DuckTales Season 3 Episode 8 Review: The Phantom and the (*8*)!


Instead Lena takes it principally in stride. You might infer Lena’s gotten over every part she was battling in ‘A Nightmare on Killmotor Hill’ however these feelings wanted to be addressed once more with a purpose to make this plot work. Lena going from that worry over changing into like Magica to casually studying from her wanted extra space to breathe.

It additionally leans far more on comedy than different Lena and Magica episodes. There have been comedy moments in these positive however they principally got here from different characters (allow us to always remember Huey’s legs.) Here Magica is the butt of numerous jokes and I’m conflicted about it. On the constructive aspect I liked the 80’s montage jam and Magica’s home is stuffed with a ton of nice little particulars (the wall artwork was particularly nice.) We’ve seen Magica being performed for jokes in ‘GlomTales!’ however doing it with Lena round robbed the arc of a lot of its energy. You might say that is the final approach of taking Magica down a number of pegs however we wanted extra time for this to be earned.

There’s some nice set-up at the begin of the episode with Lena nervous about every part triggering her magic and Scrooge off handedly mentioning “nothing good has ever come from magic.” I’m positive the staff behind DuckTales didn’t wish to really feel like they have been repeating ‘Killmotor’ once more with Lena uncertain find out how to take care of her previous however there’s nonetheless numerous untapped story potential in the after results of her abuse. I want the episode had delved into that as a substitute of working with Magica so rapidly.

The inclusion of Gladstone was an comprehensible selection even when it had considerably underwhelming outcomes. I like the character and his anguish at not having every part goes his was enjoyable however he by no means fairly clicked with the remainder of the solid right here. His bits felt like they might have been excised from the plot and you wouldn’t have misplaced a lot.

However the episode does handle to get better by the finish as Lena begins to study her personal magical powers. Magica makes an attempt to get her to depend on anger however Webby reveals her a unique path. Magic powered by friendship! It’s the most Webby factor ever however after a lot construct up between her and Lena it feels completely earned. Lena’s solely in a position to entry her personal magical powers when she thinks about friendship and manages to tackle an all-new kind, one which doesn’t depend on Magica’s powers. She defeats the enemy and delivers this killer line to Magica,

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