I'm currently 12 and a half and i have been watching this show since season 4 of the first series and have loved it since. Then came omniverse. I still make my self watch the series because i don't want to be confused as crap when the the next series comes out. I will go over the good things and the bad will go over the negatives first so i can end off on something good.
GWEN AND KEVIN GONE. I was really sad that Gwen and Kevin left the team. They were two of the main characters and it really made me mad. And then they just added a new character to replace them.
THE NEW LOOKS ON BEN'S ALIENS AND CHARACTERS. When they started changing the characters looks that also made me mad. I was really in to the omnitrix symbol always being in the center of the chest but then they changed it and made all the aliens look weird here are a few aliens,
Alien X's big chin
and many more!\
Also paradoxes' new look. He looks like a band player mixed with king mixed with a scientist. (And what happened to his arm?)
THE NEW VILLAIN FISH STICK?. I personally hate the new "bro" themed villain. He is not cool, he is annoying and the "bro" thing seriously!?
JUILE IS GONE! Why did they get rid of the character julie all together? There was nothing wrong with her they just got rid of her.
There are many more negatives (Such as changing Ben victor Ben wolf and Ben Mummy's I will now go over the positives.
THE NEW ALIENS I really like all the new aliens they added to the series. Enough said there.
THE LOOK IN TO PLUMBERS HEADQUARTERS I also like seeing what the plumbers really do off the field.
UNDER TOWN I like how they added a whole new seen to the Ben 10 universe.
THE DIFFERENT DIMENSIONS. I really enjoyed all the episodes when different dimension bens teamed up to battle the bad bens. My favorite would have to be Ben 23
Those are all the things i found good and bad about ben 10 omniverse
Im 20 and ive been watching this cartoon for years, btw this is the cartoon ive only ever kept watching im not a weirdo, but this shot has gone to shit, the writers should sell it to someone that knows how to frickin write and damn show.
Dont get me wrong ben 10 ultimate alian was the best they have been able to make, the show shouldnt die because of these new mistakes (omniverse), o yh and stop making everysingle creature the same size maby fix the proportions, im frickin seeling human beings in omniverse the same size as vilgax and ben 10 doing some parkour or climbing things that a normal human wouldnt be able to climb fix this shit.
series 1? good. series 2? better. series 3? okay. BUT THIS- SUPER CRAPPY FRICKIN HORRIBLE!!! The animation looks like something a toddler would draw. Gwen's been nerdified, Max has no eyes and Big Chill is now a big beefy moth and not the shadowy figure he once was. And even worse- the new team. They removed Gwen and Kevin, two really main characters and replaced them with penis-brain rook, the grump of the team. Now there are no female characters, and the jokes are even worse. So are the aliens. Lego brick man? Ben 10 are asking for a court case. Chicken man? What's his power- attract the attention of a nearby KFC? So random... Even my parents think this. And if you wonder why kids are so stupid and sexist, this show taught them that. F*** off ben 10 annoyingverse
Before anyone calls me a child with no grasp of the matter, I'm 17 and have watched Ben 10 since childhood. The original series will always be the best. But Omniverse comes close second.
AF and UA diverge so much from the original series that it slowly got me disinterested. but Omniverse brings back what made it great. They put so much effort into making Omniverse a continuation of the original. Examples:
-Kevin's a human again
-Gwen goes by Gwendolyn in college (Like she said in the first series)
-Ben marries Kai
Those are just a few. Also, others have griped about the animation style. Yes, it has moved away from anything in the past shows. But while the actual cartoon may be very different, the level of animation has gone up. The movement is much more fluid than AF and UA. And it's awesome to watch.
I also personally loved the stories. Well written, and well voice-acted (yuri really seems like he had a blast doin it), this show was fun to watch and hear.
Also, the aliens look like aliens again! They're not lookin like humans in superhero suits anymore, like in AF and UA (I'm lookin at you, Big Chill, Swampfire, Chromastone, . Not only that, but designs have changed to make every alien look more like an extra terrestrial.
Many many references to past and future Ben, which is absolutely fantastic. Nostalgic fans will love the random episodes that show younger Ben.
