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The Incredible Hulk

Posted: Sat, 14th Jun 2008, 2:56pm

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Anyone else see this movie?

Wasn't too thrilled about seeing this after the lousy trailer. Yesterday I had the choice of either seeing this or Indy 4. Decided that I didn't want to know that I would be wasting money. So I saw the Hulk.

Wow. I was surprised. This film was awesome! Ed Norton did a fantastic job as Bruce Banner. Something that I really liked was that Banner was already established as the Hulk when the movie started. That way they didn't have to spend a half-hour creating an origin for him. The CG was not incredible (ha, no pun intended) like Iron Man, but it fit the gritty style of the movie pretty well. But what was even better was that they used the least amount of CG as possible (major points for that).

The end battle was also one of the best fight scenes in any Marvel movie that I've ever seen. Just for that, I liked it more than Iron Man. I loved Iron Man, but it had a pretty underwhelming battle at the end.

I'm not going to give this film a numerical score. I'm just going to say that I loved every bit of it and it was worth $7.

There's really been some awesome action films this year. Such as Cloverfield, Speed Racer, now The Incredible Hulk. Bring on The Dark Knight and The Avengers!
Posted: Sat, 14th Jun 2008, 3:45pm

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I saw it. Loved it! Seeing Ironman and then that one! (Thinking about the ending biggrin)


HULK....SMASH!!!!!

Haha. Awesome. Loved it. 10/10 simple as that. Left the cinema with a great feeling and a smile on my face for hours. And I'm a Hulk-fanboy, so... x)

Go people. Watch it. I enjoyed it. Just watch where you walk so you won't get.. SMASHED! twisted
Posted: Sat, 14th Jun 2008, 11:40pm

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I just got back from seeing it and I didn't really like it. My cousin liked it but I thought it was a little predictable. It had a good begging and an OK end, the middle was kind of bad. I didn't like how it made the US military look like a bunch of mindless greedy people. IT WAS NOT WORTH $9.50 TO GO SEE.
Posted: Sun, 15th Jun 2008, 12:07am

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I loved this! Perfect, not-too-much-it-becomes-redundant-and-boring-style action, great performances- great cast, good direction, appropriate settings and pacing and Tony Stark on top of it all! I'd even agree while this movie doesn't have as much heart or well-developed 'moral dilemma plot' pushed into it as Iron Man, the ending fight was ultimately more well-timed and less-rushed to fit in there as was the Iron Man versus Iron Monger fight.

I liked it just as much, but for different reasons. It's yet another shame this movie had bad ad campaigns and poor press before it came out; as it was a truly exceptional Marvel movie. In my mind, one of the best and DEFINITELY the best anyone could've done (or cast for that matter) for a 'HULK' movie.

Great stuff, and a complete and utter shock. I haven't been this pleasantly surprised in a while. Worth the $10, I vote.

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Posted: Sun, 15th Jun 2008, 12:09am

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I'll keep it quick:

This movie really was incredible! The characters, the pacing, the story, even the effects- all of it- was superb. On par with Iron Man, if not better in some aspects (the multitude of fights was better).

8/10 as a movie, 10/10 as a comic book movie.
Posted: Sun, 15th Jun 2008, 12:14am

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Oh smile Saw it first time yesterday, went again to watch it once again today x) Cheering just as much at the ending every time. When's The Avengers set to be released?
Posted: Sun, 15th Jun 2008, 2:05am

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It was good. Ed Norton, Roth, and Hurt all give their expected excellent performances. This huge Marvel Universe is really turning into something great, lets see if they sustain this greatness or screw it up.
Posted: Sun, 15th Jun 2008, 2:20am

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Spiderman and X-Men are perhaps the most important and recognized Marvel franchises, so I'm glad they've had their own run as independent-of-the-marvel-universe movie sets.

