So.... has anyone seen this movie yet?
I'll most likely be seeing it tonight - a friend of mine caught a midnight show last night (or should I say 'this morning') and he gave it extremely high praise. Actually, his exact words were 'Dude, the first 10 minutes was better than Ang Lee's Hulk'.
This is good, since the Ang Lee version was garbage.
I'm sure that there are people out there who liked the Ang Lee Disaster, and I don't want to offend anyone's opinion. But I'm a old school Hulk fan. And the one thing I can say about the Hulk is that while his origin may be shrouded in an drama encrusted cocoon, he is not. Allow me to site some examples of his overwhelming badassness:
1) He threw a building at Superman (in the Amalgam crossover).
2) He threw Superman into space, and pretty casually at that.
3) He punched through/shattered Onslaught's armor (Onslaught was a Prof X/Magneto psychic nightmare, and virtually wipes out the Marvel Universe. The Hulk all but sent him packing).
4) He took on the full force of a turbine engine, then grew his own skin back.
5) He moved the Blob, who's whole deal is that he's IMMOVABLE.
6) He punched through a force field generated by X-Man, one of the most powerful marvel characters. Ever.
7) As the Maestro (long story, but a good one - "Future Imperfect"), he kills practically EVERY Marvel villain AND superhero, and keeps various keep sakes of them (Wolverine's skeleton, Cap. America's Shield, Ultron's head, etc, etc.) and then proceeds to rule the world.
8) Three words: World. War. Hulk. Definitely a good pick up. I probably could have used just this as a prime example, but that wouldn't to the Hulk enough justice.
This is but a taste of the rage induced ownage The Hulk as unleashed, some of which wasn't even in his own universe. Apparently the writers felt it necessary that there wasn't enough ass to kick in the Marvel Universe, so from time to time, the DC Universe got a taste of The Hulk.
In any case, it looks like that's what this movie will be - a simple formula. Some comic book science, man on the run, then Hulk. Enjoyment.
He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you...
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