BURAAQ Animated Series Episode 4: "I am here to help."
The last episode ended at a cliffhanger, and this one wasted no time getting right to the point. This was the most action-packed episode of the series. Qasim and Abdul Karim were about to teleport when they heard the sound of the drones. Karim told him they were Stryker drones sent by the man himself. They agreed on running in the opposite direction to buy more time. Soon a drone almost caught up with Qasim, and he jumped right on it to shake its balance. He then jumped off from there, landing safely while the drone crashed. In the meantime, Karim also came and told him he got rid of his drone as well. After this, their gadget showed a tremendous magnetic field towards the west of the cave. As they were about to run, they saw another big drone on their head, making them realize they couldn't run anymore. While the boys were ready for it to attack them, BURAAQ appeared and destroyed it.
BURAAQ Is Back
After the first episode, this was the second time BURAAQ appeared. This episode didn't have many dialogues as it was mainly them running from the Stryker drones. Background sound was one applaudable factor, significantly when Qasim jumped on the drone. The background music complemented the action perfectly. The series doesn't rely heavily on background scores much, but here it was much needed.
The next episode will give a much clear insight into the connection of Karim, Qasim, and BURAAQ. From what we have seen so far, it can easily be predicted their dialogues will be great as they will focus on their fight for what's right. Throughout the series, all the characters had shown a calm demeanor, even when Stryker drones were at their heads. This may look like a small detail, but it is extremely significant, especially considering that Muslim men are shown to be loud and aggressive in foreign movies. Their whole energy is depicted as unfavorable, but the characters have never been angry or fighting in the series. Even when Qasim was talking to Night Stryker, his tone wasn't loud at all, neither was he shown angry.
Support For Cultural Impact
It is commendable that SplitMoonArts are trying to create something that has the potential to become huge. In just four concise episodes, they have shown that it is a much-needed superhero series. Their research is thorough, and most importantly, their vision is clear. These mini-episodes are enough to show how much we need a Muslim superhero to have some sort of cultural impact. Marvel and DC got big because of superheroes that were around for decades. It's about time we as Muslims start introducing someone too. BURAAQ is a series built to show the power of faith, and this is something that the young generation needs to learn. Suppose a series like Ertgrul can have such a huge impact. In that case, a superhero series will also help in furthering this narrative.
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