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Rick and Morty: The Complete Seventh Season... Reviewed!

Shout out to Warner Bros for providing a copy of this show for review. My opinions are my own!

Rick and Morty: The Complete Seventh Season is here... serving up all types of adventure that's out of this world, but is it worth the money? Let's jump in and find out.


Story: Season 7 revolves around Rick for the most part. You will see it unfold with various episodes, and he even goes to therapy (we're getting deeper). Episode 1 kicks off with the family sitting at the dinner table complaining about Mr. Poopy overstaying his welcome.

How Poopy Got His Poop Back... is a nice start to the season. Rick and... the boys are challenged with doing an intervention for Mr. Poopy, but as you'd safely assume with this show... it doesn't exactly go as planned (but it's packed with fun). This episode is a trip, it features Hugh Jackman, and it wraps up with vibes that remind me of the end of... Boyz In The Hood. The references don't stop there (you already know).

Let the credits roll though... let the credits roll, there's a nice addition at the end of this episode. If you pay attention to the episode, you will get the connection.

Episode 2 is a twist on the relationship between Rick & Jerry... literally. I didn't see this coming. Rick & Jerry get closer than ever (not exactly Captain Planet close, but... almost). Not sure which episode I like more...  between episodes 1 or 2, but the season is off to a great start.

Episode 3 is action-packed and is almost similar to Invasion of the Body Snatcher (vs... invasion of President body snatcher). You'll see what I mean. I would've dialed up the final battle between both sides a bit more, but I'm not mad at it because it unfolded in a comedic way.

Episode 4 is the theme you see on the cover art, just make sure you don't watch it on spaghetti night. My daughter saw the box and asked me what it was... and it's indeed spaghetti, but she isn't old enough to know how it's made in this episode. Now that's... Amorte! The way this episode was rounded out... it ended in a strategic way. It was cool to see how a certain simulation played out, and then they brought you back into the realm of Rick & Morty to wrap things up. Let the credits roll.


Episode 5 gets you back in the game with Rick taking on Rick Prime, but... I'll leave this one alone. It's a kickass episode, but I'd rather you watch it yourself to get the scope. By the way, Rise of the Numericons: The Movie is... sweet, and features Ice-T (as the father of Ice-T) who is better known as... Water-T. It's basically letters vs numbers, and if it wasn't heavy on the ridiculousness I'd be tempted to let my daughter see this episode (you gotta see it). Let the credits roll! Episodes 5 & 8 are my faves.

Episode 6 is quite comical, it's full of clips presented by an Observer and objections on top of objections... challenged by solid points that... also get objections. I thought this episode was clever. There were other episodes in this category, but I thought this was more clever than action-packed. If you think I'm wrong, I'll object to that!

Overall, you get the idea, lots of action, explosions, movie references, comedy, more explosions, a Pokeball, commendable trash talk, plenty of booze + a dash of uncertainty. You can't go wrong with season 7, the episodes keep the good times rolling for the most part (and the story progresses forward in a meaningful way). There is a twist that you won't see coming, but you'll appreciate it for the most part. You might find yourself binge-watching with ease.


Visuals: Visually speaking, the art style remains tried and true to what we're accustomed. Certain episodes give you not-so-familiar art styles, like Rise of the Numericons: The Movie (although this is technically a return from season 2, "Get Schwifty") & Fear No Mort (the ghoulish spirits), but they fit right in.



Audio: Audio in season 7 is what you'd expect, nice and clean, and enjoyable explosions. For the most part I found myself trying to follow what was going on and what was being said... but I appreciate the sound effects. Rick and Morty: Season 7 features DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 & Dolby Audio.


Price + Extras:
 You can get Rick and Morty: The Complete Seventh Season in a Steelbook for $34.99, Blu-ray for $24.99, and on DVD for $19.99.

Extras:

  • 10 Inside the Episode featurettes
  • Directing Unmortricken
  • The Characters of Season 7
  • Inside Season 7


Story 5

Visuals 5

Audio 5

Price + Extras 5

5 out of 5 Cool Points



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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever... Reviewed!


