a depressive return for the animated series

Season 6 of rick and morty Picks up where the previous one left off, but doesn’t solve all the duo’s problems.

The summer is over, the planet continues to burn, inflation will have our skin … Do not panic, there is always rick and morty. Against wind, tide and a possible nuclear counter-attack and climatic statement, Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon will continue to lead their famous duo on unlikely adventures. According to them, the series may last “eternal”one season per year. The sixth begins on September 5 2022, right in the middle of the big duel between HBO and Amazon. But do you need a dragon when you have a flying saucer?

What could go wrong?

New beginning

The final two episodes of Adult Swim’s flagship series (definitely one to watch now as the platform also hosts the incredible Primal) started with tire caps. We still remember Morty’s Edgethe episode with the brilliant idea of ​​the death crystal and Akira’s azimuth parody, or the The Ricksins of Wrath and his pastiche of Namor. This season 6 has no way to handle such a screenplay show of force: he must continue the adventure that began in the memorable two previous episodes.

Because of the notorious Evil Morty, the divorce between Rick and Morty is fixed, the Smith/Sanchez family is divided, old wounds are reopened, the Citadel is destroyed and – most terrifying of all – the portal is out of order. that gun. It’s the first time since the glorious end of season 3, or even since its first cliffhanger (which Morty can’t fail to mention), that rick and morty also analyzed his own DNA in depth. However, there is no question here that will cause more damage to your cortex (remember: you have to continue to the end of season 5 in rick and morty).

Rick and Morty: PicturesGreat atmosphere

The screenwriter Albro Lundy can not escape a classic adventure, as the series is already content with less than 20 episodes. This introduction is less about showing off who needs it (i.e. no one) his comic powers and his storytelling skills than it is about Explore the direct consequences of the season 5 cataclysm finale. A kind of epilogue through the introduction that will please those who criticized the two previous seasons for not taking advantage of the already established narrative arcs.

Except of necessity, the humor is a little less insulting than usual, where SamouRick Jack it was replaced by an unexpected emotion and a strange meta vertigo. The first part inserts some funny jokes, but focuses on reuniting the family. We have to wait for the last minutes to find a pure concept of rick and mortypushed as usual to its limits, with the utmost cynicism.

Rick and Morty: Picturesbeth and villain

Horizon: zero

These twenty minutes therefore carry out a restoration, not to say back to normal… or almost. Because they confirm the (temporary?) removal of the almost MacGuffin that gives his identity to the series: the famous portal-gun, which allows Rick to travel between dimensions and therefore launch most of the adventures of the duo . Deprived of their toy, our heroes must find each other and try to find their way again in this great interdimensional orgy that we have all learned to appreciate.

Rick continues his descent into the hell of his past, absolutely flirting with depression. It is enough for us to understand once and for all that this tyrannical grandson is not an alcoholic just to make the public laugh with every burp, and that he can be as cruel to himself as anyone else. In the same way, Morty learned “let go”, Beth defends her strength and Summer asserts her place in the family. The series continues to inject a bit of seriousness into its stakes and therefore re-examines past achievements from a psychological, if not actually melancholic, angle.

Rick and Morty: PicturesWelcome to Season 2

The time when Rick could do anything is definitely over and his facade nihilism no longer holds. Stripped of his most famous gimmick, he is forced to cross the famous border of the universe where he is the best and accept his vulnerability. No one believes his last lines. So this is a new beginning for the universe of Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. A much less carefree new beginning, realizing the humanity of the characters, finally reunited.

Although both creators count more than 1000 episodes, we must recognize their ability to work a little more on their work each iteration, even if it means returning the violence to what made them laugh before. An interesting bet that we hope to meet in the sequel, which should rethink the classic pattern of episodes. We’ll be here in a hundred years.

A new episode of Rick and Morty Season 6 every Monday on Adult Swim

Rick and Morty: Official Poster

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