Miniforce: New Heroes (E1)


Prepare yourself, things are going to get weird. There is a lot going on in this show. Talking animals. An angry kid. Bunnies. So much. I’m excited and scared all at the same time.

This show starts out looking very much like a cartoon Power Rangers. Figures so heavily armoured that they look like brightly coloured cyborgs are performing fully sick fight moves. One yellow, one red, one blue, and one pink. The mandatory colours. Then there’s a book montage that you think will explain who these not Power Rangers are but it doesn’t. It just shows that these robot looking things have weapons. Which is cool and all but I need slightly more detail. You’d think it’d come later but it doesn’t. Fortunately my 4 year old twins need no details. Bright colours and fighting, they are in. Big time, in.

Next minute we see a villainous looking guy, he is wearing black and has a black eye mask on for just chilling in his castle. Because let’s face it, nothing more comfy for hanging round your home than vinyl. He looks like something from Ladybug and Cat Noir. I’m not picking up why he wants to do the bad things but again, this does not bother my 4 year old twins at all. They care not for such trivial things as motivation. He’s bad, he does bad things, he makes questionable fashion choices, they get it. They don’t need any more details. This is life. Life doesn’t make sense so why should this show?

And then we’re in a suburban house watching a little girl cook pancakes for cute little animal creatures sitting in miniature furniture on her own normal sized table. That seems nice, even if she is too young to be cooking all by herself. The animals are the same colour as the suits earlier so they’re clearly the hero cyborg type things. I’m down with that. I can accept that the world needs tiny animal warriors. Anyway the little girl wants the animals to wash their hands before they eat. They don’t want to. They’re like naughty kids but with adult voices and they’re heroes. The little girl is having none of it. She screams at them. I don’t mean a little bit, she goes full savage.

I get where she’s coming from and yet I feel like she may have gone a little too far. The creatures agree to wash their hands and quite frankly I would too but before they can they’re alerted to some sort of issue they need to fix. So they leap into some pokeballs, because of course we’re ripping off Pokemon now, and roll in to talk to some sort of metallic bunker where a hologram Captain Barnacles gives them orders. So much intertextuality that they should be studying this in high school English classes. Power Rangers, Pokemon Octonauts and Red Dwarf. It’s a lot of information to take in and yet not enough info all at the same time.

Anyway they have to go fight some stuff. Other little robot things. The robot things are holding some animals hostage for reasons I don’t understand. I get that they’re bad but why those animals and what do they hope to achieve? Are they developers? Twins yet again do not care for information. They are happy.

Anyway, Miniforce gives the bad guys a solid thrashing surprisingly quickly and the episode just abruptly ends with NO closure over the pancake issue. Do they get the pancakes? Are there special features with this information. I want them to have pancakes. I want to have pancakes. Anyway, I found this show confusing yet hilariously awesome at the same thing. I’m not sure if it’s the best thing ever or the worst but I’m inclined to go with best. Total best. Four year old twins give it four thumbs up. They’re trying to fight each other now in Miniforce fashion. Watch it, feel overwhelmed like me.

Find recap of episode 2 here.

Find recap of episode 3 here.

Find recap of episode 3 here.

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