Story: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever is a film about Greg Heffley's holiday adventure involving him and his best friend Rowley doing a bad bad thing and fearing that this will bring Christmas crashing down on him as others get closer and closer to the truth of finding out who the actual culprits were who damaged a snow plowing truck. This set off a crazy chain of events as Greg went on a mission to cover up what he did and still walk away with a win on Christmas. What's the win? Well, it's a new game system, unless he's exposed for being naughty. This film is rated PG, so basically if you're familiar with the franchise and you let your children watch Home Alone films, you might not find an issue with this installment either.



Visuals: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever is visually appealing, and I enjoyed the animated action from beginning to end. They took the traditional diary of a wimpy kid art style and maintained it in 3D without making the characters look weird. You're going to see various angles in this 4K Ultra HD film, from the worm's eye view looking up at the top of the basement stairs, to the bird's eye view of Rowley looking down at Greg wondering what the heck he was doing outside of his window. There were some pretty cool angles mixed in during this adventure.

Audio: Audio-wise, this film features Dolby Atmos in 5.1... so crank up the surround sound to a tolerable level to immerse yourself and enjoy this family-focused Christmas comedy. The sound is clean, and they deliver the music and sound effects at the right times to boost the immersive experience. Revealing Alfrendo is a great example. There was background music, but it amps up a bit for effect.

Price: Pricewise, you aren't paying a thing for this film outside of your Disney Plus subscription. That includes this movie + other shows and movies, so that's a win-win.

Overall, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever is a must-watch for anyone who loves a good holiday adventure. It's a heartwarming film that will leave you feeling happy and satisfied. So, grab a bowl of popcorn, snuggle up on the couch, and get ready for a fun-filled ride!


Story 5

Visuals 5

Audio 5

Price 5


5 out of 5 Cool Points



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Rick And Morty: The Complete Seasons 1 - 6... Reviewed!

Shout out to WB for providing a copy of this product for review. My opinions are my own.

We've been here and done that when it comes to Rick & Morty Seasons 1 to 6, so this will be more of an article giving you access to previous reviews... while discussing what's available in this bundle + price.

Rick and Morty is an adult animated sci-fi sitcom that follows the adventures of an eccentric and alcoholic scientist named... Rick Sanchez and his kind yet gullible grandson Morty. The duo travels to different dimensions and planets, getting into all sorts of situations along the way. The show often explores themes of existentialism, family, and the consequences of scientific advancement.

The writing sends the story in various directions from episode to episode, but the storyline does progress... and growth can be seen in each character to an extent. Below you will find links to the review of all 6 seasons.


This 6 Blu-ray disc set comes with all 61 episodes, audio commentary, deleted scenes, "Inside the Episode" segments, numerous featurettes, animatic sketches, copious special features + more (that include a limited-time Rick and Morty poster).

When it comes to price, this bundle comes in at $129.99 SRP ($119.99 in Canada) for Blu-Ray & $114.99 SRP ($99.99 in Canada) for DVD. Of course, you can get the hook-up for much less, here!

I don't have a problem with the price, it comes with all the bonus material the team has cooked up over the years, but... I do have a problem with one thing. What's up with the poster?! You can't possibly go from the kickass poster from the Seasons 1 - 4 bundle to one of Mr. Frundles. I get it, I understand that maybe some people may get a kick out of it because of what it represents, but... no. It only shows his face in the corner, it could have shown something a bit more visually appealing or... give us a sticker of the fold that showcases his face. A sticker would've been a win in my opinion.

That's my only objection. If it were me, I would have maybe surrounded the family with Mr. Frundles in whatever scenario they'd prefer to do. I probably would have even made a Mr. Frundles picture frame and had the family in the picture, that would've made great use of the space, but I'm not a part of the team.


Story 5

Visuals 5

Audio 5

Price + Extras 5 (The other extras save this from losing a point for the poster.)


5 out of 5 Cool Points




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