Friday, December 07, 2007

My hero


That’s Samurai Jack, my new hero. He is an old fashioned one. The type that can do no wrong. We could use more like him these days.

Jack is a lone warrior trapped in a futuristic world ruled by the evil, shape shifting monster named Aku, fighting a seemingly lost cause. But however desparate the situation may be, Jack never forgets his code – the honor code of the Samurai. Forever humble, polite and honest he makes his way through the horrid, alien landscpae, never giving his personal welbeing a second thought. He is constantly going out of his way to help others, risking his neck even for the ones who’ve done him wrong, never asking for anything in return. He endures everything – all the trechery, cruely, brute force, fear and madness thrown on his way. He brushes them all off and continues his journey. And in doing so, he brings back hope in the minds of the millions who till now, had taken the all the wrongs for granted.

The mad world shown in the cartoon is not alien at all, its exactly like the one we live in today. The people in it are just as mad, just as miserable and just as hopeless as the mindless robots in the cartoon. Just that in our world, we don’t always recognize the faces of the shape shifting monster that’s running the show and the unsung heroes who are giving their lives fighting the good battle.

We desperately need heroes like Jack…even if just in cartoons and story books.

9 comments:

Shovon said...

Dunno if you watched the episode along the lines of 300.
I like Samurai Jack, but i dont like the long pauses and inactive sequences that are bled into the fun of the whole show. Reminds me of DragonballZ and how it would take them to fire off a single fireball in the whole episode. The rest of the time they are just staring down each other.
But still a good show.

Morticia of Mirth said...

Amen to the last two lines :)

Weatherman said...

Shovon, I know about that episode...but I havn't seen it. I only found season 1 and 4 on DVD you see. I know what you mean about the pauses. In the episode where all the famous bounty hunters join force, we got really tired waiting in one. But still...I think it works for this show. Anyhow...what happenned to your blog?

Morticia, where are you silly cat? You r never around these days!

Z said...

I think the pauses work just fine for Samurai jack. They build up all the tension and the rhythms for the next sequences but that's just my opinion. BTW, did you guys get to see the Star Wars: Clone Wars? Created by the same guy Genndy Tartakovsky. I’m not a star war fan but this one have some really amezing jedi actions. Don’t miss it.

Weatherman said...

I saw clone wars! I know Star Wars fans dont like it much but I rather liked it. Incidentally, have you noticed some of the alien population shown in Samurai Jack looks like the ones from Star Wars?

Z said...

Naah .. missed that somehow. Beside all aliens looks same to me.

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Morticia of Mirth said...

I am always around you! n am no CAT..arrgggg!