Iron Man Armored Adventures - The Armor Wars Part 1
This is a super cool
series that will appeal to both the kids and older geeks alike. Take the
story of Iron Man from both the comics and the more recent movies, spin
it around just enough to freshen it up for the new audience without
alienating them and away you go.
For those of you who
are not familiar with how this works, basically in this series, Tony
Stark is a teenage, with all the problems that entails, along with being
Iron Man on top of all that.
Backed up by his
friends Pepper Potts and Rhodey, AKA War Machine, they fight the good
fight against common enemies and of course super powered foes.
This is a fun and fast
series that simply had both the kids and myself hooked from the very
first episode. I must confess if this was the first disc you are going
to buy in the series then you might feel a bit lost. There is more than
one reference to Stark's dad and a friend that has betrayed him that is
never fully explained. The kids totally let that slip but I must confess
as the family geek, that was bugging me during the viewing.
The animation style is
pretty awesome and looks great. The Iron Man suits look good and the
younger Stark is cool as well. You can get a feel for the character and
his moods, though if you are expecting lightness like in the movies,
this Tony Stark has a lot of stuff weighing on him, making him a much
more serious player than he will be as an adult.
Episodes view well with
a complete tale in almost every show, with an overall storyline running
throughout to carry it all together. I like this; it's good to be able
to watch one and not feel slighted but know there is more just waiting
in the next episode should you want it.
This was a hit with the
whole family, and I would happily recommend it as a decent bit of fun
that everyone will enjoy. Make sure you check it out upon release!