11 May 2016
Quickie TV DVD Review: "Lego Ninjago Rebooted: Battle for New Ninjago City": Season Three, Part One
As seen on Cartoon Network.
My Review: I've loved this series ever since I randomly discovered it at the library where I work. The first two seasons had likable heroes, despicable villains, humorous dialogue, great voice work, and wonderful animation...not to mention the amazing action sequences! These four episodes from the third season continue in that trend; the water animation in some scenes is especially well done. However, I would have liked the entire season, not just the first four episodes; this ends on a cliffhanger, and it'll probably be a while before I see the remaining episodes, if I ever do. The third season reportedly only has eight episodes; would it have killed them to make this a double-disc set?
Content Concerns: This show was likely rated "TV-Y7" for fantasy violence, and it is very present throughout these four episodes. Also, some of the villains are scary, and there is quite a bit of insulting and name-calling, albeit of the "G" variety. Probably the most shocking moment is when a longtime absent character reappears, and is revealed to have a child; he says he and his wife have "been busy, and plan on staying that way." Was that a sexual remark, or am I interpreting that wrong?