‘Ben 10: Alien Swarm’ tonight on Cartoon Network 7:00pm

Variety reviews:

…Alex Winter reprises his role as director-producer, working from a script by James Krieg (an alum of the “Ben 10” series) and John Turman, whose credits include “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.” The influence of the latter is apparent, inasmuch as the movie’s central trio approximates a superhero team — maybe the Threat-Thwarting Three or something.

For the uninitiated, Ben Tennyson (Ryan Kelley) — a kid in the original animated version, a teenager here — is the keeper of something called the Omnitrix, a way-cool watchlike alien device that allows him to transform into a variety of bad-ass extraterrestrial creatures. Working as part of a group named the Plumbers to repel alien threats, he’s flanked by his pals Gwen (Galadriel Stineman) and Kevin (Nathan Keyes), each of whom brings his or her own unique powers to the monster mash.

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November 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, graphic art, Popular Culture, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Sci Fi. 1 comment.

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