It’s really great that they’re able to release additional episodes so quickly for this show. That being said, it would be nicer if the seasons were a bit more extended. This is the shortest season yet at just six episodes. It’s certainly a very tight selection, and it gets the story across quickly. This is also very well done, just wish there was more of it quite honestly.
This latest season follows the core team of Adora (Aimee Carrero), Bow (Marcus Scribner) and Glimmer (Karen Fukuhara) as they dive deep into the history of She-Ra and deal with the portal that’s getting closer to its completion. It’s also rather definitive on some areas that have been tip toed around since the show first started. As this season does focus mainly on Adora, the other princesses are somewhat pushed aside.
You do also get a deeper look into the perspective of the Horde, and finally understand their overall motivation. It’s interesting, and adds some intriguing insights into the greater things at play. I’m sure this will be satisfying for finally delivering on many secrets, and perhaps opening things up greatly moving forward. Should be neat to see where exactly they take this after certain shocking events.
This is of course an animated Netflix Original series and that style from the other seasons has been carried over here. It looks generally fine, using a bright array of colors. They did go more intense in regards to the environments. I felt the last season was rather tame in comparison to the first and they got more creative here with the backdrops.
There were new environments, more background characters and the theme felt larger in scale. It was more of a global type of situation, with some weird events and even stranger moments as the season progressed. The pacing is definitely faster in this season, so some elements of character development are rushed through. It seems as though many areas could have been, or were desired to be expanded upon and came across as shortened which is disappointing.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Season 3 is a shorter, yet really powerful season that reveals some big things. It really does feel like everything is going to change going forward and that should be exciting for fans of the series. I wish the seasons were longer, but it’s working well for creating compelling smaller narrative arcs. It’s to the point, but at the same time I felt it could have been easily expanded upon. Some parts of the character development felt rushed, and I was surprised they went so definitive when it comes to how characters feel. Some shows teeter either way, and they went all in this time around.
It really did create some deep divisions, that feel permanent going forward. The exploration into the mythology of She-Ra was neat, and the deeper look at the Horde was appreciated. It seems like both sides are now explored, and it’ll be an interesting expansion of this universe going forward. I wish the other princesses were used more, as they’re creative but there needs to be cuts for keeping things so streamlined I suppose. I’m looking forward to more in the future, this is a really unique and intriguing show. It delivers on exciting animation, characters with depth and of course lots of action.
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