Ninjago Sons of Garmadon, episode 76 – semi-review

It’s once again time to leave your worries and obligations behind and jump into the world of the Ninja for half an hour or so. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Episode 76, ‘The Jade Princess’ is action packed and offers a nice range of emotions. As before, I suggest you stop reading now, if you do not want to be spoiled.

Ninjago Sons of Garmadon - episode 76

I’m glad to be able to say that this one was much better than the first one. It started slower, when compared to the previous one, but was full of action from the second quarter on. It’s not all flowers and butterflies though. Long time fans will be disappointed to hear the intro is no longer ‘The Weekend Whip’ by The Fold. It was an iconic part of Ninjago, but I’m fine with it.

There were lots of parts that I liked about this episode. Lloyd and Rumi got quite a bit of alone time, and their interaction was spot on. We, also, get to see more of the leaders of the Sons of Garmadon, namely Ultra Violet and Mr.E. Ultra Violet seems to have a quirky personality and is feared by the low level grunts. Mr.E did not get much character development in the episode. I’m sure he will at some point, though. There was almost non-stop action, which was executed quite nicely, most of the time. Samurai X, “whoever” it might be makes a timely appearance in VXL. Oh, and the Destiny’s Bounty is back!

Of course, here were some parts that I didn’t like as well. Picking up where we just left off, why is the Destiny’s Bounty back? I mean, I assumed that it was repaired after it got shot by the Vermillion. Why would they just shelf it if they repaired it? Hopefully they address that. The thing that bothered me the most, however, was the fact that the ninja were so easily overpowered by Mr.E. Did they slack of for the past few years? None of the Sons of Garmadon seem that powerful.

In my opinion, the second episode represents a strong start to what seems like will be a very good season. There are many things to be yet explained, so we will keep our faces glued to our screens.

P.S. If anybody has the intro in a watchable resolution, please send it to me!

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