PLOT SUMMARY: Iron Man and Captain America battle to keep the Red Skull and his triggerman, Taskmaster, from unleashing an army of Hydra Brutes on the world.
Well, this is the second time Marvel attempts to do a CG animation movie after Iron Man and the Hulk back in 2013, which was not bad, but you won’t buy it for sure. However, this time with their new Iron Man and Captain America, I think they got it at last for some part of it, taking in consideration the two well-known superheroes from the Marvel franchise.
At first when the movie opens on its first scene, we see Captain America going into one of the Red Skull hideouts and beating his army of solders with the Red Skull’s voice talking about Captain America and telling his known story which I thought it to be more like a commercial for Captain America to be accepted or loved by younger generations. It’s the same story again, the Red Skull is trying to take over the world with the help of his right hand man, Taskmaster, who is known for his copying his enemies fighting skills.
Anyhow, the story goes fine and we see the difference between Iron Man and Captain America’s way of planning and approaching any fight or using any tactics to defeat their enemy. We see Captain America telling Iron Man to think before he acts while Iron Man is telling Captain America to be spontaneous and think while he’s on his feet. It’s more like a well-planed soldier and a spoiled rich kid not caring about the consequences.
Little that they know, Hydras army attacks Iron Man’s jet, defeat Iron Man and takes his prototype electro magnetic impulser, while Taskmaster defeats Captain America and take his as a prisoner as the Red Skull ordered him to do so. The characters arc are clear, well-thought out, but I liked the Taskmaster character and felt it more interesting to watch, although he reminded me so much of the character Death Stroke from the DC world, I guess they copied it and altered it somehow so people won’t know, but it’s pretty clear to any DC – Marvel fans.
Director: Leo Riley
Writers: Henry Gilroy, Brandon Auman.
Stars: Adrian Pasdar, Roger Smith, Liam O’Brian.
Release Date: 29 July 2014 (USA)
Iron man and Captain America: Heroes United. I rate 6/10. Three reasons why I’m not disappointed with this movie: 1- The characters are well formed. 2- The storyline is going as it should with lots of surprises. 3- Although they used the Red Skull a lot in their previous movies, but this one exposed him more than ever.