Tuesday, September 3

Time for TV Tuesday: Rocko's Modern Life - Static Cling (2019)

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Through: Netflix

Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling Poster

I wasn't really sure if this should be for a movie review for a TTT. According to IMDb, it is a "TV short" and plus it is not even an hour long. Soooo I decided a TTT. 

So - this follows Rocko and his pals 20 years later from the end of the last episode when they blasted into space. They have landed back and it is the modern world with new problems and new things for our trio. 

This took a poke at a lot of modern issues and changes we have now. New technology, always on the go, new things every day, social diversity, gender identities, and people not liking change. 

This had a few laughs at first and then the jokes just turned into chuckles. And then silence with little grins. The comedy then took a stance on change. It was pretty much just deal with change and screw you if you don't like it.

For example, Rocko doesn't like something that has changed and everyone tells him to just get over it. Sure. Things change and you need to roll with the punches. But what Rocko doesn't like is something tiny and doesn't impact anyone. They all give him crap for not liking it. That rubbed me the wrong way. Just because I don't like a remake or reboot of something then I should just smile and nod and be okay with it and not share my opinion? No - that is not cool. I am allowed to not like something. I felt bad for Rocko. Yes, there are things you just need to accept and move on. But something like a book, movie, show, fashion, hair cuts, or whatever...it is okay not to like it. 

This was a total let down for me. It started off great but it turned into a weird stance on change. Yes, changes happen and we should roll with him. But we are allowed to have opinions. 

In the end, this just felt hollow and rushed. It had an agenda and it rubbed me the wrong way. If you loved the original show like I did, I wouldn't really recommend it. It didn't have the same feel and then by the end I wasn't really amused with the whole stance. Have your opinions but let Rocko not like that movie. I'm going to give this 2 stars. Some laughs and some fun references. 


Blodeuedd said...

I used to watch Rocco :)

Carole Rae said...

Such a good show!

Sophia Rose said...

Sounds like they took the lesson on change too far. I agree about there being things its okay to have differing opinions on particularly something like media or fashion.

Carole Rae said...

I really think they did.