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Rick and Morty vs. Aliens in Promortyus

Rick and Morty Season 4, Episode 7 Review- Promortyus

So, I’ve never actually seen any films from the Alien franchise, but I know the premise. Monstrous aliens that reproduce by injecting hosts with parasitic embryos that hatch by exploding out of their victim’s chests. Something like Alien is easy pickings for the likes of Rick and Morty, and that’s just what happens in their newest episode, “Promortyus.”

How was it? Meh.

Rather than show how Rick and Morty got into their latest adventure, “Promortyus” starts right in the middle. With the duo getting rid of face-huggers and escaping the Glorzo’s (the Alien people). It’s a novel approach that still gives viewers the chance to figure out what’s happening. The problem is that it’s not that impressive. I remember an episode of Phineas and Ferb doing a whole story in reverse. Plus Family Guy did something similar with their 200th episode. 

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about what I did like about the episode. Spoiler alert, but I did like the plot twist of Summer being the leader of the Glorzos. It’s unexpected but also funny. Plus, when Rick and Morty are destroying the Glorzo civilization, I like how they deliberately avoid making a 9/11 reference. Nineteen years later, and it is still too soon. They then backtrack by making a Pearl Harbor visual gag. Which begs the question: at what point does a collectively traumatic event become safe to joke about? Don’t care, not getting involved. 

Rick and Morty Suit Up in Season 4 Episode 7 "Promortyus"
I also liked this scene.

This wasn’t the best episode of the season. I still say that goes to “Rattlestar Ricklatica” and how absurd it was. It was a good episode though. However, if you’re looking for something else fun to watch, then I urge you to check Justin Roiland’s new show, Solar Opposites, on Hulu. Check out my review of the first season here!

I Give “Promortyus” a 3.5/5

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