RWBY: Ice Queendom Episode 8

RWBY: Ice Queendom Episode 8

The Final RWBY Episode Review

RWBY: Ice Queendom Episode 8 is the final RWBY episode review. After this week, there won’t be any more RWBY reviews until I review the full series when it finishes. Why? Because there are only so many ways I can say it’s a garbage series.

I don’t enjoy watching RWBY. It’s not good. And it’s not even bad in an entertaining way. It’s bad in a boring way. I genuinely enjoyed watching Ex-Arm more than RWBY. It’s actually trash. I never understood why people liked RWBY when it first came out and I still don’t know why people like it.

It amazes me that there are real people who exist who think RWBY is good. And if this is your favorite series, you need to reconsider your entire life. What’s wrong with you? Why did you end up like this?

Child Weiss copying Attack on Titan from the anime series RWBY: Ice Queendom Episode 8
Weiss playing Attack on Titan

Imagine all the better anime you could watch instead of RWBY. You could even not watch anime instead of watching RWBY. You could go commit crimes instead of watching RWBY and I’d probably still think better of you. Anything is better than a RWBY watcher, to be honest.

I’m really struggling here to see what people get out of watching RWBY. The characters are bad. The story is bad. And while there’s a very small amount of good animation, that’s bad too, for the most part. There’s not a single thing this series does that other series don’t do far better.

Consider this: Boruto is better than RWBY in every way possible. Boruto, the laughing stock of shounen battle anime. That’s how far down RWBY is. I’m 263 episodes into Boruto and still reviewing it weekly. I can’t even get through 12 episodes of RWBY. That should tell you everything you need to know.

Another Failure

I guess we’re far enough into this review for me to start talking about what happened in the episode. So, Team RWBY failed again. What else is new? I feel like I’m watching Haruhi Suzumiya‘s Endless Eight. It’s almost impressive how little progress is being made.

I get it. Each time they fail, Team RWBY learns something new to put them closer to success. But, none of these lessons they learn are interesting enough to start over.

The first time we learned Ruby needs the power of teamwork to beat the Nightmare. Duh.

The second time we learned that the Nightmare can be used against itself. Okay, but why did nobody point that out earlier? Jaune was sitting there wasting his immunity while Team RWBY messed around.

And now, we learned that they need to understand Weiss better to save her. No kidding. That’s why her friends have to save her.

Ruby watching the knight chess piece crumble from the anime series RWBY: Ice Queendom Episode 8
Ruby watching the anime production crumble

What’s next? I’m betting that they realize they need Weiss’s help to defeat the Nightmare. That seems fairly obvious, to me. Weiss is part of Team RWBY. And how can the others claim to know her well if they can’t even get her to side with them?

The next episode might prove me wrong immediately. I don’t care. I’m not going to be reviewing it anyway. Feel free to tweet at me telling me how wrong I am about this series and how I made a mistake by dropping the reviews.

I know some people are going to try to say that it’s only RWBY: Ice Queendom that’s bad. They’ll say the original series was good. My response to that is, “no shot.” There’s no way the original series is good. You can pay me if you want me to watch it.

We Have to Go Deeper

At the end of the episode, Ruby awakens in a dream within a dream. I didn’t realize I was watching Inception. Now, here’s the part of the review where I saw one good thing about the episode. Well, here’s the part where I hope there’s one good thing.

I’d like to believe Ruby’s dream world can’t possibly be worse than Weiss’s. Something tells me we won’t be spending much time there. But, even if we get half an episode away from Weiss’s dream world, that’s an improvement.

If I have to listen to a door talk about “Sillies” anymore, I’m going to lose it. Okay, so we haven’t seen anything of Ruby’s dream world yet. But, at this point, I’ll take that over the previous 6 episodes.

Ruby waking up in a dream within a dream from the anime series RWBY: Ice Queendom Episode 8
Ruby as Leonardo DiCaprio from the movie Inception

Considering Ruby’s Nightmare infection, I have a few questions. For starters, was Ruby actually infected by the Nightmare? Or does her infection only exist within the dream world? I assume it persists in the real world since the Nightmare is an infection of the mind. But, that might not be the case.

Also, how is Ruby going to be freed from the Nightmare? Are Yang and Blake going to dive deeper into the dream world? Are they going to find dream Shion so they can go inside Ruby’s dream within a dream?

That seems unlikely. There are two more likely scenarios I can think of. The first is that Ruby somehow frees herself from the Nightmare. I don’t know how she would do this. But, I’m also not expecting any good writing in this series, so anything’s possible.

The second scenario is that Yang and Blake get Weiss to help them save Ruby. That could be interesting. But, it probably won’t be if it happens.

Conclusion

What do you think of RWBY: Ice Queendom Episode 8? Is it worse than Ex-Arm? Are you enjoying seeing how bad it is? And how many levels deep do you think Nightmare dreams can go? Let me know in the comments.

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