Captain Canuck Webisode 1 Review

This episode is the first of the new web series focused on Canadian superhero Captain Canuck. The title of the episode is "Happy Canada Day" which actually came out yesterday on Canada Day. The story doesn't waste anytime getting into the action instead starting off with a battle atop one of the downtown hotels in Ottawa. Based as it is in a more campy setting from the 1970s, this episode does a good enough job bridging the gap between the two. It thus kind of proceeds with the idea that someone at least knows who Captain Canuck is, but doesn't require it at the same time. As it is a webisode, the animation is not the greatest, but this is made up for with fast pace, essentially nothing can be taken for granted, so everything which shows up is worth the effort. In the end the campiness seems to be bridged as the two villains are introduced in a much more menacing way.

I would say from a subjective standpoint, that the series has some distance to go to be taken seriously, but at least it has started down that path. After all compare the two presentations of the character, one from the original series, one from the webisode:

We will proceed on snowmobiles to our igloos, eh!
We will proceed on snowmobiles to our igloos, eh!
How is the view from up there?
How is the view from up there?

In the end, as it stands I am not sure if the series would be worth watching while it is getting through its growing pains, but that would be if these were long episodes. The first episode is only three minutes long and so it is presented in a length which makes it easy to watch so that one is not overcome with the limitations.

For anyone interested the entire webisode is available here:

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