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|Ultimate Avengers 2 |
Rise of the Panther
Actors: Justin Gross, Grey DeLisle, Michael Massee, Marc Worden, Olivia d'Abo
Directors: Bob Richardson, Dick Sebast, Will Meugniot
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Animation
To save humanity, the Earth's mightiest heroes must reunite for a rematch of heroic proportions. Mysterious Wakanda. It lies in the darkest heart of Africa, unknown to most of the world. An isolated land hidden ... more »
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James R. from EMERALD ISLE, NC
Reviewed on 12/4/2009...
Both disk and case in good contition. Good Mmvie
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I hope she likes ribs...
Lincoln 6 Echo | Harrisburg, IL USA | 08/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I agree with all the reviews here. This is a VERY good animated movie from MARVEL Studios distributed thru Lions Gate.
I recently rewatched the first one to refresh my memory on its story in preparation for this second one. I'm glad I did, because these two movies are indeed sequels. Well, the second is a sequel to the first...you know what I mean. Anyway...
First of all, I really did this kind of animation. A bit more realistic than Bruce Timm's Justice League style, but also more comic booky-looking. By that I mean the animation looks like something you'd see in a average comic book THESE days. You could freeze-frame any scene in these Ultimate flms and it'd look like a comic book frame. Which is good.
Secondly, I love the Ultimates take on the characters. As I'm not a comic book reader, I could care less about continuity at this point, so for this series to "throw out" any established continuity is a good thing for new viewers. My favorite character by far is Iron Man. Love his voice and his animation. The aid of CG is a good thing for his character. Especially when he dawns the War Machine suit, after Iron Man v6.2 is destroyed.
Thirdly, I love the level of violence. This is a very mature animated film. There's blood and people die. The battle scenes in this movie are quite good. Very dramatic and breath taking, if you will. And as you might have gathered from other reviews, this series takes a page from Tom Cruise's "War of the Worlds", and the 3-part pilot of Justice League, "Secret Origins".
Also, as you may have guessed, there's a hilarious gag reel included with this disc which basically features clips from the original movie, but with different voice overs (with newly animated mouth movements). But of course with Iron Man not having a visible mouth, they use a long running gag through-out the gag reel that Tony Stark runs and promotes his BBQ Rib joint. You gotta see it to believe it! Very funny stuff.
To conclude, if you're at all interested in seeing the first couple of Ultimate Avenger comic books brought to life through these two animated features, I highly suggest you pick these up. If this was made into a long running weekly series, it'd surely give the excellent Justice League a run for its money."
Better than the first film
All Around Geek | 08/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Lots of folks stated they hated the first film [mostly because they could not separate themselves from the comics] and those same people are back saying they hate this one. Well as I said before, give it a chance.
The story picks up where the other film lets off [so see Ultimate Avengers The Movie as well]. Although this is a stand alone film some elements require you do watch the first film to 'get' everything.
The alien attack plot thickens, we lose an Avenger and we get to know our heroes better.
Special features are worth a viewing as well with first looks at Iron Man and Dr. Strange as well as interviews and a 'blooper' reel. "Hulk no want ribs!" Keep it up Marvel we want more!"
A trimmed, soft-edged version of the Ultimates...
H. A Huffman | Mt. Prospect, IL USA | 08/08/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is the second "Ultimate Avengers" film, adapted from the comic of the same name. Unlike the "standard" Avengers comic, the Ultimates offers more realistic and gritty stories.
Sadly, alot of that hard-edged story telling is missing from the animated films (and where the heck is Hawkeye??! My personal pet peeve..), no wife-beating, no wife-beater beating, no blood, no sex - no Shield Heli-Carriers (why? I have no idea, they would look great in a movie). The movie does have some of the elements present in the comic and I liked the addition of the Vibranium/Wakanda plotline. I always thought that the Black Panther was pretty cool.
Who is the audience for this movie? Fans of the comic won't be too thrilled by the milquetoast adaptation of the comic, but this movie is too violent for kids.
Ultimate Avengers 2 is worth seeing, but I hope the next one is alot better and more faithful to the comic."