Ben 10 Omniverse (Cartoon Network) Review

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Ben Tennyson is back fighting aliens in Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 Omniverse, but for fans of the series you will notice a few changes. For one, Ben’s sidekicks Gwen and Kevin are heading to college which leaves Ben all alone… well not totally alone. While it’s sad to say goodbye to old friends, Ben 10 Omniverse introduces a new sidekick, Rook Blonko, who just graduated from Plumber Academy. Turns out Rook is not only highly skilled, but has an awesome multi-function weapon: the Proto-Tool, which he modified himself. I think it won’t be long until he’s your new favorite character and let’s just say he makes quite an entrance.

But wait, what’s Ben 10 Omniverse about you ask. Well, for those of you who have never seen Ben 10, it follows the adventures of 16 year-old Ben Tennyson, a self-proclaimed super-hero who has saved the universe more times than he can count (according to him) thanks to the power of the Omnitrix, which allows him turn into one of more than 50 different aliens… only problem is, he can’t seem to ever get the one he wants.

So now that we’re all on the same page, what awaits our new team this season? Well, I don’t know everything but I can tell you that in the first two episodes we’ll discover 2 of the 10 new aliens Ben can transform into thanks to his Omnitrix, and we’ll also meet a new foe, a mysterious hunter by the name of Khyber the Huntsman bent of getting to Ben. He also has a pretty scary alien hunting “dog” helping him.

And that’s only the beginning.

If you’ve been a fan of Ben 10, I think you’ll appreciate this new version. And even though I haven’t watched much of previous Ben 10 franchises, I was surprised by how much I liked this one. It’s fun, it’s smart and it’s entertaining. Plus you can watch it with your kids and enjoy it along with them.

Ben 10 Omniverse premieres tomorrow, Saturday morning September 22nd at 9am (ET/PT) with a one-hour series premiere event.

Get ready for lots of fun. And to get you in the mood, take a look at a sneak peek from the series below along with some photos.

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