Battle for Mewni

Star season 2 has finally started! Well.. They released about 7 episodes in a movie-format and now we have to wait untill like November or something. But.. this article is about what I thought about the episodes that make up the Battle for Mewni mini-movie. This post will contain spoilers.

Synopsis
The TV movie follows Star as she returns to her home dimension of Mewni where she discovers that magic is disappearing throughout the kingdom. Star must dig deep and challenge archnemesis Ludo in an effort to save her family and kingdom

The mini-movie excist out of the following 7 episodes:
Return to Mewni
Moon the Undaunted
Book Be Gone
Marco and the King
Puddle Defender
King Ludo
Toffee

Let’s go through these episodes one by one. There was so much happening in these episodes that I just couldn’t stop watching. I watched all seven episodes in a row and I don’t regret it!!

Return to Mewni
In her eagerness to defeat Toffee, Star discovers the truth about Queen Moon’s past.

While Marco is drowning in sadness because Star is gone, we get to see how Star is doing! Which includes spying on Marco and getting into fights. She really is over confident about killing Toffee. Yes, you read that right: She downright said she wants to kill Toffee.. Well that is quite rare in a childrens cartoon to hear.. Star and her Mom go to some kind of sanctuary and try to revive the High Commision, which obviously fails. After that the only thing Moon is thinking about is keeping Star save, a logic thing for a mom if you ask me! At one point we hear that Moon’s mom got killed by Toffee and that Eclipsa is alive (Moon even made a deal with her!)

Moon the Undaunted
In her eagerness to defeat Toffee, Star discovers the truth about Queen Moon’s past.

This episode finally came! I have been looking forward to this flashback so much! We finally get to see a bit about Queen Moon’s past in this flashback episode. We see her making a pact with Eclipsa.. Which is also our first meeting with her! Like oh my gosh, I love her soooo much! She is so silly and happy and hyper, I really took a liking to Eclipsa. She wasn’t what I had been expecting at all, but she was better than I was expecting! We also see the dark spell in progress and how Toffee lost his finger. Pretty much the end of the war and that was it. We also get to see a young River and he is Adorable with a caption A! I can really see the relationship growing between the two of them. He believed in her and that was sooooo cute!

Book Be Gone
Despite warnings, Ludo tries to write his own chapter in the Book of Spells.

We get some silliness from Ludo in this episode, who is dead set on writing his own chapter in the Book of Spells. There isn’t much happening beside Ludo chasing the book around and trying a whole lot of things to write into it. But the Book just doesn’t want him to get his own Chapter. Too bad for Ludo. In the end Ludo burns the book and that is when the feelings kick in… Burning the book means killing Gloseryck. Noooooo! Toffee takes over Ludo’s body and Glossy claims that Toffee got what he wanted.. Is Gloseryck really dead? I hope not.. I really liked him.. In the end Ludo gets controle back and is swiftly beckoned to Butterfly Castle. Which he decides to take over.

Marco and the King
King River struggles to keep the kingdom running without Queen Moon’s help.

Yay! Marco’s back! And to make it even better; he’s on Mewni! He meets with King River, who is struggling to keep the kingdom running. He totally screws it up, of course! With help of Marco he gets it back on the rails. We get to see some character development for River, which I am really excited about! Though.. Poor River has no idea where Moon and Star went.. Which is a bit hard on the guy… Poor River.. In the end Ludo arives at the castle to take over and launches his own Monster Attack on it.

Puddle Defender
Star seeks out Buff Frog to help her escape Moon’s ever-protective watch.

