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The Incredible Hulk movie runs at a pretty good
pace. To be honest I found myself preparing for more long
moments between excitement as the first one did, but this one
stays interesting and exciting even in between Hulk
transformations. It's a lot of fun all the way through. There
are quiet a few moments of humor the first one lacked.
It's not a laugh fest by any means, but it isn't overly serious
likes it's trying to be some sort of work of art. It tries to be
a good superhero flick and that's what it is. I found the Hulk
more heroic in this version than the first film. The
action sequences were incredible to coin a phrase.
Warning if you want to be completely surprised throughout the
film then forget the rest of this article. Just some basic stuff in
the film, but I know some like to be in the dark till they see it on
As a comic book and
TV Hulk fan this movie was a perfect amalgam of
both without straying too far from it's comic book roots at any
point. Loved all the TV show references.
1. Appearance by
Bill Bixby on the television
Bruce Banner is watching. This was a something Bixby appeared on
before the Hulk TV show I believe.
2. One scene in the movie has the piano tune of
the "lonely man walking" theme song we always heard at the end of
the Incredible Hulk TV show.
Lou Ferrigno does a cameo which got the
audience excited. Lou also does the voice of the Hulk as he did
earlier in the 90's Hulk cartoon show. The first time you have to
listen carefully as it sounds like he says, Leave me alone in a
monstrous voice. Then without a doubt in the climatic scene toward
the end, he screams, "Hulk Smash!" Loved that scene!
4. Jack McGee appears briefly as a student
newspaperman. Not exactly the TV version but a nice add on.
5. Paul Soles appears as Stanley.
Obviously a take on Stan Lee's name. Paul Soles did the voice of
Bruce Banner in the 1966 cartoon series. He also did the voice of
Peter Parker in the old 1967 Spider-Man cartoon series.
|6. The beginning
sequence featuring a quick glance at the Hulk's origin features
a lot of scenes similar to those used in the Bill Bixby TV
series such as the radiation chair.
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For the Hulk comic book fan there was a lot as well to keep you
1.The Hulk thunderclap was used to perfection in
once scene. The Hulk claps his hands together with such force as to
put out a fire instantly.
2. The military uses some classic comic book
sonic cannons against the Hulk.
3. Use of term, "Hulk Smash!"
General Ross. This happens right before the credits. The
audience went crazy with applause when he appears. Everybody stayed
around till the end of the credits, but unfortunately there was
nothing tagged on at the end. Tony makes a remark about forming a
new team, the
makes his usual cameo. He drinks from a bottle tainted with Bruce
Banner's blood and winds up sick from it.
6. Samuel Sterns appears aka the
Doc Samson putting the moves on Betty. He's
not suped up yet with the long green hair.
8. Of course you all know the
Abomination is the big villain of the film.
Bottom line this was a good movie for comic book
and TV Hulk fans alike. It's a good summer movie that won't bore
you. Lots of action, a few lighter moments here and there, and did I
say it already? It's got lots of action! I can't wait to see Captain
America and the Avengers now!
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