Avengers Grimm: Time Wars (2018)


When Rumpelstiltskin teams up with a new villain to try to take over Earth once and for all, The Avengers Grimm must track him down through time and realms in order to defeat him.

REVIEW: Asylum's recent Avengers: Infinity War mockbuster, Avengers Grimm: Time Wars, finally 100% confirms that, despite the continuity issues in Sinister Squad, that movie is in fact a direct continuation of the first Avengers Grimm, as this movie not only directly references it, but also has Alice and Mad Hatter returning from that movie to team up with Snow White and the other Super Princesses from Avengers Grimm to take on Rumpelstiltskin yet again, along with a new villain, the ruthless Queen of Atlantis.


Rumple is, yet again for the third time, played by someone different, Eric Feltes, and he plays him as almost the perfect combination of how Casper Van Dien played him in Avengers Grimm and Johnny Rey Diaz played him in Sinister Squad. Not quite as well as either of  them mind you, but in terms of personality it's a great compromise between the two wildly different versions. On top of that, this movie actually reveals that the Rumple from Sinister Squad and this movie is actually a different Rumple than the one in the first Avengers Grimm (apparently it's a popular name in Fairy Tale world?), which despite the two different personalities for him in those movies, I actually have issue with because the Rumple in Sinister Squad directly references and talks about the events from Avengers Grimm, so while trying to fix one massive continuity error, they just replaced it with another massive continuity error instead.

That issue aside, Avengers Grimm: Time Wars is one hell of a fun follow-up to both previous movies. It was great seeing characters from the first Avengers Grimm teaming up with characters from Sinister Squad, although it was a bit disappointing that Cinderella and Rapunzel from the first movie were nowhere to be found in this one, but Red Riding Hood is among the returning characters and she was my favourite in Avengers Grimm anyway so I'm happy she's at least among those that returned.


While I would have loved to have seen even more characters from the two previous movies make a return, and the continuity errors between all these movies seem to just keep growing and growing, which gets on my nerves quite a bit, the acting from everyone that does return from previous movies is actually improved greatly, the new characters are all great additions (and, in some cases such as with Prince Charming, hilarious additions), and the new actors and actresses are all fantastic. To add to that stuff the action scenes were fun and well-shot, the musical score great and fitting, and the story was interesting for fans of this little franchise, with some twists along the way to keep things fresh.

So basically, this was the perfect sequel to Avengers Grimm and Sinister Squad, and easily my favourite Asylum movie so far of 2018.

8/10 rooms in the Psych Ward

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