Caught the ending of the newer Hulk movie on FX last weekend, so I decided to have myself and Incredible Hulk movie night. I'm not the biggest fan in the world of the Ang Lee Hulk film, but there's enough there that I like to warrant another view. The Louis Leterrier version I thought was much, much better. He seemed to have a better grasp on the characters and what makes the Hulk awesome. This time I also get to start a little early, as I have one other Hulk movie which is not only fun for the whole family, but also probably my favorite Hulk movie of all time, the animated Hulk Vs. dvd that Marvel did. Yep kids, this has the makings of one incredible movie night.
Finally going to round out the night with Louis Leterrier's The Incredible Hulk. Again, lots of people bitched about this one too, and maybe I'm being a bit forgiving being that I was so disappointed in the previous movie, but this is way more in line with that I want to see in a Hulk film. Big action, big characters, and a knock-down, drag-out at the end between Hulk and Abomination. It has it's problems, but overall I don't think any comic book movie has been perfect. I like Edward Norton as Bruce, didn't even mind Liv Tyler as Betty, but i do think Sam Eliot was a better Thunderbolt Ross than William Hurt was here. I also had no problem with Tim Roth as Emil/Abomination. The real star of this one is the fight at the end anyway, and I'm sorry but it is absolutely awesome. Worth sitting through the rest just to get to it in my opinion.
I'm going to be chock full of gamma radiation after this one! I've even got the animated movie for Planet Hulk, which is the greatest Hulk story I've ever read, but I have never bothered to watch it. I generally don't care for the Marvel animated flicks, they're nowhere near as good as the DC ones. Still, I suppose at some point I should watch it being that I paid for it. Feel free to leave a comment below, just don't make me angry. You won't like me when I'm angry. Seriously, just ask my kids.