Theme song is kinda childish. But the soundtrack for the show itself, I think is very fitting, and I enjoyed when things got a little serious.
Loved this show. Leagues ahead of Alien Force and Ultimate Alien
The first Ben Ten series was good. Everyone after that was so close to being great in my eyes. But with every series they go farther and farther away from the original series and they lose their continuity. But as much as I complained about that it was a fair trade for the being darker and having a better story. The character that's continue to grow and the dialogue was good but not great. The animation was great.
Now take all those great things I said about the other Ben Ten shows and take them away and you get this series. I hated the writing along with the animation with this series. I like Rook that's about it though. The show is more kid like now. Taking away the darker element and the characters I liked. I find it hard to believe that Ben is older. He's back to not being able how to use his Obnitrix which annoys me as a fan because I watched him for 3 series now learn to use it. The biggest thing that annoys me is the continuity it has always been bad but now they just said screw it. They don't name the species anymore. Just things like that it's hard to explain. Fans will know what I mean. The show is not bad but it is not good or great or even close sadly. I was ready to love this and I know people will hate me for this. It's my option if you disagree message me. But this show still sucks either way.
This show is a abomination to the previous ones Ben is no longer likeable or funny in a good way all the characters felt like they changed their whole personalitys the villains you can't take seriously anymore because of the shows bad humor my advice if you like it then that's okay but for me they should had ended it at ultimate alien
It's a great show if you completely ignore what has happened in previous series. I find it best to think it takes place in a parallel universe that closely resemble the old series. It can be confusing at times and I still can't forgive them for what they did to Gwen and Kevin, thankfully, they don't appear too often, but, when they do it may hurt your brain. For the most part it's a great show after you have not watched the old ones for months and forget about what happened. As I said it helps to think of it taking place in a different universe. If you give it a chance and a little time you will probably like it.
ben 10? awesome. Ben 10 alien force? great. Ben 10 ultimate alien? awesome concept. but now??? oh my god. i cant tell you how much i hate this show. ben looks like a 5 year old, gwen a geek, kevin a cutter and grampa max a blinded man. i mean seriously. in the first show, they made aliens out of mutated dogs, flame bodies and speed demons. now? grasshoppers, chickens and lego blocks. i think the creators were out of ideas and were like "we need 3 more aliens" "ah sh*t" "jus think of 3 random stuff and make em aliens" seriously. seriously.
Lemme help yah out. yes it's after ua. ben is 16. the series is freaking awesome. and ben has a new omnitrix after azmuth took the ultimatrix. the prototype omnitrix, insert original series here, was destroyed. also,ben has new aliens. and when ben is shorter and wearing his old shirt and omnitrix from the original series,those are flash backs. yes the characters are crappy, but i do like ben and rook's design. hope i helped and proved my point :D hold on,i still have my opinion. the plot is pretty good. the theme song is great and so is the series. also,it's supposed to be childish,duh. what do you want,to see ben with a machine gun?gwen's character is crap and the gwen i knew is dead. she doesn't even freakin show up. kevin looks like he went goth,grandpa max looks like brock from pokemon,and the art is kinda bad. some of it is kinda good. and those who say it's unoriginal is untrue. gravatack is more original than heatblast or cannon bolt. not dissing the original. loved the original im just saying. i loved the original as well as ultimate alien and alien force. though,ben has lost all signs of maturity. ben did get pretty bratty but i still like the series along with the others,also cartoonnetwork is not what it used to be. by the way,i kinda like bloxx. he's strong and cool. and a funny character so,give the series a chance.
After seeing this one hellhole being present on TV, I spun around clueless about the whole Ben 10's timeline and such.
Oh boy, where do we start? First, I would like to mention the confusing timeline. When this crap was released, I spun in circles as I said above, because I don't know what year/time is this nightmare placed on the whole timeline. In short, I don't know if this takes place after or before Alien Force or Ultimate Alien. According to some, this takes place before AF and UA.
But still, I have no clue whether this is canon or not. Let's hope not, but let's assume that it is. If it is, then it sets up a huge plothole in the whole entire franchise! Think about it! in AF, he didn't use the Omnitrix for 5 years. He took it off his wrist, stored it in his room. He didn't use the watch the whole time, all of those years. But here, he's 12, yet, he's still using it. That sets up a huge hole, unless they start to consider UA and AF non-canon.
