Ben 10 – The Complete Season 1
B- Sound: B- Extras: C Episodes: C
DVD is Ben 10: The Complete Season 1. The series centers on a teenage boy (Ben
Tennyson) who has made a new and awesome discovery. While on a trip with his Grandpa Max and
Cousin Gwen, the young boy Ben stumbles onto a meteor rock that holds a deep
secret power inside, a wrist watch that grants him the power to turn into any
of ten alien creatures, each holding an amazing super power. The name of this super technology is the
Omnitrix and the evil alien lord Valigax will do anything to get this device
off of Ben. Valigax was injured right at
the start of the Season and continuously sends drones to get Ben, but never
seems to quite accomplish his goal.
is setup much like other children’s series from the 1980s and 1990s with a
classic hero/villain motif that is sure to entertain a younger audience, but
does not have enough substance for this reviewer. The series has great potential, but with
current loose plot and seemingly dumbed down storylines without strong
continuity it is hard to say.
technical aspects of this animated series are of a good quality. The picture is presented in presented in a
simple but clear 1.33 X 1 Full Screen that remains colorful and solid
throughout without many clarity issues.
The sound is simply adequate in Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, but it does
bang and zap in all the right places.
The extras are just fair and nothing to write home about, only offering
fans some episode commentaries and some less than entertaining character
drawing lessons; though this reviewer may be a bit harsh since it seems to be
primarily directed at children. Overall,
this first season set is nice for what it is; a children’s show.
- Michael P Dougherty II