Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Incredible Hulk the movie

No spoilers following:

Kate and I saw The Incredible Hulk movie this past Sunday and really enjoyed it. People coming into my store have said across the board that they enjoyed it also, but you wouldn't know that from looking at the Rotten Tomatoes site, where compiled reviews have it at only about 64% favorable. I think what's happening with this Hulk movie is, one it followed the Iron Man movie which everyone loved, and two, it's another Hulk movie, which for a lot of people who didn't like the Ang Lee one from a few years ago, this (Hulk) isn't a character they felt the need to revisit.

The Incredible Hulk
movie doesn't reinvent the wheel (or celluloid for that matter), but neither did Iron Man. I believe the factor that's got Iron Man ahead is that it's a comic book super hero we haven't seen on the big screen before so it seems fresh, unlike the Hulk which has been done as a movie twice now and was a live action tv series. The Incredible Hulk isn't stylish, but at the same time all the actors are really good, there's no characters doing stupid things, the Abombination is well established, the effects are solid, the story is good (it even manages to not entirely throw away what happened in the Ang Lee version), and is the Hulk smash movie people expect when it comes to this character. It's totally worth seeing.

1 comment:

Patrick Roberts said...

this new hulk is a lot more fun than the first one with Eric Bana... as usual Ed Norton has gravitated to a "split personality" role