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5.0 out of 5 stars Rock and Ride! A first class return for the Bros, 20 Nov 2006
This review is from: Biker Mice From Mars - The Adventure Begins [DVD] (DVD)
"In this wild and woolly universe there are three things you can count on - your brains, your bros, and your bikes". So said Throttle in the original series of 'Biker Mice From Mars' and the same is true of the new series.

The three episodes contained within this DVD have something for everyone, whether fans of the original series or newcomers. Though essentially a scene-setting story, 'The Adventure Begins' takes advantage of its two episodes to give a proper introduction; however, newcomers may find they would wish for a little more background on certain issues which long time fans are already familiar with - for example, the relationship between Vinnie and Charley. Perhaps this could have been included amongst the extras.

Nevertheless, from my point of view this is a minor quibble. Some established fans may baulk at the slimmed down appearence of the principle characters, but the main thing is the voices and characters are the same as ever. The third episode on the DVD, 'It's the Pits', offers a wave of nostalgia with the return, albeit for guest appearences, of three classic 'Biker Mice' villains. All in all, the humour, characters and sharp dialogue that marked 'Biker Mice' as a cut above the rest in its original form are all present and correct.

The Catatonians are more than adequate replacements for the Plutarkians; Supreme Commander Hairball in particular is an absolute joy and a fine example of comedic villainy.

The extras feature brief biographies of the three mice - useful to newcomers if not old hands, but with some nice graphics of their bikes - and a version of the title sequence showing original sketch work, which is worth seeing if only to get a glimpse of the complexity of the animation.

All in all, if you're a fan of the original series celebrate the return of everyone's favourite Martian Cave Mice with this DVD. If you're a newcomer, this is as good a place to start as any. You won't regret it.

And remember - ride free, citizens!
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