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ShineFusion

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« on: 06-29-2003 01:01 »

I saw the Hulk today i thought it was really good the plot well thought out, the action sequences brilliant, the cinematography is used like a split screen similar to the show 24 but done in a comic book way, which is very effective, the acting was exellent especially Jennifer Connoly who seemed to be in it longer than Eric Bana much like when she was in A beautiful mind longer than Russel Crowe.

From reviews i have read i wasn't expecting what i got which was drama, romance action and story catering for everyone

The reviews have so far been mixed but in my opinion underrated.

 http://http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/TheHulk-1123219/
kip
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« Reply #1 on: 06-29-2003 04:19 »

im not fussed about this movie at all, i think it's being sold on the name, and nobody gives a fly green monster about anything else.

I saw the teaser, the trailer etc... not convinced on the actors performances, nor do the CGI do the film any justice. But... it HAS to be seen simply because it's the hulk.

*sigh*

And it'll only truely be the hulk if they have Bruce hitch hiking on the road with that sad music... *sniff*
ShineFusion

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« Reply #2 on: 06-29-2003 04:33 »

You do know that Jennifer connely has won an oscar and Eric Bana is highly acclaimed actor
I think you should see the movie before you give it the thumbs down it might surprise you. It's a serious film and the special effects are brilliant. They did'nt skip on the story either.
kip
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« Reply #3 on: 06-29-2003 04:42 »

I'll see it before thumbs down, but i'm just saying that I'm not fussed about it at all... is it eric or bruce bana? man, it's been ages since I saw/read anything (original) hulk related.

on a lighter note, the PS2 game looks good.
mikey

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« Reply #4 on: 06-29-2003 04:47 »
« Last Edit on: 06-29-2003 04:47 »

eric bana is the best actor....I loved chopper so much
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #5 on: 06-29-2003 05:14 »

I'm a bit iffy about The Hulk movie, but I absolutely love the rollercoaster  cool
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #6 on: 06-29-2003 07:19 »

Hulk smash people who don't realize the movie is based on Comic not TV Show

Hulk no like not talking in movie.

Hulk like the cinematography and well produced scene transitions.
winna

Avatar Czar
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« Reply #7 on: 06-29-2003 07:41 »

I thought it was gonna be kind of stupid (although I saw the trailor over a year ago and thought that was cool), but my stepbrother went and saw it and said it was awsome, and followed the comic book pretty closely...
ShineFusion

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« Reply #8 on: 06-29-2003 07:47 »

The cinematography was probably the highlight.
DeucePM

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« Reply #9 on: 06-29-2003 12:21 »

The whole thing was strange...for once, a director took a comic book premise absolutely seriously. Really seriously. Somberly, even. One thing, though...the guy playing Glenn Talbot overacted like a mofo. All the guy needed was a top hat and a Snidely Whiplash mustache.
Allen

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« Reply #10 on: 06-29-2003 12:46 »

Haven't seen it. Don't particulary want to and this actually belongs in "It Stinks....or not."
ShineFusion

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« Reply #11 on: 06-29-2003 23:38 »

I don't see how they could'nt have taken it seriously Bruce saw his mother killed by his father in front of his eyes. You can't expect them to make a comedy out of that.
Australian Guy

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« Reply #12 on: 06-30-2003 09:51 »

The thing is eric bana was barely in it.
asianlightning

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« Reply #13 on: 06-30-2003 10:28 »

Haven't seen it, and don't plan to see it either, neither renting or otherwise. The CGI looks terribly bad, in my opinion, and I don't want to support any more of these half-assed comic book to movie trends.

If you want a good Eric Bana movie, go see "Chopper."
ShineFusion

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« Reply #14 on: 06-30-2003 16:39 »

 
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Originally posted by *author*:
The thing is eric bana was barely in it.

Yeah Jennifer Connely was the star, like in A beautiful mind she was the star not Russel crowe.
news monster

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« Reply #15 on: 06-30-2003 16:42 »

Why does the Hulk look like lunchbox?
grunka_lunka

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« Reply #16 on: 07-18-2003 12:16 »

the cgi is actually better in the movie then in the trailers (i think the best description i heard was 'gumby on steriods'), if at times unrefined.

the first half of the movie was a bit dull and really not that interesting, but it picks up when he's on the lam. the acting and everything was fine, the script just wasn't very captivating.

heavy-handed, waaay too serious (yeah he's a tortured guy - but do they have to spend the whole movie trying to make us realize that?)

i also, unlike most people i've talked to, didn't think the comic book-like division of the screen did anything for the movie. most of the time it was distracting and looked rather pretentious.

oh yeah, and since when can the hulk fly?
Gocad

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« Reply #17 on: 07-18-2003 12:24 »

Doesn't matter. It is a comic character. Besides he wasn't flying, he just jumped from one point to the other. The CGI scenes were redone before the movie was released, which is why the CGI part look much better compared to the trailer.

Hulk is a good film, it has good actors (Nick Nolte, Eric Bana, etc.), the plot is ok and Ang Lee is a good director, who can handle any Film genre...