Speaking of Ben's age, it was also an issue here. I had no clue if he's above 15 or below until I did some searching. Yes, it's that screwed up. This show will surely confuse the fans or the viewers, they will have no clue if this is a prequel or opposite. I do not have much knowledge about the aliens, but I don't know how to react to the Lego brick inspired ape.
The theme song, it's also awful. Like the childish aura of the show, they dumbed it down to rock bottom. It also sounded childish. Compared to Ultimate Alien (which was epic), this is whole utter crap.
The characters act immature and out of place, and it looks like they don't even get a character development at all. Rook is okay, but he can't save the whole show by himself. Same goes for the villains, the one I hate most is the one rich spoiled brat in the red uniform. I don't know his name.
I would also like to mention the artwork. Yes, the artwork is very awful. They look deformed and, all, except Rook, again. Ben, Gwen, Kevin, and Grandpa Max and the others look like they were drawn by beginner artists. You know what the art style resembles? Panty and Stocking, except it's very horrible for it's theme. Also, this show looks like Panty and Stocking but with less sexual jokes, more kiddish sci-fi.
The plot is same as AF and UA, but with the childish atmosphere added, it's awful.
Anyone who has watched Ben 10: Race Against Time remembers Eon being destroyed, 5 years later in Ben 10: Alien Force Eon returns and Ben has no memory of meeting him before and Ben's parents discover his secret for the second time. I'm sure there are more that I can't remember, However I would like to point my attention to Omniverse now, I had neglected to watch Ultimate Alien, then Omniverse aired and I lost my passion for the show, I cannot display the reason for my dislike however
This show is a big disgrace to the Ben 10 franchise. The older show from 2006 was FAR better than this. My dad and I happen to like the original Ben 10. It's where they made him older that where the series have gone downhill. The art design is like this; ANIME - YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG! The plots and alien forms are uncreative and so stupid! One of the form was a beetle and another dumb form was Legos. The writers are higher than that. Ben always loses in fights, is lazy, a coward, and flat out DOESN'T get the job done! If you are a Ben 10 fan, please avoid this show.
As a fan of the show since It's original run I can see how far this series is falling. While Omniverse was a big step up from Alien Force and Ultimate Alien; they just didn't feel like Ben 10. After they changed into Alien Force they retconned SO MUCH of the old show. Plumbers were no longer an Earth based paranormal investigative and protection force comprised of capable individuals but instead became an Intergalactic police force(Which the Galactic Enforcers were supposed to be) .
Azmuth went from Cynical,sarcastic,pessimistic and being the smartest lifeform in the universe(awesome character) to being 'First Thinker' and the holier/smarter then thou ruler of Galvan's who apparently make the rule's every, which brings us to....
Vilgax, he was a cruel and terrible megalomaniac who would wipe out an entire world(don't worry, alien force completely turned this tragic story into a happy ending with an undo button/alien) in a Universe I believed was more or less lawless (especially in out of the way places like earth) and even though there were rules others tried to impose (Galactic Enforcers) they were ignored more often then not with only a firearm in their hand/tentacle.
Lastly they reconnected magic turning it into 'Mana' and making it an 'Alien power', they turned it from an interesting series that dealt with magic and science into 'Magic is Alien super powers'. All that potential thrown out the window.
After all this stuff happened I just gave up on the series. I still love the original series and tried to get into the Ultimate Alien, but ignored it quickly. I now started getting back into Omniverse, and while I still prefer the original greatly over the rest, Omniverse is a decent show that is trying to clean up the last two seasons. But still continues picking up the story from the last couple seasons, hopefully it will be entertaining, but as far as I'm concerned this current story is 'NOT' tied to the original series, it's an alternate/ reboot of it.
The Ben 10 franchise has never really held my interest or attention, perhaps in the earlier seasons I'd enjoy a episode or two, may be even more. But, I was by no means, a 'Ben 10 fan', nor were my friends. Though it didn't matter. The show took off with young boys and pre-teens alike, spawning an entire franchise: with 4 series, two live-action movies, and over a billion dollars in toy sale across the world. Now, the show that captured the excitement of young boys everywhere, is now the show that they see while channel surfing at the ages of 13-14+, and instead of saying the heavenly words, "Ah, I loved this show", they let out a query of contempt, "Ben 10? Is that still on?"
