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Continuity go bye-bye
The Plumbers are an interstellar police force, using the Omnitrix as a badge symbol?
Kevin is anything other than a total sociopath? What happened to his powers?
Gwen's magic now works in a totally different way than before?
Alien Force is filled with little continuity errors, some larger than others. The only way that I can personally reconcile this with Ben 10 is to declare this an alternate universe continuation. I certainly can not call this a direct sequel of the earlier show.
I do not recommend this show, and the question begs to be asked. What were the people in Man of Action thinking when they created this show?moreless
The one that coulda' been good
Upon watching the first episode, it looked like this show was going somewhere. Like it would actually attempt to tell a story. Like it could ACTUALLY be good. Nope, after about.... like, the first season (which is only 13 episodes) the shows picks up right where the original left off: "Marketing toys for mass purchase from boys, ages 6 to 10". And on that note, this show succeeds because apparently the revenue from these toy sales chalks up to around 2 billion dollars.moreless
I've read the story which the guy below mentioned. It is a fair and exciting continue.
But Honestly, I was a little bored of the same childish episodes of the Original Series as I began to grow up. Though Ben 10 was my all-time favourite show. The AF is a good continuation for it.
Still the show disappoints in the matter of Aliens.
There were only 10 (9 actually) boring aliens at the beginning. First of all Ben hardly transforms into any alien in an episode. Then the aliens weren't given any importance (except Alien-X).
Good when Way Big, Cannonbolt, and Upchuck entered the Track list. Most interesting part was where when Chromastone reformed into Diamondhead.
It was nice to have Aliens entering like Nanomech, Lodestar, and Rath.
IT'S A GREAT SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The best entry into the Ben 10 franchise
So, Alien Force takes the awesome concept and characters from Ben 10, and grows them up a bit, whilst adding a much darker, mature tone to the story. Thankfully this works! Seasons 1 and 2 of this show are utterly brilliant and will please both child and adult fans. There's a fantastically realised story arc that has a great pay-off when it ends. Season 3, however, has a few rather poor episodes, but most are still great fun, and the series finale is absolutely spectacular. I would've rated the show a 10 if it weren't for the couple of bad episodes in Season 3. But all in all, this show is great entertainment that never insults your intelligence.moreless
Boring show, terrible animation, lack of good facial expressions and emotions. The transformations were half-assed at best, proven when they tried to re-animate ben's original aliens for the show - 7ALU (original Heatblast) vs. 2Honq6AJIw (Alien Force Heatblast). There's an obviously enormous drop in quality. Additionally, all the new aliens are crap.
Except Rath. I have to say, he honestly amused me a lot, and being voiced by John Dimaggio (Bender, Futurama) really helped with that. Other than him, though, LAME.
One other thing, though: I like Omniverse. I've heard a lot of negative feedback (heh heh - Feedback) about it, but it's at least a crapload better than Alien Force. The art style really helps, even with Ben's new pupil-less, soulless eyes. Plus they made Eatle cool.moreless
didn't like it mainly the art, that was the main point another thing was the redesign of the omnitrix to make it look more like a watch than it it did in the original, they added green as a sort of signature to the series now and been wears a green jacket that has the number 10 on it which is rather cheesy i rather liked bens black and white shirt that he wore in the original as it also was seen as a uniform on his aliens so you could recognize it as him
another annoyance made gwen an alien, in the ben 10000 episode of the original series she has all the stones and is using powers from them and with ben he uses his original aliens plus more but they're more powerful the ultamatrix is actually when they show the episode with bens son kenny but for some reason in this episode grampa max is really skilly still has the robotic arm but kevin mixed alien form was awesome and he had just escaped the null void so thinking on this alien force doesn't match the story of the original at all
but the original had better transformations also where as now it just shows a skeleton stretching and then skips to the alien
what really annoying is that they say bens character is more serious really, sure they took out the stupid sumo slammer obsession but now he's got an even dumber obsession with chili dogs and chocalate malts
personally the only designs i really like were the original and when alien force ben teamed up with generator rex thank god they used the generator rex style otherwise it would not of been worth watching, but they've actually made a worse design now that being omniversemoreless
Face it. I watched it because I liked the old Ben 10, and to see Charmcaster.
