Wii Master 64 wrote:
Honestly, I didn't really like the ending all that much. I mean, it doesn't fit the Darkness's character to even elaborate a plan to someone else; the way he acted in the movie, he would've been searching for Mario and found him, then run him through with his beam sword. The Darkness just seemed too light, compared to his old self. Now, if all of the stuff he told Mario would've been explained by Merlin or Ness, then that would've been a good closure and made a little more sense. But, it just didn't feel right to me, the way the information was delivered. Also, the fact that Nox Decious is back kinda ticked me off. He's been in the series since Season 2 and has been running the show (for the bad guys) behind the scenes since then. Shoot, he's almost identical to what he was in Season 2, just a different outfit. I kinda liked Blaire, and I wish the Darkness hadn't killed him off so fast. What I'm trying to say is, keep the villains original; it gets old to have the same villains keep popping up (well, with Decious anyways, I never really liked him that much).
*sigh* So that's the end of my rant. Anyways, it gets a 6.5/10.
"The Darkness just seemed too light, compared to his old self."
Exactly. If you had read the post I put in the Episode 59 discussion thread, you would know why. It was something I suggested to Richie then, which I realized he already understood after I saw Episode 60. The Darkness was like a living, breathing psychotic impulse to kill, and didn't really have any personality. He was described as a physical incarnation of pure evil, and that's how he acted. It's hard to put closure on a character that's more of a thing than a person. In order to finally retire the Darkness in a satisfying way, they would have to give his character the chance to develop more and make the audience actually care about what happens to him. To do this, they would have to humanize him a bit. Otherwise, his life and his death would be anticlimactic. Evil isn't a person, it's an idea, and you can't kill an idea, so his death would never seem satisfying or real in our minds. Until we see the Darkness as a person and not a thing in our minds, any appearance of his would just leave us thinking, "Oh, great, he's back. Is this Joker wannabe ever going to stay dead?"