Marvel Animated Features

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by RolandofGilead, Feb 22, 2006.

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  1. RolandofGilead Manager Emeritus

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    I just picked up the new Ultimate Avengers DVD. I haven't watched it yet, but it looks cool and appears to be the first in a series of films by Marvel Animation Studios. Future releases listed on the back of the mini-comic I got with the film include:

    Avengers II, August 2006
    Iron Man, October 2006
    Doctor Strange, February 2007

    I don't know much about this except to say that the concept is cool and I hope there are more Marvel titles on their way.
  2. weezer Jedi Grand Master

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    Its decent enough. I watched it after I bought it the other day. Doubt I'll ever watch it again though.

    I think its a good idea overall. Most of the concepts could never be done real justice as live action. With Avengers it was odd how they toned it down yet still released a very "adult" film. I'm hoping they continue for awhile and eventually get to Loeb's and Madureira's run on Ultimates. A stylized take on Madureira's stylized style would be interesting to see.
  3. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    i'm thinking of getting this Ulitmate Avengers DVD. after seeing in RoG's post how they plan on doing Iron Man. i sort of wish they'd make a live action Iron Man movie. he's one of my favorite Marvel Superheroes
  4. weezer Jedi Grand Master

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    I don't know if inclusion in that list necessary precludes any live action film at a later date.

    Iron Man has been batted around repeatedly at one point attached to Tom Cruise.
  5. RevantheJediMaster Jedi Padawan

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    Yes they are making a live action Iron Man movie but there have been a lot of issues in getting the project under way.
  6. RolandofGilead Manager Emeritus

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    Whether he's in the movie or not, Tom Selleck IS Iron Man.

    What I'd like to see is more of these types of titles. Perhaps we can get to some Marvel Characters who would never see film, or others who might be better served in animated form.

  7. JEDI_MISFIT138 Jedi Padawan

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    I plan on picking up the Avengers DVD sometime this week. I would really love to see them do X-Men this way. And Daredevil. And Punisher. And Ghost Rider. They could really be onto something awesome with these. Hopefully this one's successful enough to do more.
  8. Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master

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    Peronsally I wish they had chosen to do either the Ultimates OR the Avengers. I would have definetly prefered it if stayed closer to the Ultimates. It basically follows the storyline of the first two Ultimates arcs, but there are enough differences and 616 references (simply the fact that the word Avenger is used) to make it different. Plus, Hulk no longer wants to kill Freddie Prinze Jr. :p
  9. weezer Jedi Grand Master

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    I think they just used Avengers to make some sense out of it to consumers.

    It was as much as the Ultimates as you could ever get on TV.
  10. JEDI_MISFIT138 Jedi Padawan

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    I bought this today and watched it. I though it was pretty good. I'm not really a big Avengers fan (the only member I really like is Iron Man), but I liked it. The animation was pretty good, and I thought the voices were fitting. Iron Man's surprised me. I never thought of him having an altered voice like Darth Vader, but more of a filtered one like a clone or storm trooper. The use of his character was one of my only complaints. He comes off as pretty weak, getting knocked around most of the time. Reminds of the way they usually treat the Flash in the Justice League animated series. For a first time out though, this was good and I'm excited at the idea for more of these.
  11. redxavier Jedi Master

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    I saw this recently. Really enjoyed it. A promising start to the whole animated feature approach at they very least.
  12. TARKINS_FOUL_STENCH Jedi Padawan

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    I saw it and thought it was really good. I don't follow the comics, but I have some knowledge of all of the characters in the movie. I like how they deal with Captain America and his story arc. I'm looking forward to the 2nd one that'll be out in July .

    I hope they do this for some of the more "mainstream" characters. I think they've got a really good idea going here.
  13. durden21 Jedi Youngling

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    I think they are trying to stay away from mainstream and let the movies deal with that. Basically they're trying to give comics which would never hit the big screen a chance to have movies.

    Cartoon Network announced that they would be carrying all four movies. Funny since the creators said they would never allow it on tv.
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