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

Another worthwhile and enjoyable Marvel animation. Really aimed at a younger market, though I would assume younglings love adult orientated Superheroes. Still the overall plot here is fairly dark with the Avengers all dead and Ultron having taken over the world. Enjoyable action allowing us to see Iron Man and Hulk back, though once again Hulk is used as a last minute saviour. The voice acting is very lighthearted and the children's turmoil or being orphans and the last people in existence is something that could have been explored better. If you enjoy superheros and don't mind a bit of tongue in cheek fun there's a lot of entertainment value to be squeezed out here.

- kiriyamakazou, Monday, October 6, 2008

3 stars

Nice Marverl..... Adding in the Iron Avengers, Vision, Ultron, and The Hulk made for a good film. Didnt think going to a young squad was worth passing all the other great storylines Marvel has had....hopefully they will hear my cries. Secret Wars Movie...Come on Marvel.

- emeka79, Sunday, November 9, 2008

4 stars

Marvel has done great with their animated line up. Ultimate Avengers 1 & 2, Iron Man, Dr. Strange, and now in a sort of "What If?" spin, it's the Next Avengers. I was looking forward to this the least. 1st because it dealt with a slew of brand new characters. And 2nd because it was the first one to be PG instead of PG-13. I was afraid that it wouldn't have the edge that the last ones had. I was wrong on both accounts. This had the spirit of the Avengers through and through. It was just a LOT of fun to watch with my boy. Another fine job, Marvel.

- dcrees, Tuesday, September 30, 2008