Lately, reboots and sequels have been the common theme in movies and TV shows. In just a couple of years, we have had tons of movie reboots, from Superman to Batman to even Conan the Barbarian. There have also been sequels from movies done years ago and even trilogy’s. And judging from how things are going, it seems that this trend will continue for quite some time.
The cartoon industry was not spared as well. This year, we have two classic 80’s cartoons that have also succumb to this trend, Voltron Force and Thundercats. There have been other’s but I just gonna talk about these two, since they are the only ones I watched. I will be posting a separate blog article for Thundercats.
Let’s start with Voltron Force by Nicktoons.
At the end of the old series, Voltron destroys Doom Castle and kills Lotor along with it. As such, when they return to Earth, they were celebrated as heroes. However, due to the actions of Sky Marshall Wade, a corrupt official in the Galaxy Alliance, an accident occurred wit the Lions resulting to a city being destroyed. Voltron was then ostracized, the group disbanded and the Lions locked up. But with the help of three Alliance cadets, they were able to free the Lions and reunite the whole team.
Personally, from someone who has watched the whole 1980’s series, I’d say it is fairly good. The animation is great, plus the new character and Lion designs are all well made. What I don’t like is how they animated the Lions, plus the battle scenes. Although, it is a big improvement compared to previous series. The introduction of the new characters in this series provides a great twist for the series. The character development and their side stories are also well written.
Another good thing about this series is Voltron’s new ability. in the previous series, only the Black Lion has the ability to become the head whenever all five Lions merges as Voltron. But now, they introduced this new ability that allows all the Lions, not just the Black Lion, to become Voltron’s head. Of course, Voltron’s finishing move also changes depending on which Lion becomes the head.
For the kids, this would surely be a hit. This will be the Voltron story for their generation.
Rating: 4 out of 5