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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful:
Pretty Good, 9 August 2006
Author: dylanmiles1 from United States
I really liked it. However I think when you have that many characters it's probably not a good idea to introduce a new one, especially a character like the Black Panther. He's cool, he's just not that well known. I wonder if they introduced him because there might be a Black Panther movie coming up? Anyway, my main gripe with the movie is the Hulk. He's the reason why I and a lot of others watch the movies in the first place, and then after the first one they just sideline him? What kind of logic is that? The Hulk is money in the bank (green). Way way way underused/abused. Bring him back. I think the creators (who have done a great job) should look at Bruce Timm et al.'s Justice League series to handle that amount of characters and still please everyone. I think JL was done in such a way (that is, after the first season's somewhat rocky start)that the episodes played to each of the characters strengths. I don't think this has happened in the Ultimate Avengers 2. The first one was much closer to accomplishing that. Also, after the first one and waiting for the second I was disappointed with the plot, same villains, same set up. I was like, "The first movie all over again..." It obviously wasn't exactly like the first but I thought it would have played better if the creators broke from the first one altogether and started a new plot. I was disappointed with the plot in UA2. Over all, it's very good. Animation is great, action is great, voice talent great. It's great to see Captain America back the way he always should have been. I think with these creators we're in very good hands. But bring back the Hulk!!!!
17 out of 26 people found the following review useful:
Very Well Done, 21 August 2006
Author: sidfargas from Australia
In an age of silly anime and dumbed down cartoons, this Ultimate
Avengers franchise is more then a breath of fresh air. Films like
Ultimate Avengers 2 (and that's just what it is ... a full blown
feature film)take the classic Marvel grandeur and add a modern twist.
The action is intense and the story flows so very well. Classic Marvel
characters like Iron Man, Captain America and the Black Panther (the
worlds first African-American superhero) really shine in this format.
My only real disappointment lies in the fact that the Hulk wasn't
really used and that the Thor depicted is nothing but a watered down
version of the classic Thor. Still, the other characters and the
riveting story more then make up for any shortcomings. The alien threat
from the first film is handled and resolved brilliantly while doing so
without it being necessary for the viewer to have seen the first movie.
That's a hard thing to pull off but, like the rest of the movie, they
did it so very well.
Great animated movie that's well worth anyone's time and effort.
14 out of 23 people found the following review useful:
Excellent, 27 July 2006
Author: legendz411 from United States
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
This was an EXCELLENT movie. I have watched it 4 times since I have got
it. Many times, in succession with the first. A very quality animation.
There is no need to watch the first to enjoy this. Any average person
can jump in and enjoy this.
Now, onto the spoilers.
The Blank Panther was spectacularly implemented. Everythign from his claws to the suit was awe-inspiring. The authors took some artistic liberties with it though. For instance, they made the suit transform to a liking of a panther, (in the face) when the user, (T'Challa") gets angry or emotional. Still, quite excellent.
Thor was... Godly :) Iron Man's War Machiene suit was sick. And whoever wrote his characters lines did excellent. I love some of his lines. The emotional hook of Giant Man and Wasp was not over-bearing but it was there and it did its job. You felt the attachment and, I, was a little disappointed by Gian Man's death... Touching. The authors showed a new side of Cap. Instead of being entirely self-righteous, he showed his bitter side. I thought it added more depth to the character and played off nicely. As always, the Black Widow provided the sexy sense of adult that the animation might have been lacking previously. She was the glue that help Cap and the team together, it seemed to me.
The hulk was a minor spot-light in this film, if he showed at all. But that is understandable if you have seen the previous film. Shame, he is a star hero ;-)
Overall, a GREAT movie, though I liked the first one a little better, due to some of the battles. The Hulk - Avengers battle was on of the best I've seen in the animated comic universe.
18 out of 31 people found the following review useful:
Still Brilliant!, 9 August 2006
Author: peevedoff2 from United States
Ultimate Avengers 2 picks right up where the first movie left off.
Again, It's simply a brilliant rendition of Marvel's (and Earth's)
Mightiest Heroes. What surprised me is the fact that this second film
establishes the characters better and has substantial character
development. I know that sounds strange when describing a cartoon but
these characters really shine this time around.
