Samurai Jack – A series about a Samurai who gets stuck in a dark future. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Samurai Jack first aired in 2001, but abruptly ended in 2004… with no satisfying ending (Thanks, Cartoon Network). And now it’s back… 13 years later. Feel old, yet? But you’re not here for a history lesson. There is only one question that needs to be asked here. How evil is Samurai Jack’s return.
So there’s only one episode out, right now, and I can only rate it on continuity. What did this episode do right? The art style is basically the same. Jack is still recognizable, even with the scruffy look. Jack is still… well, Jack, for lack of a better term. He is still the lone Samurai, but now it seems he is haunted more by his past than before. The theme song! Though not present during the opening, Jack does pretty much state the theme. And if you stick around for the credits, the theme plays in all its glory.
Overall… I was geeking out. And I might still be doing that, right now (Chris: Might?). If I had to rank it on continuity with the rest of the show, I’d say it’s about as evil as a SUPER VILLIAN! Why did I capitalize this? Well, that’s easy. This is the first perfect score I have given anything. From story to the crazy action, this was a perfect continuation to the original. Here’s hoping they keep it up. Well, that’s all I have for you today. Thanks for letting me waste your time people.
Keep It Classy,