Armored Angels #12 — Worst Jailers Ever

December 20th, 2012

 

That’s seriously the oldest damn trick in the book.

Impressions:

It’s also a little worrying that apparently they fill the ceilings with dolls with lightsabers, ready to drop them on anybody. I think that Lene may have gotten bouncier this episode too. At least they put some effort into the fights for the first time in a month or two. Otherwise, it as a pretty predictable episode besides the 6 minutes spent putzing around to kick things off, with such vital events like… practicing saying Happy Birthday.

Then it was off to rescue the now brainwashed Hina with the only thing more powerful than small calibur lasers, hugs. And an instrumental version of the OP. Normally, I’d make fun of that, but given how the rest of the season’s been, I feel like they were actually showing some restraint. Yada yada, our powers combined, we defeat our evil clone. And then, cake. The end.

 

Final Thoughts:

When the show actually took its premise and just ran with it, namely "Small, slightly deranged action figures overly armed causing random havoc," it could be kind of fun. Of course, that describes maybe 2-3 episodes, so let’s not have any illusions here. Like many other shows I could name, most of the action dried up rather quickly too. The terrible domestic montages were there all along, but at least for a while there was the hope of lasers waiting in the wings.

Alas, it was content to almost entirely stick to the dullest of safe middle grounds, not trying anything special and not standing out in any way either. I can’t imagine it’ll be remembered once the year is out, nor do I expect there’ll be too many people lamenting that.

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4 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • TheElizander says:

    Why did not you PSYCHO-PASS?

    It is the best of the season the last episode was a mindfuck!

    ZakuAbumi says:

    If you consider “He’s the mass murderer behind all this and right now, he’s killing a harmless civilian but we can’t do anything against him because the gun keeps telling us that there’s nothing wrong with his mind!” as good writing, then yeah, it is.

  • ark noir says:

    These dolls abuse abuse hammerspace, obviously have unexplained advanced A.I, eat and drink like sows and have emotions/free will to the extent of being dangerous, but my only question is ‘do they poop?’

    jingoi says:

    Sanji- NO THEY DO NOT!!!!!