by: Bella Carstea
Star vs. the Forces of Evils is a stellar story full of dimension hopping, magic and battling with killer rainbows and murderous sparkly narwhals. This show does a great job of sending out the amazing message that being feminine doesn’t mean weak. The show’s concept is stupendous but after about halfway through season 3 the series starts to feel forced, stuffed with fillers and, eventually falling flat.
Nevertheless, this cartoon has made some incredible strides in the animation world, Daron Nefcy, the show's creator, is the first ever woman to create an animated show on Disney XD and only the second for the Disney Channel! Along with creating and producing the show, Daron also voices quite a few characters in SVTFOE including, StarFan13, Becky and The Pixie Princess.
Star vs. the Forces of Evils is a magical story following the wild adventures of a Princess from another dimension and her host family brother as they protect her magic wand from the evil supervillain constantly coming for the royal’s magic powers! It’s an exchange student story, nothing like you’ve ever seen before.
Star Butterfly, Princess of Mewni, and Marco Diaz, the so-called “safe kid” are tasked with fighting off dimension-hopping monsters while tackling a much scarier challenge: middle school. The two manage to juggle school, royal duties and keeping themselves alive while still making it home in time for bed!
Eden Sher voices the excitable yet somewhat wreckless Princess, Star Butterfly. Marco Diaz portrays the apprehensive but eager Marco Diaz. Michael C. Hall and Alan Tudyk voice the two main villains of the show, Toffee and Ludo, respectively. In later seasons, Esme Bianco voices Eclipsa the mysterious - well, I probably shouldn’t say.
The art style of Star vs. the Forces of Evil is incredibly unique, dynamic and loud! The large eyes and mouths offer a large array of possible expressions for every character along with the big hair and exaggerated poses which make the show’s animation truly stand out. Magic is a huge part of the story so of course each unique spell has bold and specific designs for blasts, impact, and results which really helps the viewer really fall into the show’s universe.
About midway through season three the show Star vs. the Forces of Evil starts to fall off, metaphorically speaking. FIller episodes showing off the creatures inside Star’s magic spells living in her wand start becoming more prevalent, and every non filler episode starts centering around Star and Marco’s relationship even though their “romance” was always secondary if not present at all.
The storytelling feels forced with shallow attempts to hold the viewer's interest. A slap in the face to longtime fans of the goofy magic following the adventures of two best friends.
Star vs. the Forces of Evil is a fun tale of friendship, magic, and kicking butt! The underlying story of Mewni and it’s society colliding with Earth’s is an intriguing subject to say the least. The art style is as electric and memorable as the characters and if you enjoy light hearted campy comedies and don’t mind a cheesy and potentially slow end I would recommend this show!
If you see a stranger in the halls with a magic wand, maybe stop by and say hello!
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