Revolution: Pilot Review Comments -


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littlemikey979 9/18/2012 4:55:50 PM

I agree samson, the biggest issue I noticed was the number of young kids there were running around. If all power was gone there would be no way in hell people would be having kids without medical devices and such. It does need a grittier look to it and all the characters need to look dirty. I don't think I will continue to watch it. The wonder to what made all electricity stop is not enough to sit through more shows.

TheSeeeker 9/18/2012 7:34:44 PM

   Well they established early on that in the area controlled by the Monroe militia that possession of a firearm was punishable by death. Is it really hard to believe that when the everything gets shut off and 15 years have passed that ammunition would be scarce since I'm guessing it would be pretty hard to make new bullets once the stockpiles of bullet making material was used up. A musket type of weapon would be more believable as a commonly used firearm because of the simplicity of keeping the weapon able to fire vs making ammo for a M-16, etc. My only issues are the easily seen issues ...the clothes that seem to be a lil too new and fitting , fresh hairstyles and some leaps of logic that had me scratching my head. When the Uncle said they needed to leave Chicago in a hurry when the militia member ran off to get help ...he sticks around to take on a buttload of men? Huh? I understand they need to establish he's Uncle Asskicker ...but fighting off an ambush as they were fleeing would have made more sense. Anyway , I'm still giving the show a shot to impress me with a few more episodes , I did like the detail to the sets and an EMP pulse I don't buy as a cause as I don't think it would anyway affect battery power. All the cars on the highway lost all power and not even the headlights were on which means the batteries were completely drained.

trollman 9/18/2012 7:41:10 PM

Nobody else noticed that the female lead is a bow wielding teen (ala Hunger Games Katnes) and now one of the men sent to kill her and capture her uncle is now enamoured of her and wants to save her (presumably for himself)?

I was a bit surprised tho that no one in this new world order has remembered how to BOIL WATER. Steam engines should still work even if electricity really could be surpressed. (Speaking of surpressed electron flow why arent the electrical impulses of the human nervous system affected?)

trollman 9/18/2012 7:47:01 PM

BTW @ TheSeeker - a battery hooked into an active circuit would be destroyed by an EMP. But if you removed all the power from a closed circuit the device should be unaffected unless it was at ground zero of the EM Pulse.  I doubt the EMP as a cause because it would have had to be far too massive to affect the entire world.

RedHood2010 9/19/2012 4:57:38 AM

Yes, my boys and I also noticed the Hunger Games similarities.  And also a feeling of Flash Forward.  The search for What Happened?  "Why did the lights go out?"

I did enjoy the google reference.  80 million in the bank and then natta.  lol

momitchell7 9/19/2012 2:56:24 PM

Uh, mikey... people were having kids quite a few years before any electronic medical devices - just sayin'.

I watched the whole episode, but it was tough... Trollman, I like how you think - good point. I know it's just a sci-fi show and anything can happen, but I just didn't think it was very well executed.

Ryodin 9/20/2012 6:26:50 AM

I don't think this was an EMP. Dark Angel had such a premise, after all, and they were still able to use cars and motorcycles and generate new electricity.

No, this is something more powerful that was able to not just stop electricity, but complex mechanical functions as well. I have no idea what the hell could do that, and in such quick time. But that's what the rest of the show is for I guess.

Personally, I thought this was a very good start. Can't wait to see more.

phantomx69 9/20/2012 8:27:41 AM

missed it, must not been very good no commercials for it nbc kinda snuck it in on a monday night.

Muenster 9/20/2012 4:30:51 PM


2012 Fashion conscious people wearing hip-hugging pants and super tailed leather outfits 15 years into a Neo-Steam age looks really stupid.  Sorry folks, modern clothes are not condusive to a manual labor, non-air conditoned lifestyles.

The production designer team has zero idea what to do with the concept of a modern nation sent back to the steam age.

Folks, I'll put it to ya'll this way. With the electricity out, it would be hard for the first few years. But life would just go on. The third world nations would propably suffer massive human losses though. It's not like steam power is a difficult technology. Heck, nearly 60% of the rail lines laid out a century ago are still in use.

Idustrialists, Machinists, Gun and Blacksmiths, Ranchers, would be the power brokers again. People would not be roaming the cities carrying crossbows and arrows. Too conspiuous and too easy to defeat.

I hate this show and regret giving it an hour.

Also the very bad acting did not help.

JDK008 9/20/2012 5:06:23 PM

 i love how this critic makes no mention of eric kripke being the creator behind this. abrams has minimal affiliation with this. he is an e.p. nothing more ... do you think he is actively involved in fringe? doubt it... he is getting his name on multiple shows to boost the chance viewers will be interested. kripke is the show runner, the brains and the talent behind revolution. please at least acknowledge kripke's involvement before dropping abrams name. and to those who watch or watched supernatual seasons 1-5 know kripke's ability to tell an amazing story with what seemed like a less then stellar plot.... give it a chance. thank you

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