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Rick & Morty:
    Season 7
  review by Bobby Blakey

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There are so many great cartoons out there, but few have had the impact and secured the fanbase like Rick and Morty. The show has not only garnered a legion of fans, but also comics, games, merchandise and more. The show went through some recent controversy but didn’t seem to slow it down and with a long-term deal of up to ten seasons still shows no signs of slowing down. While fans eagerly await another season, what better time to revisit or dive into it for the first time with Rick and Morty: Season 7 coming home.   

​Rick and Morty revolve 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, who’s 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.

 

In season seven the possibilities are endless: what's up with Jerry? EVIL Summer?! And will they ever go back to high school?! Maybe not! But let’s find out! There's probably less piss than last season. “Rick and Morty,” 100 years! Or at least until season 10!

 

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, it kicks off already happening and kind of throws you for a loop, but you quickly realize there is no time for set-up, and you will learn all about these characters as it moves forward. While the series might be titled Rick and Morty as the show has evolved it has become very much about all the characters with all of them getting some great arcs.

I love the classic animation style that offers up simplistic visuals that are still highly complex and visually pleasing to the eye. The vibrant colors are regularly splashed with blood and bodily fluids in some pretty wacked out ways and only add to the show’s greatness. The voice acting is awesome across the board and there isn’t a single character you can’t wait to see again. Like most shows there are plenty of reoccurring themes and characters that keep the show evolving while maintaining its overall ridiculous nature throughout.

 

Each season gets better and better. They continue to push the boundaries and really bring in some great fun, homages and over-the-top antics that are both original and familiar. It’s amazing how they find so many over the top directions that work at their best when the most ridiculous.

 

 

This collection includes all 10 episodes from Season 7, along with copious special features curated for the fans, including a deep look into season 7 and its characters: "Directing Unmortricken", "The Characters of Season 7", and "Inside Season 7".

 

Grab your copy of Rick and Morty: The Complete Seventh Season available now on Blu-ray Steelbook, Blu-ray and DVD from Adult Swim and Warner Bros Home Entertainment.

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