Review By Arsenal, Media by Stu
Episode Episode #10 - Egg-Streme Violence
Original Airdate February 5th, 2000
When Egg-Head devices a way to make Ant-Man's pym particals work against him, the remaining Avengers rush to his rescue.
Directed By: Ron Myrick
Music Composed By: Shuki Levy and Kussa Mahchi
Animation Services By: Sae Rom
Guest Starring: Martin Roach as The Falcon, Ron Rubin as The Vision, Rod Wilson as Ant-Man, Linda Ballantyne as The Wasp,
Stavroula Logothettis as Scarlet Witch and Lenore Zann as Tigra.
Some Avengers episodes are surprisingly fun. Some are amusingly bad. This one was irrefutably awful.
First, the villain Egghead is loathsome. His voice actor plays it for kitsch, and the guy never comes off as a threat. Worse, he doesn’t come off as funny either. The character model is ridiculous and his scheme is laughable. (I’ll ambush you at a parade and spray you with evil bubbles.) He’s irritating. You want someone to dismember him so he can stop chewing the scenery.
Lousy villains were commonplace for Avengers. Ultron is supposed to be a genocidal robot. He comes off like a glory-seeking ham. He pauses… three times… every line. It’s like listening to a villainous, mechanized William Shatner, but I digress.
Second, the episode focuses on Hank Pym. I’d say Hank is the most boring member on the Avengers, but none of them are that exciting. Hank is B-list, strictly. A fan favorite, perhaps, but making Pym the leader of the Avengers is like making Henry McCoy leader of the X-Men.
Pym needs the big three (Captain America, Thor and Iron Man) to interact with. He’s a good supporting character and a lackluster leading man.
Finally, if Wanda says “winds of destiny change” one more time, I’m gonna smack a gypsy.
“Eggs-treme Violence” was bad, even when judged by the standards of prior episodes.