But guess what? This Generator Rex thing that I just randomly caught the first two episodes of, it's awesome.
He made a sword...from his BODY. (Insert penis joke here....heh, insert)
Anyway, the premise is that scientists were developing some kind of nanite...thing, because nanites have become the catch-all for scientific bullshit lately, and it exploded, coating the world and everyone in it, with nanite-ness. For the most part this did nothing except some people mutated into awesome monster thingies called EVOs, some of these EVOs go all batshit crazy and try to destroy things and that's were Rex comes in. He's the teenage secret weapon of some organization called Providence that is the go-to for cleaning up EVO mess. Rex is kick-ass because he can actually control his nanites and makes machines SPROUT FROM HIS BODY. Jet pack? Check. Chainsaw? Check. Giant motorbike? Check. Hell yeah! So the cartoon follows Rex and his handlers, it awesome for the following reasons:
1. THEY SAY THE WORD KILL. This is a huge quibble I have with cartoons today that, even if they're action cartoons, shy away from "kill" or "death" and go with the wonderfully non-specific "destroy." On this show they say kill and even address the fact that faceless minions who generally serve as cannon fodder actually kick the bucket
2. Rex's machines are freaking cool, but not infallible. They show you that all it takes are some head games to make him lose control or shut down, which will keep the show from becoming to Superman-esquely predictable.
3. The guys at Providence are kind of dicks. Right away you see that these aren't the goodest of good guys. In the second episode we see the boss of Providence (voiced by the ever-awesome JK Simmons) is totally ok with murdering a few thousand nanite-infected New Yorkers to contain the virus. Of course Rex figures out a way around it but the point is that the murdering of innocent people was THE GOOD GUY'S PLAN. Also, they kind of treat Rex like crap, more like a weapon than a human kid. It's just nice that not everything is black or white and there's some gray area.
4. There's a monkey with a fez and an eye-patch. Yes, he occasionally says stupid crap, but he's voiced by Bender from Futurama! Bender!!
5. Rex is actually kind of likable and not all irritating for a teenage boy hero. And also he has amnesia, which at least gives him a purpose of some kind. He has no idea who he really is or where he came from so he works with Providence because they promised to help him figure out his past.
6. Agent Six. Holy shit, cartoon characters are not allowed to be as awesome as this dude is. He's this guy in a green suit and sunglasses who follows after Rex and is basically a nanny/Men in Black/ninja. He has swords that come out of sleeves and are magnetic and he kicks everything's ass! Unfortunately, there is no official picture of him online as of yet, but luckily, fandom abhors a vacuum and there are already fan-made pictures up:
And now to push my luck with...
SUGARY CYNIC'S SYNOPSIS OF THE FIRST EPISODE OF GENERATOR REX!
It works!! The ridiculously long pause worked!!
So there you have it. Six perfectly good (mostly) reasons to give this show a shot (and also one deranged video). Here's hoping it will continue to not suck.
Also, I have my Stats final tomorrow. (I know, a final at 10am on a Sunday, is that sick or what?) Please pray for me to whatever deity you so wish.
Agent Six: "What you are about to see is extremely disturbing."
Rex: "Disturbing? ...Cool!"