It's finally here the Ben 10/The Secret Saturdays crossover episode although it aired a few months ago in Arabic countries it's finally here so you can be disappointed in English.
First I am a huge Secret Saturdays fan I watched it when I was at a crossroads of sorts before my critique persona emerged and before I started to look at things more maturely so I can't tell you how excited I was when they 1st announced this crossover then I saw their designs.
But first of all let me explain the story of these cartoons.
Ben 10 is about a kid named Ben that found an alien device called Omnimatrix witch can turn him into 10 aliens originally but the number increased during the 4 versions of the show (Original Series, Alien Force,Ultimate Alien and Omniverse the current one).
BTW i hate the new design for the Omnitrix the Ultimatrix was better design wise and functionality wise, it could evolve the aliens (somehow don't ask me ) into stronger forms. Overall the show was pretty funny and action packed
So let's start with the family
I kinda like the Zak design mostly because he is supposed to be older but I do have 1 problem he kinda has a more darker skin tone (that not racist at all) what did he spend his time in taming machines and what are those things on his face zits?
ques how he got it and yes it involves lighting my jaw drooped when I saw that in the show the redesign carries none of the backstory and what's with that blank eye seriously it's creeping me you it's just an white void creepy.And plus I kinda this character design in some other show i can't remember what show wow he is that cliche.
from their show
BTW is it just me or that face looks like Grinch
Zone kinda looks okay, I have nothing to say about the new look.
Second of all, look at him the new one looks like a normal villain it lack the awesomeness of the original.
The original is a perfect balance of monster and man the new ones look like a straight out monster
I don't know, maybe Animo did something to him, but he looks bad
And now for the main villain V.V. Argost
|Alpha's alien form|
Second, what's with his face why is it pink and it's supposed to be covered with fur
All the comparisons images were made by Mytokyokitty on deviantart
So the episode starts with Zak and Doc searching for Chupacabra and then not even 1 minute they meet Ben in his Shocksquatch from who they confuse with Bigfoot and wow the passing is kinda rushed sure it's 1 episode instead of 2 like Heroes United but i think that they could have waited a few minutes before the hero team-up.
Then Ben proceeds to be an ass towards the Saturdays and their specialty:
So they find a stone body of a alien and decide to take it to the airship and the airship also got a redesign no comment (the original was better)
The good moment is when the kids are talking are relaxing this makes them feel like real kids and I like moment.
|Rook's expression says it all|
Then they do a retcon to the Saturdays (who else is going to get the retcons in this surely not Ben )
distress signal from Mr. Baumann's store and he get some funny moments from Ben and Rook and he get to see Zak using his powers and of course they look different from the original what do you expect at this point.
|quick he is possessed call an exorcist oh wait those are his powers he kinda looks like Storm|
Then I get an awesome reminder why I love Argost he is funny, ironic and sarcastic btw his revival comes not even 10 min in I wished they waited but then he would have gotten less dialog so it kinda works.
So Argost take his body for a test drive and fights our heroes and you thought this guy was dangerous before now he's even dangerous managing to handle: Kickin Hawk ,Zak,Rook and Fiskerton all at once.
I think that he had to retreat because his body is 100% combat ready and this is new body it takes some time to get used to it
franken-cryptids witch is the most awesome thing he ever created
Meanwhile our heroes find Animo hideout but it's deserted and he get the absolute prof that Ben hasn't grown up when Fisk says something intelligent after Ben saying that they have the same level of Intelligent no you don't Ben Fisk is smarter than you .
Then Argost and his franken-cryptid army attack the airship marking the beginning of the final battle and his arm-head shoots fire .
Animo is pretty fun to watch and everybody gets a shining moment.
But it all end with Argost deafeated by Ben in Feedback and Animo get defeated by the Saturdays (sort of ) and the episode with a team picture awesome
...they aliens that got turned into stone stayed like and there dead right ? They don't mention them again and they found no cure for their condition so there dead.
Now can I recommend this episode ? well that depends if you are willing to overlook the animation style (which I don't like that much I can believe that I'm saying this Ultimate was better ) and the bad designs yeah it's pretty good if not your are not going to like this.
Final Score:3.5/5 Watchable
Maybe next time they will do an Ben 10 /Generator Rex/The Secret Saturdays crossover movie just imagine this Argost with the Alpha nanite from Generator Rex
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