This show is not good at all. Its weird to begin with. The actors for the show are horrible, its stupid, and iis making fun of gamers. Im a gamer and this show should be cancel. The overall for this horrible show is that it it.
Level Up is another Live-action show on CN about a group of kids that play video games. Before I'll say anything I'll say I try my best to be professional and explain why I think the series isn't that good.
Now there was an acquired live-action show similar to this that aired on CN back in 2006. It was called Zixx: Level One, It had a premise similar to this, A live-action show with bunch of kids play in a video games. It had 3D graphics. That itself had a premise similar to an animated series Code Lyoko. Now I don't want to get mad and get on top of this by saying it copies this or that, but the idea has been used before.
Now the show is created by one of the producers of Wizards of Waverly Place on Disney Channel. This explains why the acting can be rather cheesy and the "random" humor. Now some may like stuff like that. I feel like Live-action shows, especially Disney style Live-action shows don't belong on Cartoon Network.
CN has really tried their best to get a live-action show popular on their channel. I'm honestly surprised that Cartoon Network would have a movie and an online game to boost the franchise and the ratings are still nowhere close to their Monday night comedies. From looking at the ratings information it's not popular with kids or adults. The people who made the show could have pitched it to a different channel where it could have been popular and off of Cartoon Network where it is an annoyance.
I really hated this show. I found nothing really to enjoy in it. The characters are generic at best. The story lines have been passed down throughout shows. I have seen half these plots from my babysitters a vampire only done better. And I think that show is bad. But now I have this imitator with worse jokes and a terrible script. Now to all the people reading this who like my babysitters a vampire. Thats your feeling towards the show but you can't tell me that this is good. 95% of the jokes in this fall flat. There was no sense of danger like a live action action show should have. Even if one of these characters died(it would never happen) I would feel nothing for them because I just don't care for the characters ion this. THere all annoying in the way that they just say your the jock your the nerds and the geek references are terrible. This week I've been watching a lot of tv to review but this show has been by far the worst. To the shows credit they have good CGI sometimes. But it's nothing you haven't seen before. This show is full of things you've seen done better.
Okay everyone has there opinion, so heres mine be patient, to kids who like it keep watching it cause you wont know how me and other 90's kids feel until you guys are our age, now yes I change the channel when this show comes on cause in my opinion this show is tasteless, I'm just waiting until its gone.
I don't quite get why everyone is so negative about this show, I really enjoy it! Its quirky, silly and a whole lot of fun. Its a perfect show for young kids and I think that is who Cartoon Network is intending this show to be for.
As for it not being a cartoon, all of the kids channels have been going towards more live action programming and why not Cartoon Network?
I say give it a shot. Actually watch it. And just enjoy this zany comedy about out of this world madness!
You know that show Big Bang Theory, about those people obsessed with comics and video games? Yeah, great show! So how 'bout we take that same concept, take all the humor out of it, add a ridiculous plot about video game villains escaping into the real world, force the cast to perform ridiculous emotion, and make a show out of our new found crap? And now we have Level Up. Yeah, it's not a good show by any stretch. Not even mediocre. It just plain sucks. I mean this might be the dumbest show I've ever seen! It completely disgraces the entire community of gamers out there who thought this show might be a remotely fun tribute to them. It just makes them seem like bumbling douche-bags. Well done Level Up, you managed to fail even your target audience.
This show is a piece of shit, pardon my french, but it needs to be said about this horrible disgrace of a show. one thing about it is, it's about people who play waaaaay too many video games and fight video game monsters, and their called nerds. I know a bunch of kids who play on football teams at my high school who play a lot of video games. it's terrible. and plus, it's live action and it's on CARTOON NETWORK!!!!!! it's on the wrong channel. It doesn't belong on CARTOON NETWORK cause it's not a cartoon. the only reason it's not getting canceled is because kids today are stupid enough to watch this crap. if it aired on Nickelodeon or Disney channel, that would be fine, it would still be terrible, but at least it would be on a channel where they don't claim they only show cartoons. I wonder, do the people who work there today do drugs? cause they claim they're the place for cartoons, but they air live action shows. sure, level up is the only live action show on cartoon network today, but it's terrible and needs to be canceled ASAP so they can be CARTOON NETWORK again. Don't bother watching Level Up, it's sucks ass.
