Thursday, 20 May 2010

HEROMAN - Episode 8

The climax of the previous episode looked like it might have been the end for Joey and Heroman... but we're nowhere near the end of the series yet, so of course it isn't!

For a while however, we transfer our attentions to Psy and Professor Denton - and we aren't the only ones either as the Skrugg forces also pinpoint this duo as their next target. While an upgraded version of Denton's sound amplification device can hold off the enemy for so long, things take a turn for the worse as their leader Kogorr decides that it's time for him to join the fray directly.

Luckily enough, this just so happens to be the moment where Heroman and Joey return to the scene, after sending Lina off with her injured brother to escape from this enemy territory. I'm sure it goes without saying that Kogorr proves to be a much tougher nut to crack than your average Skrugg soldier, and while Heroman finds himself at a distinct speed advantage we see Joey making up for this shortfall by revealing that he has an additional trick up his own sleeve. Is it enough to beat the might Kogorr however? Possibly not...

As episodes of this particular series goes, this is exactly what we've come to expect and secretly (or perhaps not-so-secretly) enjoy from HEROMAN - Plenty of action and faintly ridiculous power-ups sandwiched into one big fight scene face-off before a powerful hero (or combination or heroes) and villain, complete with moments of joy and despair. I have to admit that I still get a kick out of Heroman's big appearances to save the day, and similarly Joey's turn of speed this episode was as enjoyable as it was faintly ridiculous. As per usual then, no prizes for originality are going to be handed out here, but the fact that this show makes me occasionally punch the air is proof enough that HEROMAN is doing alright for itself.

1 comment:

JW said...

Omg did someone just die??? Hmmm... Only time will tell.

I have no idea how many times I uttered the world "awesome" during that episode. With a surprising new ability (They didn't even let us see how Joey found out about it) and a serious upgrade to the teamwork factor, Heroman and Joey's battle with Kogorr beat the pants off of FMAs action this week.

Though I have no doubt that FMA will excel next week (I'm a manga reader so I know what happens), Heroman kicked some serious tail.