Ultimate Avengers - The Movie
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Top Customer Reviews
It's an animated superhero flick. It harkens back stylistically to the Spiderman the Animated Series, though it's more crisp and the colors are more vibrant. It's not Japanese anime art, though, I'll give you that. It's American cel animation and it looks on par with anything impressive that's come out of that market. It's about 70 minutes long, but it is satisfying and doesn't leave you feeling like you got short-changed. There is a lot going on and quite a few characters to bring together--all while ramping up the conflict in this story. They do a good job multitasking with these challenges so the film doesn't suffer from boring beginning syndrome. The fight choreography is exciting and the sparing use of integrateed CGI in the 2D cel animation that dominates fits right in.
I haven't read comic books in many years, so I'm sure that this movie creates something of a new continuity in some ways (I know Nick Fury of SHIELD was not a black man, for one thing--one thing which, while possibly an unnecessary change obviously meant to inject some diversity, really didn't bother me). So if you're all about the Ultimates comic this is supposedly based on, I'm sure you'll find some offense.Read more ›
This film appealed to my three-year-old.
This ensemble flick is one of the greats and is a solid introduction for the uninitiated to the Avengers—Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Giant Man, Wasp and Hulk—all led by Nick Fury.
It’s evenly paced, exciting, and gives each member of the team enough screen time to give them a chance to lock in with the viewer and make that viewer-character connection before moving on to the next guy.
Marvel’s direct-to-video efforts have been lacking and haven’t been that great because they’ve been very busy—albeit very successfully—focusing their efforts on bringing their heroes to the big screen. Ultimate Avengers and its sequel are the major exceptions to their animated shortcomings and this movie is every bit as good as their live action counterparts. I also think that’s the secret to making a good animated movie: treat it with the same care and seriousness as a live action film and you’ll hit it out of the ballpark every time. It works in Japanese animation. No reason why it wouldn’t work here in the West.
This movie was good start to finish. Had a story that spanned decades, and made you care about what was going on from first frame to last.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was good, but a little different than the other Avengers shows I've seen.Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
Wow, this thing is just bad. I watch a lot of anime and super hero cartoons and all I can say is ugg. This...... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Eric C