Welcome to the Powerpuff Girls
hong_kong_wong | San Francisco, CA USA | 07/04/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"...The Powerpuff Girls is not another standard animated superhero TV series with cute moppets. First, the writers of the Powerpuff Girls ensure that the stories are written well and respect the viewer's intelligence instead of pandering to morons (a common mistake found in most animated TV series). Second, the better stories on this TV series show some common situations that a kid can relate to and how to resolve them without being too preachy. Third, there are lots of warped humor, hip contemporary references, sight gags, bad jokes, and hidden puns (e.g., Ms. Bellum's home address in "Something's a Ms."or each Powerpuff Girl using an eyebeam near the end of "The Main Event") found throughout these episodes. For these reasons, both children and adults will find this TV series fun to watch.To honor the release of the Powerpuff Girls Movie, this review looks at the Powerpuff Girls Power Pack, the DVD boxed set that collects the first 3 Powerpuff Girls DVDs: "Powerpuff Bluff", "The Mane Event", and "Down `n' Dirty". In addition to over 5 hours of Powerpuff Girls TV episodes, this boxed set has some nice bonus features...Get this boxed set if you love the Powerpuff Girls (or know someone who does) but have none of these DVDs in the video collection. This boxed set makes a nice birthday or Xmas present for any serious Powerpuff Girls fan.If you don't know if you like the Powerpuff Girls, I recommend that you watch the Powerpuff Girls Movie (which tells how the Powerpuff Girls became the local superheroines of Townsville) followed by any three of the standout episodes on the above list from the Cartoon Network or any Powerpuff Girls video before deciding. But be forewarned: You may wind up enjoying the Powerpuff Girls after watching the third episode."
Ha-ha! Very inventive!
Kevin Artinian | Whittier CA | 10/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, what can I say? I'm a grown man, but who says grown men can't enjoy cartoon? These Powerpuff girls are hilarious! So what if they win every battle? It's not something you take seriously like Justice League or something, and these are certainly not trying to be a new Justice League or X-Men. It's just a sublimely nutty series that pokes fun at the superhero mold, all thw while commenting on pop culture and contemporary America. The plots are actually pretty clever--there's always something in there that you wouldn't find in the ordinary cartoon, whether you're talking about Johnny Bravo or Dragonball Z. This is delightful cartoon WEIRDNESS at its finest! But if you really want something, check out the movie, which should be on video in a few months. Until then, adore the innocence, exhilirate in the brutality, and laugh your head off with the Powerpuff Girls. What'll they think of next?"
Yay for Powerpuff Girls!
Wally Waffles | Utah, USA | 11/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a hilarious cartoon series that adults can enjoy watching with their kids (rather than being annoyed)...well, actually the violence is a bit questionable for younger kids--the first time I ever saw the Powerpuff Girls, they were beating up Mojo Jojo, and punching his nose caused red blood to shoot out!
Well, funny cartoon. Lots of clever jokes (many of which most kids probably won't understand).
Annoyingly, as some viewers have pointed out, the episode selection is somewhat haphazard. On vol. 2 ("Down 'n' Dirty"), the first episode ("Birthday Bash") has Princess already in prison, and then four episodes later she's *introduced* in "Stuck Up, Up and Away." (It was NOT a "revealed origen" episode.)
If you want to use "educational value" as an excuse to get the Powerpuffs Girls on DVD, do what I did: Get the Hong Kong editions (Region 3; yay for region-free DVD-players!). As near as I can tell, they're identical to the U.S. editions, except that there's ACTUALLY a choice of language selection (English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Thai) and subtitles (ENGLSIH, Chinese, Thai, and Bahasa). (They're even packaged in the same crappy snap cases, which is unusual for Hong Kong DVDs.) It's a lot of fun to watch a familiar show dubbed in another language, especially when it's something as silly as the Powerpuff Girls. Educational, too, if you're learning a second language.
Each disk has special features, usually bonus cartoons, but either I'm lacking some special software or else there are some serious misprints on the boxes, because I haven't been able to find any of the DVD-ROM features (not even on the U.S. edition of "Powerpuff Bluff" that I once rented).
In any case, highly recommend for anyone who likes funny cartoons."
For Me and My Girls
Jennie R Tiberio | Chicago Ill | 12/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Its somthing we can watch together. I find some childrens shows Mind numbingly boring but this is one that we can watch together.
there are things that go over thire heads like all the puns in the Beat-alls but I like it.Now if Only Dexters Lab and Courage the Cowardly Dog would come out on DVD we would be set."