Let me start by saying this: yes, I’m excited about this movie. Why wouldn’t I be? I enjoyed Secret of the Lost Kingdom and Magical Adventure, and I wanna see what Rainbow’s come up with this time. (I hope the movie premieres in the U.S., but I kinda doubt it. )
That said, the trailer disappointed me a bit. I knew this would be a season-five movie, but I was looking forward to a new adventure. This plot sounds like season five recycled: “Tritannus tries to take over the Magic Dimension using an artifact from the Infinite Ocean.” The only differences: Politea’s in the mix, and Bloom has to save Sky instead of Daphne.
Why are the Trix bringing Tritannus back anyway? Darcy and Stormy spent the whole season trying to convince Icy to dump him, and in the end, he turned against her. Why would they even want him back? It makes no sense. Unless Icy does it on her own.
Plus, he was a terrible villain. He wasn’t strong, interesting, or charismatic enough to drive the conflict of season five. Now he’s gonna be the villain of a movie? Ugh. I wish it were just the Trix and Politea. We’ve only seen glimpses of her, but she already seems stronger than Tritannus. I think he’ll just be dead weight.
I’m glad Rainbow’s finally explaining the Politea plot, so that “The Shark’s Eye” won’t seem as random anymore. But couldn’t they have saved it for the movie? Why couldn’t Daphne have just dropped Politea’s name instead? Then we could have learned more about her in this movie, instead of wasting half an episode on Bloom’s solo mission.
Another question: was the whole purpose of season five to set up this movie? If so, no wonder it felt so rushed! You could say Rainbow did the same thing with Secret of the Lost Kingdom, but that story was spread out over three seasons. We followed Bloom’s journey from day one, watching her discover more and more about her past and grow stronger for her inevitable fight with the Ancestresses. Lost Kingdom was a satisfying end to her story.
But Il Mistero degli Abissi doesn’t seem like the climax of season five. It sounds like an extra episode. Tritannus already failed once. All he’s doing is trying another way, and of course, he’s gonna fail again. Tenacity’s a good trait, but…it’s time to give up. Wait! There’s more! Click here to keep reading!