Super Movie Review: Hulk 2003
It's not as bad as you might think.
I always had a soft spot for this movie. This was the movie that really sparked my scientific curiosity. People seem to have a passionate hate for this movie. I could never fully understand it. I guess you have to be a different kind of person to appreciate this movie. I've always been different from other people,so I thought I might be able to bring a unique perspective for reviewing this movie.
When I saw this movie for the first time I thoroughly enjoyed it. When I told friends at school about it they thought I was crazy. They said it was the dullest most boring Superhero movie they ever saw. They would always say how it made them fall asleep. I think the main cause of that is the what it tries to do it goes to deep into it. For example it tries to explore the psychology of Bruce Banner and the Hulk. It also goes to deep in how the Hulk was created. I remember rewatching the movie over and over again trying to fully understand the science they were presenting. A general audience isn't gonna care about nanomades and how they respond to emotions and replicate,changing Bruce's blood cells creating a bigger bigger guy. While I don't care and personally prefer to see more of it,again other people don't care.
We come to see Bruce as General Ross does,a guy who is emotionally disturbed and when he gets angry becomes a creature of destruction. People say they wanna see a more intelligent Hulk while in this movie he does have a measure of intelligence. Like in the desert he's looking around,he seems to appreciate nature,but he knew that moss points north. He also knew that his weight would enough to bring down that F 22 Raptor. All the main characters to me are played straight by their actors.
I like General Ross more in this than in TIH. He was more of just not liking Banner,like in the 90's tv show. He wanted to make the Hulk into a weapon,which is okay. But anyway this Ross sees the Hulk as major threat and his plan it to kill Hulk.
There is a complaint that I heard that there is little action in this movie. Not true. There are more fight scenes in this movie than in TIH. The problems is that there's so much drama in this that we feel like there's very little action. The drama in this is uninteresting to people. Which is why people are so bored.
The movie focuses more on Bruce's repressed memories than the title character. If it wasn't for the Hulk this movie would belong more on Lifetime than being a Superhero movie. Looking at this as a fan its not a good Superhero movie. But it is a good drama. It delves deep into the mind of a man with what you could say Bi-Polar disorder. I feel this is what Angry Lee was going for.
To me you have to really be paying attention to know that Talbet wants to use the Hulk as a weapon. Even though I like this I tend to stop paying attention at this point. I do really like how they subtlety nod that the Hulk has unlimited power. I remember trying to mimic the Hulk when he was jumping from cavern to cavern trying to escape the military. You can see the grace of Hulk while he's jumping miles for miles.
I personally wouldn't recommend this movie to alot of people. I would have to really know them. I don't like how the Hulk would get bigger. Thinking about it now I don't care for it. I do like how he could barley speak,that's how Stan Lee intended him to be. The final fight I always liked. It took me years to figure out that Banner's dad was Absorbing Man.
Another thing that always kinda threw me off was how the Hulk was inside Banner. David Banner's research was about increasing the strength of human D.N.A. Not about creating other beings inside humans.
This movies problem is that the action doesn't make up for the "dull" drama. And the story is not engaging for the audience just because this movie manages to fascinate me to this day doesn't mean other people will like it as much as I do.
I'm gonna do something interesting here in the comments below please state your personal problems with this movie. And what you would do if another Hulk movie is to be made.
And remember "HULK IS STRONGEST THERE IS!!!!!!"
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