Rick and Morty
review by Bobby Blakey
There are so many great cartoons out there, but few have had the impact and secured the fanbase like Rick and Morty. After four seasons the show has not only garnered tons of fans, but also comics, games, merchandise and more. As fans eagerly wait for the fifth season to debut what better time to revisit the latest season with Rick and Morty: Season 4.
Rick and Morty revolves around the adventures of the members of the Smith household, which consists of parents Jerry and Beth, their children Summer and Morty, and Beth's father, Rick Sanchez, who lives with them as a guest. Rick is an eccentric and alcoholic mad scientist, who eschews many ordinary conventions such as school, marriage, love, and family. He frequently goes on adventures with his 14-year-old grandson, Morty, a kind-hearted but easily distressed boy, whose naïve but grounded moral compass plays counterpoint to Rick's Machiavellian ego. Morty's 17-year-old sister, Summer, is a more conventional teenager, who worries about improving her status among her peers and sometimes follows Rick and Morty on their adventures. The kids' mother, Beth, is a generally level-headed person and assertive force in the household, though self-conscious about her professional role as a horse surgeon. She is dissatisfied with her marriage to Jerry, a simple-minded and insecure person, who disapproves of Rick's influence over his family.
To say this show is genius is an understatement. There is just so much in every episode from the laughs to the attention to detail in the universes they travel too. If you have never seen the show you can still dive right in because there is no time for set up and you will learn all about these characters as it moves forward. IF you have been keeping up with it since season one then there are so many great ongoing arcs and returning characters throughout this season. While the series
might be titled Rick and Morty it is very much about all the characters with all them getting some great arcs.
I love the classic animation style that continues to offer up simplistic visuals that are still highly complex and visually pleasing to the eye. The often vibrant colors are regularly splashed with blood and bodily fluids in some pretty wacked out ways and only add to the shows greatness. The voice acting is awesome across the board and there isn’t a single character you can’t wait to see again. The reoccurring themes and characters keeps the show evolving while maintaining its overall ridiculousness throughout. I cannot wait for another season and see why people like to revisit these existing ones so often.
In addition to all 10 episodes of the fourth season this release also includes bonus content including featurettes taking you behind bringing this genius show to life. Grab your copy of Rick and Morty: Season 4 as well as the Season 1-3 collection both available now from Adult Swim and Warner Bros Home Entertainment.