Saturday, June 14, 2008

Review: The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk has one main enemy this weekend. Iron Man. The Incredible Hulk is a GREAT movie. It has elements from the TV show, and the comics, ties them all together into one movie and says fuck off Ang Lee, this is how its done.

During the opening credits we get a rebooted origin story. Takes just over a minute, and we are thrown into Bruce Banners world. He is hiding in Brazil, working in a bottling factory, while studying martial arts and meditation to help keep his anger under control.

Of course, mistakes happen, Thunderbolt Ross finds him, and all hell breaks loose while Bruce is trying to reach the mysterious "Mr. Blue" who thinks he can help Bruce with a cure, or help Bruce control the Hulk better.

And of course, Tim Roth, Emil Blonsky is on Bruces tail as well, getting his ass kicked over and over, which leads him to lending his body to experiments to make him stronger so he can keep trying to finally take out Hulk, which of course leads to him becoming Abomination. The Hulk Vs. Abomination fight is one of the best fight scenes I have seen in a movie in a long time. People have been mainly bitching about Hulk and Abomination being CGI. Give me a break people, if they were actors in make-up you would be bitching about them not being CGI. And how stupid the actors look in the make-up. Plus no one was bitching about Gollum in the Lord Of The Rings movies. In fact people wanted to give the CGI character an Academy Award! The CGI Hulk looks great, acts great and is just fine, so rest easy. All the actors do a great job, Ed Norton is the perfect Bruce Banner. Tim Roth is a great villain.

Also rest easy in knowing, we finally have our Hulk movie. The Hulk movie we have waited years for. Now, you may be wondering, why did I say Iron Man was the Hulks main villain? I think the main problem this movie has is that Iron Man came out first, and so far all I have read is that Hulk is great, but not as great as Iron Man. Which leaves me to wonder if Hulk came out first, then Iron Man, would people say Iron Man was great, but not as great as Hulk? Who knows. As for me. They are equal. Iron Man is fantastic, and Hulk is just as good.

This might be a spoiler, but it is very very minor. If you are wondering, if anything happens regarding the Avengers, which was teased at the end of Iron Man, yes, that story continues. And yes it has to do with the appearance of Tony Stark in the Incredible Hulk. Also during the opening credits / origin story redo, pay close attention to all the papers and letters going around. You might see some familiar names.

As for future Hulk movies, word on the street is they have 2 more lined up. The next films villain is even set up in this movie. I won't say who, but once he is shown, you should know. If not, don't worry about it. If you loved the show but never read the comics, you will love this movie. If you loved the comics and never watched the show, you will love this movie. If you loved them both, you will have geekgasms watching this. Enjoy.



  1. Who was the next villain set up?

    I didn't catch it.

  2. Dr. Sterns (Mr. Blue) had Gamma dripped in to his head wound. Causing his head to swell.

    He becomes The Leader. He's a green guy with a big brain. He's the Hulk's arch-enemy. Kind of obvious, really. Hero: Big green dumb strong guy. Villain: Small green smart weak guy. It's not really dripping with creativity, and the moral ends up being "clever planning and logic can never win against the sheer physical brutality of a guy who barely even knows where he is."