Movie Number- 44
Title- Hulk (2003)
Branden’s Rating- 6 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating- 8 out of 10
Average Rating- 7
Netflix Rating- 4 Stars
Comments– There was a lot in this film that I liked: how the scenes had a comic book feel to the transitions, the CGI work was some of the best I have seen (and I usually hate CGI), and it was action packed throughout. But there was also a lot wrong with the film. First, this is not the story of the Hulk at all (which has become one of my favorite comic book characters that I have read about – read Hulk: Gray because it is absolutely fantastic), and that was very disappointing to me. However, once I was able to accept that this was Ang Lee’s telling of Hulk, I was able to enjoy the movie more. Even beyond that, though, I found problems with the script: I didn’t understand some of the story at all, and why some of the things happened the way that they did. It’s hard to look past these issues (which I realize I am not defining specifically, but I don’t want to give any spoilers in my comments), but I can forgive the film and take it for what it is/was: a summer, comic book blockbuster. There is just so much more to the Hulk that could have been emphasized here, and it was sad not to see any of that. Again, the CGI was stellar, and action was great. Mindless fun. I just hope Edward Norton’s The Incredible Hulk will be more my style (which is coming next from Netflix). Memorable-Great.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.