Ah, this movie thing is already starting to get old. See what happens when I see an excellent movie like Iron Man? I am spoiled for all other movies, especially comic book ones.
After spending a day in the country with Mark’s family (well, half of his family none of the younger nieces/nephews/cousins/siblings were around, we were the youngest people there by decades) we decided to hit the Drive In Movie (second time this year baby) to see HULK.
HULK because Mark loves comic books, especially Marvel. And Hulk because I love Edward Norton.
And Hulk because well, Iron Man was playing the late screen later!
I’m not a big movie person but man oh man there’s no better way to see a movie AND spend a lovely night outside…
So what did I think of the Hulk? Meh.
Lots of Rwar! RWAR! RWWWWAAAAR!
Lots of bits of sweetness in Liv Tyler (could there be a cuter scientist?) And well Edward Norton is always good. But the poor guy didn’t have much of a character to develop. RWAR! But this is the essence of a comic book movie right?
The villian was boring. Oh, I am a man who is in the Army who wants to ask the General what the scary giant thing was that attacked me. Oh, I am a man who is smart and powerful and wishes I could be more powerful and go back 20 years. Oh, I am a man who is now being injected by something, ouch, and now I am powerful. And I want to be even MORE POWERFUL.
Yeah, no personal connection between the random guy *The Abonomination* and *The Hulk* unless I missed something? Not the same in Iron Man. ALL PERSONAL. Going after the evil insurgents who held him captive. Personal. Going after evil, evil Obadiah Stone who was selling STARK WEAPONS TO THE INSURGENTS. Very personal. Oooh, such a great movie!
Anyhow, back to the Hulk? Um. I never really get over the disconnect in movies like this. For example, when Mr. Green emails Mr. Blue the data Homeland Security is smart enough to find out who Mr. Blue IS but somehow Bruce (Mr. Green) and Betty can trollop through the city unnoticed going halfway across town by cab and foot and arrive on campus and have Dr. Sterns (Mr. Blue) hook him up to a possible antidote to cure him AND have time to have a shoot the shit follow up session and then show the two of them the lab where he somehow made hundreds and hundreds of samples of the Hulk blood ALL BEFORE THE FBI/ARMY GET THERE?
Um, yeah. Sure, sure.
Needless to say, I rate The Incredible Hulk much closer to the Indy Scale of movies than the Iron Man scale.
BUT FOR THE LAST FIVE MINUTES. Which made me drool.
Aside: I caught a little bit of Raiders of the Lost Ark the other night on the TeeVee and I wish that the Indy movie I saw had just a bit more of that charm found in the few scenes Mark made me watch. Oh well.
Aside: Aside: I started watching the 2nd feature of Iron Man while Mark fell asleep in the back of the truck. I really, really didn’t want to leave, was loving it again, but seeing poor Mark all curled up and exhausted knowing he was running a race the next morning kicked my sense of goodness back into gear.
Tony Stark is so fucking dreamy, I can’t stand it.