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Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Frequent cartoon violence in action-packed superhero tale.

Movie NR 2014 71 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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The best aspects of IRON MAN & CAPTAIN AMERICA: HEROES UNITED involve the action and the animation. The action is unrelenting from the very first minutes of the movie and does not stop until the very end. That alone keeps things interesting. The animation is quite incredible, especially in the way these fight scenes are represented. If this was all there was to the movie, it would still be enjoyable.

However, the dialogue and some of the story line aren't as strong. Some conversations are trite -- especially the scenes in which Captain America and Iron Man taunt each other in a cocky manner. The stor yline is confusing at times: We know Red Skull wants to conquer the world and has seriously fascist leanings, but the talk of "repulsor cannons" and other high-tech weaponry is needlessly complex, especially for young superhero fans. Also, the convenient arrival of (SPOILER ALERT) the Hulk seems a bit too easy. That being said, this movie is worth seeing for the gorgeous animation and the nonstop action; Iron Man and Captain America fans will find lots to enjoy.

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