It's a myth that kids only want to watch other kids.
But no one's insisting that the above is true. Some folks are, however, suggesting grown adults don't want to watch kids. Which is fine, except that those same grown adults probably aren't the target audience, here.
The question seems to be "Why isn't this show made for me?" and the answer, "Because it isn't." And that's leaving to the side the suggestion that there was some mythic period of history when all cartoons were adult or serious or intelligent, and that they've now been "dumbed down."
How is that the case with Iron Man, though? How is it dumbed down as if they're simpletons? I'm asking because I want to know, as I haven't seen it yet.
Hardly anyone has outside of Canada. A pilot was packaged with one version fo the live action film's DVD release, but apparently the show has been adjusted from that pilot (as often happens) to counter some negative feedback.
US premier is tomorrow.
Tony is a teen, as are Pepper and Jim Rhodes. And, Madame Masque and the Mandarin, for that matter. That seems to be the biggest complaint about the series, so far, with the second biggest being that it lacks the complexity and depth of something that would be targeted at adults.
I am reminded of the quip about how a showrunner knew they were doing Dr. Who right, which was something to the effect that kids think it's scary and adult, and the adults complain it isn't scary and mature like it was when they were kids.
I was very disappointed with this Iron Man: Abomination Adventures.
Spectacular Spiderman and Wolverine and the X-Men are not exact duplications of the comic, but they are fairly true to the source material. With these two shows they've succeeded in appealing to wider audience (just like the comics do).
I thought they would have learned from these successful and popular shows and keep doing it, but this kiddie Iron Man cartoon is just horrible. It's just a dumbed down mess that is an insult to the source material and a joke to Iron Man fans. Major fail.
you know people say the same thing about comic books, I don't know about you but I didn't have money for comics toys or dvd collections when I was a kid, not that there were dvd's when I was a kid... laser disk collections doesn't have the same ring.
Comic books and cartoons are not the same thing, but of course you can say comic books are for kids too. There are plenty of comic books for adults & Marvel comics are relatively mature enough, but people heads will turn if you scream "I love comic books and I can't lie" & you're an overgrown mid-20's-30 years old. You can substitute comic books with cartoons and video games, really.
Ok so generally there's a disconnect with society's perception & one's hobby.
BTW: my former post is not directed to you, but to anyone who says cartoon should be made for his/her adult self.
Any discussion about what's for kids and what's for adults ends with BTAS.
People of all ages loved it, it stays close to the comics, and was so influential that things in it were made canon. (Mr. Freeze's new origin, Harley Quinn, Lockup)
What does it prove? Well, for one it proves that an awesome cartoon with great animation, incredible voice acting, well written stories, and respect to the source material is possible and can be made in such a way that nearly all audiences will like it. A 9.2 rating with over 6000 votes on IMDB shows at least that the kids, teens, and adults who grew up on this show all unanimously loved it.
Why, then, if it is possible to achieve this does Marvel constantly screw over one demographic in favor of another? Because they're lazy. And all you people saying ''well it's aimed at this, aimed at that'' are just trying to justify their half-assed attempts. BTAS shows that it can be done right, Marvel just refuses to try hard enough.