Parents' Guide to

Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Downbeat superhero story has less character, more violence.

Movie PG-13 2006 72 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+


Way better than the live action Hollywood mainstream crap that they're trying to peddle to a new generation. THIS is how these characters are supposed to look and act. Great movie and fun for all 8+.
age 12+


This is an ok version. I didn't like the skimpy clothing the females wear, but that seems to be prevalent in most movies these days. The live action version was better.

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Based on a 2002 comic series, this animated movie will likely disappoint fans of Joss Whedon's 2012 live-action movie, as well as fans of the previous Ultimate Avengers. The majority of this skimpy, condensed 72-minute movie consists of attacks and battles with an army of indistinguishable aliens. The lead bad guy, Herr Kleiser, likewise has no personality; he just sneers.

Another valuable chunk of time is spent introducing the characters of Wakanda, and establishing the story of the Black Panther. This leaves little time for the Avengers themselves. Iron Man, especially, is practically not even here. Captain American and Giant Man get the largest story arcs, and those are largely downbeat and depressing, with the women in their lives taking a supporting role. Likewise, the animation is somewhat flat and slightly below par. Overall, it's a waste of potential.

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