitely something on the more out of the way side of the film industry, even if not so far off the beaten path as Black Devil Doll from Hell.
Sadly, I have to agree 100%. For the last 5 years I used to watch every single Snob episode as soon as it came out (plus pretty much all the other videos), now I am starting to lose interest.
Even with his statements that aren't even factually true?
It's cool if you prefer the exploitation/horror stuff, but other genres are chosen to help the show grow and to keep my interest in doing the series strong. If I kept doing only horror and porno, I would lose interest and there would be no more series for you to watch. Not to mention the religious episodes and WTF hollywood episodes require far more research and work than the exploitation episodes.
So, if you don't like it, it's all good, but it's not done out of laziness or "selling out."
Usually when "Laziness" and "Sell Out" are thrown around the internet, it translates to "I dislike the thing you are focusing your effort on, and I don't know how to express that". I've seen people call game developers lazy and sellouts, and they are notorious for being overworked and underpaid...
For what it's worth, I'd prefer it if you only did one Christ-ploitation film a month, but that's just my personal opinion as a fan of what you do. There was a stretch of eight episodes where five of them were religious, and one of the three non religious ones was Oh Heavenly Dog. That felt a bit much...
5 years? Perhaps your tastes changed and wont find the same thing funny - how many shows do people watch for that long, without moving on to something else, after all?
I don't know about everyone else, but I garnered interest in following your work *because* you were willing to expand your focus. I think the first snob I ever caught was Sargent Pepper, only to discover that you had cut your teeth on horror and exploitation (A big viewing phase I was going through discovering new movies daily working at Netflix). I say at least from my perspective, do what you want to do Brad, not cater to anyone.
I'm with Inquisitor on this one. I actually prefer the Christsploitation and WTF Hollywood stuff to what Brad used to do (though that isn't bad by any means).
As for this thing, I do think this could work if done like The Incredibles. Hell, given the comic's art style, I'm surprised no one considered making this into an animated series. If the Toxic Crusader could get a cartoon series (along with many other bizarre properties, then this should have gotten a shot. Hell, I'm not even a Marvel fan (aside from Civil War) and I'd like to see this.
Brad doesn't need to review anything. We true fans would be happy with a simple image of his face like if he was Kim Jong-Un.
Worth noting it has been three weeks since Brad has done Christ-ploitation...
So I'm personally ready for another one...
I also feel like one Jesus film a month would be a good compromise for the fans who enjoy it and the fans who don't. But that's just my feedback...
I'll watch it regardless. I love this show...
Not wanting to watch an episode immediately is a typical response to any long running series. As a series progresses, it becomes easier to put off, it's reliable, it'll still be there tomorrow. I've watched every Snob episode on this site. The quality is not in decline. I may not enjoy the Christian episodes as much as other genres, but that's because most of those movies make me angry. I watch the episodes for Brad making fun of them, which he does well. Cinema Snob is reliably fun, and progression in a series is Not "selling out".
3 times... heh, good one.
I've read that Marvel Studios is considering developing a new project for The Power Pack. However, I think it's likely it'll made into an animated series a'la Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney XD aimed straight for the little ones. Just speculating!
This pilot is cheaper than the 1997 Justice League movie.
They used Danny Elfman's music from Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands, because the music from Batman would have been too obvious.
9:53- I caught the quick frame of Beetlejuice.
Um, no. The super obvious move (for this) would be using tracks from E.T.
I think he means obvious as in "recognizable".
You mean this isn't a movie about batteries? Dissapoint
I remember this being better, I guess nostalgia can make even something like this look good. Of course I am a fan of the series so I supposed I'm biased towards it.
As for the guy speaking in the beginning, that would likely be the alien who gave them their powers. If the show's budget couldn't handle Jack going cloudy, it sure as heck couldn't handle bipedal horse aliens or the badass reptile aliens that fight them.
i've never even heard of this one or the comic book for that matter. i've loved Comic Books since about (1987) but i really didn't start to collect until about (1992) or (1993) so this series went by me i guess. and Brad/snob is right i have noticed whenever they do something with kids they always show up at some haunted house.
Sadly Power Pack is one of Marvel's more obscure properties, which is a shame as it was quite good. If you can find one of the Power Pack Classics collections, I recommend picking them up. The same with the digest collections of the various Power Pack miniseries from the 2000s. Those are where the cover to Brad's bootleg DVD came from by the way.
Gotta go out of my way here to say thanks, Brad.
Your hilarious (and impressively prolific) work always brighten people's days.
Ha! The one kid that had the girl call him at the end was a member of the Midnight Society on Are You Afraid Of The Dark?
That cover with Wolverine is taken from issue 1 of X-Men: Power Pack...
There was also a "Hulk and Power Pack", which was a frightening team up consisting of a guy who gets stronger the angrier he gets, and a bunch of annoying children...
Just because they were annoying in the TV pilot, doesn't mean they were annoying in the comic. Well Jack was, he's the attention seeking middle child after all, but they're all smart enough to behave themselves around the Hulk.
My version of events is better...
I'm mildly surprised this wasn't a cross over, or that we didn't get a cameo from Linkara or the Last Angry Geek concerning the comic it was based on.
Wouldn't that be a good thing?
I was thinking one of them could give a little on what the actual story. As a point of comparison basically.
Such a missed opportunity for a 90's Kid cameo.
He probably doesn't think Power Pack is kewl, though.
I vaguely remember the book (mostly from their X-Men crossover... right in the middle of a storyline where side characters get murdered left and right, because that's the best time for a kid's title to link to other Marvel books), but I'll guess Space Voice is meant to be their "too expensive for a TV pilot" sentient talking space-ship buddy who saved them from aliens.
Everything I just said is why people either love or hate comics.
I think it's actually meant to be the alien that gave them their powers, since the voice actually mentions giving them their powers.
As for the crossover, the original Power Pack comic wasn't really a kid's title in that sense. It could be lighterhearted then other Marvel titles at the time but it still dealt with issues like child abuse, drugs and what not. Hell, their arch nemesis tried to sell kids (including the Powers themselves) into slavery at one point.
Isn't the alien that gave them their powers, a humanoid with the head of a horse? Yeah, that probably wouldn't work for TV.
Having looked at the Wikipedia synopsis, I have to admit I'm really intrigued by this series. Any suggestions on an arc to start with?
Also, I think I heard that one of the characters was bisexual. I don't know which one but I'm it's one of the girls on the team.
For some reason I was thinking this would be a Power Rangers-esque series judging from the designs. Obviously I was wrong.
Also of fucking course this was filmed in Canada.
Vancouver has doubled for every other major city ever...
While being the home to the Ocean Group (the same people who voiced most of the Gundam series dubbed in English and the original Saban dub of Dragon Ball Z).
I am offended that you did not refer to the villain of the piece by his full name throughout this episode! Dr. Mobius Butthead would be rolling in his grave!
If he were a real person I guess.
Some of the older archived videos of 2009 were brought over from the youtube account before thecinemasnob.com was created, so please forgive the lesser video quality of such as some did not transfer well.