'Max Steel - Go, Turbo!'
(Andrew Francis, Kathleen Barr, Richard Ian Cox, Michael Dobson, Sarah Edmonson, et al / DVD / NR / 2015 / LGF)
Overview: Maxwell McGrath (Andrew Francis) is your average teenager, except for one little detail - he generates Turbo Energy, the most highly advanced energy in the universe! Max meets steel, a highly advanced alien life-form that has the ability to help Max control his power. When the two link up they become the universe's greatest new superhero - MAX STEEL.
DVD Verdict: Maxwell "Max" McGrath is thrown into a new life after moving with his mother to the small city of Copper Canyon. There he meets new friends, bullies, and super-villains hunting him down for a power inside him called TURBO Energy. Max must now join N-TEK, a secret organization his late father Jim McGrath started, to defeat Trans-Human Industries from taking over the world with their sinister leader Miles Dredd and his evil Elementors!
Phew, right!! Anyway, Max's powers are hidden from the public and regulated with the aid of his friend Steel, who is a known as an Ultra-Link (later revealed to be an alien species), to prevent his powers from going critical. During battle, Steel transforms into Max's multiple armors for whatever terrain battle is present. Along the way, with the aid of N-TEK led by Max's uncle Ferrus, both will uncover the mystery behind Steel's past, find out what really happened to Max's father, Jim McGrath and uncover the dark secrets of N-Tek. Until they witnessed the Makino Invasion.
As for how good it is, or isn't, well 'Max Steel' takes the worn ide aof "superheroes" and retreads it nicely. Very nicely, in fact. A very original plot line to keep the stories coming, the CGI used in the animation (so to speak) is lite, and not overpowering, which is a nice change of pace. A great voice cast help a lot also, and the actual action scenes are very nicely handled also. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1:78.1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.
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