When it was announced that ReBoot was coming back to TV I was thrilled especially with all the technological advancements we have made in the last 17 years with animation.
The original ReBoot was a Canadian CGI-Animated action-adventure television series that originally aired from 1994 to 2001. I watched the show on Cartoon Network back in 1999, however the show originally aired on YTV in Canada and ABC from 1994 – 1996, then Cartoon Network from 1999 to 2002. The series follows the adventures of a Guardian named Bob and his companions Enzo and Dot Matrix and they work to keep the computer system of Mainframe safe from the viruses known as Megabyte and Hexadecimal. It was the world’s first ever half-hour completely computer-animated TV series.
The new reimagined, live-action/CGI-animated series, named ReBoot: The Guardian Code, was announced in 2015 and is slated to premiere on Netflix worldwide on March 30th, 2018. However excluding Canada from some odd reason. YTV will later broadcast the series sometime in June of 2018.
So here is the trailer… for Reboot: The Guardian Code 😒
I’m not a fan of this “ReBoot” reboot! Who ever told them it was a great idea to do a live-action/CGI show was wrong. ReBoot has always been about what’s going on in Mainframe, we never see the outside world, we never see the “USER” so the mystery of it was intriguing from the start and I think that element was important to the viewers at that time. Just from looking at the trailer the moment you see the teenagers you think… “Power Rangers” SMH. OMG ya’ll this is awful. We don’t need another “teenagers with attitude” show.
I can’t do a full review of the show until I watch it when it officially releases on March 30th but damn, it just made me cringe when I watched the trailer. Apparently, the trailer has been out for 7 days now, I haven’t seen it until today and frankly I forgot all about the reboot of ReBoot since social media has been so quiet about it, at least on my end. If you watch the trailer on You Tube you will notice over 10k viewers disliked the trailer. That has to say something. I hope Mainframe Entertainment scraps the whole idea and gives us the show we deserve!