11 May 2016

Quickie TV DVD Review: "Lego Ninjago Rebooted: Battle for New Ninjago City": Season Three, Part One

Synopsis: It's been a while since Sensei Wu and his ninja trainees defeated the Overlord and brought peace to Ninjago City.  After years of hiding out at their school, Cole, Kai, Zane, and Jay venture back to what is now New Ninjago City...only to discover that the Overlord has returned...in digital form!  Tech genius Cyrus Borg gives the ninja the Techno Blades, the only weapons that can defeat the Overlord...but the Overlord's allies will stop at nothing to defeat them! Meanwhile, Zane, the only robot among the four ninja, finds love in Pixal, a female robot working for Cyrus...but, with everything going on, will they have time for love?
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?

Score: 4/5

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