The franchise has become one of Cartoon Network's longest-running series and it's a prime indicator of what the company has done to themselves over the years. Slowly (scratch that, I'd say rapidly), the once great Cartoon Network is turning into a husk of it's former self. Back in the early 2000s, they channel boast perhaps the largest assortment of shows on a television network for children; ranging from the enduring "PowerPuff Girls", to the mythical and powerful "Samurai Jack", to the comedic darkness of "Courage the Cowardly Dog", just to name a few of my 'stand outs'. Now its either "Regular Show" or "Adventure Time", you pick where the others fall into place, because I honesty couldn't tell you the difference between a show like "Regular Show" and "The Amazing World of Gumball".
But I digress, Ben 10 too has turned into a husk of its former self. Needless forced to continue the show has now become one of the many filler-programmings in Cartoon Network's lineup. There is no way on Earth that such a premise could spawn 3 continuations. The truth is, it couldn't. There's no more story to be told; like there was to begin with? Around 2016, we'll be entering Ben 10 series five, which will undoubtedly be titled: "Ben 10: EVOLUTION", as if this franchise has seen enough of those.
After the first Ben 10, two other series came along darker and more focused on action focusing on a now teenage Ben Tennyson. Ben had matured along the way, but downgraded to a cocky kid on occasion but still showed a lot of maturity. The animation for Alien Force and Ultimate Alien were also very good and among the best I've ever seen in a show.
Then this show came on. The animation went downhill, Ben became an arrogant immature brat, the series was more comedy based than action based, and I hated the new looks of the characters. Gwen and Kevin now rarely appear and Ben's new sidekick Rook is way more competent than Ben.
Now to be fair, the show does have good moments. I actually like Rook and the show does have more action than Teen Titans Go!, but the animation is just abysmal and Ben's maturity is long gone. I think this will be the final Ben 10 series and it's not a good way to go.
I agree with many others that the animation of the series has definitely gone down hill. The original series, AF and UA were by far superior. When I say superior I mean Original, AF and UA are the Empire State Building and Omniverse is an ant on the sidewalk. Also had some dark under tones it made it really worth while to watch. Omniverse they got rid of everything that made it well good.
What happened to Ben's character development? He seems far more immature now, seems very childish now. Additionally in the previous series they did an extensive build up of Ben's relationship with Julie and they just threw it out the window. Really? Come on.
What is wrong with these developers. They should take a page out of Japan's animation companies. Say what you want but if you want a good story that doesn't get changed because of idiots who don't know there ass from the hole in the ground watch Naruto, One Piece, Fairy Tail, Gundam Wing, Gundam 00. I could go on I really could.
Most animation I've seen with really good continuity, character development and story its usually Japanese. When it's American I can only think of a few that were really good. Avatar the Last Air Bender, Legend of Korra, Transformers (this one vary's so many of them suck). I used to put Ben 10 in this catergory I can't anymore. Omniverse is just so bad. Why make these changes? Haven't these writers and developers ever heard this saying. " IF IT AIN"T BROKE DON"T FIX IT" . Animation isn't just for children. Hell Japan has an entire market for it at all ages.
What happened i've seen ben ten omniverse and i think they look like crap and what happend.
like in the first season he was ten second series he was 16 and now he what twelve what has happened and what the hell it makes earth seem aware of the aliens. Cartoon Network is talking it up so much but the show is like a pile of crap that has been rotting honestly if i could give a nothing id would put it there
if i missed something pls tell me and explain what happened
A lot of these other people saying this Onmiverse trash is the best, CLEARLY have some sort of issue. Ben, Gwen, and Kevin look COMPLETELY STUPID in Omniverse, Ben looks like something is wrong with his face, gwen looks like a man, and Kevin looks like he was attacked by a group of goth children, then trampled by a pack of mummies. I'm being completely serious. Alien Force, and Ultimate Alien we the best seasons of Ben 10 EVER, even the art design was better in Alien Force and Omniverse. To be considered a good show, the viewers have to become attatched to the characters. When a boy sees a girl, (and when a girl sees a boy) they first judge eachother on looks. From the second I saw the new gwen, I was appauled. The gwen that I had grown familiar with was technically dead. (Female characters, most of the time, in order to attract the interest of male viewers have too look good, (Not hot) but good) and gwen looks, to be frank, quite disguisting. And people are saying that they tried make her look more mature, there were several ways they could have done this without making her look like a 'dweeb'. Kevin too, if a female takes their first look at him and says, "Oh, I like him" then I did not know that in 2013 women would be attracted to homeless/Bum looking men, I would have prepared.
