Rick and Morty – Nihilism wrapped in jokes about toilet culture


The series Rick and Morty has gained a considerable fan base since its premiere in 2013. Returning to the future, an inspired duo that visits crazy dimensions, travels through space, changes forms, but also solves fundamental philosophical issues, such as the meaning of life, even won the Emmy Award for Best Animated Series last year. Rick and Morty is definitely not for everyone, but beneath the absurd gags are moments that are not afraid to think about our own existence and our place in the universe.

The audience is so damn demanding, after all, this series has gained a reputation for being only for intellectuals. If that’s really the case, we’ll probably leave it to you, but the truth is that after so many years, keeping the balance of a fun episode with a vague premise and constantly shocking ideas along with some philosophical topic is not an easy task. One thinks that from a certain moment the imagination of the authors must simply be exhausted. But it does not seem that this should happen in the near future.

The fifth season premieres on June 21, with us now on HBO GO, where the previous series will also move (by the way, everything with Czech dubbing, but also subtitles). We had the opportunity to look at the first part, and we definitely had another quality shot. As in many previous episodes, the story begins at the end of one of Rick and Morty’s countless vague adventures. As always, things go wrong and a new character appears on the scene, Mr. Nimbus. This eternally horny ruler of the seas, reminiscent of Aquaman’s skinny, sex-obsessed brother, is another of the many figures that the series has shown us during its existence. His mojo also attracts Beth and Jerry, so the question is whether Mr. Nimbus will appear in later episodes.

Much more entertaining, however, is the second storyline with an alternative dimension, where time flows at a different pace. Morty, who is forced to visit this world several times for some reason, will cause a cascading series of changes. It was definitely worth watching the consequences of petty acts on a whole generation of people. Morty’s eternal love, Jessica, also got her (though not too big) space this time. Overall, it was a solid first episode that ticked off all the essentials we like about Rick and Morty. Crazy humor, a constant reminder of how life often loses any meaning, but also a bit of those warm relationship moments at the end.

What the rest of the fifth season will look like is, of course, a question. So far, however, it definitely leaves us in an optimistic mood. Perhaps in time we will see some proper game adaptations, because previous attempts with mobile and VR games have not turned out much.


Source: Games by games.tiscali.cz.

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