FW TV PICK: AVENGERS ASSEMBLE

Avengers Assemble (2013)

During this time I was still angry that “Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” was axed, but needless to say I was still curious to check out this new show that replaces it, however as I suspected, there were way to many problems! Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and newcomer Falcon are members of the Avengers featured in this animated program. Iron Man leads the team, as the heroes live and train in their new headquarters in Avengers Tower. When the team assembles, no villain stands a chance, as the Avengers work together to counter evildoers. Whether they’re stopping Dr Doom from conquering Asgard or preventing Dracula from unleashing vampire hordes, the Avengers do whatever it takes to succeed and make sure that good prevails. This series is designed to capitalize on the success of the 2012 film, The Avengers especially in tone and feel and is the successor to “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”; which all lies in with the issues I have with the series. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but I don’t want to see the expect same thing in an animated show. I always find it lazy that whenever they introduce a new member of the team or villain; they are designed after their movie counterpart (Vision is one of the many examples of this trend). Heck, they named the final season after Black Panther just because the movie was such a huge hit. Plus the animated style, which is also utilized in the other Marvel Animated Shows after is just not bright and colorful, instead coming across as dull and boring. The series features a combination of 2D and CGI animation. But to the shows credit, they still utilized many comic book storylines, even if most of it is the most recent ones (such as Jane Foster’s Mighty Thor). Overall I don’t think this is a bad superhero show, it does have its fair share of moments, but it still pales in comparison to its far superior predecessor; but on the bright side it will be fondly remembered as the last Marvel Animated Show Stan Lee did voice work on!

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