Review for Voltron Force’s season finale “Black”
The question still remains…is this the season finale or the series finale??? The answer is yet to be seen. But here I am, sitting on my throne once again in front of my after life computer (yeah, I’m still dead and I got the privilege of getting my own PC….I was a really bad, bad boy bwahahahaha!!). Privileges aside, I sat down and watched Voltron Force’s last episode from this series: “Black”.
Last week’s episode was a very, very traumatizing installment for me. I met the true death with no hopes of coming back. Some fans had hopes that somehow I would’ve survived…and FYI, I wasn’t one of them! I knew it was all over. A huge tentacle squashed me like a bug plus my whole damn planet exploded…how am I supposed to survive that??? Pleaaaseee!! At least something good came from my demise….I won’t be bashed as the Voltron has-been villain joke ever again. King Kenny kicked the bucked for the last time!! I’m actually glad that I’m out of there! *phew* No more crap for me please…bwahahahahaha!
Well…last night’s new episode started with the Voltron Force being their always vanilla-self inside the castle. For the third time since this season began, if I recall well… I got to see arusian commoners when Keith was trying to set up an army with some guys that really needed to shape up. Was Allura trying to propose again? Well, Keith didn’t seem interested. That is the most unromantic display of “blowing off” I’ve ever seen… Accept it Allura! Keith is more interested in arusian dudes than in you! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!
The biggest issue in this installment was the fact that in last episode Keith passed the Black Lion with all it’s leadership duties to Daniel, who was obviously not ready for such a big responsibility and also was awarded that position by means of deceit. He never confessed that he was infected with haggarium and by the way, that confession never materialized in this episode either. He never came clean…
An inconsistency that I found in this episode was Lance’s personality. At the beginning of the series, we see a very proud commander of the Galaxy Alliance who is by all means a very well respected officer that even with his carefree attitude knew who he was and what he had to do. In this episode, he was like a puppy dog attached to his red lion seat. I can understand that he could love his lion….but come on!!! To lose the opportunity to at last take command of the Voltron Force after so many years, with all of his experience…he’s just gonna humiliate himself by taking commands from a kid just because he loves his red lion???? BULLSHIT!!!! Not even “cool” Lance would be so stupid as to take orders from a kid who he was ordering to clean toilets just some episodes ago.
And don’t even let me start with Keith being so irresponsible by giving Daniel the Black Lion in the first place. How could it be possible that Keith would be such an idiot to pass his leadership duties to Daniel?? Just because of one stupid mission?? How about the countless missions that Lance was there fighting the Doom forces? Didn’t all those infinite missions count for something? Oh yeah….I’m over analyzing a cartoon…but until last episode I was part of that cartoon…so bite me!!
Continuing with what happened in last night’s episode, Maahox went directly to Earth to attack the Galaxy Alliance. Theoretically, he had a good plan. Destroy the Alliance leadership and the rest of the planets get disorientated…logic. Then the battle begins…Lance feels insecure about Daniel taking the lead in such a dangerous mission and asks Keith to lead for one last time. Keith says no and the arrogant Daniel takes over. It was a disaster since the beginning.
Even Vince with his telepathic link tried to convince Daniel to come clean by telling the truth but Daniel was so eager to keep the Black Li0n that he said no. Another inconsistency: I thought that the Lions chose their pilots. Like in that episode where Black Lion ran away and Keith had to “tame it”. What the hell happened there? How come Black Lion accepted a defective pilot like Daniel??? Why didn’t Black Lion just run away from Daniel??? Another writing flaw? I dare to believe so…
When the battle begins…it’s obvious that Daniel is screwing up big time. Even Lance wants to take over but Daniel doesn’t let him. Keith realizes too late the mistake that he made by giving Daniel the leadership of the Voltron Force and when he tries to go to Earth, Allura turns to her father for advice. The late King Alfor has yet his last gift for Allura: Ta daaaaaa!! The castle of Lions turns into a huge spaceship. Surprise, surprise????? Hellooooo!!! That happened before in the old series; nothing new there! Why do they use old ideas like if they were new? Lame….LAAAMMMEEEEE!!! Or should I say: CRAPTASTIC!!!
