Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Incredibly...mediocre?

So, the trailer for this summer's Incredible Hulk showed up online tonight. Anyone else feel it merits a resounding "Meh"?

I fall in the small camp of those who actually liked Ang Lee's flawed, angsty Hulk - if nothing else, it was interesting. But I was also all for a series reboot that strove to meet more traditional fanboy expectations (ie "Hulk smash!"). Marvel promised more action, better CGI, and a cast of Edward Norton, Tim Roth, William Hurt, and Tim Blake Nelson - where could it go wrong?

Unfortunately - to me, at least - at this point, it doesn't look like much more than the rest of director Louis Leterrier's slick, actiony stuff. Which is fine, if that's what you're going for, but the response to an overly cerebral comic book movie doesn't have to be a brainless "sequel," does it? Of course, its release is months away, and I could be way off. Prove me wrong, Norton!

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2 comments:

Adam Wogen said...

Everyone knows that in 2003, Ang Lee made a crappy Hulk movie. What this movie presupposes is, maybe he didn't?

John Potter said...

An excellent assessment.

Also, Wildcat was written in a kind of obsolete vernacular.