Teenagers Don't Understand The Power Glove

I think we can all agree that the 'Elders React' series is way, way better than the 'Teens React' series, particularly when it comes to video games. But this is different. This is the Power Glove.

In fact, this is 'Teens React' in a perfect nutshell. Step 1: take one weird, hilariously strange product from the distant past. Step 2: place said object in the hands of teenagers born way after we've all tried to forget how terrible it was.

Step 3: profit.

Unlike say, the Game Boy, almost all of the teenagers in this video have no idea what a Power Glove is. Once it's explains: "oh, it's like the Wii before the Wii?"

I guess that's one way of looking at it. The real disappointment here is the fact that no-one, not one single person mentioned The Wizard.

Our planet is doomed. We're leaving this world in the hands of people who have never seen The Wizard.


Comments

    "This is like an old version of Grand Theft Auto"

    ...

    to be fair I grew up with the NES, and I still don't understand the power glove. that never stopped me from wanting one though.

      I had a friend with one and we tried using it a couple of times, but it never really worked properly. Still, looked amazing.

      I own one now and I keep it on a shelf in a bell-jar so it kinda looks like a relic from the future, like the arm from Terminator 2.

    I'm 33 & I don't understand it either.

      Also never saw The Wizard. Wanted to, missed that window of opportunity.

        it's not too late! you can still watch it, and enjoy it for the wonderfully bad movie that it is.

          I may want to watch...one day.

          Today is not that day.

          It's not that bad. I mean it's a Nintendo plugging centric kid version of Rain Man, but at least it tries to have a plot beyond a couple of kids playing Nintendo games. It's not the greatest movie or anything but I appreciate that it doesn't talk down to the audience too much. It even found a way to be relateable to kids who felt somewhat alienated because their parents didn't have enough money to buy video games.

    (Oh wow, we're actually getting "hey watch our other videos" stuff *before* the video now?)

    Ha, one of them actually did let off a "so bad". Man that glove looks well-worn.

    Also, further ha! Close Encounters song in the Wizard clip! Been so long since I saw the movie that I don't think I even would have been able to recognise it when I did :P

    Nah, Teens react is always better than Elders react. Elders are always the same old formula of, "I don't understand the kids today, this is so cool/so terrible, this is what's wrong with society today, oh, the explanation about the story behind it humanizes it? Well then, we appreciate the struggle of the creators more now, and can see its merit, what a funny old world."

    Still great, but I just prefer the teens react. ...It's probably the only way I will be able to keep up to speed with what is hip and happening.

      The scary thing is that for some of us, we'll soon be the elders reacting.

        *thinks back to a couple of weeks ago, trying figure out how the hell twitter works*

        ;_;

        Elders react to: The netrograph neural-phase bridge!

        "Oh, is this like the Google Glass?"

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