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Ultimate Avengers

The promotional poster for Ultimate Avengers.
Directed by Curt Geda
Steven E. Gordon
Bob Richardson
Produced by Bob Richardson
Written by Comic Book:
Mark Millar
Bryan Hitch
Story:
Greg Johnson
Boyd Kirkland
Craig Kyle
Screenplay:
Greg Johnson
Starring Justin Gross
Marc Worden
Andre Ware
Grey DeLisle
Nolan North
Dave Boat
Olivia D'Abo
Fred Tatasciore
Michael Massee
Nan McNamara
James K. Ward
Music by Guy Michelmore
Editing by George P. Rizkallah
Distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment
Release date(s) February 21, 2006
Running time 72 min.
Language English
Followed by Ultimate Avengers 2
IMDb profile

Ultimate Avengers (also known as Ultimate Avengers: The Movie) is a direct-to-video animated film based on the Marvel comic book The Ultimates. This is one of two Marvel Comics properties to be released by Lions Gate Entertainment on DVD. The sequel, Ultimate Avengers 2, features the Black Panther. The DVD was released on February 21, 2006 in America, and in Europe on October 2, 2006. It has been rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for stylized action violence. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (565x836, 139 KB) Summary http://www. ... Bob Richardson was a award winning Canadian Football League player. ... Mark Millar (born December 24, 1969) is a Scottish comic book writer born in Coatbridge. ... The various characters of the Ultimate Marvel Universe, as seen on the cover to Ultimates (v2) #12. ... Greg Johnson (born March 16, 1971) is a professional hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... Boyd Kirkland is an American television director of animated cartoons. ... Grey DeLisle (born August 24, 1973 in Fort Ord, California) is an American singer, songwriter, and voice actress of Irish and Hispanic descent. ... Nolan Ramsey North (October 31, 1970 - ) is an American voice actor born in New Haven, Connecticut. ... Olivia dAbo as Nicole Wallace on Law & Order: Criminal Intent Olivia dAbo (born January 22, 1967 although she claims to have been born in 1971 according to her own personal website in London, England) is a former child actress (aged 13?-17), and sometime singer, whose career has... Fred Tatasciore is a voice actor. ... Michael Massee is an American actor from Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He provides the voice for the villain Spellbinder in The Batman animated series and Batman Beyond. ... James (Jim) K. Ward (born May 19, 1959 in New York, New York) is a voice actor who has contributed to a large number of video games and movies. ... Guy Michelmore is a British composer and television news presenter. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Ultimate Avengers 2 (also known as Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther) is the sequel to Ultimate Avengers. ... A film that is released direct-to-video (also straight-to-video) is one which has been released to the public on home video formats first rather than first being released in movie theaters. ... Marvel Comics (Stan Lee is behind many of the superheros) is an American comic book line published by Marvel Publishing, Inc. ... The Ultimates are a fictional government-sponsored team of superheroes in the Ultimate Marvel Universe, appearing primarily in their self-titled comic book limited series The Ultimates and The Ultimates 2, published by Marvel Comics, written by Mark Millar and drawn by Bryan Hitch. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Ultimate Avengers 2 (also known as Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther) is the sequel to Ultimate Avengers. ... The Black Panther (TChalla) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe who is the first modern Black superhero. ... February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The MPAA film rating system is a system used in the United States and instituted by the Motion Picture Association of America to rate a movie based on its content. ...

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Synopsis

When a nuclear missile was fired at Washington in 1945, Captain America managed to detonate it in the upper atmosphere. But then he fell miles into the icy depths of the North Atlantic, where he remained lost for over sixty years. But now, with the world facing the very same evil, Captain America must rise again as our last hope of survival, and lead a strong-willed team of today's superheroes. Captain America, the alter ego of Steve Rogers,[1] is a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ...


Plot

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

The film starts out during the World War II,it starts when the Captian was fighting the villains of the film and shows Captain America being frozen in suspended animation, only to be revived in the twenty-first century by the American military, who are hoping that they can recreate Captain America's super-serum in order to create more super-soldiers. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Bruce Banner and his girlfriend Betty Ross are among the government scientists working to recreate the Super-Soldier serum. Banner has been taking a series of drugs to prevent his transformation into the Hulk, but wants to stop taking the drugs because they interfere with his ability to work. Meanwhile, the revived Captain America has to get used to living in the twenty-first century...and goes on a indoor rampage thinking he was captured prisoner, while Nick Fury is trying to persuade Thor, Giant-Man, Wasp, and Iron Man to unite under the leadership of Captain America in order to stop an attempt by Chitauri space aliens to take over Earth.Iron man refuses since he "works alone". The Incredible Hulk The Hulk, often called The Incredible Hulk, is a Marvel Comics superhero. ... The Incredible Hulk The Hulk, often called The Incredible Hulk, is a Marvel Comics superhero. ... Ultimate Thor is a fictional character, a superhero in the Ultimate Marvel Universe based on the mythological Thor and the Marvel Universe Thor. ... Dr. Henry Hank Pym is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe, a founding member of the superhero group The Avengers. ... The Wasp is a comic book superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Iron Man (Anthony Edward Stark) is a fictional comic book character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Skrulls are a fictional race of extraterrestial shapeshifters that appear in the Marvel Universe. ...