after reading most of the reviews i decided to watch 3 episodes of this show, being an avid gamer one would think i would like this show right? Well... no this show really hopped on the big bang theory bandwagon by taking a popular part of nerd culture and using it as a plot for a show which just doesn't work. It doesn't work because a lot of these plots just felt like a bunch of executives in a room saying "ok so what do we know about nerds? MMORPGs? Yes! and has anyone played one? no. Its fine lets just use that one episode of south park as a template. What else? socially inept? LOVE IT. anything else? internet memes. PREFECT. but sir which ones do we use? Doesn't matter whatever makes me money." Now for those saying "oh its a kids show meaning you as a teen shouldn't like it." well that shouldn't matter, kid shows if done well enough can appeal to everyone and cartoon network has had a wonderful track record of shows that did this like Batman, Superman, Samurai Jack, Megas XLR,Sym-bionic Titan, and recently Adventure Time and Regular Show. This show basically shows that if you have a beloved fan base to your network they expect a certain area of quality and if your going to try and stem out your programming beyond its original purpose give it the same level of quality your other shows have. This means don't talk down to your viewers and CERTAINLY do not jump on the band wagon (i realize im contradicting myself by giving a negative review but i actually explained why this show doesn't work through multiple reasons and examples, thank you.)
Ouch cartoonnetwork what were you thinking get rid of this show this is Horrible who agrees cn needs to get Rid of this show it so uncool and makes us look bad I can't stand the acting its so bad I could throw up when you Watch this Rember get a bag and barf in it because this show is Horrible who agrees
I'm upset that this show even exists. I'm a very young video game designer and this is what I have to rant- I MEAN say about this.
Basically the show consists of ghetto internet meme jokes, and the horrendous visual 3D effects. The internet jokes are usually unfunny rip-offs of rage, fail, LOL (Laughing Out Loud), and more. And the visual effects are unbelievable, as in bad.
One sample of their "jokes" are, "Total epic failure" said in a corny monotone voice. What made the joke bad was too much was added onto it. The "Tot Honestly it was so bad, it was laughable.
On another note, the effects are so cheesy! Just because you add a small blur effect and a few glossy glares onto your 3D model doesn't mean they're good. The animations aren't convincing at all.
Seriously Cartoon Network? What is this... this... crap? And... you are still making more of it even when well over half of your audience doesn't want to be treated as if they're mentally challenged 6 year olds?
i hate the movie, but the series is so much better. i do agree that this shouldnt be on CARTOON network. they should really add some more jokes in here, there are only like two or three episodes that i actually like, the rest are ok. even though some of the stuff in there is horrible, i still find it enjoyable to watch and i still look foward to new episodes
Four very different high school teenagers battle trolls, ghouls and a dark leader of them named Maldark in a video game that goes haywire and releases the battle into the real world. Ugh...this show sucks like dogs do. As I put in my introit is one level down for the being the only live action show on cN. Once its gone I hope the network is back to its good days so that the people can like it more than they do in the last few years.To be honest, its looks interest for a plot but its fail to do so due to being Cartoon Network. I would rather see the negative comments of Regular Show (idiots btw) than to see this.Nickeldoen could have picked it by. it looks suitable on that channel and then Cartoon network is back to its good days (even though it still has the terrible MAD, the annoying orange, and the now mediocre and overrated Adventure Time) if this show is taken off on Cn. Overall, another disgrace to the channel.1/10
This is a bad choice for Cartoon Network. Take it off the air. NOW There is a reason why it's called CARTOON network. Cartoon network had only cartoons. Until a 'genius' came to them and said," Hey, can I have a show? I have REAL actors." they said yes, and ruined the meaning of CARTOON network.
