Red vs. Blue: Restoration - a perfectly executed farewell

A grand finale that will make you laugh, cry, and beg for more... until you remember it's the end of Red vs. Blue.
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Distinguished readers and soldiers of all colors - the time has come. Gather around as we dive deep into the epic, emotional rollercoaster that is Red vs. Blue: Restoration.

After a thrilling 21-year saga that has tickled our funny bones and tugged at our heartstrings, the crew at Rooster Teeth has decided it’s time to say goodbye. But oh, what a goodbye it is.

MAJOR SPOILERS WARNING for those who have not been blessed by this movie yet - read at your own risk.

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Red vs. Blue: Restoration review

The movie kicks off with a bang (and a few whizzing bullets), as we find our favorite dysfunctional soldiers facing an old nemesis, The Meta, who’s back and badder than ever. As always, it’s up to the Reds and Blues to save the galaxy, which is pretty alarming considering they can barely save themselves from a debate over who ate the last of the choco puffs. But, I digress.

As we march along with Sarge, Grif, Simmons, Church, and the rest, we’re treated to a story that's part Saving Private Ryan, part Spaceballs. The action scenes? Spectacular. The jokes? Sharper than a Needler spike. The story? Same good ol' action and goofiness blended together. But... not everyone makes it out alive this time. In a move that will shock no one who’s watched this show long enough to know better, we say a teary farewell to Sarge. The man. The myth. The legend who once claimed he was "too old to go diving into any internet."

His sacrifice, for a Blue no less, might just be the most heroic thing we’ve seen on this show, which is saying a lot because we’ve also seen Caboose try to fix a tank.

While the return of The Meta brings back the classic villain we love to hate, it also adds a layer of existential dread. It’s not just about fighting a bad guy - it’s about the Reds and the Blues confronting their past, their mistakes, and what it means to be heroes. It’s deep, it’s meaningful, and yes, it’s also an excuse to watch Grif get kicked into next week. Because tradition.

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A fitting finale? You bet your ass.

Director Matt Hullum and writer Burnie Burns have outdone themselves. They've stitched together a story that is both a fitting capstone to the series and a love letter to the fans. Every frame of Restoration echoes with the chaos and camaraderie that made Red vs. Blue a Machinima masterpiece. From laugh-out-loud gags to blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Easter eggs (did anyone else catch the Puma reference?), this movie has it all.

In true Red vs. Blue style, just when you think it’s over, it's not. Keep those eyes glued to the screen for a post-credits scene that might just make Ferris Bueller proud. Because in the world of Red vs. Blue, nothing’s ever really over until the fat Warthog sings.


Red vs. Blue: Restoration. RvB. A+. Red vs. Blue: Restoration is a blast from the past and a truly wonderful send-off to a well-loved series.. Camila Domingues, BSP

Red vs. Blue: Restoration is everything we loved about the original series turned up to eleven. So grab your sniper rifle, pull up a chair, and prepare for one last ride with the gang.

And remember, like the wise man Church once said, "There's a fine line between not listening and not caring. I like to think I walk that line every day of my life." Let's walk that line one last time, shall we?

Red vs. Blue: Restoration is available to purchase now via streaming services such as Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu, and other electronic sale sell-through outlets, and will later become available to rent digitally on May 21, 2024.

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