Jackie Chan Adventures 5 Seasons 2003

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Season 4
(13) IMDb 6.5/10

5. The Demon Behind TV-NR CC

Jade uses the Rat Talisman on an Oni Mask to try and learn how to defeat Tarakudo. The mask ends up fusing to the rear end of Finn, and Tohru is kidnapped by a Shadowkhan of The Demon General.

Starring:
Jackie Chan, James Sie
Runtime:
22 minutes
Original air date:
October 11, 2003

The Demon Behind

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Season 4

Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Action, Comedy, Kids & Family
Director David Hartman
Starring Jackie Chan, James Sie
Supporting actors Stacie Chan, Noah Nelson, Sab Shimono, Adam Baldwin, Clancy Brown, Miguel Ferrer, Maurice LaMarche
Season year 2004
Network Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Producers Solon So
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M TOP 1000 REVIEWER on February 1, 2011
Out of all five seasons for this show, Season 4 was unique in the fact that it didn't focus on something Shendu-related (demon sorcerers or talisman powers) and the villain here was Japanese (Tarakudo) so this was rather refreshing for the show.

However, at this point, the series had already become entrenched in the formula that would dominate it. This formula included...
-Jade in EVERY episode. Boy, that girl really grated on my nerves in some episodes. She would have been a better and more likeable character if she wasn't in half the episodes. Also, she has become more annoying than she was in Season 1, to the point where sometimes I wished she would get hit by a bus.
-Globetrotting for the item of the day. In this instance, it was the masks the Chans were looking for, and trying to get them before the bad guys did. This part of the formula wasn't too bad, though.
-Finn, Ratso, and Chow as lackeys. This season, Tarakudo takes them (and Hak Foo) out of prison so they can serve him. Boy, first they had to serve Valmont and Shendu, then Shendu/Valmont, then Daolon Wong. Now Tarakudo! These guys can't catch a break, but I liked them a lot.
-Lack of depth. The episodes were action-centered, and spent little to no time exploring the past, so the series lacked depth. We don't know how Uncle came to learn magic. We don't know how Valmont, the Enforcers, Daolon Wong, etc became bad guys, or how Tohru came to work for Valmont in the first place.

This series had a lot of potential - and it had some really fun and memorable episodes - but unfortunately it peaked at the second season and become repetitive in the third season and onwards. Still, this season had some great episodes, such as when one of the demon masks became attached to Finn's behind, or Captain Black becoming a victim of one of the masks.
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By M TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 14, 2012
The Season 4 finale was one heck of a ride. All of the Demon Generals are free to spread darkness through the world, this episode was a lot of fun to watch. Tarakudo finally gets a real flesh form, and boy it looks good. Definitely one of the more memorable episodes of the season - and series. Loved it.
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By M TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 14, 2012
Daolon Wong doesn't take defeat all too well and is determined to use the Deja Vu stone to fix the past in his favor. Great idea, but lackluster delivery, not recommended for the newbie to this show.
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By M TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 14, 2012
Liked Little Jackie and Little Valmont? You would think littles of the J-Team would be fun, but it's not. Little Jackie and Valmont were better-drawn and had more details to them and were older, while the J-Tots are considerably younger (kindergarten level?) and it just makes the episode gimmicky when it had started off so well (with the J-Team facing counterparts of themselves) El Toro's poo joke was just tacky.
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This episode showed us a future Jade, as well as a villain who would come back to be the main villain for the fifth season, Drago. This episode contradicts some of future episodes, and at the same time doesn't really explain where Drago came from (who was his mother, for example) so while this episode certainly had plenty off potential, the story arc that would spawn from this was lackluster.
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By M TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 14, 2012
The Enforcers try to redeem themselves. Overall a cute episode, and it did not feature a Demon Mask, so this was a bit of a change of pace but a welcome one, and the nephews of the Enforcers provide a nice foil to their uncles.
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By M TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 14, 2012
So if you're a Valmont fangirl, rejoice! This episode did not fulfill its potential though... Valmont has only half of this episode's mask, and who has the other half? Jade. That's right, Jade Chan. It would have been better for Big V to share the mask with Jackie instead of that brat, but the parts with the Shadowkhan were good.
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