11 April 2013

A brief review #037 - "It's Not My Fault"

As many of you will know, in 2010 I published The unofficial cartoon guide to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. At 300+ pages the book features 700+ pieces of trivia, 460+ deleted scenes, 360+ examples of animation reuse, 380+ quotes, 50+ abandoned episodes, and a LOT more! It is the book that NO fan of the Filmation series can live without! BUY IT NOW!

As an incentive, here is my brief review and rating (as they appear in the book) for "It's Not My Fault"...

This episode should be noted for showcasing the Vine Jungle like no other episode; and we are treated to many beautiful, atmospheric shots. We are made to feel that it is not only one of the most unusual places on Eternia, but also one of the most dangerous. The Vine Jungle would almost be the star of this episode, were it not for Rago, the villain who feels as if he is way out of his depth. Not that he poses no threat during the episode, but his conquest seems doomed from the start when we see Zegone, his ultimately forgettable war machine. This episode is average at best, but feels fresh in the sense that we are transported to a unique part of Eternia. 5/10

Now, may I ask; what is YOUR rating?

2 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

Agreed ... This was actually a special episode for me because it was the only episode that remained on tape since childhood, when I got back into the series around 1998 and checked to see what I had left on the old VHS tapes that we had sitting on a shelf for so many years! I found certain action scenes amusing, like He-Man fighting his way out of the Catcher Plant and Man-At-Arms' battle with one of Rago's soldiers (With the Light Saber that was kicked down a hole!). :) Rago was a hilarious villain who kind of talked and laughed like Skeletor, and his machine, named Zegone, had some great and powerful capabilities. Definitely one of my personal favorite "non-Skeletor" episodes. :) Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

Mosquitor said...

I actually kind of like this episode... Nothing overly special but a good episode for a 'break from the norm' plot featuring a different part of Eternia.

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