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Old May 11 2013, 10:46 PM   #16
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Re: Marvel's Avengers Assemble animated series discussion

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So if Carol joins the team, will she called Ms Marvel or Captain Marvel on this show?
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Old May 12 2013, 04:52 AM   #17
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Looking good. Interestingly it appears to be after some point in time when the Avengers have disbanded. It obviously looks quite inspired by the movie with the members, not at all like a sequel to EMH.
I've heard it claimed that it's in continuity with EMH, but this trailer makes that seem unlikely. EMH's Falcon was very different from this guy, a more serious, tough character voiced by Fringe's Lance Reddick. I'm wondering if it might relate to EMH the way Spider-Man Unlimited related to its predecessor animated series back in the '90s -- ambiguous about its relationship to the previous show so that it gives the impression of a connection at first but is really a distinct continuity.

For what it's worth, I gather the characters have the same voices they had in Ultimate Spider-Man (at least for those who've appeared there), which raises the question of whether it's in continuity with that.

I can't remember if it was official or not, but I do remember reading somewhere that is in continuity with USM, and maybe with Hulk & The Agents of S.M.A.S.H. I'm not sure about Hulk &...., but I'm almost positive they did say USM.
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Old May 21 2013, 07:31 AM   #18
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First episode of Avengers Assemble for free on iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-seaso...39?i=647992758
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Old May 21 2013, 07:29 PM   #19
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And here's a new trailer:

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Old May 21 2013, 08:19 PM   #20
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They could not be more blatantly trying to copy the movie, could they? I saw an earlier preview that had more direct imitations of moments from the movie (or approximate imitations, like Hulk flicking Hawkeye across the room in much the casual way he punched Thor in the film). It doesn't give me a lot of confidence that this show will offer anything original or fresh.
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Old May 22 2013, 02:42 AM   #21
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I watched the trailer earlier and I couldn't judge to much from it. It didn't look to bad to me. I'll probably check out the free episode tomorrow.
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Old May 26 2013, 05:39 PM   #22
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Well I saw the first two episodes, it looks like it will be good.
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Old May 26 2013, 07:50 PM   #23
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Well, it's not actually bad, but I'm not entirely sold on it. It's definitely in the Ultimate Spider-Man universe (unofficially called Earth-TRN123, apparently) -- the same voice cast for the shared characters, the same look, even a J. Jonah Jameson cameo -- but is taking a relatively more serious tone, and is heavily, heavily derivative of the movie, right down to copying the film's Stark Tower design so exactly that I think they just took the same computer model and applied a more cartoony texture to its rendering. And yet it also features the same Avengers Mansion seen in Earth's Mightiest Heroes, or something very close to it in design.

It feels like it's trying to set itself up in a way that it could pass to the casual viewer as a sequel to either EMH or the movie. The Avengers existed before but have broken up, and now Stark brings together the same team from the movie. But it becomes clear that the team spent more time together here than they did in the film, plus Hulk is a lot more talkative. And it doesn't fit the EMH continuity either, because the Falcon is a very different character, and because Iron Man has no history of leading the team in this version. I think I'd prefer it if it were more forthright about defining its own distinct reality, rather than trying to be this generic.

And there's a big logic hole in the central premise. Okay, so Iron Man takes on the leadership role he's ill-suited for once Cap apparently dies, and struggles to become worthy of that role. But they get Cap back before the first episode is over! Why not just pass leadership back to him? This is never addressed or justified. It just feels like Iron Man had to be in charge because he's the top dog in the Cinematic Universe, regardless of whether it made any in-story sense.

I'm not sure how I feel about the "let's all be roomies" premise. That has the potential to degenerate into reality-show-like hijinks, and isn't that what they're also planning to do with Hulk: Agents of SMASH, only even more blatantly?
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Old May 29 2013, 06:00 AM   #24
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So I just finished watching Marvel's Avengers Assemble: "The Avengers Protocol - Part 1" and to be completely honest, I wanted to turn it off at least twice before the end of the episode. Not sure I'm going to watch Part 2 now.

This show is just so... It's just sub-par.
In no way does it come close to the bar set by Avengers: EMH

I'm still bummed about that cancellation just to launch this "New" take on the Avengers in a shared universe with the Ultimate Spider-Man show (which I also don't care for) but whatever.

Green Lantern
was good despite what I expected.
Young Justice was Excellent
Avengers EMH also Excellent with a nice retro/modern appreciation of comic lore thrown in.

Least I've still got Legend of Korra to look forward to.

Not sure there's anything else out there at the moment that tries to approach these sorts of characters in at least a halfway reasonable/realistic way now, save for Korra.
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Old May 29 2013, 06:19 PM   #25
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I watched the first episode, and it sucked. I barely got through it. The story was annoying, the edits (like making the screen super widescreen and stuff like that) almost made me scream by the end, and overall it just sucked. EMH was a good show, this is just bad. I'm not going to waste my time with it.
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Old May 29 2013, 10:00 PM   #26
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Yeah I couldn't get through the first episode either. The animation looked decent, but the rest just felt like generic action cartoon stuff.

I also don't see the point in using the team from the movie if you're just going to give them a bunch of generic cartoon personalities. I would have loved to have seen Ruffalo's more bemused and low-key Banner in this, or Evan's and Hemsworth much more human and likeable Cap and Thor. Hell, even Renner's grittier Hawkeye would have been kind of fun to see in a cartoon.
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Old May 30 2013, 03:18 AM   #27
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Having watched the pilot... I'll watch the series but I enjoyed EMH much, much more...

Even the animation looked cheaper than EMH! Ult Spidey looks much better than this does.
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Old May 30 2013, 03:20 AM   #28
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I watched the first episode, and it sucked. I barely got through it. The story was annoying, the edits (like making the screen super widescreen and stuff like that) almost made me scream by the end, and overall it just sucked. EMH was a good show, this is just bad. I'm not going to waste my time with it.
Damn, now I have to check this out. If hated it this much, then it's probably going to be one of my favorite shows.
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Old May 30 2013, 05:34 AM   #29
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I really could've done without Hawkeye making jokes about the Hulk's bad breath and body odor.
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Old May 30 2013, 05:01 PM   #30
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I really don't have a long review of this, and it doesn't need one. This new Avengers toon is bland. I felt nothing while watching it; I may as well have been watching E!.
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