Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow

Genre - Action/Animation/Comic Book
Year Released - 2008
Running Time - 78 minutes
Directed by Jay Oliva (who also directed Marvel's The Invincible Iron Man and Doctor Strange)
Written by Christopher Yost (who has written for several animated cartoons, including: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Fantastic Four, The Batman, and X-Men: Evolution)

Voice Talents Include:
Noah Crawford (as James Rogers - son of Captain America & Black Widow)
Brenna O'Brien (as Torunn - daughter of Thor)
Aidan Drummond (as Pym - son of Wasp & Giant Man)
Dempsey Pappion (as Azari - son of Black Panther)
Adrian Petriw (as Hawkeye - son of Hawkeye)
Also:
Tom Kane (as Tony Stark/Iron Man as well as Ultron)
Ken Kramer (as Bruce Banner)
Fred Tatasciore (as The Hulk)
Nicole Oliver (as Betsy Ross)
Michael Adamthwaite (as Thor)
Shawn MacDonald (as Vision)

Rating: 5 Skulls

Plot Summary:
Years after The Avengers made the ultimate sacrifice while battling invincible robo-villain Ultron, the heroes' teenage children are ready to pick up where their parents left off, in this epic adventure.
The offspring of Captain America, Black Widow, Thor, Black Panther, Wasp, and Hawkeye must band together to locate the missing Hulk and form The Next Avengers.
Young (and old!) Marvel fans will relish this animated, kid-friendly odyssey.

Torunn - Daughter of Thor

The Avenger's Nemesis - Ultron

Review:
Do I really need to say anything other than if you are a super-hero fan, or a Marvel fan, or a fan of animated movies, then you need to see this one?!? :-)
If you have seen any of the other recent animated Marvel movies (Ultimate Avengers 1 & 2, The Invincible Iron Man, or Doctor Strange) this one is on par with those - if you enjoyed them, you will enjoy this one as well!

Also, on this DVD, there are first looks at Hulk vs Wolverine and Hulk vs Thor (both of these are coming out in January!) I so cannot wait for these, as they look amazing!!!
Jason

6 comments:

Smirking Revenge said...

I ended up watching this at SD Comic Con this past summer. I was there to see Spaced (which is a great series if you havent seen it), but if you've ever been to Comic Con it is fairly necessary to sit through other things. I dug it more than my best friend, but maybe I am just more of a comic geek than he is. Glad you dug it.

thebonebreaker said...

I did dig it! :-)

Spaced has been at the top of my Netflix Queue [Very Long Wait] for forever! I so cannot wait to see that show, as I have heard great things!

J

Keith said...

I'll definitely have to check this out. It sounds really cool. I had seen some of those other movies so I'm sure I'll enjoy this one.

thebonebreaker said...

You definitely will Keith, and like I said, keep an eye out for Hulk vs Thor & Hulk vs Wolverine - coming in January! :-)

J

Kal said...

In our opinion this one was REALLY NOT on par with the other four. We would not recommend it especially if you are a fan of the Avengers.

It is a sad story really, and the whiny kids do not even save the day. The Hulk does.

We like a lot of kids animation because it is filled with good guys and bad guys and you can sit back and enjoy the fun. However we had a hard time doing that in this case.

We felt as though they crushed on the originals for no other reason than to launch these juvenile wanna-bes.

Anyway, here is our take on it with lots of pics and a few bits if wit if you are interested:

http://fortresstakes.wordpress.com/2009/09/03/next-avengers-heroes-of-tomorrow-2008/

thebonebreaker said...

Kal - thank you for your perspective!
I will check out your review...