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Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (2013)

PG-13 | | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi | Video 9 April 2013
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Iron Man is framed by a technological terrorist and breaks out to clear his name.

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Hiroshi Hamazaki

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Stan Lee (based on the marvel comics by), Don Heck (comic books) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Norman Reedus ... Frank Castle / The Punisher (voice)
Matthew Mercer ... Tony Stark / Iron Man (voice)
Eric Bauza ... Ezekiel Stane / Technovore (voice)
Kate Higgins ... Pepper Potts (voice)
James Mathis III ... James 'Rhodey' Rhodes / War Machine (voice)
Kari Wahlgren ... Maria Hill (voice)
Clare Grant ... Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow (voice)
Troy Baker ... Clint Barton / Hawkeye / J.A.R.V.I.S. (voice)
Tara Platt ... Sasha Hammer (voice)
JB Blanc ... Obadiah Stane (voice)
John Eric Bentley ... Nick Fury (voice)
Liam O'Brien ... Additional Voices (voice)
Dave Wittenberg ... Additional Voices (voice)
Travis Willingham ... Additional Voices (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daichi Endo Daichi Endo ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

The young and insane tech genius Ezekiel Stane has developed a new techno-organic armor that seemingly outclasses Iron Man. When Stane unleashes a terrorist attack during the launch of Tony Stark's newest satellite, Iron Man is blamed. Now he must evade S.H.I.E.L.D.'s man hunt and find a way to clear his name. Written by Anonymous

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Can Iron Man save the world when the world is against him?


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Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence and action | See all certifications »

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9 April 2013 (Italy) See more »

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Trivia

Norman Reedus plays the voice of The Punisher in Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (2013) while Jon Bernthal played The Punisher in the Netflix Original Series The Punisher (2017). Both starred together in The Walking Dead (2010). See more »

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Frank Castle: Let's get the hell outta here!
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After the end credits, pieces of a puzzle move to form an image: A painting of Tony Stark in the Iron-Man suit (with the helmet off). See more »

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It fell between American comics and Japanese manga, and it hit bottom
21 April 2013 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

The animation was good, like most Japanese animes. The voices were OK, without them being neither great nor grating to the ears. I didn't even consider the film having a soundtrack until the time of this review, so if it was, it was completely ignorable. What else is there? Oh, yes, the story. And the story is pretty much crap.

I see a pattern here: somewhere between the releases of big Hollywood productions, some low budget animation features appear, usually straight to video, and usually made by the Japanese. Is it an attempt to squeeze more money out of fans or one to bring more American productions to Asian markets? Probably both.

The problem with this idea is that the difference in quality between the big budget movies and the animated features is huge, and not always in a predictable direction. Look at the Resident Evil animated movies; some of them were way more enjoyable than the live acting ones.

So, what am I to think of Rise of the Technovore when the Stark hero is way off the image that Robert Downey Jr. created (let's face it, he pretty much carries the films by himself), the villain is practically copy-pasted from Japanese animes (bad ones) and, as many reviewers observed, the dialogue is boring and pretentious.

So I have to mark it as a failure. Not a big failure, mind you, we are talking about comic book heroes, so the expectations were low to begin with. However, I was kind of hoping for an interesting story that somehow escaped the censure of the Hollywood politburo. Alas, they had an American write the plot and that sealed its fate.


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