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An ill-fated attempt to re-create the legendary Super-Soldier Serum responsible for making classic heroes such as Captain America leads to the development of Extremis, a military nanotechnology serum that directly taps into the repair center of the body, giving an injured soldier the ability to heal himself at an alarmingly accelerated rate. Conflict erupts when the Extremis serum is injected into members of the local domestic militia, including Mallen, a soldier hell-bent on avenging the deaths of his family. When a brief battle between Iron Man and Mallen leaves billionaire Tony Stark in critical condition, it becomes clear that the only way for Stark to defeat the Extremis virus is to use it himself.
Boasting a fresh take on the Iron Man origin, highly acclaimed writing by master storyteller Warren Ellis and the magnificent artistry of Adi Granov, Iron Man: Extremis comes to life with the stellar blend of 2D- and 3D-motion comic animation that only Marvel Knights can deliver!
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Top Customer Reviews
The strength of this DVD is Warren Ellis' storyline, which is more compelling than any recent comic book movie, except for perhaps The Dark Knight and the first Iron Man movie. This motion comic is unpredictable, hard-core, and exciting.
My only complaint about this DVD was N. Ronald Levine, who voiced the character of hippie Sal Kennedy - what a horrible casting choice! The scenes with Levine take you right out of the movie as you roll your eyes at the bad acting. Luckily, he's not in the movie much except for one scene in the middle.
If you're like me, every time you buy one of these Marvel or DC animated movies, you look at the cover art and eagerly hope that the product itself utilizes that same level of artistic expertise, only to discover that it's another Cartoon Network-looking piece of crap. But with Iron Man: Extremis, you finally get to see a full story with top-notch painted animation - and it's worth it!
I'm glad I gave this product a chance...and you will be too.
Hopefully Marvel will keep this up, and we'll see more of their best series given this treatment. As a fan of animation, it's great to see something new. As a fan of comics, it's great to see the original material shown in a new way. Instead of a watered-down version of how the characters are illustrated, it's the real image. Instead of other writers taking the original ideas and re-writing them, it's the original script. The result, a fresh and unique experience.
Hope to see more!
I knock it one star as I wish you could view it as one long movie instead of breaking it up into episodes. It's broken up like the comic but there should be an option to view it straight through. That's what DVDs are for - over, let's say, buying it digitally such as on iTunes. Another thing is the audio is compressed at 192 kilobits. DVDs allow 448 kilobits max. Maybe with all the extras, there wasn't enough room.
For $8.99, this is totally worth it.
had a chance to watch this for free. The story didnt pick up until
episode 3. The art is at a very high level but I subtracted 1 star
because it was somewhat depressing and far too violent. There were
2 decapitations. Overall this is /not/ a feel good kid's animation
like "Batman The Animated Series."
Extremis is not animated well, but as far as motion comics are concerned, it is above average. The story is from a 2004 comic, and it is more like an end-game situation than a continuing story. Once you see the end of this, you will wonder if they made Iron Man too powerful. While the final boss battle is pretty epic, I think this story would be hard to keep going in an interesting way. My biggest complaint would be that the story is broken down into extremely short videos or episodes. It would be more enjoyable if I didn't have to watch the intro credits animation every few minutes, and that intro is extremely long for how short the episodes are. The amount of people involved in this is crazy!
Pros of Extremis:
1. Iron Man is awesome.
2. The comic art is beautiful.
3. The music is pretty good.
4. The story allows a lot of violence.
5. The story wraps up nicely.
Cons of Extremis:
1. Iron Man whines about his own technology too much.
2. The animations are very ugly most of the time.
3. Nowhere near as good as the Astonishing X-Men animations!
4. The intro is extremely long and annoyingly repetitive.
5. The overall plot makes very little sense. (Hard to go into detail without spoilers.)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a haunting, and even a bit horrific view of Iron Man's encounter with the Extremiss technology. Read morePublished 19 months ago by JP Fish
Motion comics have been around for a good while now. One of the most interesting from the past was The Maxx, which used the limited animation as a sort of style. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Christopher Pelletier
These are my new best mode of entertainment- I mean I reviewed Spider Woman too! So this is a grown up graphic novel type movie!! Read morePublished 19 months ago by PB no J
This DVD/Comic was better then what I was hoping. I recommend this item for anyone that is an avid comic collector or just want to know more about the Iron Man.Published 19 months ago by M. L. S.
This is a motion comic, not full animation, so as long as that is understood I think most people would love this series. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Deren
The other versions of Iron Man range from kid-cute to enjoyably clever, but this Warren Ellis story is where he put on his Big Boy pants for real. Read morePublished 24 months ago by David Emm
This movie sheds more light on the premise of Iron Man3. It was very good, however, this is not a movie it is a live comic book but the graphics are still very enjoyable.Published on January 29, 2014 by BRIAN L LEE
ironman's first is still the best with john Vernon doing the voice character in 1966 just doesn't seem that long ago.Published on October 15, 2013 by Enrico F Consiglio
interesting how this idea made it into the Ironman3 movie and stole the show. excellent short series and definitely not for kids. thoughtful and good detective work as well.Published on June 14, 2013 by ezyErnie