Summary:
Me like movie.
aussie dude

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« Reply #18 on: 07-18-2003 13:05 »

the cgi in the trailers dont do it justice, it is a bit slow going to get it started and mabe a tad too sombre but i didnt really like eric bana in it he had a bad accent and he was too stoney faced, he was good in chopper but he wasnt great in this.
M Jackson
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« Reply #19 on: 07-18-2003 16:11 »
« Last Edit on: 07-18-2003 16:11 »

This is probably the first film i've seen in a long time that I truely can't tell what I thought of it. Ang Lee is clearly a genius, one of the most brilliant directors in recent years. His direction on this film is truely truely outstanding! The split screen technique feels just like you're reading a comic book. The Shakespeare/Greek tradgedy elements are wonderfuly done. There is soooooooooo much about the Hulk that is utterly outstanding! But, why did I come away with mixed feeling!? I was wrestling with myself on trying to judge it (I actually felt lik the Hulk). There are just a couple of things in the film that seem so out of place and poorley concieved that they almost ruin everything! The dog attack scene would have worked better if different breeds had been used! The poodle just doesn't work. I thought I could try and except it on a Tim Burton-style quirky level. But no, it just feels wrong! That whole section of the film should somehow be re-edited and skip to Bruce being captured. This is where the film picks up and become truely excellent. At that point I was saying to myself "Ok the whole dog scene is forgiven, this is great". And it is for a long time. But then at the end when Bruce and his Dad are fighting it just all of a sudden went and spoilt it all again! Not the main part of the fight, but when his dad becomes that huge blob. It just felt out of place! I can't write-off the Hulk totally, because there are just so many brilliant things in it that I loved. I just wish I could be given a copy of the film and be allowed to get the scissors out and do some emergency editing!
Oh, but ILM's effects were outstanding! Some of the most brilliant work in their history! Like many people have said the trailer is very, very miss-leading.

Overall 7.5/10. I really want be able to like it more.
TSN-Bot
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« Reply #20 on: 07-19-2003 09:04 »

 
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Originally posted by kip:
im not fussed about this movie at all, i think it's being sold on the name, and nobody gives a fly green monster about anything else.

I saw the teaser, the trailer etc... not convinced on the actors performances, nor do the CGI do the film any justice. But... it HAS to be seen simply because it's the hulk.

*sigh*

And it'll only truely be the hulk if they have Bruce hitch hiking on the road with that sad music... *sniff*

Wait.. you're not conviced by the actor's performances after seeing the trailer? The CGI doesn't do the film any justice? At least watch the thing you're commenting on, dumbfuck.

The special effects were great. I don't see what anyone's problem is.. All these people were like "he looks like Shrek on steriods har har". What the hell? Die.

ASTERISK SIGH ASTERISK
Hulkbuster

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« Reply #21 on: 07-19-2003 22:20 »
« Last Edit on: 07-19-2003 22:20 »

*Cough* Guess what I think?

Despite the fact I am nicked after a special forces group that tries to kill the hulk I loved this friggin movie. The plot and subtext was nice and the acting and everything yada yada yada... but we got to see hulk smash things. What the hell else do you want, the emotions and reactions of the feral beast that is hulk was magnificent. When he burst out of that tank I got goosebumps. When he screams "Take it all..." at the end of the movie and says "Puny human" when he rips through the mirror I nearly wet myself. I may be biased but I loved the movie.

Edit: I'm just conjecturing here, but when Banner Sr, turns into the blob is he evolving into one of the creatures he used to resequence himself and bruce. It looked distinctly like he jellyfish that was at the start of the movie and I took it that he was finding the most simplified form that could hold such vast energy. I loved that end fight but thought they ruled out one of the hulks best enemies (the absorbing man) by giving all his powers to bruces dad, but then again who cares it was fun.
mikey

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« Reply #22 on: 07-19-2003 23:39 »

Nick nolte was so annoying, hes crazy in real life aswell.
ShineFusion

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« Reply #23 on: 07-20-2003 05:14 »

Nick Nolte is a wacko. There is a picture of him being a wacko in one of these threads........
Juliet

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« Reply #24 on: 07-20-2003 15:11 »
« Last Edit on: 07-20-2003 15:11 »

I went to see the Hulk today and I thought the film was really boring. I do you think that the  Hulk is hot though.

I think Nick Nolte was cool.

Xmpel

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #25 on: 07-21-2003 06:23 »

They made it to long. They could have made it 1 h 40 min and instead they make it 2 h 20 min. Far to long!
Cube_166

Professor
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« Reply #26 on: 07-21-2003 14:07 »

My friend had a dream he was flying, being pursued by the devil and thinking 'oh no he's going to catch me, he's had far more experience flying than I have.' I am actually going somewhere with this, bear with me. Then he realised he was part of a story and he looked around to see the hulk flying after them both and then beat up the devil.
This didn't happen in the film did it?
evan

Urban Legend
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« Reply #27 on: 07-21-2003 15:42 »

I'm pretty sure it was...
M Jackson
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« Reply #28 on: 07-21-2003 17:58 »

Cube, are you 'on something', i've noticed some of your posts lately are a bit...off. Is your avatar telling us something?

Oh yeah i've got more to say about Hulk. As I said in my main review, lots of the film I really, really liked. Some just didn't work for me. Well I've been thinking about the film and I'm starting to like it more. Unfortunately, the bits I didn't like are enough to stop me seeing it again in the cinema, but I'll definetely pick it up on DVD. I think a second veiwing is required. I've got a lot of respect for Ang Lee for doing the unexpected with this film. The marketing people a really trying to pitch this as a loud, dumb, summer flick, but it's much more than that. Even though not all of his risks have paid off, I still have to give two thumbs up for Angs work on this film.
Cube_166

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« Reply #29 on: 07-22-2003 08:56 »

No, I am not on anything. That was a friend's dream. As for my avatar trying to tell you something, well if it's doing that I reckon you might be on something.
M Jackson
Professor
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« Reply #30 on: 07-22-2003 19:02 »

Touch'e


That's meant to be French, I don't know if it's spelled right?
Berzerker

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« Reply #31 on: 07-25-2003 15:07 »

I dont like The Hulk. Never did never will. Its dumb and everyone made everyone think it was "EXTRORDINARY!" I dont give a crap about The Hulk and never will. Whatsd the lesson in it? X-Men  Is alot better at least there is a moral to it.
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