But I'm super pumped at how Marvel is taking the less-known or less-cared-about heroes (that includes you, Iron Man) and mashing them into a single world. It hasn't been done really in movies this greatly before, and even aside from the Avengers I'm excited to see where it all goes.
Posted: Sun, 15th Jun 2008, 12:32pm

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Wow, I'm surprised i was the only one that didn't like it unsure . That is strange considering I'm the one that likes the movies every one else likes. I just couldn't wait for it to end tell you the truth.
Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 6:33am

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This movie was, for sure, right up there with Iron Man, in my book. Awesome fight scenes, good special effects, good story line, great casting.

My only complaint is a few cheesy moments in the script.

8/10.

I'm getting so hyped for what's soon to come from Marvel... ZOMG!
Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 7:35am

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Rockfilmers wrote:

I just got back from seeing it and I didn't really like it. My cousin liked it but I thought it was a little predictable. It had a good begging and an OK end, the middle was kind of bad. I didn't like how it made the US military look like a bunch of mindless greedy people. IT WAS NOT WORTH $9.50 TO GO SEE.
Partially agree, It was very predictable with a very uninteresting middle.
Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 3:16pm

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It looks like a cartoon to me, but it might be OK.


Did anyone stay until after the credits... I heard there is another "surprise" at the end...or is this just rumour...?
Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 4:16pm

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I stayed after. Nothing happened.
Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 4:57pm

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What happened to Tony Stark talking to the general? It was in one of the trailers, so I'm suprised it's not in the movie.
Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 5:06pm

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RodyPolis wrote:

What happened to Tony Stark talking to the general? It was in one of the trailers, so I'm suprised it's not in the movie.
It is in the movie... Right at the very end, just before the credits...
Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 5:06pm

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RodyPolis wrote:

What happened to Tony Stark talking to the general? It was in one of the trailers, so I'm suprised it's not in the movie.
That's what I heard was after the credits...rumor?
Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 6:25pm

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Stark was right before the credits.

I thoroughly enjoyed this film smile

Don't make me hungry
Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 7:09pm

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You wouldn't like me when I'm................hungry? Ah, nooooo.
Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 7:57pm

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I've seen it today, due to lack of other interesting movies and it was suprisingly good. I liked it smile Definetely better then previous Hulk movie. I had low expectations, but it turned out I was wrong smile

The movie was consistent. Hulk was powerful, so he was powerful throughout the whole movie. Not strangely weakened in some scenes, so that the bad guys can capture him, so that the script can go on, like we see in a lot of movies (bleh).

And I'm not really Hulk fan, so I do not possess vast knowledge about his storyline in comics, but I recall a guy from cartoon: green skin, big head (the Leader? I'll check wiki in a moment). Didn't we see him? The beginning of his transformation? Looks like they're going for another movie. Good thing, as long as they keep it good.

[EDIT]
Yeah, I was right about the Leader dude wink
Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 8:44pm

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I hated this. Loud, pointless, and boring.

My list of summer movies so far:

1. Indy 4 - 10/10

2. Iron Man - 9/10

3. Prince Caspian - 8/10

4. Speed Racer - 5/10

5. The Incredible Hulk - 1/10
Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 9:01pm

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Indy 4 10/10 neutral

I have to say, I'm speechless razz
Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 9:59pm

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jawajohnny wrote:

I hated this. Loud, pointless, and boring.

My list of summer movies so far:

1. Indy 4 - 10/10

2. Iron Man - 9/10

3. Prince Caspian - 8/10

4. Speed Racer - 5/10

5. The Incredible Hulk - 1/10
I don't know what you were expecting from a Hulk movie biggrin
Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 10:08pm

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Rating: -1

jawajohnny wrote:

I hated this. Loud, pointless, and boring.

My list of summer movies so far:

1. Indy 4 - 10/10

2. Iron Man - 9/10

3. Prince Caspian - 8/10

4. Speed Racer - 5/10

5. The Incredible Hulk - 1/10
I repeat what Gorion said in the Speed Racer thread.

Gorion wrote:

jawajohnny wrote:

Wow... I really don't understand how so many of you actually love this movie.
Everyone watch out, here comes the Fun Police!!
You're an idiot for going to movies that are obviously going to be (at the very least) somewhat loud and pointless and then complaining about them being loud and pointless. Boring? But you gave the underwhelming Indy 4 Snorefest a 10/10. Pfffffffffffffffffffttttttttt.

