THE PLOT THUS FAR
Eli Shane is determined to be the greatest Slugslinging hero of them all! Only by collecting, training and dueling with little critters called SLUGS can Eli and his team hope to defeat the forces of evil. Did we mention the part where the slugs transform into powerful magical beasts? That part’s awesome. Slugterra is an epic sci-fi comedy adventure set deep underground, where the ammo’s alive and only the quick survive! In this luminous, high-tech, underground world every cavern holds a new adventure, new battle and weird little slugs to be discovered! The story follows Eli and his crew as they explore the caverns, challenge rivals and each other to friendly duels, upgrade their cool gear, and generally have a blast in this never-before-imagined underground world! But there is a very real threat to the world and the slugs; Dr. Blakk is seeking to “ghoul” the slugs, transforming them into feral mindless weapons! No one has been able to stand up to Blakk’s powerful slugs and army of henchmen… until now.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Slugs Unleashed” is the latest multi-episode compilation. Eli and his pals are back to keep doing something that makes sense to your 5 year old neighbor. Honestly, the animation breaks the cookie cutter mold, but I can’t keep up with the plot. There is so much work spent creating what amounts to an extended commercial for a toy line. Oh well, my generation proved that this model was successful and now it mutated. If it’s near the Holidays and you have no idea what to get a little kid, this might work.
The DVD comes with featurettes as the only special features. The transfer is pretty sharp, even though the footage jumps around based on source material. The Dolby 5.1 audio track is sharp enough for what’s available. Still, it works. In the end, I’d recommend a rental.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!