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Monday, June 23, 2008

The Incredible Hulk

Saw this yesterday.

It's pretty solid, particularly early on. I liked the way they acknowledge the origin stuff without spending a lot of time on it, while they do a good job putting Bruce Banner and his needs front and center.

The special effects are solid, and make this worth seeing on the big screen. There are some logic quibbles at times, like how this huge big green monster keeps disappearing after confrontations without no one seeming to know in which direction he went, while the fact that the final battle probably kills countless people is rather glossed-over as well.

Still, I was entertained enough.


I also saw PERSEPOLIS on DVD. Animated, very different, and worth checking out.


At 5:20 PM, Blogger E.C. Henry said...

Being entertained is what it's all about. Glad you liked "The Hulk." It seams the comic book hero-to-silver screen moives are the ones Hollywood are getting right with the most consistancy these days.

Wish there was more original source material being made into movies. Can't anybody write a good spec. script that commands market attention to make it? Where's the next "Sixth Sence" going to come from? I wanna be supriced by something totally new and unexplored! Scott, get busy. We need ya putting in that hour a day so we have THAT movie!

- E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

At 12:19 AM, Blogger Steve Peterson said...

It'll be interesting to see the longer version on DVD when they put back in some of the (likely character) stuff they cut to make it less like Hulk 1. I noticed some scenes that felt oddly short, and suspect they had more too them prior to the scissors getting there.

As far as the disappearing Hulk goes I think the comic-book explanation would be one of the Hulk superjumps where he literally clears out of small states or nations with a single jump.

At 11:13 AM, Blogger Brett said...

I liked the TV show well enough but there's just something about the trailers for both HULK movies which make me wanna pay money to stay away. Zero interest -- none.

At 1:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the opening of the current Hulk trailer looks cool, but once I see all the commotion is about the Hulk -- I'm done.

I thought Iron Man was decent, but rumors of all these superhero movies being released back-to-back-to-back etc... leading to a Justice League movie with all of them in it, sort of bores me. I'm sure there's an audience juiced for it, but I can't wait till it's all over.

At 4:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


JL is WB/DC. 'Cept WB doesn't even want the actors currently playing Batman and Superman to reprise their roles for a team-up movie.

Marvel does.

Team ups make sense comic wise -- happened all the time. Whether it'll work in a film or not, remains to be seen.


At 3:44 PM, Blogger Scoopy said...

I was surprised how good it was. The first hour was great. Then things got wobbly as the 2nd villain got serviced more than the hero, but I'll take it.

At 3:06 AM, Blogger Clare said...

I was lucky enough to see Persepolis in our local theatre / cinema. It made me cry, but I loved it all the same.

There's been a fair amount of chatter here in the UK (or at least in the places where I hang out) about the graphic novel of Persepolis -- but I haven't seen that yet.

At 9:46 AM, Blogger marcoguarda said...

I'm just curious about your opinion/analysis/breakdown of Pixar WALL-E...


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