If you’ve never heard of Spinnerette, the web series’ new trailer description does it better than we could, since none of us saw any of these things included.
“Based on the popular Webcomic by Krazy Krow, Spinnerette is an action comedy about young and nerdy but highly enthusiastic Heather Brown (Anna Ross) who, after a lab accident, gains super-human abilities in a world that’s not as much a comic book as she thinks. Directed by Scott Hillman and produced by Barret Perlman.”
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We took the minute to watch the trailer and the results weren’t good. Jump forward to see our entire staff weigh in with their reactions!
Kimmie: The acting and dialogue were so bad, I kept wondering when everyone would take their clothes off. Then I remembered that this was actually a trailer for a potential new web series based on a rather cute web comic, Spinnerette, and it just doesn’t do it justice. The trailer doesn’t deliver on any of the aspects it promises to. From the monotone voice acting to the terrible graphics, the Spinnerette trailer is a train wreck of nonsense. Those who aren’t familiar with the source material won’t get a feel for the characters or where the story goes and the whole thing comes across as a bit pretentious. Even their promo poster featuring “nerdy, enthusiastic” Anna Ross looked like it was made by a 12 year old in in MS Paint and is rather laughable. Also, there is no nerdy feel from the title actress other than wearing glasses. I would rather drain my dog’s anal glands than sit through the Spinnerette web series and subject more minutes of my life to the same fate as that last one had, poor guy.
Leia: Whilst the premise for Spinnerette is fantastic, I found the trailer to be lacking. This spider-gal needs a bit of work for me to enjoy it properly!
Johnny: That trailer is laughably bad. Is it bad on purpose?
Nesto: Umm wow… I enjoyed the visuals on the intro, but overall Spinnerette seems to fall short, trying too hard.
Kaitlyn: Although I’d like to see web series ultimately usurp television some day in a fiery battle, Spinnerette won’t be leading the assault. From the look of the trailer, no budget and shitty acting are going to take this show nowhere. I mean, if you can’t even produce a passing and interesting VOICE OVER for your trailer…maybe stick to comics?
Rick: The actual Spinnerette web comic isn’t that bad. It’s well drawn and has a fun group of characters. The story is very stereotypical, but you can totally look past that. The web series trailer, however, just doesn’t deliver on much of anything. The effects we’ve seen look like a place-holder, which I really hope they are. Plus, the snippets of acting remind me of a high school media project. It just…doesn’t work.
Rob: While I can appreciate the work Spinnerette did with visual effects, I found the story to be too typical and the performances appear to be too weak. It’s not a web series I will be following.
Jen: Go-go gadget review! Put simply, the Spinnerette webseries trailer is not very good. For a series based on a rather funny webcomic, the trailer is short on humor and long on taking itself too seriously. If the director really embraces his low budget and treats the project with more whimsy, perhaps the disconnect between comic and webseries will be bridged more successfully. As some of us know, live-action based on anime rarely succeeds when given too much gravity.
Justin: I agree with most of what everyone else has already said. Spinnerette’s premise has potential but this trailer, very succinctly put, is just no good. If they’re going for humor that’s fine, but it needs to be more blatant. This web series looks like it’s attempting to be serious and fails miserably. Rarely does a live-action adaptation do its animated counter-part justice, and the Spinnerette trailer illustrates this magnificently. And I’m being very conservative by the way. Another egg nog and I’d probably have been more cavalier with my words.
Brittany: Honestly, I don’t see the potential of the Spinnerette web series at all. I found the premise of a super spidery girl to be just creepy. The dialogue and voice over portion are trite. Also, anything with fake giggling is a loss in my book. The “Ha ha ha, I’m so cute, I’ll save you from the dreadlock man,” with the addition of the “I’m trying to sly” sides (no phone yet) just fall dead in the water. Not enough actor depth to be serious, not enough goofy to be funny.
Lisa: I couldn’t help thinking — “Manga female Peter Parker.” However, the Spinnerette comic itself has a playful and sassy vibe that seemed to fit the characters well. The trailer’s visuals were well-done (especially the shadow image of the six arms emerging) but I couldn’t get around the slightly stilted voice over. Comic certainly looks better than the web series. However, I’m going to have to scrub out my retinas to get that disturbing image of Ben Franklin naked out of my head.
11 out of 11 reviewers here give the Spinnerette webseries a whopping twenty-two thumbs down. Seems pretty certain that bad acting and silly graphics make this webseries a no-go on the nerd lists. And that’s being generous.
The Spinnerette web comic: link
The Spinnerette web series fan page on Facebook: link