ThunderCats: "Song of the Petalars" Review

Even though, on their journey to find the Book of Omens, theThunderCats run across yet another exiled race of Third Earthians who pine for their true home, "Song of the Petalars" was a surprisingly emotional journey. There was an unexpected sadness to this tale, and even though the earnest and true flower-folk, the Petalars, were really only there to teach Lion-O the meaning of "hope," this chapter was way more effective than last week's "Ramlak Rising." 

Though it doesn't fully make sense if one were to pick it apart, the Petalars' life-in-one-day story came off as really touching due to the character of Emeric, who when we first meet him is as cutesy and fun as WilyKit and WilyKat. Watching Emeric grow, over the course of the episode, into a a frail old creature was amazing and what really sold it was Emeric himself and how he never even noticed how short his life was and lived it as though it was a century spent battling beasts and having grand adventures. Essentially, the Petalars were doomed to remain lost forever because of their single day lifespan and so in the end, when they road up on the rising embers of the burning woods, it was hard to not feel a swell of triumph.  Read More....


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