Review (some spoilers):
There’s a real sense of time wasted as this eleventh episode rolls around. At no point has this series veered off the path it set for itself in episode 1 as characters continued to be taken out in strict Zodiac order using the same basic idea over and over again. These great warriors have all made a serious mis-judgement and fallen quickly because of it.
As the second last living warrior standing, Ox faces off with Zombie rabbit thing (though I think snake and dragon are in there as well). It is a fairly pointless fight with the only real interesting part being the idea of all these tiny bits and pieces of bodies being reassembled. But then it was too dark to really see it and appreciate the creation fully and it didn’t really do much on screen so I guess it is neither here nor there.
Then we get the monkey prize from inside the corpse and I guess that satisfied the ‘where is the monkey’ question. And while Monkey pins down Ox, Rat casually strolls up, lays down a bomb, asks Ox for any last words, and then walks away before we get the big boom that Sheep promised us. Not exactly edge of your seat delivery for a final fight in a death match.
I’d write this episode off as another fairly dull entry in a dull series except that I didn’t mind how they showed us Rat’s power and the post match interview was kind of interesting. Not enough that I’m actually looking forward to the 12th episode given there’s no more death match going on, but enough that I can’t just dismiss the entire thing as a waste of time.
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