Like with the first film, I've read different reactions and I've heard from both sides of the adaptation debate. Some serious Ultimates fans wanted this movie to be an exact reenactment of the comic book. Marvel instead made a conscious decision to infuse the old school Avengers in to the Ultimates mix. It's still a good call and a masterful decision. The combination works very well. Gone are the overblown and, quite frankly, juvenile elements of the Ultimates. Having a horny Hulk or an outrageously abusive Henry Pym may work to capture the teenage comic crowd (which is exactly why the Ultimate Universe was created) but it doesn't play with main stream audiences. The ONLY reason the Ultimates succeeded as a book is because of the incredible artwork of Bryan Hitch (which is on ample display in the Ultimates bonus featurette). The characters that made the Ultimates possible in the first place shines through. Captain America is still perfect. You can really see why Marvel is lining up to give him his own live action movie. The introduction of the Black Panther is perfect as well. Iron Man steals the show and his shift to War Machine armor will have long time fans grinning from ear to ear. My only two problems were with the treatment of Henry Pym and the lack of substantial Hulk action (Hulk does smash but not near enough) but those are just minor quibbles. Overall, this is a wonderful movie.
PS- I can't wait for the Iron Man solo movie they previewed on the DVD. The jury is still out on Dr. Strange, however.
4 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
They can make a whole series of these movies, 27 January 2007
Author: chrichtonsworld from Netherlands
The animation is superb! This movie is a sequel to the first Ultimate Avengers movie and maybe even a better one! They paid more attention to developing characters,but it could have been much more.Because that is what makes these superheroes special! There were nice little surprises in this movie and I don't know if this is based on actual story lines in the marvel comics. It is nice to see a mature approach of things,just like in the comics. For me "UM2" is an example of what can be achieved if they take the myths created by Marvel Comics seriously!. I can't get enough of this! Bring it on,make more of these kind of movies! Although Bruce Banner also starred in this movie,the Hulk didn't appear very long. Too bad,because it is always nice to see Hulk smash things. Next time more Hulk, or even an animated movie of Hulk!
3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
Better and worse than the first, 8 August 2006
Author: rijotan from Philippines
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
I just finished watching the movie (for the 2nd time in a row), and I'm
planning on viewing it again. Probably one of my favorite movies of all
Now a lot of people are comparing it with the first movie, so here are my thoughts on the comparison:
1. Action - there was a lot more action in this movie, and the action was more brutal (panther tearing up that super alien was sweet). But the quality of the action scenes in the first movie were better. In this movie, we get to see a lot of little skirmishes which showcase the abilities of each character, but there was no major battle scene like the hulk rumble we had in the first movie. The battle between panther and capt. America vs kleus (i know its spelled wrong) could have been a lot better if there weren't so many cuts. You had the impression you were viewing a comic strip (but it was still sweet coz it was so brutal). Thor wasn't given enough action in this film... although they did showcase a lot more of his other talents (like teleportation). and thor did save the most number of lives (saved the whole avengers team, saved pym, saved ironman). but i was really wanting to see him kick butt. Hulk didn't do anything... just slammed an alien or two. So between the 2 movies, i loved the action of the 1st more.
2. Story - the 2nd movie definitely had more story. We are given a flash back of capt's story; then given a background on t'challa (black panther); then there's the subtle love stories of pym-wasp, capt-widow, banner-betty. And we're also given a sneak preview into the armory of tony...and of course the hints of thor's prodigality with his father. There maybe some who wouldn't appreciate this kind of plots in a comic book film, but we're forgetting that this is only 1 film in 8, and it is necessary to build up the stories of each character to establish them.
So, I actually liked this 2nd movie better, just for the fact that it had a thicker plot to it and could absorb you more in its story. I was just a bit disappointed with the action though... they should have added an entire 30 mins to the film just so they could give more emphasis to the fight scenes. The capt.a-panther-kleus could have been so much better and would have been the highlight of the movie. I hope the makers of this movie could read a couple of these posts, so they could do something and make the next movie a lot longer.
Too Much Drama, 13 January 2013
Author: peace63 from Valencia, Spain
I thought that part one was very good because it focused on the
superheroes, and Thor and the Hulk were an integral part of the story.
In this second episode, the Hulk never appears until the very end of the story, and he is by himself. His screen time is around one minute. There is endless drama of Bruce Banner being tortured by some Government scientist, and Banner begging Betsy Ross for help, forgiveness, etc. Too much drama. Who cares? We are talking about the Incredible Hulk. The endless efforts by the worst of Marvel Comics' writers to emasculate the Hulk via Bruce Banner are insipid and lame.
The fact that Banner is often used as the Hulk to solve a problem, and then left to be imprisoned as Banner is not very ethical on the part of the Avengers or SHIELD.
