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Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by raigraphixs, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. raigraphixs

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    Hi,

    Dont know about you guys, but second time round (1st cinema), Hulk, is better viewing once the hype has died down.

    And the Hulk effects really work for me, even at the cinema, once you know how much work that goes into it, you can appreciate more. For something that is 15feet and green, he fitted into the movie really well, and seemed like a real character.



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    I missed it at the cinema so my first viewing was the R1 dvd 2 days ago.
    I really enjoyed it; didn't find it at all slow as other people have said - the dvd is excellent quality as well.
     
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    It was one of those movies that people knocked just for knocking sake!

    I thought it was excellent and better viewing than Matrix Reloaded.
     
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    The Hulk didn't know what it wanted to be. A turgid mess, with an appalling ending.
     
  5. Garrett

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    I have just finishing watching it for the first time and although I enjoyed it, they spoilt a lot of the enjoyment, by being over clever or stupid which ever way you look at it, with the split screens.:mad:
     
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    the splitscreen i supposed to illustrate the split personnality (for some parts) and I thought it worked fine
     
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    But in a lot of scenes it was not used for the Hulk such as the 4 way split for the helicopter transport. I detracted from the film rather than added to it. Generally the only time I find then acceptable is when 2 people are on the phone to each other and showing there reactions to the conversation.
    It reminds me of the annoying rotating camera round a person, just seems like the director wants to show how clever they are, but detracts and makes you take a step back and reminds you, you are watching a film.
     
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    I think the split screen was more to do with making it look like a comic - not the split personality.
     
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    I seem to have read that somewhere myself but the thing was it was a film not a comic book although based on a comic book.
     
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    Oh I agree entirely, but I think the director thought it would be truer to the comic than some othe adaptations. He was wrong though. :)
     
  11. Garrett

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    Someone should have listened and not made the Hulk Ang Lee:D

    And wasn’t that funny the ator was called Bana (Banner).:eek:
     
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    Could any long-time Hulk Comic readers tell me if the Hulk's father DID actually turn into a huge, ridiculus electrical currant/God-thingy after a couple of injections & some gamma rays, in the original stories?

    If yes, then I will appreciate the film's last quarter as being true to the original comics.

    If no, then last quarter of Hulk = turd!!! :eek:
     
  13. Garrett

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    Well I did read a lot of the early issues and his father was not mentioned. I also have a Marvel book that covers his appearances in Tales to Astonish and The Incredible Hulk up to 227 and his father is not mentioned in the character index.
    The character his father turned into seemed to be based on a character called the Absorbing Man from the pages of Thor.
     
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    Didn't like this movie at all, got bored half way through and switched off.

    My kids thought the same, glad I didn't take them to the cinema to see it.
     
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    That's what I feared. Pity really 'cos I was enjoying the film up until the end bit. Sigh.

    Thanks Garrett.
     
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    I too though that was the worst part of the film(the lake bit) as the action/story seem a little confusing to what was actually going on.
     
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    I really enjoyed this film and thought the split screens added to the comic 'feel'. I enjoyed it much more than Spiderman and the Batman's.

    Some of the effects weren't too great though....
     
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    Now that we've got all the Freudian/daddy-screwed-up-my-life business out of the way, maybe the sequel will be much more fun.
     
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    Actually I liked the movie but the Hulk itself looked like a displaced PC game character and the ending ... well, not worth mentioning.
    As well the split screen didn't fit in there, IMHO.
    Strange though I still think the story and acting was quite good, guess I like the more subtle hero flicks like Spider-Man than the all-action crap ...
     
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    I thought this film was really good upto the last 20 minutes...i'll say no more on that!!!!(apart from Banner's dodgy beard that looked like he bought it from his nearest joke shop!!!)

    I really liked the split screen effect and also the intertwining of scenes when focusing on one object.
    But i'm sorry....since seeing Chopper, i always expect Eric Bana to either chop his ear off or get his todger out!!!!! Not on request i would like to add!!!!
     
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    I have to say, I was expecting the worst from this film, esp comments since its release of the depiction of The Hulk - but I thought the effects were pretty good and added to the comix feel...but like most of the people I felt it was missing something where films like the X-Men, Spiderman leave you buzzing....what it was missing i'm not sure, but it didn't have that extra ingredient for me - however I still enjoyed the film, and wouldn't have referred to it as a turd :)
     
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    :) I liked the film a lot, up until the last quarter - once Banner Senior turned into a giant spark plug and moved to a waterhole in the desert (why, somewhere wet has to be the worst place for electricity to hang out?) , I lost interest. :(
     

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