Worst Things About the Ben 10 Reboot

The 2016 (it was released last year in other countries) Ben 10 reboot is just another crappy reboot of an awesome Cartoon Network show. It's one of the worst CN shows of this year, and here's why.

The Top Ten

1 No one asked for it

Seriously, Man of Action? Season 3 of Alien Force, Ultimate Alien, and Omniverse were terrible! Do you think after all those terrible spinoffs, we would want ANOTHER Ben 10 show! Heck no! Especially in this day and age, where Cartoon Network has fallen into another deep, downward spiral since at least late 2015, would we really need another crappy reboot of an awesome show? - Cartoonfan202

Not a valid reason

2 It only exists to sell toys

From what I've heard, there have actually been poor toy reviews. As if the negative reception of the show itself wasn't already bad enough. While I have nothing against merchandise, as I do occasionally like to get some based on franchises I like such as anime series I've watched and video games like Pokemon, merchandise doesn't make a good show. To think Sym-Bionic Titan got screwed by the network all because it couldn't get a toy merchandise line. Bah, Christina Miller is no different from Stuart Snyder from this perspective, being that she seems to care more about making money with merchandise than pumping out good shows. The only exception seems to be OK K.O. Let's Be Heroes, since she's both investing in the animated T.V. series and the video game series based on this new franchise. Other than that, she's got a long way to go if she wants to earn the praise of Cartoon Network's old fans. Miller aside, Ben 10 (2016) only exists as purely an example of the worst of the Miller era ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

All Man of Action wants to do is milk the hell out of their cash cow. Does any kid in this day and age that was not born when the original Ben 10 was around know what it is anymore? Hopefully if toy sales go bad, it'll get cancelled. - Cartoonfan202

I never believe this, mlp and transformers were suppose to do that but they didn't - BoyGenius234

3 It is aired way too much, just like teen titans go

The difference between TTG and Ben 10 is that TTG got good ratings and that's why it gets marathoned. Meanwhile, Ben 10 didn't even become a huge hit with audiences and CN still marathons it anyway. Heck, if you turn on Cartoon Network right now, there is a likely chance that Ben 10 is showing right now. - Cartoonfan202

So now this is an outdated item. Ben 10 luckily averages about 4 showings per week, and OK KO gets the 3rd most showings on the channel. - Cartoonfan202

If the reboot is now getting low ratings, this combined with poor toy reviews and negative reception of the show should hopefully be enough to convince the network to cancel Ben 10 (2016). - ModernSpongeBobSucks

4 It takes inspiration from teen titans go! And the powerpuff girls (2016)

Why would you take inspiration from two of Cartoon Network's most reviled programs in recent years?
For starters, the Ben 10 reboot puts more emphasis on comedy than action like the other two shows. Like PPG 2016, they changed the voice actors for no reason, and it tries too hard to be hip. And all three of them have lazy animation and sell tons of toys. Plus, the Ben 10 reboot is 11 minutes instead of 22 minutes, just like the other shows. - Cartoonfan202

5 They changed the voice actors

Tara Strong still voices Ben, but all of the other voice actors have been replaced. They didn't even call the original voice actors to reprise their roles. What in the world? It's clear that this is following in the footsteps of the PPG reboot, since they changed the voice actors in that show too. At least in TTG, they got the original voice actors back. - Cartoonfan202

6 Gwen is too nice

I know people hate Gwen in the 2005 series for being rude to Ben, but here's the thing. Gwen was specifically designed to be a foil to Ben, because of how dumb Ben can be sometimes. But in the reboot, Gwen became nice. TOO nice. She only exists in the show to be a follower and to agree with everything Ben says. - Cartoonfan202

7 Grandpa max used to be cool, now he is lame

Grandpa Max not being voiced by Paul Eiding is just wrong. He IS Max and that is what we need. I like you David Kaye, but please do other work. - 445956

In the original 2005 series, Grandpa Max was my favorite character because of how cool he was. He was an interesting, alien vanquishing hero. He was also skilled in combat, and had an odd taste in food. He was also there to break up the arguments between Ben and Gwen.

Now, he is completely useless. The show would actually still be the same if he wasn't in it. Just like Ben and Gwen, they completely destroyed his character. Destroyed it, like in the other Cartoon Network reboots. - Cartoonfan202

8 It's too silly and childish

I usually don't have a problem with silly T.V. shows, but the fact that this is yet another Cartoon Network reboot that focuses more on comedy than action does nothing more than add insult to injury. The 2005 Ben 10 had great action and cool aliens. The Ben 10 reboot is now 3% action and 97% comedy, like TTG and PPG 2016. - Cartoonfan202

9 The animation is generic and lazy

yes - BoyGenius234

Why do so many Cartoon Network Originals nowadays use almost the exact same art style? The trend started with Adventure Time in 2010, and now every CN Original show has gone on to feature the same art style: noodle legs and arms, jellybean teeth, and thick outlines. Heck, when I first saw a promo for We Bare Bears, I thought it was Adventure Time at first.

Ben 10 (2016) has shinier hair, and the skin isn't just one flat color. But if you make the characters less detailed then they look exactly like characters from other modern CN shows. I also kind of think the art style is babyish. The art style looks like it could be from a Nick Jr. show. And the backgrounds look very unfinished. Also, in scenes where there are crowds, the crowds look like multicolored circles rather than actual people. It's true. - Cartoonfan202

10 They didn't even try with the theme song

I like the original theme song because of how memorable and iconic it was. "It started when an alien device did what it did..." It was so catchy, it had cool sci-fi effects and I think its one of the greatest cartoon theme songs of all time.

In the 2016 theme song, all it does is count off Ben's aliens while repeatedly screaming "Ben 10! " over and over. How are today's kids supposed to now WHY Ben can turn into aliens? In the original 2005 theme song, it explains how the Omnitrix got onto Ben's wrist and that it allows him to turn into different aliens. The reboot's theme song doesn't explain any of that. - Cartoonfan202

The Newcomers

? Vilgax is voiced by the guy who voices Teenage Ben
? It's Awful

The Contenders

11 They fail to give an in-universe explanation of Ben's origins, which alienates newer viewers

One significant point that fellow YouTuber athemocracy made in his Ben 10 (2016) video was that the reboot doesn't do anything to explain Ben's origins to newer viewers. Only older viewers who are familiar with the Ben 10 franchise would be able to know such, and even so, they would only be turned off by the reboot's shoddy production values and lackluster episode plots. As for newer viewers, since they know nothing of Ben's origins, it's essentially creating an audience-alienating premise and not really giving the newer viewers anything informative about the franchise's lore. What this only does in the end is just solidify Ben 10 (2016) as a corporate cash grab in the form of a pathetic reboot of a beloved first installment in a beloved franchise in a desperate attempt to sell toys and garner ratings. Oh, and as another one of Christina Miller's biggest blunders of all time during her presidency at Cartoon Network. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

12 Ben wears a green shirt instead of a white shirt with a black stripe
13 Gwen looks like she is dressed up like a tomboy
14 They redesigned Stinkfly for profit

I actually thought it was Big Chill at first - 445956

15 It's aired too much
16 It's boring
17 Lame new villains
18 They made Ben more immature
19 They took out stuff
20 They made ben look like he's 5-years old
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