Posted at 6:12 PM on June 3, 2008
by Euan Kerr
We are just a little more than a week away from the release of the new Hulk film, and I must admit I'm confused. Why do we have another Hulk film so quickly after the movie made by Ang Lee? It's always good to have another research project on the go.
Ang Lee attempt was rich, deep and too serious, and the Incredible Hulk franchise at Marvel remains one of the strongest (no pun intended).
Marvel Studios - new and on its own - felt it could do a better job. They paid for a great cast (it appears) and while it's no Iron Man, this may be a Hulk more true to his roots. Or at least to the popular man-on-the-run TV series roots.
It's about money and while the last Hulk wasn't that long ago, this one appears to include a little better investment in special effects and the Abomination (a hulkier hulk) looks good too.
Just wish 20th Century Fox hadn't messed up Fantastic Four so badly...
It is a summer of super heroes agan - Batman, Hellboy...kind of fun. And with more people having big TVs at home, the blockbuster can be a draw (unless it makes you sick like Cloverfield).