Friday, January 23, 2015

Shorts: Avengers Assemble: Season 1 (2013-2014)

Avengers Assemble is cartoon following events of The Avengers (2012). Show is made to capitalize success of the movie but as far as I know it is not same continuity with Marvel Cinematic Universe. Many things are same with the movie but there are few differences. Ending of season made it quite clear that this is not Marvel Cinematic Universe continuity. It just looks very similar. I would be really surprised and moviegoers would be very confused if it was.

Cartoon Avengers consist team of the movie with addition of Falcon. The main villains are Red Skull led Cabal. We got visits from Doctor Doom, Spider-Man, Galactus, Loki and Guardians of the Galaxy. Guardians visited close to time of the Guardians' movie and it was movie's version of the team. To be exact members were from the movie but they acted like they had same role as in comics.

Most episodes has something to do with Cabal. Then suddenly before season finale there are few filler episodes without Cabal. Episode before fillers made Cabal story interesting. I understand why Guardians episode was at this point. Other filler episodes could have been earlier in season.

First season has 26 episodes with half an hour long episodes. Episodes are not groundbreaking. Cartoon is quite entertaining if you are into superhero comics or cartoons. If you are not then you can safely skip this.

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