Infighting between the superheroes hurts the ability of the team to battle the space aliens. Thor is only interested in environmental issues.Giant Man and Wasp's domestic disputes (although not as explicit as in the comics) interfere with their superheroics, and Banner is struggling to both crack the secret of Captain America's serum and control his Hulkish rages once and for all. An attack by the alien Chitauris provides the spark that unites the team together, and the Avengers successfully defeat the aliens.


However, a new problem arises in the form of the Hulk. Banner, by using a form of the super-soldier serum, is able to turn into an intelligent form of the Hulk.Unfortunately, Banner forgets that Hulk gets more insane when he gets depressed and goes into a berserker rage during the battle with the Chitauri, and attacks the Avengers. With the help of Betty, they are able to stop the Hulk and imprison Banner. The film ends with the Avengers reunited and celebrating after saving the world.The credits were pictures from the "Ultimates" comics.


Cast

Actor Role
Justin Gross Steve Rogers / Captain America
Marc Worden Tony Stark / Iron Man
Andre Ware General Nick Fury
Grey DeLisle Janet Van Dyne Pym / Wasp
Nolan North Henry Pym / Giant Man
Dave Boat Thor
Olivia D'Abo Natalia Romanov / Black Widow
Fred Tatasciore Hulk
Michael Massee Dr. Bruce Banner
Nan McNamara Dr. Betty Ross
James K. Ward Herr Kleiser

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Additional Voices

Dee Bradley Baker
Steven Blum
Keith Ferguson
Quinton Flynn
Kerrigan Mahan
Aileen Sander
Fred Tatasciore
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Reviews

Ultimate Avengers was released to mixed reviews. Some reviewers were impressed by the film's voice actors and storyline, while others detracted the film for basing the personalities of the Avengers on their normal Marvel Universe counterparts as opposed to their Ultimates incarnations (with the exceptions of Thor and Banner, who stayed close to their Ultimate counterparts despite the fact that Thor speaks in his normal Marvel terminology). The reaction to the animation was mixed, many critics saying that while the animation was adequate, it seemed surprisingly underfunded. The film was criticized by some fans for the story's plot and more mature themes being toned down from the original source material.


Comparison to The Ultimates

The plot of Ultimate Avengers is adapted from the first two story-arcs of the Ultimates comic book series, "Super-Human" (the formation of the team, their battle with the Hulk) and "Homeland Security" (the war with the Chitauri), set simultaneously, rather than one after the other. Notable differences from the book (mainly making the movie similar to the mainstream Avengers) include: The Avengers are a fictional superhero team that appear in the Marvel Universe. ...

  • Hawkeye, who is a prominent member of The Ultimates, is missing from Ultimate Avengers.
  • In The Ultimates, Captain America's frozen body is found by accident. In Ultimate Avengers, Nick Fury personally leads an expedition to find his body.
  • In The Ultimates, there is never any explicit evidence of extraterrestrial involvement in the German superweapon project. In Ultimate Avengers, three Chitauri ships are seen as the nuclear missile launches.
  • Henry Pym is portrayed as merely hotheaded rather than abusive and unstable (although a scene in which he yells at the Wasp is clearly meant to invoke the abusive aspect of his character, for those aware of the original source material).
  • Tony's dual identity as Iron Man is public knowledge in The Ultimates. In Ultimate Avengers, the public is unaware that Tony Stark and Iron Man are the same person.
  • Tony Stark's brain tumor in The Ultimates is not mentioned in the film. His mainstream counterpart's heart condition is used instead.
  • Bruce Banner was affected by gamma radiation (as in the classic storyline), which caused him to transform into the rampaging Hulk. In The Ultimates, Bruce Banner was working to recreate the Super-Soldier serum that created Captain America. He used an experimental version of the formula on himself and transformed into a mindless Hulk. The means by which he assumes his second, gray Hulk form, however, is the same in both the comics and movie - a modified version of the Super-Soldier Serum.
  • In Ultimate Avengers, Bruce Banner never goes on a rampage through New York as the Hulk, but a mention from Fury as he and Captain America fly over New York City and survey destroyed buildings implies he had previously.
  • Betty Ross in Ultimate Avengers is a scientific colleague of Bruce Banner. In The Ultimates Betty is the team's public relations manager.
  • Thor speaks in antiquated English, as in the regular Marvel Comics universe, while in The Ultimates he speaks Modern English. Additionally, Thor is clean-shaven in the movie, but sports a beard in The Ultimates. Thor has occasionally gone with the bearded look in the regular Marvel Universe, but is most frequently depicted without.
  • The team is never called the Avengers in The Ultimates.
  • In Ultimate Avengers, Black Widow appears to be attracted to Captain America. In the Ultimates, she pursues a relationship with Tony Stark, which culminates in their engagement. Additionally, in the comic Wasp is the one who pursues a relationship with Cap, though she makes a comment about how he looks "young", but this isn't mentioned again. However, at the end of the film, she briefly kisses Rogers on the cheek. Pym is then seen looking angrily at her.
  • In The Ultimates, it is never mentioned that the Chitauri use vibranium as armor and is highly unlikely, since they are easily killed by conventional weaponry rather than the vibranium-tipped bullets used in Ultimate Avengers.
  • The battle against the Chitauri is much more expansive in the Ultimates, involving dozens of ships, a vast but unknown number of ground troops, at least two countries, and a bomb capable of destroying the entire solar system. A much larger-scale, worldwide war later took place in animated form in Ultimate Avengers 2.

