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|Storm Hawks Collector's Set Heroes of the Sky|
Actor: Storm Hawks Collectors Set-Heroes of the Sky
Director: Storm Hawks Collectors Set-Heroes of the Sky
Genres: Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Animation
Heroes of the Sky is the fantastic 2-disc collector's edition of Storm Hawks featuring the first 10 episodes of the hit Cartoon Network show plus 3 bonus episodes! Follow the daring and hilarious adventures of the Storm Ha... more »
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Becky C. (Becky) from WINONA LAKE, IN
Reviewed on 8/22/2012...
I ordered this series for my kids not to long ago and they love it. The characters are people that my kids really enjoy. The animation and special effects are very good. The flight scences and the battle shots are well done. The story line is great in the fact that as a parent there is nothing that makes me cringe. But they are also just engaging story lines.
My only problem is that I wish there was more background. I feel like the first story line picked up halfway through the first story. I wish you got the history of the sky hawks; at least, more then the intro five seconds.
But over all, my kids love it and I enjoyed it as well.
A Good Deal/ Decent Series
ONENEO | Buffalo, NY | 12/07/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"To begin, I must compliment Sony for taking the initiative of releasing this program in full season DVD sets (as opposed to the unsettling trend of many companies to nickel and dime their customers with 3-episode releases). That said this set represents the first ten episodes of the first season with three bonus episodes (13 total) across 2 discs. Collectors looking for goodies will be a bit let down as there isn't even a DVD card enclosed in the set (although there is, strangely enough, an offer to order a subscription to Sports Illustrated Kids to make up for this). Fortunately some sets do come packaged with a limited edition film cell shrink wrapped against the back of the case.
The story structure, for those unaware, is in my opinion what happens when you take a big budget, a whole host of talent, and have absolutely no story to tell. The presentation in this show is second to none, with backgrounds that are absolutely gorgeous! The problem is that the program, um, often tends to go nowhere. Each show consists of a fairly simplistic plot structure (someone gets kidnapped for example) and the heroes go off to rescue them. Fair enough I suppose but with visuals this compelling, this show could have been something very, very special.
About ten minutes of each 22-minute episodes focuses entirely on race segments, sword fighting, or intricate flying sequences, which further dilutes an already watered-down plot. Don't get me wrong, these displays continue to dazzle time and time again, literally raising the bar for what is perceived possible in modern animation.
Individuals who enjoy Japanese animation (anime) or even recent domestic works (Justice League, Teen Titans, etc.) will likely long for a bit more character development/ interaction/ maturation as time goes on. Kids who happen to watch these types of shows simply for the visuals will find much to delight in here. I found the set quite entertaining but stick to my assessment that anime-style writing coupled to this show's visuals could have been magnificent."
Funny and cute, fun for kids and adults
Iron Giant | Boston | 07/12/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Jaded teenagers full of angst, beware! This is not the show for you. There will be no swearing, no innuendo, no gratuitous violence. When someone gets shot out of the sky, they are careful to show that they parachuted to safety. If someone acts unkind, they are not rewarded for it.
The characters are likable and very interested in being the good guys. There is lots of little quips and moral stories, though its not so overbearing that it detracts from the show.
Nothing deep, nothing adult. Its silly and I couldn't live on it anymore than I can live on cotton candy, but its refreshing. If you're a parent who is concerned with what their kids watch, this is a show you can enjoy with them and not worry about, and you can both enjoy it together.
The graphics are even top notch, better than most kids shows go for today too."
THE BEST ANIMATED SERIES !
Colin Beadle | East Richmond, BC, Canada | 03/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This show is hands down the best animated series ! Do yourself a favor and order this set !