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Sym-Boinic Titan 1.07: Showdown at Sherman High

Written by Zechs on Tuesday, November 02 2010 and posted in Reviews

One of Modula's latest creatures attacks the trio at Sherman High. How can they fend off the beast without exposing their powers to the students?!

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Credits & Solicit Info:


Kevin Thoms as Lance "Lunas"
Tara Strong as llanna "Lunas"
Brian Posehn as Octus/Newton
Tim Russ as Solomon
Bill Fagerbakke as Meat


So we get the big giant monster fight early in the episode, and at it's conclusion episode over with right? Nope, Modula obviously is learning as this creature survives the battle and continues to go after our trio, bringing the fight to Sherman High. Now Lance, Illana, and Octus must fight the beast without revealing their identities to the school.
On the plus once again we get another nice actual threat for our trio to face. Not to mention the monster multiplying shows giving me what I always wanted to see. Multiple foes for our heroes to fend against. I also get my wish with the episode being an Illana focus with her attempting to join the cheer-leading squad.
It was intriguing to see the princess clash with the royalty of high school and the results that happen with it. I'm really loving the impact the three characters are having in Sherman High via their own unique ways. Not to mention the several characters introduced in this episode I'm hoping return again.
Honestly, the whole them not using their powers to fight the creatures was the best part for me. There where a lot of inventive ways Lance, Illana, and Octus deal with it. The best being Lance's numerous ways in fighting the creature, while also concealing his identity from it. Though what Illana did as well with the cheerleaders helping her fight it, was also entertaining. However, I'm noticing a nice subplot bubbling to the surface with the previous episode error Octus made,and now with this episode. What's going on with our favorite new robot?
Also the way the monster was defeated again was another intriguing way. It didn't end with another huge monster clash, instead it ends when Octus finally finds the true weakness of the beast with Illana bringing the final blow exploiting it. I was getting a good chuckle out of the way the students where taking down the beast with the weakness.
Alas the biggest negative about this episode was the worthless inclusion of Solomon. I love the character and all, but his appearance in this episode was utterly pointless. Yeah it makes sense he and his group are cleaning up the scenes of whenever Titan fights a monster, but the scene with him lead to only showing off the monster still surviving. There's no follow-up to Solomon after this and even more you'd think he be on the scene pursuing said creature or after hearing a giant slug monster involved Sherman High. I just felt his appearance in here would've better been suited elsewhere. It almost seems they shoehorned him into this episode just so we know he's around. I think it would have been much better if he was on the scene and make life more interesting for our trio.
So yeah the episode was good, but compared to the previous two episodes, just not as exciting or remarkable. I think the main flaw I have with it was that this episode could've been more, yet it feels just pointless at the end. Part of me hopes there are HUGE repercussions with this episode. Because come on.. how can what happens in the episode not make the news and attract Solomon's attention?! I really hope the next episode reflects that, but I dunno. Still, the episode isn't bad, but I figure this could've been way more better and up there with the previous two episodes we had.

3 out of 5

Review by: Zechs


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Zechs is the lord and master of The Toy Shed, Moment of the Week, and Durnkin Reveewz. He's also the official whuppin boy at the Outhouse. So he'll get stuck seeing stuff that no mere mortal should ever see. If there's any greater quality to Zechs, it's that he's an avid fan of comic book characters and would defend them to the bitter end against the companies that use them wrongly. He's also brutally honest. Zechs walks the lonely path in Chicagoland area.


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