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6 Degrees Entertainment

'Ben 10: The Complete Season 2'
(Animation / 2-Disc DVD / NR / (2005) 2007 / Turner Home Ent.)

Overview: The story of Ben, a typical kid who becomes very atypical after he discovers the Omnitrix, a mysterious alien weapon with the power to transform the wearer into ten different alien species.

DVD Verdict: The story of 'ben 10' is one of an average kid named Ben Tennyson who becomes a host of alien-fighting superheroes with the help of an extraterrestrial device! An engaging and kid-friendly animated series, the second season of 'Ben 10' is here now for all series devotees to enjoy.

Ben 10's basic premise resembles the 1960s and 1980s DC Comic title Dial H for Hero, with affable teen Ben discovering an alien device called the Omnitrix after it crashes on Earth. The Omnitrix gives Ben the power to transform into ten different and powerful alien heroes, each with their own specific super powers. Ben's discovery of the device attracts the attention of evil space warrior Vilgax, who wants it for his own universe-conquering purposes.

Episodes are divided between Ben tangling with Vilgax and his crew of monstrous henchmen, and Ben's struggles to fight crime with the Omnitrix, which occasionally malfunctions and summons the wrong hero at the wrong time. In this second season Ben begins to get the hang of the Omnitrix, unlocking two new alien heroes to transform into: Cannonball and Wildvine. Along with Gwen's "lucky" powers and Grandpa Max's gadgets, Ben sets out to keep saving the world from the evil villains that want to destroy it.

In an era in which animated series have taken on a new adult sensibility, this one is strictly for the kiddies, with its simple plots, simple villains, and abundance of playground humor. All 13 episodes from the second season are here, plus episode commentary, drawing lessons from the show’s creator, and some secret alien info. This is a Standard Version (1.33:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:

Deleted Scenes
How To Draw Heatblast
Secret Alien Info
Episode Commentary