Red vs. Blue Season 9: Project Freelancer
For those unfamiliar with the work of
Rooster Teeth Productions, Red vs. Blue Season 9 might well be
the perfect place to start.
The team’s most popular and widely-lauded
creation, the Red vs. Blue series is a deft parody of first person
shooters (based specifically on the Halo franchise) which follows the
exploits of two teams of mechanoid soldiers and their often hilariously
inept attempts to destroy each other.
Season 9 depicts two independent plots -
one in machinima style following Epsilon Church after the finale of
Revelation, and another CGI-rendered storyline chronologically
preceding the Blood Gulch Chronicles, involving events under Project
Freelancer. These narrative complexities and blending of animation
styles ensure Season 9 proves a commendably refreshing entry into the
RvB canon. The effects are better than ever, and a number of really
incredible action sequences take place that push the boundaries of the
RT Production team like never before.
In addition to the potency of the two-hour
feature, Season 9 also features a host of predictably substantial bonus
fare – the Rooster Teeth boys have never been known to skimp in this
regard, and their latest outing doesn’t disappoint.
On offer are a
highly detailed audio commentary that combines the usual comedic
bickering with plenty of insight into the creative process itself,
Deleted Scenes, a number of animation and digital effects featurettes,
outtakes, cast interviews, behind the scenes videos and trailers for the
entire Rooster Teeth back catalogue.
Nothing amiss here, and Siren have
done another predictably fine job in bringing the latest Blood Gulch
exploits to these shores with a features-laden and fan-friendly release
that will delight both newcomers to the franchise and longtime stalwarts