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Incredible Hulk actually....good?

Posted: Thu, 5th Jun 2008, 10:58am

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Compared to Iron Man's flawless marketing blitz that had us all whipped up into a blathering frenzy by the time of its release, The Incredible Hulk has been a rather muted affair, suffering from a couple of generic trailers, half-finished Hulk CG and general confusion arising from Ang Lee's Hulk (which was released only five years ago).

Early reviews are now starting to appear online and, to our pleasant surprise, are almost universally positive. While not as glowing as Iron Man's reports, it nevertheless sounds like The Incredible Hulk could be another success for Marvel. And that means only one thing: we're one step closer to The Avengers.
Posted: Sat, 7th Jun 2008, 3:35pm

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Edward Norton is a great actor and I'm sure he will pull of Bruce Banner. My only reservation after seeing the trailer is the amount of CGI. Whenever the Hulk comes on screen my brain will start screaming FAKE and if I am at all drawn into the movie I will be abruptly yanked out.

It's in my netflix queue but it will most likely be a skip at the theater.
Posted: Sun, 8th Jun 2008, 9:30pm

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aenigma wrote:

My only reservation after seeing the trailer is the amount of CGI. Whenever the Hulk comes on screen my brain will start screaming FAKE
Would that be the quality of the CGI, not the amount?
Posted: Mon, 9th Jun 2008, 10:21am

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aenigma wrote:

My only reservation after seeing the trailer is the amount of CGI. Whenever the Hulk comes on screen my brain will start screaming FAKE
Yes, but unfortunately the real Hulk couldn't make the actual shoot - something to do with clashing with his anger management class.
Posted: Mon, 9th Jun 2008, 3:47pm

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My interest for The Incredible Hulk has slowly grown and I'm quietly excited about seeing the film.
In my opinion Ang Lee's Hulk had much to like but was also plagued with a number of problems, where as the new film seems to very much be going for the TV show on steroids, if you'll pardon the pun.

I've always liked Hulk as a character and so whilst I'm keeping my excitement in check, I'll keep my fingers crossed for a fun, taught summer popcorn film.

Mantra
Posted: Tue, 10th Jun 2008, 4:07am

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The only experience that I have had with a Hulk was Hulk Hogan in "3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain" and "Santa With Muscles".

However, I am prepared to see this one with Edward Norton, as I thought he was alright in The Italian Job.
Posted: Tue, 10th Jun 2008, 8:37am

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Digerati Media wrote:

However, I am prepared to see this one with Edward Norton, as I thought he was alright in The Italian Job.
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You have seen Fight Club, right?
Posted: Tue, 10th Jun 2008, 9:02am

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I'm only 16 and it is restricted to persons aged 18 and over... However, if I just happen to be watching a screen when it comes on, what can one do ? smile
Posted: Tue, 10th Jun 2008, 9:03am

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Oops, didn't realise you were such a young'un. smile I certainly wasn't intending to encourage violating age restriction guidelines. wink

Well, when you turn 18 you can find out exactly how brilliant Ed Norton really is. razz
Posted: Tue, 10th Jun 2008, 9:08am

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Tarn wrote:

Oops, didn't realise you were such a young'un. smile
Awesome smile

Tarn wrote:

I certainly wasn't intending to encourage violating age restriction guidelines. wink
Never wink

Tarn wrote:

Well, when you turn 18 you can find out exactly how brilliant Ed Norton really is. razz
Yes, when I turn 18....
Posted: Tue, 10th Jun 2008, 9:09pm

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Hmm... it got 67% on Rotten Tomatoes so far. That's not really that big of an improvement over the 61% that Ang Lee's got.
Posted: Wed, 11th Jun 2008, 12:47am

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Jabooza wrote:

Hmm... it got 67% on Rotten Tomatoes so far.
That must mean it's guaranteed to be a terrible film.
Posted: Thu, 12th Jun 2008, 2:18am

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Anyone else think Tarn looks a little like Edward Norton?
Posted: Thu, 12th Jun 2008, 2:38am

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Rottentomatoes takes all the critics reviews they can, decides whether they are positive or negative, and then averages the bads and goods together to get a score. 67% means 67% of critics liked it, which is good overall, especially for a summer action film. Some films that audiences LOVE have abysmal scores at RT. It's a useful site, as most positively rated films are generally pretty good; just don't use it to judge a film. Find a critic that is like you, or watch it for yourself ala instinct. Personally, I hate strong heroes, hate the Hulk, probably won't see this; just making a point. Love Edward Norton though.

SGB wrote:

Anyone else think Tarn looks a little like Edward Norton?
Definitely.


I was very confused about this film, completely thought it was a sequel (I never was into comics, comic book films, the Hulk, etc. Never saw the 2003 Hulk).
Posted: Thu, 12th Jun 2008, 4:13am

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I thought Tarn was Edward Norton. neutral

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Posted: Thu, 12th Jun 2008, 4:38am

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SGB wrote:

Anyone else think Tarn looks a little like Edward Norton?
And here I was thinking I was the only one who'd noticed this uncanny resemblance razz
Posted: Thu, 12th Jun 2008, 8:22am

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Hehe. Quite a few people have commented on the similarity over the years. At some point I apparently shifted from "looking like Simon Pegg" to "looking like Ed Norton".

I once accidentally completely shaved my head (easier to do than you'd realise) and, coupled with my goatee, I looked really very similar to Norton in American History X. Not exactly the look I was going for, mind you...!

Most recently, everybody seemed to be most amused by the poster for The Illusionist, which seemed to have the biggest similarity so far...

http://media.movieweb.com/galleries/3818/posters/poster1.jpg
Posted: Thu, 12th Jun 2008, 6:42pm

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It has a 72% now. I have to see this, and I hope it beats Iron man cause I still don't see what all the fauss was about.
Posted: Sat, 14th Jun 2008, 4:57am

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Jabooza wrote:

Would that be the quality of the CGI, not the amount?
Quality looks pretty good, it's blatantly CGI though. My problem is I'll stop paying attention to the movie and start critiquing the CGI whenever the hulk shows up. And since this is the incredible hulk I'm guessing that's gonna be quit a bit.

SketchWork wrote:

Yes, but unfortunately the real Hulk couldn't make the actual shoot - something to do with clashing with his anger management class.
Yeah, that's too bad. I'll at least rent this one, which is more than I did for the last one.
Posted: Sat, 14th Jun 2008, 1:11pm

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aenigma wrote:

Jabooza wrote:

Would that be the quality of the CGI, not the amount?
Quality looks pretty good, it's blatantly CGI though. My problem is I'll stop paying attention to the movie and start critiquing the CGI whenever the hulk shows up. And since this is the incredible hulk I'm guessing that's gonna be quit a bit.
But it's still the quality you're talking about. Regardless of how often the CGI comes up, if it isn't good you're still going to criticize it. It doesn't even look like this movies has a whole lot of CGI in it other than the hulk, which would probably look bad if they tried to do any other way besides CGI. If the hulk looked really good than you wouldn't be criticizing it, even if it did show up often.
In this case, criticizing the effects because of the amount of them is like criticizing the acting for the amount of screen time they give the actors.


-Jabooza
Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 6:20pm

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I took my kids to see yesterday and we really enjoyed it.

A big improvement on the 2003 incarnation

I also liked the ending, but i won't spoil it for anyone smile
Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 9:30pm

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I saw this movie last Saturday. It was very entertaining and my son loved it. The movie did have alot of CGI, but it did not detract from the movie in my opinion.