Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 8 (2018)

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Voltron: Legendary Defender

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By season eight, we are pretty much comfortable with what each hero is and what they can become. Various plot threads and character arcs that lay in plain sight finally come to play here; there are plenty of surprises, but each one feels expected.

Jan 7, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Now that it's over, those moving on can list Voltron: Legendary Defender alongside Korra and Avatar as one of the most impressive of its time.

Jan 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Instead of being progressive, these moments simply come off like disrespectful, lazy patch jobs. Despite some attempts to the contrary, whatever Legendary Defender tried to do ended up being superficial and totally upended the social impact intended.

Jan 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Season 8 manages to do the seemingly impossible by ramping up the stakes to the utmost, delivering the most powerful emotional resonance between our heroes and villains yet, and wrapping everything up in a tearful, bittersweet, and fully satisfying way.

Dec 26, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The vision and artistic pursuit of its creators, was never going to quell the concerns of its fanbase. But taken on its own storytelling merits, the final season remained true to the ideas of found family, collective spirit, and empathetic connection.

Dec 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Minor storytelling quibbles aside, the final season of Voltron: Legendary Defender captures pretty much everything that has made this series great... The story combines humor and character drama better than any season before it.

Dec 17, 2018 | Rating: 9.1/10 | Full Review…

The biggest strength of the season is how nearly everyone comes back to play some part in the final season.

Dec 15, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 8

  • Jul 11, 2019
    When I started watching this series, I fell in love with the characters. Shiro (and then Shiro's clone, who was his own person), Keith, Allura, Lance, Hunk, Pidge, Coran, Lotor. In the final seasons, every single one of those characters (with the sole exception of Pidge) gets the shittiest ending imaginable. It's like the writers went out of their way to do as much damage as possible, it would be impressive if it weren't so horrible. Shiro? Turned into a carbboard cutout with zero charisma, is quarantined from the Paladins, and becomes a househusband for a guy who doesn't even get a name. Kuron? The merge word-of-god turned out to be a lie, he is dead and gone, and his team never mourns him because they write him off as "evil thing." Keith? Goes off alone. Oh, but he meets with the others once a year! Yay. So heartwarming. You meet with your distant relatives more often than that and you don't even like them. Allura? Dead, too. Fridged while her team watched and did nothing. And the showrunners had the balls to call it "a brave feminist choice." Good God. At least she actually gets to be mourned. That's how goddamn low the bar is, they had to dig a hole to set it. Lance? He wanted to be a pilot so badly. No can do, Cuban boy, you gotta be a farmer. And just to really rub salt in the wound, you gotta grow your dead girlfriend's favourite flowers, just in case the marks on your face are not enough of a reminded that you couldn't do shit to help. Lotor? Fucking MELTED oh my God what were they thinking. Apparently he was too evil to be redeemed. Funny how Zarkon and Haggar were not, though. Hunk? Ok, he got a decent ending. Because the showrunners were told "no" when they asked Dreamworks if they could kill him off. DW should have said "no" to a hell of a lot more things. Coran? Never got to say goodbye to the women who, for all intents and purposes, was his daughter. Pidge got a legit happy ending, but I can't bring myself to care anymore. She used to be my favourite character, but eventually became my most hated character due to the fact that she was so blatantly the writers' favourite, to the point that her mom's freaking PLANTS were given more onscreen importance than the resolution of Shiro's bond with Black and his disease. The whole thing was a disaster.
  • Jul 04, 2019
    The ending was an absolute dissapointment and the Zarkon family, ESPECIALLY LOTOR deserved better.
  • Jun 05, 2019
    The fact this is considered a fresh with the other seasons is just insulting since there are better season finales than this. The pacing is weird, the character buildup becomes nonexistent or is resolved with minimal effort or care, and the overall choices to patch it up was so cheap and distasteful. I do not recommend and seeing a good rating on this is practically saying that you get an A for not trying. The only thing to good about it is the animation and voice acting (except for Ezor here) but you can get a better experience by watching the other seasons. This is pretty much The Last Jedi in episode form, do not recommend.
  • Jun 01, 2019
    Nothing from previous seasons is matter anymore. Friendship, love? They not exist in this one. So what's the point of the story? A 3 seconds gay wedding at the very end with no meanings and feels for characters (since Shiro wasn't himself in this season, as well as any other main protagonist, and his 'husband' is random nobody from background)? Sounds like a bad PR move in hope for praise with no heart putted in it.
  • Jun 01, 2019
    This one is really bad. Allura, Shiro... they deserve so much better. What they got instead is misogynist, racist and homophobic treatment from white cishet people.
  • May 23, 2019
    There are no strengths in this travesty. The paladins and Shiro were robbed of meaningful relationships with each other and were portrayed as grey shadows of their former selves. The storyline was choppy and inconsistent with gaping plotholes where the show's heart used to be. Iffy logic and terrible writing cost Allura her life and Shiro his personality. The love and bonds that were carefully cultivated for 7 seasons were disregarded and ignored in favor of drawn out mech sequences that bordered on absurdity. The greatest tragedy for LGBTQIA+ representation was in the epilogue wherein poor Shiro, stripped of anything that once made him great is forced into a hasty marriage with a no name background character and at 29 is retired somehow and for all intents and purposes, a trophy wife. Season 8 was a true lesson for fans who had hoped for fair representation of POC and LGBTQIA+ characters: DreamWorks cannot be trusted to do right by their fans.
  • May 23, 2019
    Well, that was bad. Allura's death in particular is a total slap in the face.
  • May 23, 2019
    Such an rushed and unsatisfying ending.
  • May 20, 2019
    Previous seasons has joy and heart in it, in this one it's all was sucked out as if this season is some black hole. And the empty space is only thing that was left.
  • May 19, 2019
    lazy and disappointing.

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