Honestly, I tried to find a good point in the new Omniverse show. I liked some of the NEW characters, and I guess I liked the new omnitrix. But that's it.
The creators of Ben 10 need to watch the Creators of Pokemon.
I was NEVER interested in pokemon. But the second I watched an episode back in 2010, (I wouldn't say I was hooked) but any time I just happend to see the show on, I would go out of my way to watch it. They never changed ash's physical apearance, he may have grown a bit, but nothing serious, and I like it that way. What makes the show, is Great character apearance, a sense of comedy, real character personality and connection, and heart warming story line.
Ben 10 Omniverse lacks a few of these. If you think these are just nonses personal opinions, Just watch the show yourself.
Like many others I'm very dissatisfied with Omniverse, Alien Force was by far my favorite installment of the series. I liked the darker tone of the series, (almost reminiscent of Batman TAS) with the Hybreed story arcs, the Addition of Albedo as the 'Evil Twin', and the trauma that Gwen,and especially Ben went through when they thought Max had died. Then in third season, Vilgax resurfaces leading up to a very potent series finale.
I was less impressed with Ultimate Alien, when Ben started to get cocky and too full of himself ("We saved the whole entire universe") The creators tried to go back to the lighter tone of the original series. but despite its drawbacks. Overall,however, the show still was a good addition to the triumvirate of Ben-10, B-10 AF, and B-10 UA. I really liked the the episode "Forge of Creation" when 10 year old Ben was brought forward five years into the future.
Then we get to the sad little show that is "Omniverse". With the exception of the incursion war story arc, there has been little that I've seen that is a redeeming quality to this series. Whoever came up with the idea of the Tetramand princess being engaged to Kevin should be drummed out of the TV writer's guild.
Finally, like most of the other reviewers, I am appalled at the poor quality art work of this series. The look of the characters did change from B-10, to AF to UA but only in subtle ways. Of course, they were five and six years older, respectively. But the look of the look of the characters in this show is ridiculous. Ben's head is too big, his hair is too long and his arms and body are way too thin. In the previous two series his hair was short and neat, and while he wasn't built like the powerhouse that Kevin was, he had some muscle.
I've read that there has been so much negative fan reaction that Cartoon network is considering not ordering any additional episodes beyond the ones that are already made or are in the process of being made, and killing the series.
Why has everyone's reviews that I have read completely ignored the big hole in the Feedback story? In the episode Showdown Part: 1 we are told that Feedback was destroyed, but then why was Ben able to change into him in Store 23 which was just 2 episodes right before Showdown? I mean a few people even actually mention Feedback's story and say that it was good, but still completely ignore the major hole.
In the first series, Kevin was classified as a villan He wore a black shirt ripped at the sleeves, a lock as a necklace, and guy-liner. In Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, where he was a hero, he appeared decent: nothing ripped, no jewelry, no makeup, but still bad-ass. Now it's as if it's all going backwards with his ripped shirt, stupid lock, and more guy-liner. He looks and acts more like an oaf then a self-made engineer. Moreover, there's Ben and he should have matured even more, but now it's like he doesn't even deserve the Omnitrix. Then there's 11-year-old Gwen. She is less mature than 10-year-old Gwen. There are just so many inconsistencies in this series.
Nevertheless, I love Rook. I love his character and I love his pupils.
