Ben 10 Omniverse: Galactic Monsters

Ben 10 Omniverse: Galactic Monsters

On DVD: 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Running Time: 
110 minutes

Once again Ben Tennyson or as he's famously known as, Ben 10, is using his Omnitrix to fight some serious foes. In this installment of the Ben 10 series, Ben 10 finds himself going up against some fearsome monsters. At first he believes they are the monsters, which would be a common reaction when seeing a monster like Frankenstrike or a Whampire but in the truth comes out when Ben 10 realizes he's actually the monster. That doesn't stop him from using all the monsters in his line up with the Omnitrix to go up against other monsters that are out to do no good with the use of magic and other monster to get what they want.

BEN 10:
For the first time of having to review the Ben 10 cartoon series, Galactic Monsters was by far the best one yet. It has some well placed humor, it's witty, it's smart, both adults (like me) and kids can enjoy the humor, and in this case the show actually seems to be branching out some. There's still the basic core of the show still being used with the character of Ben 10 going up against other creatures with the use of his wristband thing called the Omnitrix that turns him into creatures. Being that this is a kids cartoon, Ben 10 always wins in the end, even though it looks like he might not, he has the help of friends to fight alongside with him.

I think that's the key idea this show wants to get across, not that good will always win, sure that one is in there, but it's that even though you might have a lot going for you, you will at times need friends. That to me is at least the important idea of the show, even though it's good to show kids that you shouldn't back down from the bad guys, it's that you can't always take on the bad guys by yourself. Now this might sound like I'm getting on my soap box but it's not, it's what the show teaches and I see that in the show and think it's good. Even though in the past I didn't really care much for the show, this is something that I knew the show did but it's this newest set of episodes that really show it.

Beyond the lessons being learned, the show is really funny with the monster episodes. I liked how they flipped the coin where they made Ben 10 the monster instead of the other way around. I've often said that to people about aliens, that if we where to go to another planet where there was life, we would be the aliens, and in this case Ben 10 is the monster. I did have one little bit of dislike with the show, that was how every creature that Ben 10 would change into would seem to be the one needed to fight the creatures doing bad. I think it would have been better if Ben 10 where to change into something that wasn't an equipped to fight the villain and had to have a struggle, at least more so then the typical struggle they give him, where the chance of losing really was a major concern. I get that might be a little too serious for children and they kind of touch on it with turning him into some that do have to struggle, but there's always that sense that we know he will win out. Even though there is a secret plot going on that he don't know about that runs through the episodes, I still know in the end he will find out and win. Still, this was a fun, funny, and enjoyable DVD to watch, one that surprised me that I liked it so much and I think kids will really love this one.

Lee Roberts
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