I received a copy of MARVEL’S IRON MAN & HULK: HEROES UNITED to facilitate this review; all opinions are my own.
In MARVEL’S IRON MAN & HULK: HEROES UNITED two of Marvel’s biggest Heroes are brought together to save the world from a new villain created by the evil organization known as HYDRA. This is the first full-length, direct-to-video CG animated feature from Marvel Animation Studios. this Marvel movie experience is available only on Blu-ray™, DVD. The Hulk and Iron are currently a few of Marvel’s most popular heroes and after the events in the Avengers movie, fan interest in seeing these two heroes unite and bash some heads in together has been a frequent request. And personally I am all for it, seeing these two power players together shows me that the beginning of the cross over era has only just begun, and it won’t be long before we start seeing many of our loved and lesser known Marvel heroes making their animated debut in movie mash up’s just like
MARVEL’S IRON MAN & HULK: HEROES UNITED is extremely well made, in full CG using voice casts from other known marvel franchises, such as Adrian Pasdar from Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man as Iron Man and Fred Tatasciore from TV’s “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.,” and “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”) as Hulk. The voice acting in the movie was top-notch, and the story although more light-hearted and comical than what we have become accustomed with today’s big budget movies and shows, plays very well in showing that relationships between these two super heroes isn’t all friendly banter. I got to see that a lot of people still hold a lot of contempt and recourse towards The Hulk because of not only what he is and can do, but the fact that he is a force that cannot be controlled or contained. We all know the Hulk is good, he knows he is good, but everyone else not so much, which always tends to force the Hulk to smash his way to a better understanding. And in MARVEL’S IRON MAN & HULK: HEROES UNITED it is no different, without giving too much away, lets just say the Hulk smashes through Tony Stark’s private flying fortress, in order to defeat our villain and save the world. I also got to see the Hulk wearing parts of one of Iron Man’s armors which makes him look super awesome.
Ok, ok no more spoilers, in MARVEL’S IRON MAN & HULK: HEROES UNITED Blue ray, DVD box comes loaded with extra content as well. Marvel’s “inter-missions” which lets you enjoy some retro marvel fluff with a twist, you also have an interview and discussion segment with Ruan Penagos and Joe Q and they talk about the super hero team-ups and give you some detailed information about how they came to love their favorite Marvel characters. You also have the Marvel mash-ups which are animated shorts that take different characters from the marvel verse and mashes them together for some very funny voice overs. MARVEL’S IRON MAN & HULK: HEROES UNITED was an extremely well done CG movie, and if this is the type of quality and work that Marvel is going to be delivering with these new mash-up movies then I say bring it on because I am really looking forward to them. You can find MARVEL’S IRON MAN & HULK: HEROES UNITED available at any retail store that sells movies or through online retailers.