Rick and Morty Season 5 Review
After a long wait, Rick and Morty's season 5 has finally arrived on Netflix. Here's our Rick and Morty Season 5 Review.
The overarching theme of this series revolves around the relationship between Rick and Morty. I know this sounds obvious, but please humour me. Morty has started to lose his admiration for Rick. Rick reacts by continually berating Morty, even replacing him towards the end of the season.
This season gives us Rick adventures, Morty adventures, a Smith Family adventure, and a return of the president. However, this deep-rooted conflict between our two heroes is the overarching theme. So what are the positives of this situation? Well, we see the return of Birdperson and Evil Morty. These storylines give the viewer a breakdown of the relationships and the origins of the Smith Family and the Citadel with the Council Ricks.
We get an insight into Rick that we have never seen before; we get snippets in other seasons such as Season 3, Episode 1, "The Rickshank Redemption", but nothing close to what season 5 has to offer.
Season 5 Episode List
The fifth instalment of Rick and Morty gives us ten episodes which now seem to be the standard of this show's format.
Mort Dinner Rick Andre
A Rickconvenient Mort
Rick & Morty's Thanksplotation Spectacular
GoTron Jerrysis Rickvangelian
Rick and Morty Series 5 Episode 8
Rickternal Friendshine of Spotless Mort
Rick and Morty Series 5 Episode 9
Forgetting Sarick Mortshall
Rick and Morty Series 5 Episode 10
Rick and Morty Season 5 Review of Guest Stars
As always, Season 5 is littered with Guest Stars Joining the already impressive cast list. Here are some of the Guests and their contributions to Season 5.
Alison Brie as Plantetina
Alison Brie is best known for her role as Annie in Community and voicing Diane in BoJack Horseman. Her contribution is the Role of Planetina. Planetina is an Earth-saving, super-green, Vegan Superhero created by four Childen from each major ethnicity. The children combine their elemental rings of Dirt, Water, Wind and Fire to summon Planetina. Planetina describes herself as a Conservationist Super Person fighting against the pollution of Earth.
Steve Buscemi as Eddie Planetina's Manager
Steve Buschemi is a great amongst Legends Known for the eccentric comedic style he brings to Multiple roles. Eddie is the Tina-Teer for fire and has a ring that can shoot flames when the word "fire" is said aloud.
Christina Ricci as Princess Poñeta
Christina Ricci is an absolute Hollywood Legend with her career spanning most of her life. Ricci is known best for her role as Wednesday in The Addams Family. Her contribution is as the princess of the Chuds who makes peace with humans after Rick has impregnated Princess Poñeta, and they fight together to destroy giant sperm created accidentally by Rick and Morty.
Lauren Tom as Kendra
Laura Tom makes her Rick and Morty's debut in Episode 7 as Kendra, an original operator of a GoTron. Lauren Tom is known for her role as Amy Wong in Futurama and Minh and Connie Souphanousinphone in King of the Hill. On-Screen, she is most recognised for her role as Julie in Friends.
Timothy Olyphant As Coop
Timothy Olyphant brings to life the U.S. marine Coop in Episode 6. Coop leads the squad that gets turned into turkeys to defeat Rick. This episode also returns Keith David As President Curtis. Olyphant is most famous for portraying Sheriff Seth Bullock in Deadwood and Raylan Givens in Justified.
Our Rick and Morty Season 5 Review
One of the Standout Seasons of Rick and Morty for me personally, most likely paired with Season 3. It is laugh-out-loud funny throughout the series but Entertaining on multiple levels throughout each episode.
As I mentioned before, the character development of Rick and Morty seems far more in-depth in this season. Morty begins to grow into his own while Rick appears to be crumbling. Morty discovers more about his grandfather, and the more he learns, the further apart they drift.
The season finishes setting up for more works to follow. I think that maybe it's time to shake it up and go for a feature-length film at this point. So much could be done at this stage in the story and bring Rick & Morty back together full strength.
In Short Season 5 is definitely worth the watch and has been worth the wait. If you haven't yet started Rick and Morty, get on it. You won't regret it, especially if you are a fan of other adult animated comedies.