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Reviews Comments: Started off really Well, but Now It's boring Ben 10 Ultimate Alien whole series review by mglittlerobin

Being a fan of this show has become an exercise in frustration. The first 20 episodes were really well done and fun to watch, despite having Ben resort to the Anti Hero solution that he has to kill Kevin to stop him. Not that Kevin could die, because of the FCC and standards and practices, but then they screwed up the ending where Kevin didn't even apologize to Gwen for trying to kill her. Everything went back to normal and there were no consequences for his psychotic streak that put a guy in the hospital and hurt his friends.

Then the second season rolls around with abundant filler and a main plot that is nonsensical. And the Anvilicious episode Prisoner 775 is Missing is a real Berserk Button for this reviewer because she has family in the military so the "Aliens = terrorists" metaphor is poorly executed and feels out of place for this show. I swear this is suffering from the Naruto syndrome of having too much filler and dragging the story out while going nowhere.

And now that Kevin has apparently lost his Black And Gray Morality, which made him an interesting character, he's become the uninteresting and boring and I've about given up on a show that I used to enjoy watching every Friday, nowadays, I just look forward to Saturdays so I can watch Deadman Wonderland.

If only this show would pick itself up out of Seasonal Rot, I would have a good time watching it again if it did. A few decent episodes with a lot of filler doesn't cut it Carton Network, give us the main plot already. Now I know why I prefer anime to Western Animation, this is one of the good shows we have, it's just not living up to its potential at the moment.

The only episodes I really liked out of all the new ones was "Catch a Falling Star" because it dealt with Stockholm Syndrome and it was very well written and done with respect to the subject, unlike my most despised episode mentioned above. The last two finale episode were good, but the series still ended with a whimper.

Unless they make the new season very good, I'll probably just stick to the fanfics.

Comments

  • ManwiththePlan
  • 3rd Oct 11
Agreed with everything. The god-awful ending to "Absolute Power" killed the series (and franchise) for me.
  • qtjinla15
  • 31st Oct 11
Yes, Status Quo is god is such a sign of poor writing.
  • qtjinla15
  • 5th Dec 11
And now we have the second season, filled with endless filler and plot specific episodes scattered about, derailing loved interests, and just plain mind numbling dumb decisions by characters.
  • qtjinla15
  • 14th Jan 12
Hey, we were finally getting somewhere but now a break. Sigh, I hate my life.
  • ManwiththePlan
  • 9th May 12
^ Well, now the second season (and series) is over....after MORE derailment, mind numbingly stupid choices, and boring stories. Gah!
  • qtjinla15
  • 10th May 12
Which mind numbling stupid choices are we talking about?
  • ManwiththePlan
  • 13th May 12
^ A better question would be which aren't we?
  • qtjinla15
  • 15th May 12
Well nothing comes to mind. Please clarify.
  • Kirbypower
  • 18th Oct 13
If you hated Ultimate Alien's 2nd Season, you're going to absolutely LOATHE Omniverse.
  • qtjinla15
  • 18th Oct 13
I already do.

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