Ultimate Avengers: The Movie (6/27/12)

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Earth’s mightiest heroes must team up to defend the Earth in Ultimate Avengers.

During World War II, Captain America fights nazis who end up being aliens. An explosion blows him into the ocean and freezes him. He is thawed out around 70 years later by Nick Fury of SHIELD. Bruce Banner (The Hulk) is working on recreating the Super Soldier Serum that turned Steve Rogers into Captain America, something Banner thinks can help him control Hulk. The aliens, Chitauri, attack Earth and SHIELD assembles Thor, Wasp, Iron Man, Ant Man, Captain America, and the Hulk to fight them off.

If you’re wondering why my synopsis for Ultimate Avengers sounds so dry and lifeless, you probably have no interest in watching this animated film because I treat the story with as much finesse as the film does. For those of us that watched the live-action Avengers on the big screen, the plot here is largely the same only devoid of any life (that’s not an animation pun). Nothing here is new or exciting and even the art style and animation brings nothing new to the table.  That is not to say it’s bad, it’s just uninteresting.

Unless you’re a huge fan of Marvel’s characters or the Avengers in general, see the live-action Avengers instead. For some reason, though sharing much of the plot, the live-action version is much more enjoyable. If you still want an animated Avengers fix, watch the surprisingly good Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes series and skip Ultimate Avengers.

I give it 3 seriously, watch Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes out of 5.

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7 responses to “Ultimate Avengers: The Movie (6/27/12)

  1. I remember fairly enjoying this movie, but at the same time it was quite forgettable. I don’t even remember what the sequel was about. I do think I liked Pim, but that was about it. Curious what I’ll think about it watching it post-Whedon-Avengers.

    • If I had watched this before the Whedon Avengers I would have liked it much more but now it just seems like a boring retread of the material in comparison.
      Pim is a highlight, absolutely.

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  3. There was some good ideas here, particularly the idea of the Avengers coming together to stop Hulk which I thought would play a part in the live action version. In fact I thought a lot of the story here (and in Millar’s Ultimates comic) would play a more prominent part in the live action film.

    • I was certainly hoping that the team would have to come together to stop Hulk in the live-action version. Still, even that idea pans out better in the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes TV series. With so much other material to compare this to, I just found it to be lacking.

    • You definitely would not, it has none of the “heart” that made the live-action one worthy, so if that didn’t do it for you then this would be painful to sit through, probably.

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