As much of the same cast has worked on the fan-favorite Transformers show Transformers: Animated (2007), including art director and big-time Transformers nut Derrick Wyatt, this cartoon contains a number of hidden references or "easter-eggs" to that series. For example in one of the episodes, Grimlock's sword and Lockdown's hook-hand appear in Khyber's trophy-room. One of the villain henchmen from the series pilot was meanwhile based on a character from Challenge of the GoBots (1984). See more »
I'm so fed up with all the negative reviews I've seen Omniverse getting that I just had to write my own for it.
For me, Ben 10: Omniverse saved what Ultimate Alien destroyed. I found the story to be lacking and actually dropped the show during that season because it just didn't hold any interest. I also have to admit that since the new art style of Omniverse didn't appeal to my eye, I completely ignored it for the first two seasons.
However, I lately found myself missing the feeling of Ben 10 and tried to re-watch it through starting with the first season but sadly, not many of those episodes could hold a second watch and still be interesting; amidst my watching of the original series, I stumbled upon some later episode of Omniverse and fell in love in those 20 minutes.
The light feeling and the chemistry between the new duo was much better than I'd assumed and even though the art and animation were still sore to my eyes, I got past them because the experience itself was pleasant.
I admit that the art and animation of the earlier seasons is much more to my taste and even though I hate the new look they gave Gwen, I think this show is exactly what the franchise needed. I agree that it might have had the feeling of milking it away during Ultimate Alien, which to me had no point what so ever but now I feel like I'm back to getting the same feeling as I did when I first started watching the show Ben 10.
Although the flashback stories and the 11-year-old Ben in this series could be better written and more loyal to the original series and are probably the worst part of it, I would give it a change. They keep putting more and more focus on the present time and keeping the flashbacks as a minimum "refreshments". You will always see a lot of people putting it down, but to me it has been the only series of the franchise that's been able to last interesting past the first watch. I actually watched the both seasons twice in three weeks just because of how pleasantly surprised I was by them.
And now the new color palette of the third season promises something new and I am eagerly waiting what's to come.
So, despite all the negative reviews you might hear about it, I would give Omniverse chance anyway - as it seems to be one of those sequel shows that divide people harshly in those who love it and those who hate it and you might just as well be part of us belonging to the former.
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