Voltron Season 8

WARNING: This review is written for those who have already seen Voltron, Season 8. Be warned there are spoilers ahead.

Voltron: Legendary Defender.

Some people love it, some people hate it, and others don’t even know what it even is.

Voltron: Legendary Defender (Or VLD, for short) is about five people who go to space to get five lions and defeat an evil alien named Zarkon.

Not a lot to stuff up, right?

Wrong!

Two words: Season eight.

Personally, I liked Season Eight, but a lot of other people absolutely hated it.

On Rotten Tomatoes, Season One through to Season Three got around 95 percent good reviews while the rest of the seasons got around 70 to 80 percent. But the season that broke the fans was Season Eight. Only seven percent of people liked it.

Some of the many bad reviews were:

  • “Everything that was built up in previous seasons, all relationships between characters before was completely destroyed here. This season is a total let down.” – Max J, on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • “Rushed plot and mischaracterization, in general just boring to watch.” – Boris M, on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • “The only good thing that came out of this mess is animation.” – Erika L, on Rotten Tomatoes.

But probably the best review would be Dave Trumore’s review on Collider, giving it a five out of five rating. Here is some of what he said”

“With seven seasons of intense, high-flying, space-based action already on the books, DreamWorks Animation’s Netflix series Voltron Legendary Defender had a tough task ahead of it going into the eighth and final season. Granted, showrunners Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery have proven themselves up to the challenge throughout their careers and over the series’ run, but iconic antagonists like the Galra’s generals, Emperors Zarkon and Lotor, and the witch Haggar and her Robeasts would presumably be hard to top.” 

With all of this I agree with him. The only bad thing he said about it was how they handled the romantic relationships. This I can somewhat agree with, because in Season One through to Four it seemed like Allura (voiced by Kimberly Brooks) was going to be with Shiro (Voiced by Josh Keaton) in the end, but in Seasons Five and Six she seemed like she was going to be with Lotor (voiced by A. J. Locascio) and they did, for a about a minute. But in Season Eight, Allura, ended up with Lance (voiced by Jeremy Shada). That was a little confusing but I think they both deserve happiness.

But the most surprising relationship was Shiro.

Throughout the series we assume Shiro to be the stereotypical straight strong hero, but this is not the case. In Season Seven we get introduced to Adam, Shiro’s boyfriend, then he dies. But for some reason, in the end of Season Eight he gets married to a member of the IFG-Atlas (a spaceship) crew Curtis (voiced by Blake Michael). And they had just about no relationship beforehand except for work related reasons.

Other than that I thought the season was great, and to the people that think it was horrible, go on the Collider website and read the full review.