I do not know what I was tagged in or what it regards, if it Franxx I do still dislike it for its homophobia. Because Biology has never been used to oppress gays before.....
Nice to see you doc, I certainly won’t deny that it has been (and still is) used as a homophobic argument, but I think my observations were more that the Franxx are a child allegory in the same way Evas were a mother allegory (made pretty explicit by the fact they’re based off the Klaxosaurs, which the Princess literally refers to as “her child”) and so what powers them is the combination of sex chromosomes required to produce a child. I think that for it to be classed as “homophobic” it would have to have made insinuations that homosexuality is somehow bad or negative, which I really don’t think it has. I don’t find pointing out that two people of the same biological sex can’t produce a child to be homophobic. While I can see it might potentially be an upsetting reminder to gay people (or some trans people, or even those who are simply infertile) who would like to be able to have children but can’t, that is still the harsh reality.I do not know what I was tagged in or what it regards, if it Franxx I do still dislike it for its homophobia. Because Biology has never been used to oppress gays before.....
↓if it Franxx I do still dislike it for its homophobia.
What an absolutely extraordinary leap of logic.it is a show I want to own
And yet, previously:Biology has never been used to oppress gays before.....
It taking the biology angle of being homophobic doesn't make it not homophobic. As what do most people homophobia come out as its not natural.
I'm really not sure what to make of the term "heterosexual breeding relationships", if I'm being honest, or how they relate to Darling in the FranXX generally. I'm confident that there are heterosexual relationships other than "breeding" ones, but I can't envisage a "breeding relationship" that isn't also a heterosexual one, so I'm not sure which part of the term is supporting the other.the theming around heterosexual breeding relationships, for lack of a better term on the spur of the moment, did genuinely come across as a bit alienating.
Is there anything more specific you can remember at all, Rui? It would be good if there was a bit more of a concrete criticism that I could grapple with.I can't remember exactly what was said in that first episode but there was something not-quite-right about the way it came across
I think it's important to note that director and writer Atsushi Nishigori works freelance so I think it's unfair to blame Trigger or A-1 Pictures for any of the writing decisions.comes in expecting people to be talking about robots
Anyway, like a lot of people I enjoyed Franxx up until that twist, and felt it fell apart after that. The show ultimately felt like the writers hadn't understood the narrative promises they were making, or where their most compelling conflict lay. Maybe they wrote themselves into a corner in that regard, since a version of the climax that focuses mainly around the kids turning against their real enemy, the adults wouldn't have left as much room for giant robot action. Then again, if Trigger were just going to forget about the klaxosaurs and pull aliens out of their ass, surely they could have had the adults switch on some doomsday automated defence drones to prevent the kids rebelling instead.
It's one of the most frustrating shows of recent years, since it goes from good to great, and then drops the ball so badly towards the end.
Well then it's time for me to do some expectation subversion myself, because I actually thought these episodes, despite coming in the wake of that horrendous plot-twist, were incredibly enjoyable. Tighter scripted, more emotional, more focused and everything I wanted from the show but didn't get over the course of the last few episodes. Perhaps this goes to show conflict isn't always better off being mysterious, sometimes there's something to be said for setting out clear goals and motivations.In all honesty, ayase, you're probably going to dislike everything that comes after this point.
I've been so busy scratching my head trying to understand the characters and anticipate where the story is going that I haven't even noticed any bounciness in Franxx. I clearly got my priorities wrong.My feelings about the quality of writing were largely unchanged at the end, though I did like the music, art, melodrama, playful moments and the boob animation and was overall pleased to have watched it
This was the main downside of this show for me (apart from Hiro's blandness). Still I was happy to have really enjoyed the parts that I did like, enough to overlook the shortcomings and have an overall very positive opinion of the show myself.never before has a show teased so many interesting concepts without any of them really paying off.
That’s really why “disappointing” and “frustrating” are the best words I can use. I certainly didn’t dislike it entirely, but my opinion of the show was swinging back and forth like a pendulum with each episode in the later stages. It flirted with some very interesting subjects only to keep pulling back from the brink each time, and when taken as a whole I just don’t think it managed to live up to its potential to explore the issues it very much felt like it did want to. And I guess I’ll never really know why.This was the main downside of this show for me (apart from Hiro's blandness). Still I was happy to have really enjoyed the parts that I did like, enough to overlook the shortcomings and have an overall very positive opinion of the show myself.
It's no secret that FranXX has borrowed very heavily from Evangelion, and Rebuild in particular. I know that, and I've never had an issue with it, because... well... I've always felt that the nature of FranXX is that it takes bits and pieces from elsewhere and actually improves on them. It's just my personal opinion but, with Rebuild of Eva not yet finished, FranXX looked elsewhere for inspiration for its conclusion. That place was Gurren Lagann, and that's going to be a losing battle. Timeskips are a very difficult thing to do in storytelling, and I don't think the final episode managed to pull it off.
For me, an underwhelming end to a great series. I still really like it, though.