Rick and Morty: Season 5 (Blu-ray) – Series Review
Follow Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Distributor: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Episodes: 10
Duration: 20 min (per episode)

Rick and Morty: Season 5 (Blu-ray) – Series Review

Site Score
9.2
Good: Main story progression
Bad: Some episodes did feel a bit like filler content
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10.0
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For those who haven’t been able to stream the fifth season of Rick and Morty yet, the time is finally here to get yourself a physical copy and watch the massive story-bomb that was dropped at the end of Season 5. We’ll do our best not to spoil anything, but Season 5 is an absolute must-watch if you’re a fan of the series. Even though we had already seen the fifth season, we were very eager to rewatch it for our review.

Truth be told, there’s so much we can tell you about Season 5, but it would also ruin the experience for those who have not watched it yet. As usual, we get to see Rick (Justin Roiland) and Morty (Justin Roiland) go on intergalactic and interdimensional adventures in standalone episodes. The red thread that runs through it all is once again present and truly gets fleshed out by the end of the season. We finally learn more about Rick’s actual backstory and how he is truly related to this specific Morty (and the rest of the Smith family). It’s pointless to delve further into the different storylines presented here, but you’ll be treated to the already tried-and-true formula of the series, which can make you laugh out loud, but also tug at the heartstrings when needed.

As mentioned above, you’ll get more of the same as the previous seasons, which is a great thing, as the quality of the series remains very stable. You’ll get more one-episode adventures, while the main plot slowly seeps through all the different events. We see all characters slowly evolve again, and we also see the strain on Rick and Morty’s bond, and how they sometimes struggle to find the harmony they once had. Overall, this season does add a few more ‘heavy’ story components to the mix, including its very heavy finale.

Acting performances have remained pretty much the same for this fifth season, and we are still amazed by the ‘range’ of the different cast members. Again, you’ll get an authentic Rick and Morty experience here, and all the new characters, be they major or minor ones, fit right in.

The Blu-ray version of Season 5 of Rick and Morty comes with a whole truckload of special features. Many of these features revolve around the creative process, such as animating the characters and how intricately the backgrounds have been designed, but we also get to hear commentaries, choices from the directors and writers, and so on. We also particularly enjoyed the featurette where Dan Harmon pulls random story ideas from a box and even fleshes out a few of them.

Conclusion

In terms of story evolution, Season 5 might just be the best Rick and Morty season yet. It feels as if the veil is slowly being lifted and we are excited to see what Season 6 will have in store for us. The only remark we can make about this fifth season is that the ‘filler’ episodes stood out more, due to the main story progressing at a more rapid pace.

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