Judge David Johnson gives this cartoon an atomic wedgie.
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Facts of the Case
Young Betty is a green-eyed, red-haired little girl who excels at school, but often has to put up with the usual crap from her idiot classmates. Back at home she kills time with her troublesome cat and her Sharon Stone look-alike MILF of a mom. But there's more to Betty than meets the eye. Much more.
You see, Betty has an alter-ego: the super-powerful "Atomic Betty, Galactic Guardian and Defender of the Cosmos." When called into action by a talking fish space admiral, Betty morphs into her superhero costume, gets beamed aboard her state-of-the-art spaceship and, helped by loyal friends Sparky and X-5, takes on whatever sinister threat has endangered the universe.
That threat usually materializes in two forms: the dark-overlord-who's-also-a-cat, Maximus IQ, and the evil, tantrum-throwing baby Infantor. At any given time one of these diabolical villains could be hatching an appropriately diabolical plan to neutralize Atomic Betty and take over the cosmos.
Betty to the Rescue! features eight, 12-minute episodes:
• "Maximus Displeasure"
• "Cosmic Cake"
• "Attack of the Evil Baby"
• "Crass Menagerie"
• "The Trouble with Triplets"
• "The Substitute"
• "Infantor Rules!"
• "Best (Mis)Laid Plans"
Atomic Betty does nothing for me. It's a mediocre cartoon, featuring all the bluster and craziness typical of ADHD animation like, say, The Fairly Oddparents, but only a fraction of the wit. Mainly, the cartoon is about Betty jumping through the air with fake techno blaring in the background and kicking evil space robots in the face. If that's all you or your kid is looking for, then more power to you. Betty should deliver. Consider me underwhelmed.
Full frame and 2.0 stereo (in three languages) plus a two-minute bonus short comprise the disc's gravy
Nothing about Atomic Betty lifts above the pack of other headache-inducing animation.
The accused is shuttled off to Neptune for a few weeks.
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