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Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 12:11am

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ashman wrote:

Indy 4 10/10 neutral

I have to say, I'm speechless razz
I'm an Indy fan. smile

Of course I went into this expecting it to be loud and pointless. I usually like loud and pointless movies... Live Free or Die Hard, Transformers, and Iron Man to name a few. The key thing is that the loud and pointless action usually makes the film exciting (something that Hulk wasn't). In other words, I felt like I was watching a lame special-effects show, as opposed to a good special-effects show that at least has a plot that kind of holds up.

This took pointless to another level. Is it not completely pointless for the military to be firing at the Hulk the entire time... when they aren't doing any damage? There should at least be some kind of plot!

And to everyone criticizing me for not liking Speed Racer: I saw it a second time, and I must say I liked it a lot better. I can now say it's fun from a visual standpoint (I've changed my mind), but I still hate the acting and the story.
Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 1:15am

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jawajohnny wrote:

I usually like loud and pointless movies... Live Free or Die Hard, Transformers, and Iron Man to name a few.
I haven't seen Transformers, but Live Free of Die Hard and Iron Man weren't really pointless. I think a lot of times some people start subconsciously thinking that if a movie has a lot of action and effects it's automatically plotless. A lot of movies with a lot of action and effects are plotless, but there's a lot that aren't too.



-Jabooza
Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 2:25am

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Christ you have a terrible taste in movies, jawajohnny.

I saw this today and I enjoyed it thoroughly. A very well done Hulk movie. Tim Roth's performance was awesome, and I really liked his character, and how they built him up.

Spoilers:
Now I'm wondering... Why did Ed Norton smile when his eyes turned green at the end? Is it because he now knew how to control his power?

I got excited when I saw Tony Stark suddenly pop up. Oh, and did anyone notice that the person drinking the infected bottle of juice was Stan Lee? Hehe, I love his cameos throughout Marvel movies. smile

I'd give it a 8/10. It was a good watch.
Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 2:28am

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Jabooza wrote:


I haven't seen Transformers
It always suprise me when someone says that.
Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 3:02am

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jawajohnny wrote:

I hated this. Loud, pointless, and boring.

My list of summer movies so far:

1. Indy 4 - 10/10

2. Iron Man - 9/10

3. Prince Caspian - 8/10

4. Speed Racer - 5/10

5. The Incredible Hulk - 1/10
Wow...I cant believe those are your ratings. You gave Indy 10 out of 10(which it really wasn't that great at all) and The Incredible Hulk 1 out of 10. Your messed up. I dont have any respect for you anymore.

RodyPolis- The answer to your spoiler question is yes. And I also heard that Stan Lee wasn't around when they were doing the actuall filming, so he couldn't have his usuall cameo appearance where he interacts with the other actors. I was curious to see what they were going to do to compensate for that, and it turned out pretty cool.
Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 4:44am

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Calm down, now, people. You don't base your respect of another person on his/her tastes; you can only deduce that his opinion on movies is not to be trusted if you want an opinion that approaches yours (or, admittedly, anybody's).

Very strange opinion, yes, but at least he isn't afraid to say it.
Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 5:02am

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Jabooza wrote:

but Live Free of Die Hard and Iron Man weren't really pointless. I think a lot of times some people start subconsciously thinking that if a movie has a lot of action and effects it's automatically plotless.
No movie is plotless, but Penny-Arcade says it best:



No desire to see the Hulk movie, not my thing. And judging people for their opinions is completely uncool. But anyone who likes Die Hard 4 is a tool.



