Maxwell "Max" McGrath is thrown into a new life after moving with his mother to the small city of Copper Canyon. There he meets new friends, bullies, and super-villains hunting him down for... See full summary »
If, as a fan of Ben-10, you were hoping for a solid advance in the Ben 10/Alien/Ultimate franchise...you're not getting it. This is more of a reboot than a continuation; and aimed squarely at brain-dead elementary kids (and intending to keep them that way).
To start with, the animation and drawing-style are noticeably inferior to previous iterations of the series. Ben has gigantic eyes and a cartoonishly large head now -- in fact all the characters look ridiculous. While thankfully retaining the same voice-cast, the show has obviously been done on the cheap; and intelligently-written dialogue is a thing of the past.
Gwen and Kevin are now gone....and this a major mistake. Gwen locked in a girl audience to the series, and her character provided a needed reality-oriented anchor to Ben's perpetual temptation toward zany idiocy.
Last but not least: the theme music is atrocious (whereas the theme of the original show is perhaps one of the most fondly-remembered of any animated series); simply hearing a few seconds of it is enough to have you scrambling for the remote.
Prediction (made halfway through the first season): Omniverse will kill the franchise, and it'll be canceled before its full run.
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