Box art for Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow

Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow

anime & animation, children & family

The children of the Avengers must rise up to their parents' legends and stop the villainous android Ultron. But with the world in peril, can these inexperienced young heroes save the day?

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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common sense

ON for kids age 9
4 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
0 out of 5
Positive messages
4 out of 5
1 out of 5
3 out of 5

Rollicking young superhero tale; lots of cartoon violence.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie centers on the offspring of the original Marvel Avengers and their efforts to battle the villain who killed their parents and threatens the life of their guardian. As such there are themes of parental death and -- not surprisingly -- avenging their murders. The young superheroes battle a seemingly unstoppable Ultron, though the continuous sci-fi violence depicted is very much in keeping with comic book style.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about which of the young superheroes' powers they'd like to have, and why. For fans of James Fenimore Cooper -- what is the significance of Hawkeye's name, and why would that character have it? Would you have made the same decision as Torunn at the end of the movie?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Audience Reviews

3 stars

It's actually a lot better than you would think, but it is probably the least entertaining Marvel animated movie to date. It's a little cheesy at some parts, and the action is entertaining, but it's not as cool as it could be. Also it needed more action. Worth a watch, but not great.

- chickenmonkey707, Wednesday, September 10, 2008

3 stars

The next generation of heroes created by Marvel was a good concept. Iron Man, Betty and the Hulk were surprising and a nice addition. The nemesis though could have been better so much better. Especially when you find out how the orginal Avengers met there demise and why, and how easily he was dealt with. Just go check it out....

- beowulf1898, Wednesday, September 10, 2008

4 stars

09-02-08 --Marvel Animated projects are really coming into their own. They really prove it here with Next Avengers. I wasn't sure how this was going to be because of the whole Kid Aspect of it and they really nailed it. It is a whole new concept and story. It isn't from any comic source material but it felt like something from a "Runaways" or "New X-Men", "Avengers - Initiative" even. The children of the Avengers are hidden from Ultron after he defeats them and they fall. Tony Stark is the only one left and he raises them to be the ... yep you got it "The Next Avengers". It wasn't too "kiddy" and it had a decent amount of Marvel mythology. It was more like a "what if?!" issue or separate 4-issue edition but as a movie. Ultron was a nice choice of Villain. Originally created by Henry Pym he is always coming back in some way to destroy the Avengers and take over everything. Good Job marvel! Keep em comin!

- johnnyblaze2k, Wednesday, September 3, 2008