‘The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers’: Episode 4 Review


We’re almost at the midway point and I really feel like the series is hitting its stride. What I’ve enjoyed is the way that the series easily feels like a sequel to the original trilogy. What can often happen when movies or shows are rebooted years later, the stuff that makes the original so likeable doesn’t translate into modern times. That’s not the case with The Mighty Ducks Game Changers, which has been able to carry through everything that was great about the first three movies into this modern Disney+ series.

The show itself works well for the whole family, with its adult characters going on their own journeys, as well as its younger characters. There are plenty of subplots that move along the episodes, as well as of course the main plot of whether or not the new team can compete with the original Mighty Ducks. I guess that is a metaphor for the show itself, does it compete with the original?

I think it does. There are enough well-written characters in The Mighty Ducks Game Changers to carry each episode and make it feel it deserves its place in the universe. The fourth explores in more depth the effects of having pushy parents can have on a kid. The team bond with each other off the ice which will no doubt help them come together on it. The TV series format is really working for me and I can’t wait to see what happens next week.

Matt Jones is a UK based illustrator & graphic designer. He loves movies, comics, Yorkshire tea, cheeseburgers and The Beatles. His specialist subject is the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has a pet tortoise named Ringo. This is the only platform on which he talks about himself in the third person.

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