The Battle for Mewni: Final Thoughts and also it’s a review... kinda
So after binge watching the aforementioned episode non-stop for a week, I’ve decided to pull all my (cohesive) thoughts on it all together for this post. Buckle up kiddies this is gonna be a long ride.
OK FIRST WE’RE GOING TO START WITH SOMETHING THAT IS AS CLOSE TO AN ACTUAL REVIEW:
Over all the movie event was quite thrilling. There were parts where you can tell the actual episodes will be split. However, at times I thought the pacing was a bit slow (I mean, it was funny to watch, but did we really need all those shots of The Book kicking Ludo’s ass?). Overall it was a great episode!
Now to get to the nitty gritty of it all.
THE MAGIC HIGH COMMISION OR COUNCIL OR WHATEVER THEY’RE CALLED I FORGET AT THE MOMENT
Ok so Heckapoo, Rhombulous, and Omni are still alive but just need to… recharge? I don’t know. But Lekmet is dead. As in dead and gone, he’s not coming back dead? I’m not gonna lie that saddens me. He was such a good character. Plus, it’s gonna break Rhombulous’s heart. Poor crystal fool. Hopefully his snake arms can calm him down… or Star. Either way. RIP Lekmet.
(Also can we just apppreciate the Queen’s Sanctuary for a moment?)
Just look at her!
I can definatley see similarities between Moon and this woman, but it looks like Moon inherited some of her looks from her father… whoever that was. Also this Queen has Butterfly cheek marks. Maybe she was the one true Butterfly before Star came along? Idk, I just thought that was cool.
TEEN MOON, TEEN RIVER, AND LORD MILDREW
Look at her!
Look at him!
Look at them!
Also Mildrew… I can kinda see why Moon didn’t marry him.
Kind of a wimp, don’t you think?
TEEN MOON IN GENERAL LIKE HOLY HELL
She lost her mother, who she clearly loved very much, and was thrusted into Queendom at an earlier age than most and was then given the responsbility to end a war by either continuing it or signing a peace treaty.
Me to, girl. Me too.
However, she took initiative and made a metaphorical deal with the devil. And by devil, I mean Eclipsa. And by metaphorically I mean literally.
And used that power to defeat Toffee’s army and excepted her role as Queen.
And props to her for blasting Toffee’s finger as a way to go around her original deal with Eclipsa. Also Mina was there and she wasn’t as crazy… so… cool?
ECLIPSA’S ALIVE AND SHE SEEMS PRETTY CUTE AND ALSO MAYBE EVIL I DON’T KNOW.
Ok we saw as far back Crystal Clear that she might have been in the crystal’s in Rhombulous’s dimension but to actually have confirmation is something else entirely!
I’m not sure if I’d call her evil just yet but she seems to be taking Toffee’s place as main antagonist… I guess I’ll have to wait until November to tell.
(Also the first she wanted once she was unfrozen was a candy bar. Like, same madame. Same)
GLOSSARYCK… THE TRUEST NEUTRAL TROLL SINCE ALEX HIRSCH.
It was nice to see more of Glossaryck showing some emotions (though he said he had no feelings earlier in the series but that doesn’t necessarily mean the same thing)
And I’m impressed how this show handled the book burning.
This makes me glad that Star has started writing down her own book of spells. This means that not only will everyone have a fresh start, but maybe the years and years of prejudice against Monsters by Mewmans will start to fade…
And then their’s Glossaryck’s fate himself. I mean, first we saw him burning in Book Be Gone
(Sorry, this is the best picture I could find)
Now Im not sure if Glossaryck is truly “dead” or if he’ll stay “dead” and hell I’m not even sure where he is or if Star can go get him but… hey we still have another season to figure all this out so… good luck, you neutral jerk…
STAR AND MARCO OMG THEY WERE CO CUTE!!!!!!
Look at all this Starco we got!
And of course the safe kid finally got his wish to punch Lizard-Loki only after he realized the ass killed Star
While neither really got the chance to actually talk about their feelings for each other (which I’m kind of disappointed they never did) I expect that to be a plot point for future episodes… Also Jackie because I’d love to see more Jarco as well.
Hey! I’d love to see any of Marco’s relationships fulshed out more! So shut it.
AND BECAUSE I’M GETTING TIRED, THIS WILL BE ONE OF MY FINAL POINTS OF INTEREST
Just fucking Toffee guys! Ok, first of all. Moontoffee shippers… I don’t care if you ship them… I have LITERALLY seen people ship crazier pairs. I’m not a big fan of it but I can kinda understand the appeal. So… whatever. I don’t care what you people do.
Second, I am a little pissed that Toffee appeared to be nothing more than a plot device. Especially sinc he had so much potential! And now he’s dead. Yeah, sorry conspiracy theorist. His ass is grass. He’s dead. Maybe we’ll see more of him in flashbacks but honestly… I think Eclipsa’s our new baddie. Kind of a let down here, I’m not gonna lie.
Ok, but can we just talk about how petty and extra Toffee was in this entire movie? I mean don’t get me wrong, I’m disappointed that the whole “Missing Finger thing” was nothing more than a petty grudge
but the fucking lengths he went to get it back. I mean, first Moon blast’s his finger off.
(How has his face not turned into a meme yet?)
“She dramatically chopped off a small finger!”
“All hope is lost!”
(Really Rasticore? I expected more of you…)
And his damn face. Like, it’s not some dramatic afer-battle moment like the tapestry depicted
But more like
“This is inconvient.”
And we don’t here from him for at least another twenty years (Hey Star Crew could we get a timeline of events here?). And what does he do once he comes back?
He hires himself into Ludo’s army, convinces them to overthrow Ludo, gets Star to destroy her wand, nearly kills all of Ludo’s army, manipulates Ludo and nearly drives him insane, practically kills the Magic High Commision, taints all of the universe’s magic, practically manipulates Ludo into toppling a majority of Mewni, nearly kills Star, and destroys the Magic Instruction Book…
… just to get his fucking finger back.
How god damn petty do you have to be to go to those lengths just to get one finger back? Like what the hell?
And I’d like to point out that Toffee was a very excellent source for nightmare fuel in these past few episodes like…
This is a kid’s show, Toffee.
And we can’t forget this little gem:
Not gonna lie, this is the only time I pitied the damn lizard.
All of what Toffee did to me is just so funny. Like in retrospect, the concept of it all just strikes me as hilarious.
And that is the brunt of my final thoughts on the season 3 premiere of Star vs the Forces of Evil, The Battle for Mewni. If you guys have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. I might come back and update a few theory posts eventually and I’ll definatley update my Star vs episodes in one sentence posts, I just have to watch each episode indivually again to get a better feel for it.
Until then, stay weird and wild fellow fans!