Based on the cartoon series from the Cartoon Network, fans of the
series can now experience the second live action interpretation of
Ben 10. Interestingly enough, our hero Ben (Ryan Kelley) is slightly
older and wiser than the original 10-year old and Ben is now a
teenager, obviously an attempt to keep the market interesting for an
ageing fan base.
The story once again revolves around Ben, the main protagonist of
the series who once stumbled upon a powerful alien artefact known as
the Omnitrix which allows him to transform into a variety of
different alien creatures. If you're anywhere under 15, you would
think is damn cool and hell, even for me, it's cool.
Of course with power, comes responsibility and Ben is part of an
organisation called "The Plumbers" who are a mysterious organisation
that attempts to keep aliens from causing grief to the denizens of
planet Earth. Thankfully Ben is joined by Gwen (Galadriel Stineman)
and his grandpa Max (Barry Corbin) who have been Earth's unofficial
Of course things go astray when a girl named Elena (Alyssa Diaz)
comes into the picture who believes that Ben may be able to help
find her missing father. Unfortunately her father Validus (Herbert
Siguenza) seems to have some bad blood
with Ben's grandfather Max. Things begin to fall apart when an alien
queen begins turning humans into her drones and once again, The
Plumbers are called into action.
If you're a fan of the series, you'll definitely be in Ben 10 heaven
and the movie really transcends the world of cartoon to live action
quite well. Sure, the special effects may be a little cheesy
but it actually suits the story. With some decent acting by all
involved, this is the perfect movie for teenagers that will give
male viewers something more than just Twilight to cringe about.
DVD Special Features
Behind the scenes featurette