IRON MAN & HULK: HEROES UNITED Blu-ray Review
Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United is available on Blu-ray and DVD from Marvel Entertainment. It is the first (hopefully of many) long form action films. Directed by Eric Radomski and Leo Riley and features the voices of Adrian Pasdar (Heroes) as Iron Man, Fed Tatasciore as Hulk, David Kaye as Jarvis and more. The film is primarily based at children, but fans of the characters will thoroughly enjoy the film.
Iron Man and Hulk join forces to save the Earth from HYDRA and Zzzax. Hulk is knocked out by sleeping gas and captured by two HYDRA scientists. Using Hulk’s Gamma Energy , the scientists attempt to supercharge a Stark Arc Reactor. Tony Stark is notified by Jarvis that one of the reactors is close to meltdown and Iron Man flies into action. Hulk escapes before the meltdown, and so does Zzzax, a being of pure electricity that is hungry for more power and destruction. Iron Man and Hulk use their brains and brawn to battle Zzzax before a planetary blackout. In addition to Zzzax. the heroes have to take on Wendigos, deadly robots and Abomination.
The voice acting is decent, especially that of Pasdar and Kaye. I am personally not a fan of Tatasciore as Hulk, but that is just me. The CG animation is impressive for a direct-to-video film. It felt as though a comic book came to life on screen. The colors and shading are impressive and pop off the screen. The story is great, but the action sequences are my favorite part of the movie. It is really cool when Hulk puts on the Iron Man armor to battle Zzzax. I also loved the way Iron Man and Hulk worked together in the Avengers movie, and this team up is equally enjoyable.
Not to be sappy, but it is great for Marvel and Disney to show kids the meaning of teamwork. Conserving energy is an underlying message in the film. Thankfully it does not beat you over the head with the message. There is plenty of humor in addition to the action. Hulk gets zapped in the face and loses his sight and there are some funny sequences between Iron Man and Hulk as a result.
Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United is the perfect film for all ages. If you loved these heroes on the big screen, then this Blu-ray is the perfect addition to your Marvel collection. Just like Marvel movies, it is important to keep watching past the credits. You can enter to win an awesome prize pack that includes the Blu-ray and an Iron Man MiniMate. You can also buy the Blu-ray on Amazon.