It isn't that this show is terrible. It isn't. But it is vastly inferior to the multi-layered comic book style supreme that Ben 10 Ultimate Alien was. That is the real problem. Ben 10 started out very like Omniverse is now but was probably a bit more mature as a show in terms of attitudes and good plotting. Now its all very random with no internal logic to it so it is very lightweight. It just feels stupid. And that is comics people. It needs to feel realistic within its own story even if the idea behind it is superheroes.
Alien Force and Ultimate Alien built a story and an ongoing legend to tell in 20 minutes every week. What we have now is disconnected from that, immature and I'm sorry but.......... utterly unconvincing in plot developments that have left characters stupider than before, and giving up things like decent omnitrix, relationships, progression... I get that they were trying to get back to what made the original series such a hit but you do that by just making more episodes that flip back and forward in time like they have done - however you don't make it qualitatively, emotionally, worse.... You also shouldn't insult viewers who by now are getting other kids into the show (cos yeah its a generational sharing thing) by totally destroying the plot developments and cool vibes of the old show.
I've heard a rumour that the former creator of the show died and that is why quality has taken a nosedive. Clearly the new people doing the show have never watched Spectacular Spider-Man, Batman of the Future, Justice League Unlimited etc. Instead they are taking their cue from things like the new Disney Ultimate Spider-Man which trades jokes for depth.
And don't think kids don't appreciate the difference because they do. My three year old daughter is mesmerised by Ben AF and UA but drifts away and does other things when I put Omniverse on. Actually so does my six year old son. Even the kids know this is inferior, its a steamer. And in schedules on UK tv it comes on straight after an episode of Ben 10 - AU or UA so it is all the more obvious, the dip in quality that is.
*shakes head* whatever happened to creative integrity and weaving a tapestry, creating another world in fiction? Cartoons are for the kids be under no illusions, we adults watch because it happens to be on, but the kids know when it isn't as good and they are bigger on continuity than most adults. Get it right or stop making it. Stop pissing in what for a lot of kids is part of their childhood.
I've been reading and seeing a lot of negative things about Ben 10 Omniverse, but honestly people. Its not that bad of a show. I've noticed that most people just really hate the animation in the show. Yeah, its different and has a more childish look to it. But the show still has a decent and intriguing plot.
I'm actually a new Ben 10 fan. I recently started watching the series for the first time a few months ago. I just finished Arc 3 of B10 OV. Having watched all the series so close together I did notice a lot of change from the first 3 series to Ben 10 Omniverse. Ben becomes more childish and arrogant. Its kinda like he never learned to use the omnitrix. Although the show does have its flaws - especially bens character - its still the original concept. Ben wants to help people and be a hero.
*Also - is anyone else annoyed that Ben and Julie aren't together anymore? Because that is one thing I really disagree with. I thought they were great together. -
One of the best additions to the show was his partner Rook. Rook is by far my favorite character in the series now. He really adds to the storyline. And although I miss Kevin and Gwen being main characters, they still make a few reappearances throughout the series. I also feel like Kevin and Gwen needed to leave the show. They were good characters, but after doing AF and UA it was definitely time to change their part in the series.
I was also impressed the new antagonists in OV. I was getting pretty tired of seeing Vilgax reappear every few episodes. Honestly - WAS ANYONE ELSE SICK OF VILGAX? - I was happy he only made one small appearance throughout the entire series so far. 30 episodes without him has been great. Teaming up Dr. Psychobos, Malware, and Khyber was an interesting mix up. And I LOVED the 'dog' who wore the Nemetrix. Ben 10 Omniverse has been a successful series so far. Many new concepts have been added, and a true fan will realize the good points made in the series.
Switching back and forth between his 11 year-old self and 16 year-old self was also an interesting idea. I actually really like it. It makes a connection between events that happen in the past and present. A great addition.
The story behind Ben's alien Feedback was also a great addition. It might be my favorite part in the show. It was one of the few episodes where you see Ben mature a little and realize what being a hero is about. Feedback is definitely my favorite alien.
I'm not saying Ben 10 Omniverse is the perfect sequel to an already AMAZING series, but a lot of new concepts were brought to the table. And by far, the series has been very successful. I'm going to continue to watch Ben 10 like a true fan would. I am highly anticipating the 4th Arc to this great, never-ending series.
*Focus on the positives in the series. Don't hate it just because it isn't totally original*
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