Reel Features Ticket 07
Having never read the ultimates comic book I didn't know what to expect going into this movie adaptation. What I did find through watching this movie is that the animation was at such a high quality that you could be forgiven for thinking that this was done by Warner Brothers, Universal, Paramount or maybe even Disney. In the same could be said for the writing at the writing is very sharp really flashes the characters out provide some witty banter between some characters and you have such an array of talented voice actors that come into this from the likes of Andre Wear to Fred Tatiscore's Hulk.
The origin of Captain America is pretty much faithful to what most of us know about the character. The character is thrown into suspended animation during a battle in World War II and is left frozen in ice for the next 6 decades until he's discovered and brought back to America and is then reanimated and I like the way that he is reintroduced to humanity innocence where he feels like he's in an alien world where everything and anyone that has ever known with the exception of Bucky Barnes and Peggy are gone and he from his perspective is in this very futuristic and alien world especially when he's dealing with camcorders televisions people with Mohawks and piercings on various parts of people's faces it's very alien to somebody who just grew up listening to Bing Crosby back in the forties and just going to Glee clubs and watching baseball games.
When Nick Fury assembles The Avengers to be led by Captain America they pretty much start of not getting along at all with Hank Pym's Ant-man being the most antagonistic superheroes that I've ever had the the misfortune of watching now to my understand pain is actually a very likable character in other variations of ant Man giant man or any other variation of the Avengers but in this world you just want to walk up to him and punch him in the face because of his obnoxious and condescending attitude.
In the situation with Iron Man's Tony Stark voiced by Marc warden he has an obnoxious mentality to him but it's a lot more subtle and played down where as Hank just kinda acts like that obnoxious college frat boy meathead. With Tony there's a level of suave and sophistication to him with the way he speaks, to his mannerisms and just to how he conducts himself and as we all know from, Tony likes to be seen around drink and women and he gets quite interested in the Black Widow also known as Natalia Romanoff. I was a little surprised to see that there was an implied romance being set up between Rogers and Romanoff not that there's anything wrong with that I was just a little bit out of left field for me.
The character of Bruce Banner had become a lot more complex going into this movie where is in the other mediums of the Hulk the Hulk is still a good guy even when he goes into his Greenfield Road and starts causing mass property damage and possible injuries to the bad guys where is with this one banner is looking to replicate the super soldier serum that created Captain America in the 40s and try to use radiation assistance with gamma rays in order to replicate the serum but unfortunately ends up creating the Hulk and this is where the Hulk is very different from previous incarnations the Hulk does not give a damn if you are the protagonist or the antagonist he just becomes rage incarnate and has no problem knocking anyone or anything down that he lays eyes on all with the loan exception of professor Betty Ross.
And that's actually quite refreshing from looking at the Incredible Hulk in this particular set up to where you actually lose sympathy with the character, because was so many years we look at the whole cars the Big Green lovable monstrous behemoth there will knock you down if you so much as a night him but if he knows that you're the good guy he will go and back for you and this one he doesn't have that moral compass because all Hulk wants to do is Hulk smash.
The majority of the movie is setting up the battle between The Avengers and the Chitauri aka the Scrolls but then once the Chitauri are actually defeated it then becomes the Avengers vs the Hulk because the method that banner had used in order to try and quell the Beast rage ends up with him losing control of the creature and then it becomes a life or death situation with the likes of Iron Man 4 black Widow and Captain America looking to subdue the Beast until banners serums with a dose x 100 is applied to him and the fact that banners love interest of Betty Ross is standing before him and I actually gets him to calm down so he doesn't burn through the sedative.
All in all I can thoroughly recommend this to anyone who is a Marvel fan or is just a movie buff that enjoys a good comic book movie or just a good movie in general because this thing is so well written, animated, scored with the general pay off being so satisfying that even if you're a DC fan you will enjoy this to The Full.
Furthermore if you enjoyed this movie then I can wholeheartedly assure you that you will enjoy the sequel that follows in the ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the black panther
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