Oh defiantman21 why are you so stupid?? Why we hate it cuz number 1. It dose NOT belong on a CARTOON network 2. The kids in the show are imature dumbasses. 3. The plot is stupid 4. The characters are soooo nerdy & 5. It makes gamers like us look bad and i hope the show crashes and burns..
Okay, I absolutely think that a lot of these people writing reviews have just viewed the previews rather than watched more than one episode. Sure, the digital effects are crappy, and perhaps the role of a gamer isn't exactly positively portrayed. However, being a person who is appreciative of childish humor and willing to watch any show no matter how "lame," it may be, I must say that I enjoyed it. I really like the humor in this show, and I like that it has a wacky plot to go along with it. I'd say that it is suitable for all ages. People need to stop complaining about the "old Cartoon Network." Get over it, you grew up, things change over time.
Plot: A comedy-reality show. The plot is okay, and interesting enough, it's about 2 MMO players, who always plays like a pro, but suddenly, a portal opens that unleashes the characters and enemies within the game. Sounds good, a good concept, but CN is not the place for that kind of show. They should have landed on Disney or Nick to fight those crap live shows in there.
Characters/Actors: The characters could have some unique traits, to prevent their image from looking generic, they are very generic. And they need to replace those actors with a good ones, the ones that has an experience in acting! Professional actors! Not some teenyboppers that act lazy, or bad.
Humor/Action/Effects/Show Value: They need to improve the humor if they are going to joke around, and the action too needs an improvement of itself. The effects are on poor-quality. It's really worn out. They need to improve their effects also. Now the show value. The problems that I mentioned in this show, is making this show value drop down to dead. Unless they do something about it, or solve it.
Overall: 2. They need to get out of CN, move on to Nick or Disney, and place those improvements to the problems above I mentioned. I would like this a lot, because I like shows, or cartoons that are based on gaming. I like gaming. I wonder why they even made reality shows when it's CARTOON Network. Cartoon Network is for cartoons only. Not some real junk. How stupid these people are, they didn't notice the "Cartoon" on the channel name, and thought reality shows are cartoon. Most of the people today are less smarter than before.
level up offended me as a MMO gamer I DONT KNOW 1 SINGLE PERSON WHO TALKS LIKE THEY DO WHEN PLAYING A GAME. the effects are crap my dad can do better effects with his single laptop ( he used to be a movie effects guy back then ). the plots are boring and are always the same thing all over again. the acting is horrible. this show should be cancelled and never come back. SERIOUSLY! 0 out of 10
I have read several other reviews of this show already, and it seems that this fun show is already beyond the mental age of some people. The poor, over the top, acting is meant to be ironical. This isn't the type of script and subject matter that an actor could play "straight" - you would just end up with another Star Trek type show otherwise.
The concept of the show is very original and fresh. The idea that a "World of Warcraft" scenario could be happen "IRL" (In Real Life) is insane enough - but add four larger than life leading characters (all having completely different dispositions) and its a cocktail for the clinically insane!
This show actually appeals to kids of all ages (4-94). So long as you aren't expecting to sit down and see something serious, but are willing to be open minded enough to watch something completely fresh and new, then you'll like, possibly love, this show. It's not subtle or a deep and meaningful one. If I were to make comparisons to other shows, this would be a hybrid of The Big Bang Theory meets The Suite Life of Zac and Cody meets Online RPG gaming... its funny enough to keep you entertained for 30 minutes at a time :)
First of all I cant get over the fact that it looks like they r using Nerf Toys with the classic Orange and Yellow Plastic appearance. Its ridiculously annoying and childish I dont know a single Gamer who talks like that when they play online
they act like 5 year olds, its not amusing, and its an insult to Gamers everywhere
After I've watch cartoon network this one takes the prize of being THE WORSE. The actors look like fake. And if i wanna watch some dudes playing video games I rather record myself with my friends than that. When i first saw the trailers i knew they were not going to far because the story is by itself boring and I think that's just a waste of time and money for them.