Post by charlesrocketboy on Apr 6, 2008 13:17:00 GMT
Big explosions! Starscream getting front-stabbed! Megatron being awesome! Blitzwing! Hurray! Now if only the Dinobots had been in it...
The bit where Optimus gives Sari the Key back, OTOH, is dumber BW Scorponok explaining to Sludge how the moon landings were faked. Ratchet getting beaten up proves it was wrong to take it off her? Bollocks it does, what does Sari think would've happened if the Decepticons had gone after her for the Key? Let's see her surviving being frozen and having a hand ripped off - assuming Blackarachnia didn't get their first and use it to decay all organic life unto death again...
I let out a sigh of despair at that point, myself. Fanservice works best when it's subtle, I feel.
This episode was a definite step down in quality after the last one, but still entertaining. The ending was contrived but as long as Megatron remains a persistent threat and there is actually some fallout from the destruction of the Allspark in Megatron's chest (again- another sigh from me when that happened) I'll be satisfied.
"I used to think it was a terrible thing that life was so unfair. Then I thought, 'what if life were fair, and all of the terrible things that happen to us came because we really deserved them?' Now I take great comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe." — Marcus Cole, Babylon 5 — A Late Delivery from Avalon
The crashing into the hillside thing took me out of the show a bit. Even for the cartoon physics of the series it felt more like it should have actually flattened in "bug meets windshield" kind of thing.
I thought it was ok as far as shows aimed at the age group goes. Felt a little bit like the big reset switch was thrown most of the way by the end though.