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Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 5:31pm

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RodyPolis wrote:

Jabooza wrote:


I haven't seen Transformers
It always suprise me when someone says that.
Heh, well I've got it on my list of movies to watch, but combined with it's only-decent reviews, three and a half hour running time, and the fact that it's based off of a toy line, I have lots of movies I'd rather watch instead of it. smile
Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 5:59pm

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Jabooza wrote:

Heh, well I've got it on my list of movies to watch, but combined with it's only-decent reviews, three and a half hour running time, and the fact that it's based off of a toy line, I have lots of movies I'd rather watch instead of it. smile
Who told you that? Michael Bay directed it, not Peter Jackson. wink

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And according to Serpent, I'm a tool! biggrin
Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 8:42pm

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Atom wrote:

You're an idiot

Superman8 wrote:

Your messed up.
Wow... I can't wait to here what you guys will have to say next month when I say that I hated The Dark Knight... and loved the X-Files. smile
Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 11:51pm

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FreshMentos wrote:

Jabooza wrote:

Heh, well I've got it on my list of movies to watch, but combined with it's only-decent reviews, three and a half hour running time, and the fact that it's based off of a toy line, I have lots of movies I'd rather watch instead of it. smile
Who told you that? Michael Bay directed it, not Peter Jackson. wink
Hmm... well, Rotten Tomatoes said it was three and a half hours long...
Posted: Wed, 18th Jun 2008, 2:32am

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Serpent wrote:

Jabooza wrote:

but Live Free of Die Hard and Iron Man weren't really pointless. I think a lot of times some people start subconsciously thinking that if a movie has a lot of action and effects it's automatically plotless.


That was a classic Penny Arcade. I was thinking the same thing throughout the movie. But I saw the "Unrated" version on DVD, so I cut the director/writers some slack.

As for The Hulk, I liked it. Admittedly, I wasn't too impressed by Liv Tyler, but of course, she probably wasn't expecting an Academy Award anyways. Hopefully she's not reading this.... cool
Posted: Wed, 18th Jun 2008, 3:03am

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jawajohnny wrote:

Atom wrote:

You're an idiot
Wow...
LOLZ1111 OUT OF CONTEXT!!!1111
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jun 2008, 8:21am

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Well, unfortunately I missed Speed Racer due to it only being out for a limited time here. However, I was determined not to miss Incredible Hulk - again a film with lame trailers and no buzz but which, on release, everybody here raved about.

And I'm glad you did! I really, really liked it and was thoroughly entertained. Great start, really sucked me in - I like they way they 'sort of' made it fit in with Ang Lee's Hulk.

Cast all worked perfectly - Tim Roth is always awesome - and the story went down interesting routes. As with Iron Man, this really captured the sense of comic book storytelling. Great fun seeing the nods to Nick Fury, Stark Industries, Captain America, SHIELD and, of ours, Stark at the end. The references to the Cap in particular were cool. Although I do wish they'd saved Stark's cameo for post-credits; having it at the end meant that the Hulk film ended on Tony Stark's face, which seemed a bit rude - would have been better for it to end on Banner's face, then have Stark post-credits.

Then there's the elephant in the room, of course: the Hulk himself. Just before going to see the film I'd heard a review from a critic who claimed simply that the Hulk would never work on film, even if it's a good comic, because there's no way you can bring the Hulk to life without it being stupid or unrealistic.

I was concerned about that, and when he first appeared I was particularly concerned: the CG seemed quite clearly CG, lacking the photo-realism the ILM have recently achieved with Davy Jones/Transformers. However...once I got past that and suspended my disbelief a bit, it all worked brilliantly. The main reaason for this were the performances from Hulk and Abomination - the performances were so good that they pushed through the disbelief barrier.

The fight at the end worked amazingly well, given that it was two giant CG creatures fighting. I felt genuine personality from both of them, and there was a real physicality and violence to it. Hulk's rage came thorugh brilliantly, and you could really feel Banner struggling to control himself.

Good stuff. I'm impressed with the way it was tonally and stylistically very different to Iron Man, yet still felt part of the same universe.

AVENGERS!
Posted: Thu, 26th Jun 2008, 3:59pm

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isnt tony starck in HULK