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DVD

The DVD contains numerous extra features, including interviews with the comic book creators of the Ultimate Avengers comic book, exploration of the creation of the animated film, a video game and previews for the future film.


Errors

  • When Captain America is found in the ice he is in a spread eagle position. In the next scene when he is unloaded out of the transport (still encased in ice), he is perfectly straight.
  • General Fury incorrectly uses the DEFCON System. When all of S.H.I.E.L.D's secrets are revealed to the Chitauris, Fury moves to DEFCON 4, which is peacetime with increased intelligence and security. When the threat increases and Chitauri ships are approaching, Fury moves to DEFCON 5, which indicates peacetime. In the DEFCON system, lower numbers indicate higher threats.

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Trivia

  • The final shot is of a newspaper (the "New Yorker News") featuring a cover story on the new Avengers team. The photograph on the cover of the paper is The Ultimates artist Bryan Hitch's double-page spread from "Ultimates #11: The Art of War". There are differences between the characters in that double-page spread and the way they appeared in the rest of the film (Thor has a goatee, Captain America's shirt has gray side panels, etc.).
  • Ultimate Avengers made its television debut on April 22, 2006 on Cartoon Network, though slightly edited for time and content.
  • The sequel indicates that only Herr Kleiser can shape-shift among the known Chitauri, meaning theoretically the Chitauri agent the Avengers intercept in the military base is, in fact, Kleiser himself.
  • Some of the sound effects used for the laser which cut Captain America out of the ice are lightsaber effects from the Star Wars saga.

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See also

The Ultimates are a fictional government-sponsored team of superheroes in the Ultimate Marvel Universe, appearing primarily in their self-titled comic book limited series The Ultimates and The Ultimates 2, published by Marvel Comics, written by Mark Millar and drawn by Bryan Hitch. ... Ultimate Avengers 2 (also known as Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther) is the sequel to Ultimate Avengers. ...

External links

  • Official Ultimate Avengers website
  • Marvel's Ultimate Avengers page
  • Toon Zone's Ultimate Avengers page
  • Ultimate Avengers at the Internet Movie Database

  Results from FactBites:
 
Ultimate Avengers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1319 words)
Ultimate Avengers (also known as Ultimate Avengers: The Movie) is a direct-to-video animated film based on the Marvel comic book The Ultimates.
The plot of Ultimate Avengers is adapted from the first two story-arcs of the Ultimates comic book series, "Super-Human" (the formation of the team, their battle with the Hulk) and "Homeland Security" (the war with the Chitauri), set simultaneously, rather than one after the other.
In The Ultimates, it is never mentioned that the Chitauri use vibranium as armor and is highly unlikely, since they are easily killed by conventional weaponry rather than the vibranium-tipped bullets used in Ultimate Avengers.
GameShark | Reviews | Ultimate Avengers II Review (1015 words)
That's not to say that Ultimate Avengers 2 isn't good or that it's not a solid continuation of the first film, but it does seem to be overshadowed by the extreme story in Ultimate Avengers.
Ultimate Avengers 2 attempts to resolve a number of problematic relationships and pits Captain America against his century's old nemesis.
Ultimate Avengers 2 is an enjoyable enough film with plenty of action and a few key scenes that push the envelope in terms of violence.
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