Just as bad is that Thor is hardly in this episode at all. Apparently, since Thor's Mjolnar hammer can destroy most of the Craptari aliens, they wanted Thor out of the picture. Similarly, the Hulk's gamma radiation turns vibranium into a brittle substance, so the Hulk was not in this much.
Instead, we get 73 minutes of Wakanda and this bizarre tribe of slaves that lives in a mountain in the middle of Africa. I never got what was special about The Black Panther. He is a dictator, and everyone in his nation are slaves. Since the 1960s, until now, you see the people of this nation are always kneeling down as slaves whenever The Black Panther walks by. That is not much of a hero, in my opinion.
Of course, the special Vibranium mountain is under Wakanda, and that is what the aliens want. The Avengers want to help, but they are not wanted. The Black Panther wants help, but his people think he has betrayed their laws and traditions. Too much drama.
This is supposed to be a cartoon. If I wanted to see The Guiding Light or General Hospital, I would. I want to watch a cartoon to see superheroes fighting supervillains, and for all the great battles that are too expensive to do in a live-action movie. In a cartoon you can have ten super-characters blowing up buildings and bridges and cities. Those kind of special effects would cost hundreds of millions in a live action movie.
So, instead of great battles and great special effects, we get a lot of drama and moping around, and sensitivity training. There were some fights, but it was mostly Captain America and the Black Panther. That would have been fine, if the enemy had been different.
Iron Man was not used much, and his characterization as an arrogant guy does not fit his history. Also, when he is flying around and talking, it sounds like he has a couple of giant speakers on his back. That was really cheesy. Hank Pym is portrayed as a total jerk. He was never like that in the comic books. It was not an appropriate characterization.
Overall, this was not bad, but it could have been a lot better. The two Ultimate Avengers movies put together are just over two hours. With some better editing of the endless drama, these two movies could have been sold as one movie which would have had a lot of action and would have been a great movie. Instead, we get two movies which are just over an hour each, and we the customers are paying full price.
1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
2 In 1 (Ultimate Avengers 1 & 2), 12 June 2010
Author: WakenPayne from Valhalla
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
ULTIMATE AVENGERS 1
The Avengers Movie Should Be Like This. I Know Its Not The Marvel Universe But They Made Captain America A Little Better (Well Anything Is Better Than The 1990 Version). Thor Is The Same. Iron Man Is A Well Done. Hulk Is Also The Same. Hank Pym Is Also Greatly Portrayed. Nick Fury Is Better Than The One In The Live Action Movies. Go Ahead Look At It.
ULTIMATE AVENGERS 2
The End Has Come For Hank Pym. This Also Introduces The Black Panther. Wow This Dualogy Is Great. I Have High Hopes For The Avengers Movie Because Its Done By Joss Whedon. Don't Say His Fan Base Is For Teenage Girls Because I'm As Far Away From A Teenage Girl As You Can Get & I Love 'Buffy', 'Angel', 'Firefly', 'Alien Resurrection' Well You Get It. Both Movies Are Awesome.
2 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
better then the first one, 19 February 2007
Author: clayclay-2 from United States
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
This second one deals with people from Africa the aliens want something that is made their. The Africans don't want the Avengers help at fighting the aliens cause their outsiders. The black is the new king over their he has the power to change their foolish laws if only he can just man up to his own people. At least Thor stud up to his father and help the humans in their fight after his father forbids it cause Thor is a true God. I hate the fact that the Hulk was not shown much in this film but i love the fact that Giant Man died cause he didn't care if Capton America died plus he was just too cocky. i'm happy to see that Iron Man has moved on to bigger better and more powerful armor. also Capton America and the black Widow has finally kissed each other in the end.
0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
Better than the first Ultimate Avengers movie in my opinion, 25 August 2012
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom
That is not to say at all that I disliked the first Ultimate Avengers or anything. Actually I did enjoy it, even if I didn't love it. Ultimate Avengers 2 is not quite perfect either, the Hulk is underused and Giant Man's death for me was a little forced. On the other hand, the animation is great, the character designs are much less jerky and more focused here and the colours and backgrounds are detailed and coloured beautifully. The score is full of drive and again has a haunting undercurrent, the writing is sharp and the action is grittier and is exciting. The characters apart from Hulk are interesting, Black Panther is a great addition and Thor is much better written than he was in the first one. The pace is much more even, the first half-hour doesn't feel all that dragged out and the ending is not as rushed. There is much more story here as a result, and it is compelling stuff indeed. The voice acting is solid across as the board with nobody coming across as a thorn in the side. All in all, a very good film and better than the first in my view. 8/10 Bethany Cox
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