i was happy with the series but that last episode was so rushed
like most of it was a reference montage, and then at the end shes like "wait this doesnt make sense" and then fucking disappears.
but w/e closure is fun.
Honestly? I thought the first three episodes of season 5 were solid gold, but everything else built up to an ending that didn't quite fit.
Here's the thing- you had this really hope-filled and smultzy lead-up after Ashi stops being hostile to Jack. Jack gets his sword, his spiritual balance, his friends, his Scotsman, wins over Ashi, gets his victory... the tone was REALLY upbeat and heroic until they randomly decided to just pull out the carpet on his wedding day. These guys just spent so many episodes making Ashi conflict with herself and show that she is completely separate from her evil nature. She was there- struggling against the blackness showing she was nothing like she was inclined to be. Then the show makes her fall over and die. I mean... what the hell was that? All that effort just went to waste! Terrible decision. Don't like it. There's a set of expectations being set and not met here, and bailing out like this just seems like angst for the sake of angst. I'm fine with the notion of killing off characters, but doing so through arbitrary means and arbitrary reasons just seems like sloppy direction.
Aku's strengths as a character came from his incredible voice acting and persona. It came from how ridiculously evil and self-aware he was of that. When he actually had to come down and fight against Jack and his allies it was just another fight as far as I can tell. We've seem him crush armies before- this finale just didn't seem that special because of that. No new tricks aside from a ghostly Scotsman hitting all his pipes. It was decent, but as far as finales in a kid's cartoon go I've seen much better.
I liked the first three episodes of Season 5 in particular. Jack was way more interesting without his get-up. He was getting wrecked by the assassins and was fighting to live, which made for some very tense moments and epic maneuvers. The show could have went into a whole new direction defeating Aku... without the sword of all things! There's an interesting idea... though the safer route worked. I think the idea that Aku could only be defeated in one way really bottlenecks how creative the ending could be- improvising new paths that were believable but still challenging could have made for an unexpected twist that would be pretty interesting to watch. Better than watching what we kinda saw coming since episode 1, anyways.
The Powerpuff Girls reboot somehow got worse. A writer made a character that strongly resembles himself IRL, has himself fall madly in love with Blossom and mingle with her. The full 4chan recap has pics and stuff.
More than likely the case, but I guess the part that gets me is the idea of a character coming out of nowhere to fall in love with a main character in a forced romantic scenario and all the awkwardness it carries. MLP was a pretty good show when Lauren Faust was directing everything, but once Equestria Girls became a thing boom. Flash Sentry out of nowhere.
Okay, but I'm 90% sure this has happened in a major superhero comic somewhere at some point, and people got pissed. Sure it's not a remotely fair comparison since there's an assload of content to sift through, but it probably happened at some point.
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