I’ve been playing a lot of Halo lately, and been pleasently surprised by just how much fun I’m having with the series. In an effort to further my new-found Halo fandom, I decided to jump head first into the internet’s favorite machinima series, Red vs. Blue.
The series begins humbly, starting out with an hilarious, fun little plot, interesting characters, and enough story progression to keep you interested. Soon, plot lines unfold into a well-spun yarn of Halo-inspired quirkiness. But right about when you think you know what’s going on, RvB takes a sudden left turn into Inception-meets-Lost-meets-Advent Children, and becomes one of the funniest yet bad-ass mind bends I’ve ever witnessed — be it movies, games, or television — not to mention internet video clips inspired by a popular videogame.
There are some moments that even genuinely moved me, in between fits of laughter, or clutching my skull to keep it from blowing up. The final line of season 6 will send chills down your spine, and the finales for season 8 and 9 will touch you (bow chicka wa wa).
There’re some weak moments, sure, (season 3 drags a bit) but once the mysteries start cropping up, RvB invades your mind, and will drive you insane with wanting to know the truth behind the Freelancer Project, and the ultimate fate of the Reds and Blues.
Right now, I’m starting season 10, and have yet to be let down by this series. I was always a fan of Acheivement Hunter and the Rooster Teeth podcast, but now I have a new-found respect for Burnie Burns, Gus Sorola, Matt Hullum, Geoff Ramsey, Joel Hayman, and the rest of the RT crew as writers, actors, comedians, animators, and story tellers. This is truly some of the best content on the internet.
So hurry up and catch up with Sarge, Grif, Simmons, Tucker, Church, Tex, and Caboose here.