It’s not a bad movie. But it’s also not good. It’s watchable. There’s no character development, though that’s not an issue if you already know the characters. It’s something I see a lot in older animated comic book movies. That’s probably explained by the fact that most are direct to DVD, where the main audience will be people who were waiting for it and knew what to expect.
You’re briefly thrown into what seems like an animated excerpt of the live action Captain America movie released in 2011. The Avengers are quickly cobbled together to face aliens that are apparently such a threat to the world that they chilled out in hiding for 60 years while they waited for Captain America to thaw out.
Most of the plot was obvious, but I sat through the entire movie to make sure I wouldn’t be lost when I checked to see if the sequel–Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther–was an improvement.