Critic Consensus: "Ascension of the Cybermen" expertly builds on last week's momentum, setting the stage for what should be an epic season finale.
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Critic reviews for Ascension of the Cybermen
Chris Chibnall has come out with all Cyber-guns blazing. There's a clear sense of the showrunner relishing his Doctor Who finale.
It's frustrating that, after The Haunting of Villa Diodati got us so hyped up for the finale, Ascension of the Cybermen loses that energy by holding back too much, giving us a standard Cyber-chase story instead of anything new or satisfying
This is Chibnall's big, bold attempt to make the Cybermen scary again: how much you like it rather depends on how impressed you are by what are utlimately just stompy robots.
It's action packed, taking big swings with complicated stories, epic battle scenes, a mysterious new character and the returns of both Gallifrey and the Master (again).
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