Face it, I watched this for one reason, and one alone: Charmcaster. Charmcaster looked ugly here, and I kept picturing her as her Ben 10 self, not her current Ben 10,000 Ultimate Alien self. And Gwen has an alien grandma? Where's the magic explanation, huh? Kevin falls in love with Gwen? Plot hole after plot hole? Was three spin offs necessary for Ben? Would we have suffered this if we had enjoyed the first series while it lasted instead of bashing it like the morons we were? It kills the name, the Franchise Ben 10--what possibly possessed them to make this?moreless
This was nothing like the original Ben 10,and sucked
As you already know,I love Ben 10,and it was on of CN's best action shows. However,the spin-off,nearly ruined all of the greatness of the original,and failed to be like it. Ben 10:Alien Force is about Ben Tenyson,who is now a teenager and still defends the world with hi sister Gwen,and some guy named Kevin,who I don't remember being in the original. So yeah,this is another spin-off with the characters as teenagers and not kids. And this is just as bad as All Grown Up,but it's worse. First off,none of the characters act like their normal selves in this show. Ben used to be a whiny kid who was awesome,now he is serious,not funny and the only thing good about him is his catchphrase "It's Hero Time". Gwen used to be an annoying and a pest,but was funny,now she's just like Ben,and not even funny,but is boring. Kevin is a character who I never seen in the original,but I heard he was a villain. Now he's a good guy,but is boring,just like Ben and Gwen. The aliens that Ben transforms into are now different things,and some of them feel like recycled versions of the original aliens. For example,the green guy with red and yellow hair (Forgot it's name) looks like Heat Blast. The only highlight alien of this show is Humangousour,who also is kind of like Four Arms. I didn't find anything funny in this show at all,because not only this show is a disgrace to Ben 10,this is also boring. And this show also had terrible live action movies,that I haven't seen,but I know they suck. Overall,this was nothing like the original Ben 10,and just sucked. They even made another Ben 10 spin-off,which is Ultimate Alien. And it looks just as bad as Alien Force. Just stick to earlier years of Ben 10,and don't watch this.moreless
This sequel to "Ben 10" is disappointing.
I liked the original series for its novel approach to the world of superheroes. A youngster, accidentally given alien technology to shape-shift, imbuing him with various powers, enjoys his role with the guidance of his grandfather and cousin, allowing the audience to learn about the initial alien characters, and slowly gain knowledge and access to a few new characters hidden in the Omnitrix.
The new series starts a few years later, as, apparently, the eponymous youngster is disconnected from the device, without explanation, and his cousin has gained advanced knowledge of her mystical capabilities. But, the grandfather has gone missing, and Ben is forced to don the Omnitrix, once again, to search for Grandpa Max. But, the device changes on his arm, giving him an entirely new set of creatures from which to save the day. He and Gwen are joined by their one-time foe, Kevin. On the plus side, the Omnitrix seems to give Ben more knowledge and control over the characters, as well as more time to use those characters. The same is true of Gwen's advanced powers.
On the down side, the three are without adult supervision, which I had found to be something of a relief, if not comfort, compared to kiddie shows which had no parental or adult supervision (e.g., "Kids Next Door", et al.), and even those having such supervision, but of whom were clueless dolts (e.g., "Fairly Oddparents", et al.). Furthermore, instead of allowing Ben to give the new creatures fanciful names, he spouts their name or species after he changes into them, which, in my mind, at least, somehow takes something away from Ben, and, inevitably, us, as well. Also, the foes seem to be an inexhaustible supply from one source who, of course, want to take over the Earth; as with the Daleks from the "Dr Who" series, and the Borg from the "Star Trek" series, this is going to get real old, real fast.
While it's nice to see the kids develop into more self-assured personalities, the new series is wanting, from missing background details - - which I'm sure will be revealed in excrutiatingly slow detail - - to the lack of both believable characters and novel plots. This is no longer a new series, or even merely an extension of the old one; after just three shows, it has become a sad parody of itself, with, seemingly, nowhere to go, but down.
Truly a shame, and a loss of an otherwise good series.moreless