Deadra and me went to the movies and watched The Incredible Hulk. Before I plunge into my point of view on the movie, let me say this: I’m not a Marvel girl. I don’t know much of the Marvel universe. And I’m not much of a Hulk fan, either. I watched the last Hulk because of Ang Lee, I watched this one because of Edward Norton and Tim Roth.
Deadra, on the other hand, is a Marvel girl (and doesn’t understand my obsession with Batman and Superman) and the film did for her, what it couldn’t achieve for me: One fan girl orgasm after the other. [NICK FURY!!! POSSIBLY DR. STRANGE!!! IRON MAN!!!] [Okay, I enjoyed Robert Downey Jr.‘s appearance as well.]
Apparantly, meaning imdb says, (almost) all the small hints to the Marvel universe (which were really nice as far as I got them) were Edward Norton’s idea, who worked on the script (talented bastard…).
So, after these preliminaries, here’s what I thought: They managed to keep the Hulk the same size – big cheers for them! Although I think that they proportioned him wrong (his hands are bigger than his head… That’s not good), I like the not-so-neon version better. And according to the imdb, his colour changes with his mood, which is a really cool idea. But I didn’t notice while watching.
I really enjoyed the acting, especially Edward Norton and Tim Roth (who seemed a bit bored, though, and had some crappy lines), but also Liv Tyler. Finally, not a girl who just waits to be saved (actually, I expected her at one point to cry out, “If you want him, come and claim him!” Which, I think, is partly due to her voice). [Oh, and I kept thinking, “where do I know General Joe (Peter Mensah) from?” Here’s the answer.]
The Abomination really was the ugliest thing ever, and the bones, oh my GOD, THE BONES! Really, you can do almost anything gross on screen and I won’t even flinch, but bones sticking out somewhere, where they are not supposed to stick out and maybe even see the process really does it for me. I didn’t expect to have to fight myself to not close my eyes in that movie.
Unfortunately, the action scenes were boring. You could make it a challenge to find out, in which movies we saw stuff like that already. They could have been a little more creative.
And why did they change his story again? Can’t you at least agree on how he became the Hulk?
And what’s up with this sonic canon? That must have been the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen (in its depiction, at least). It looked like they were trying to blow dry the Hulk to death.
So, summarising: Acting good, references good, writing sucked, directing sucked.