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Adventure Time: Jake Vs. Me-Mow DVD Review

“Adventure Time” is weird for the sake of being weird.

If you can’t get enough of the adventures of Finn and Jake, you will be happy to know there is a new DVD release containing 16 eleven minute episodes from all 4 seasons. Expect to see episodes about a Me-Mow assassin cat, a weird robot esque creature, a Never-Ending-Pie-Throwing Robot, nonviolence, auto-tune, a human tribe, a belly party, moviemaking, the villainous Lich, Princess Bubblegum, a five senses theme, a friendship between a Snow Golem and a Firewolf (don’t ask), an ocean fear, Goliad, Jake’s father, and foot healing.

“Adventure Time” is not only one of the oddest animated series out there, but it’s also one of the oddest success stories. The series has managed to appeal to kids, teens, adults, and yes, even hipsters. Personally, I can’t understand why. While the more action/adventure oriented stories like “Mortal Folly” and “Mortal Recoil” are enjoyable, most of the surrealistic episodes feel like the writers are just making stuff up. Perhaps it’s the goofy random songs, weird lingo, and the magic Land of Ooo that has captured the imagination of viewers, but I just don’t see what all the fuss is about. Toons like “Random Show” do a better job of being weird AND funny.

Video/Audio:

The animated series, which is presented in widescreen, looks like a typical standard definition animated series. I’m honestly surprised that this show hasn’t hit Blu-ray yet considering how colorful it looks.

The Dolby Digital 2.0 audio track does a fine job balancing the dialogue, music, and sound f/x.

Extras:
* A Finn hat that you can wear.
* 4 “Adventure Time” ads.
* Character profiles for Me-Mow, Lemongrab, Jiggler, N.E.P.T.R., Susan Strong and Snow Golem.
Summary: “Adventure Time” fans will eat this DVD up, but I can’t recommend this series to someone who hasn’t seen it before.

October 14, 2012 - Posted by | DVD review | , ,

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