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In 2001 during the year of the first released issue of W.I.T.C.H., I was a 12 year old girl still in the sixth grade and drawing anime style characters, such as Sailor Moon, terribly (I am self-taught in free-hand drawing and I have never took a drawing class). I didn't know of its existence until I saw a commercial about a new animated series called W.I.T.C.H. on the Jetix channel. At the time I didn't pay much attention to it because I was into "Digimon" ( and still am!). A few months later when it was mid-way through the airing of the first season, I got bored enough to watch an episode. At first, I thought that it was interesting and okay, but I wasn't entire hooked yet. A few weeks later after watching my first W.I.T.C.H. episode on television, my family took me and my younger brother to the nearby bookstore. There, I saw the American (slightly censored) version of the original comic series. At first, I thought that it was one of those silly comic adaptation from the animated series and didn't realized that it was actually the other way around until I did some research. I sat there in the bookstore reading the very first 6 issues compacted into 3 books and immediately saw how much of big difference it is from the animated series. I started to watch more episodes of the series, including the ones that I missed and I started to do some more research on its history. By then, I was officially hooked. I fell in love with its unique ways of story-telling and artistic style and I felt that there was a certain charm to it that I have never felt before.
After waiting months on end for the American released, I got impatient and went online instead. To my luck, I was able to find a gold mine of comic scans online and began to read those instead. After years of reading WITCH, I also began to notice the difference as it transitioned itself from one saga to the next. I noticed the changes in the art styles, then the story-telling, then the entire thing which, I admittedly think, is now crap (the changes, not the entire WITCH universe). What was once a magical experience, I find WITCH now somewhat tasteless and a shell of its former glory. There were some issues that I still think was good, while others were so terrible and childish that it makes me preferred its rival, Winx Club, more than itself (Yes, it's that bad). I am now very disappointed that WITCH isn't as great as it used to be, and I find myself criticizing some of its new issues even more. Some people might ask me, "If you don't like it, then why bother continuing to read it?" My only answer is because I can't find myself to hate it entirely. W.I.T.C.H. has been around for a while and I fell in love with it as a teenager. Although I do find that it lost most of its magical touch, there are still some moments which I thought was wonderful enough for me to continue reading.
After ten years, W.I.T.C.H. has changed greatly, but personally, I still find that it still has that certain amount of charm that I just couldn't discard easily. W.I.T.C.H. comics has been a great inspiration to me in more ways than one, and to this day I am grateful to it. After drawing countless works, I finally made a small switch to WITCH art style. Although not best at first (as I'm still learning) I suddenly find myself drawing my own W.I.T.C.H. fanart calendar series, started my very first fan-comic side story of C.H.Y.K.N. (WITCH's predecessors), and now I'm slowly developing my new idea for a full blown WITCH fan-saga (called WITCH: Dreams of Lusteria)!
Name: Galistar07water (or just galistar) Role: Guardian of Arts Age: 25 Race: Human Gender: Female Ethnicity: Vietnamese Religion: Buddhist Location: Southern California Occupation: Assistant tutor/Tutor in English and history Hobbies: Read, Write, Draw, and Study films Favorite Films: The Godfather, Inception, Titanic, The Lord of the Ring films, Beauty and the Beast, and many more... Favorite Books: A lot, too much to list What I hate: the Twilight series and M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender Favorite Comic series: Disney's W.i.t.c.h. duh!
Current Residence: Southern California, United States of America Favorite music artists Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Adele, etc Favorite genre of music: A lot of types, okay? Favorite style of art: Too many to list MP3 player of choice: Walkman (I don't like iPods) Favorite cartoon character: I have too many to list Personal Quote: If an artist's inspiration lacks uniqueness, then his work shall lack rareness.
Favorite visual artistUm...the crew who drew W.I.T.C.H. comic series!Favorite moviesInception, Batman: The Dark Knight, and a bunch of others that I won't bother to listFavorite TV showsAvatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, W.I.T.C.H., Winx Club, H2O: Just Add Water, Mako Mermaids, Code LyokoFavorite bands / musical artistsToo many to listFavorite writersJ.K. Rowling, James Moloney, Cornelia Funke, Alyson Noel, Mary Hoffman, Alison Croggon, and more...Favorite gamesAge of Mythology for PCOther InterestsDraw, Read, study films
What do you get when you combine the concept ideas from Ratatouille, Cars, and Fast and Furious and mix them all together in a bowl? The answer is a watery and bland soup called Turbo. Rather than a rat striving to be a chef, Turbo is a film about a snail dreaming of becoming a racer. As if I didn't see this before in other films (mentioned above).
This film is...oddly humorous, to say the least. Theo aka Turbo (Ryan Reynolds) dreams of racing in the Indianapolis 500. He stays up night after night, watching videos and shows about his idol, a racing champion named Guy Gagne (Bill Hader) for words of inspiration and attempts to race 1 meter in 17 minutes at 2:00 in the morning! The next day, Theo and his brother Chet (Paul Giamatti) work at the Plant with other snails as they attempt to eat tomatoes and briefly mourn those who became crows' dinners. The problem is...life is slow and boring for Theo but Chet and everyone keeps on telling him that he'll never be fast.
One day after a failed attempt to save their highly anticipated juicy tomato from a lawn mower, Theo stumbled on an illegal street racing competition and fell into an engine with nitrous oxide...that oddly gave him super speed powers. How this happens I have yet to comprehend but then again, unlike Remy's natural born talent for cooking, I'm not supposed to understand how Theo got his skills. Despite his newfound ability to zip through the streets like a mollusk version of The Flash, Chet does not share his enthusiasm or his passion for speed and racing. However, a rag-tag misfit team of racing snails do: Whiplash (Samuel L. Jackson), Burn (Maya Rudolph), Smoove Move (Snoop Dog), and White Shadow (Steve Bell). These snails are owned by unsuccessful shop owners who barely get any customers at a little California plaza. Amongst them is a human dreamer named Tito (Michael Pena), a Spanish speaking beefy kid who's supposed to help his older brother Angelo (Luis Guzman) sell tacos. However, Tito constantly tries to come up with hair brain schemes to help his brother and his friends make some extra money. But once Tito came across Theo and saw his magical racing powers, the taco kid dubs him Turbo and decided to enter him in the Indianapolis 500 against pro-racers across the world.
I would summarize the rest of the film's synopsis but at this point, you can kinda guess how it's going to end, right?Turbo isn't necessarily a bad film as it's harmless enough for DreamWorks Animation fans to enjoy. However, I find this film lacking in a lot of things when you compare it to previous films that DreamWorks produced lately: the voice acting was humorous enough, but it wasn't memorable, the animation...while good...wasn't particularly breath-taking, especially when I just finished Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, and The Croods. The worst part about this film is the plot...while it's a cute story about a snail dreaming big, the main concept has been done before. Turbo is sadly nothing more than DreamWorks attempt to recycle and rehash an existing idea by combining it with something else. In this case, it was a poorly blended formula of Pixar's Ratatouille and Cars with a mixture of Fast and Furious. In the end, the result in Turbo is predictable, uncreative, oddly humorous and strange, as well as non-magical.
Turbo may be a film about the world's fastest snail...but it's slow in the concept of original ideas when it comes to film making.