Rick and Morty season 5 episode 3 review: a dead rickconvenient
Having said that, as someone who has seen at least a little Captain Planet, parody didn’t bring me much either. The idea that the kids who summon Planetina (the Tina-Teers) are now cynical adults who use the superhero to sell goods is a clever subversion of Captain Planet, but other than that, there aren’t any really funny ideas or jokes that come out of this extended tribute. Eventually, Planetina begins to kill all of the people who she believes have harmed Earth; it’s another fun subversion because, you know, Captain Planet didn’t kill anyone. What is this shit Robot Chicken?
One aspect of this plot that works well is the way the Tina-Teers believe they can push Morty, but Morty, at this point, has become a jaded killing machine like his grandfather, so he returns their powers to ring against them and kill the hell out of them. However, the resolution that Morty stops dating Planetina because she murders too many innocent people makes it seem like she’s being brought in abruptly just to wrap it up. Plus, of course, Morty probably still has some sort of moral compass, but given the number of accidental murders he and Rick regularly commit, the episode fails to convince the Planetina murders would be an uncompromising reason for Morty. to break up with someone he recently thought was the love of his life. Plus, there’s a good chance the congressman Planetina killed totally brought him in.
Story B goes that Summer and Rick go on an apocalypse party crawl, fly off to planets that are about to be wiped out to have a lot of meaningless sex, and then fly off to the planet. next before they explode. Where Morty’s story is full of hyperviolence, Rick and Summer’s story is essentially a joke after a disgusting alien sex joke. If that’s your thing, cool, but it got old fast for me. The only time I laughed was at the revelation that Summer introduced herself as “Mrs. Obama” to some of her alien sex partners. The alien screaming “Hey! She saved the world!” world! Now we have to go to work tomorrow! was a bit funny too.
The best part about “A Rickconvenient Mort” is that he has a good character moment in Summer out-Ricking Rick being even more cynical than him, something he has to admit. and appreciate. Morty has an emotional arc of sorts, but the episode doesn’t seem to be too serious about it, as it’s abruptly put away. For the most part, it’s a really silly episode that builds on the old Rick and morty vigorous vigils and disgusting gags, as well as nostalgia for the 90s, to make people laugh. If it works for you, cool, but I was bored.
And Planetina didn’t do anything wrong.