Another character that I really likes returns into the series; Buff Frog! I really do love this monster, as it potrays perfectly that not all monsters are the same. Star and Moon stay over at Buff Frog’s house. We get to see the Babies as well! Little cutie patooties~ At one point Star asks Buff Frog to keep her mom busy so she can escape and kill Toffee (She is REALLY set on killing him! Like wow!) and he agrees. They play Puddle Defender, which is a game in which the monster has to defend their kids from the child-eating mewmen. Of course, Mewni has his own variation; Castle Defender. This potrays soooo well that the stereotypes they have about each other. There is some tention between Buff Frog and Moon, which I find really realistic. In the end they find common ground, they both love their kids! This puts a stop to Star’s escape, at least for the time being. In the end she escapes anyway thanks to Buff Frog’s tadpoles. Did I already mention that the youngest of Buff Frog’s tadpoles can talk, has this huge buffy legs and is absolutely the cutest thing? No.. Well I have now..

King Ludo
Marco must decide his next best move with Ludo now in control of the kingdom.

Ludo has taken over Butterfly castle and behaves like a king. It almost feels like he is ‘playing’ instead of really ruling. He wants his subjects to love him, which they obviously don’t… Then he throws a tantrum, as we are used to from Ludo by now. He’s truly and very Ludo in this episode, there aren’t any other words for it. He has King River and Marco thrown into the dungeon, but Marco escapes. He tries to take River with him, but the king decides to stay behind. He refuses to abandon his subjects. You go, King River! I really respect this choice of the king. The whole episode is mostly about Marco trying to get the key from Ludo, meeting the royal jester, the royal minstrel and the royal mime. He convinces them to help him. The whole episode is a bit hilarious, really. But this is the beginning of the Revolution against King Ludo!

Toffee
Ludo‘s tyrannical reign over the Butterfly Kingdom reaches a tipping point when Star returns to her castle. Star must summon all of her strength to save her home and family.

Ever since they announced these seven episodes ‘Toffee’ has been the one I have been looking forward to the most. Ludo has complete controle over the kingdom. The Revelution (Aka The Jester, Minstrel, Mime and Marco) have been captured. At one point they are joined by Star and they try to come up with a plan. Of course, Ludo has to enter the dungeon at this point and discover the five hatching a plan. Dun-dun-DUN. Star is dragged away with Leviato and the others are locked in again. Ludo and Star have a conversation about the wand. Then something happens that I didn’t see coming; The return of the whispering spell. Star uses it to destroy Ludo’s want. Which pretty much gets her sucked into the want instead.
Meanwhile Buff Frog and Queen Moon have discovered that Star got away and have freed Marco & the Revelution. They are just in time to see Star disappearing, assuming that she is dead. Naturally, she is not. She is the main character of the series, come on! We still have a whole season to go~ We got some really creepy scenes from what Star is going through in the wand, where she meets Toffee. I mean.. Is this still a kids show? After Toffee escapes the wand, we see Star DROWNING. Like what?! Toffee demands his finger back from Queen Moon, then he will return Star. Moon gives him his finger and Toffee pulls a ‘too bad, Star is dead’ on the despaired Marco, Moon and Buff Frog. Toffee is quite wicked, I like that in a bad guy. There is another attempt on the Darkest Spell, which fails. After Star drowns we see Glossy again! I still can’t figure out if he’s truly dead… Or just somewhere inbetween realms.. After all, Star drowned.. Somewhere in that scene Star Dips Down and then whoop she’s back! And not just back, she has gone through mewperty again and is now a full fledged butterfly out for revenge! The wand is whole again as well, no idea how that happened. Probably because of Star dipping down and the whispering spell and what not.. Then Star downright kills Toffee.. We see his skeleton crawling towards the good guys.. Again, is this still a childrens show? In the end everything turns out all right, Star won and everybody reunites with each other. Also, Ludo gets thrown into the void again but this time because he wanted to himself.

That’s pretty much my two cents about the mini movie “Battle for Mewni”. I really loved it and have rewatched it of course. Some things felt a little rushed, but the episodes are short so it’s probably because of that. I liked the fact that they did these episodes in such a way that they could be watched as a movie. Nicely done!

My rating: ❤❤❤❤ Very good

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