REVIEW: Young Justice: Invasion “Satisfaction”

As in I can’t get no!

Like you would expect anything less weird coming from me. I’m back guys! Summer is over and shows are premiering. Though as far as Young Justice goes for me this wasn’t so much a BIG premiere as just a return from hiatus. You know so it fits the DC Animation Block perfectly on Cartoon Network. Without any further ado, the dive into Young Justice.

Trying to recover from the huge revelation that the previous episode “Depths” left us we return with a decidedly darker tone of the series. The thing is Young Justice has always been a show aimed more towards adults, no matter how much Cartoon Network tries to push it into a Saturday Morning Cartoon block (thank gods for DVRs because how else will hungover 20-30 somethings watch the show)?!

So the Real Roy Harper (whom I will call RR, until a more established name pops up) has been found by his clone (CR) which means Cheshire fulfilled her promise. His thoughts throughout the whole ordeal seem pretty standard to what anyone would be thinking after finding out they”d been chilling on ice for 8 years and had a clone running around living their life. I get it. However making yet another angst-filled Roy Harper is getting a little old for my taste. Ollie taking the full brunt of it is understandable, however I have to feel sorry for the man, especially in the aftermath of Artemis’ death.

Hugs? No. Ok, cool I’ll just be… here.

The switch to the young Jaimie and Bart in the grotto of fallen heroes, of which include Ted Kord (shouldn’t he be in the Justice League hall?), Aqua Girl, I’m assuming Jason Todd (wonder how that played out, or if they’ll do the Red Hood storyline) and Artemis. I find it weird that they’re holograms instead of statues, I don’t know it seems less permanent then stone in my opinion. So Bart eating chips in there seemed a little disrespectful in there, unless he knows about Artemis’ undercover deal considering he’s from the future. I may just like to read to far into the future.

Next scene in the graveyard and I do not envy Wally a bit. I mean having to lie to his girlfriend’s mother and go along with the charade of Artemis’ death has got to be weighing on him. Can someone explain to me how evil henchmen don’t have enough money to afford babysitters/nannies? I mean Lian is cool because she sleeps constantly, but really now…this is just becoming too far-fetched. I don’t care how overprotective you are. Nice to know Crusher Crock is idiot father for life. Wonder how the future showdown between Mantas and Crocks go. (Mantas and Crocks, heh get it)?

I’m not required to be snarky at ALL pictures. Besides this one, I just can’t.

Well at least we know Lex Luthor is like a cockroach and can’t die.

Wendy? There is no way she’s as clueless as Lois Lane, I mean c’mon Superboy doesn’t really attempt to even care for a secret identity. Also I feel like this scene was sort of just plopped in, can we also give Superboy a personality overhaul, I’m sort of over it.

Raquel’s bridal shower added another question to the show, who is she marrying? Gotta love all the girls meeting up, you know minus Artemis. Where in the world is this bridal shower taking place for Captain Cold to be right there!

Not the best of luck Captain Cold.

Mercy, you can’t be all stealthy like in heels, super-villainy 101.

Lex Luthor not actually knowing whether or not RR is serious enough to kill him is pretty scary considering Lex Luthor knowing all. Gotta love that he has a Xanato’s Gambit for every contingency though. I mean seriously the arm in the suitcase is pretty brilliant.

*Facepalm* Green Arrow is really tearing through these sidekicks. So now we have Arsenal, which sounds like Artemis. Ugh another angsty/psycho/going solo Roy arc! I mean it makes sense they’re the same person but still, blah.

Green Arrow and current Red Arrow just can’t believe they’re gonna have to deal with more angst which may just be a vicious circle in the Arrow family.

Overall as a return episode, this one fell a little flat and didn’t have enough major stuff happening. However, I will give it big points for character development and a lot of things that have been set-up for the season. Get ready for next week!

Rakhee
Cool cool cool. Not much to say except I've been obsessed with TV since I was a baby. Seriously my mom said I spent hours eating because Sesame Street would be on TV. I grew up a child of the nineties so like most kids from that time, my brain is mush and full of Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel and Saturday morning cartoons. Since this was way before the invention of Tivo/Dvrs I literally had to run to the TV and try and hog it from the family. Just a heads up I don't really like the typical review format so get used to some strangeness up ahead (in a good way, I hope)!Also, if you dare, you can check out more random thoughts at rocknresh@blogspot.com or I'm on the twitter @rakhEEnroLL
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