By the way….they just took like five minutes to arrive at Earth from Arus…talking about warp speed. We can call it: “cartoon speed”. They are like Flash Gordon: kings of the impossible!!! BWAHAHAHAHA!!
When Keith takes over Black Lion; he gets in charge and the tide turns against Maahox. Then TA DAAAAA! Surprise, surprise??? The lion heads fly away from Voltron and attack the robeast!! Another old idea made new…LAAAMMEEEEEE!!!
Well the outcome of this episode was logical: Keith defeats Maahox and takes back the leadership of the Voltron Force. Daniel is demoted back to cadethood and it seems to me that he turns bad in the end. This leaves a big question mark about who will be the next main villain in Voltron Force… now that Wade, Kala, Maahox and myself have all bit the dust and came over to join Haggar inside her heavenly quazar…
What I liked about this episode: Hmmmmmm…easy question so I have an easy answer for it. And I’ll make it straight and short: nothing. I can understand if you disagree with me, specially for those of you who really enjoy watching your heroes being vanilla all the time. I am a Doomite, proud to be one until the end. I can’t conceive Voltron Force without Doom being a part of it. With that said….
What I disliked about this episode: Everything!!! I would add a little of my opinion about the whole series. It all starts with the horrible, horrible theme song. Whenever the music starts it feels like a hammer is hitting my head as if it were a nail that won’t just get into that wall and you have to repeatedly hit it and hit until it nails the wall…. That’s how much I hate that theme song. (Coming from someone who is a professional musician, I think the opinion should count for something). I have to admit that there were some parts of episodes that I enjoyed of this series, like whenever me or Cossack were featured…but those moments were so few and so bashing that I would found myself gagging most of the time.
The whole Larmina thing was never addressed properly. Who the hell were her parents??? What’s her backstory? It all felt like someone had an light bulb idea and just put it there so we could believe it by faith!! Praise to the gods!!!
There were never guards in the Castle of Lions; the cadets could take joyrides with the Lions whenever they wanted.
The haggarium concept was just pitiful. They should’ve brought back Haggar with her cat Coba. Damn!!! Even Zarkon’s demise was never mentioned and characters there would just appear and disappear by the art of magic.
I still think that a complete reboot like the one that was tastefully done with Thundercats would’ve been the best choice for bringing Voltron Force back to life. If they wanted a new generation of pilots; why did they do it when the Voltron pilots were still young and capable of fighting? They just wanted to keep the old fans happy by bringing back the old characters; but all they did was change the plot into a bad K/A fanfiction made canon. Bad choice! With a reboot they could’ve change the story a bit, fill in the plot holes…use the same characters, rediscover Voltron again. But putting a story patch over another story patch makes no sense; and for just making a point the whole Voltron franchise has been seriously compromised. The different continuity idea was a very bad idea…it sucked balls!
I may be a bad guy; but I’m being as honest as I can be. The whole Voltron Universe was just fascinating…the unique blend of medieval themes with science fiction is a rare gem that other TV shows and movies are now adopting. Voltron was one of the first franchises to use this idea succesfully! Why did WEP toss this treasure out the window?? (Thanks to FB Zarkon Voltron for sharing this insight, I completely agree).
It feels like Voltron 3D all over again. Even if I wasn’t made into a cyborg this time, it sure felt like it. That’s how bad portrayed I was. I was even nicknamed “King Kenny” for crying out loud! This whole idea of the cadets and the haggarium….should be tossed outside with the garbage also. It sucks! Bring me back GoLion! Bring back Voltron: Defender of the Universe! Nothing like the original even with the plot holes and all. With that said, here are the comments made on my FB page:
Enjoy reading and comment if you like. Feel free to disagree with me. If you really enjoyed the series, I’m glad for you. My opinion is coming from a true doomite that doesn’t conceive the Voltron Universe without our distinguished presence. To those who still appreciate me, just know that in Facebook I’m still alive and well and keeping the evilness looking good. LONG LIVE DOOM FOREVER!!!