After a fierce battle in a power plant with Dr. Animo, Ben notices something strange happening with the Omnitrix but doesn't tell anyone (except Gwen and Grandpa Max). Tetrax arrives, drawn to the self-destruct signal broadcast by the Omnitrix. He takes Ben to go find the creator of the Omnitrix and fix it before it destroys itself, Ben, and the universe along with it (with Gwen stowing aboard to help her cousin). Written by
Jesse Sanchez / revised by statmanjeff
Not that I was expecting it to be bad in any way, it's just that I thought initially it would play more like an extended episode of the show. So I was surprised at how well it turned out. Sure, it could have been longer, but out of the movies based off Ben 10 Secret of the Omnitrix is one of the better ones.
I am not afraid to admit, I am quite fond of Ben 10 and of Alien Force and Ultimate Alien. I like the animation, music, dialogue and stories and also how much the characters and voices have matured too. Secret of the Omnitrix is the epitome of everything I like about Ben 10 and its successors. Its plot is interesting and very well paced, I did worry that it would fall into the trap of being an extended episode but I needn't have done. The action scenes are compelling with some eye popping visual effects and the relationships between the characters are believable and don't take too long to develop.
The animation is also above decent, and I think improves slightly in its background quality. The characters are drawn in a unique way and the colours are bold and colourful. The music is very energetic and driven, the dialogue has a well-judged balance of being funny, thought-provoking and somewhat more reflective perhaps, the characters are all likable even the villains and Ben is growing in his maturity every time I see him and the voice acting is solid across the board.
Overall, surprisingly good and recommended. 8/10 Bethany Cox
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