'Rick and Morty': 'Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat' Review

'Rick and Morty': 'Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat' Review
A Hilarious and Profound Beginning to Season Four

Rating: ★★★★½

The season four premiere of 'Rick and Morty' is a blast from start to finish.
The episode follows Rick and Morty going on their separate "fun, classic Rick and Morty adventures".
The first episode paid off a joke made by Beth in the final moments of the last season's finale, as this episode does feel like it's from the first season, and that's not a bad thing.
Morty has a fully realised character arc throughout the 22-minute episode with its message never feeling ham-fisted. Rick also has a minor character arc as well as his own side plot. This b-story was what the Tom Cruise parodying title promised, a fun and dark spin on the action film.
The performances from the cast were great as always. Justin Roiland did a phenomenal job as the voice actor for both Rick and Morty.
The animation improves with each season and the newest episode is no exception. The characters, the set-pieces and the art style, everything is getting better and better.
The writing was excellent. Shawn Pearlman's script was filled with self-awareness and incredible dark comedy.
With two years having gone by since the last season ended, the anticipation was high and I'm glad to say that the season four premiere 'Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat' is worth the wait.

There are two post-credit scenes after the credits roll that I highly recommend watching. The first is a funny joke while the other is a touching tribute.