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Marvel’s The Avengers (Four-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy) at Amazon.com
I know we’ve been spending way too much time talking about The Avengers but darn it, I loved that movie and I keep coming across tidbits I want to share. I’m a dork. Sue me.
This video is from The Daily and is called Hulk’s Smashing Special Effects. It’s really cool. It also helps illuminate why The Hulk is one of the most popular characters in The Avengers, and why Mark Ruffalo was such a brilliant choice to play Bruce Banner — and The Hulk.
This fan-made Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline at FilmBuffOnline is version 2.0. Yes, there was a first version, but it wasn’t good enough, so it was made again. It tracks all the various stuff that has happened onscreen from the first Iron Man film to The Avengers. I love it. And there’s no way I would have done it.
I know this is, like, days after The Avengers movie opened, but I’ve been talking about it non-stop with everyone I see. And while I am usually the person who brings up the topic, no one has yet said, “No! Please! Anything but that!” So let’s talk about The Avengers, shall we?
A number of people have asked me what I thought of The Avengers. They know that I am a proud Geek Gold Card member, and I’ve been yakking about this thing for months, if not years. I’ve been told that people enjoy listening to my yakking about superhero movies because I’m really, really into it. (Note: I am also passionate about other topics, and people have been known to enjoy my yakking about those as well.) I’m going to list some of my thoughts about the film here. This isn’t a review per se, but for those of you who haven’t seen it yet — and why haven’t you? — I may reveal plot elements, etc. That’s a spoiler warning for those who worry about such things. And now — Avanti! (That’s my version of ‘Excelsior!’ It’s not as good, but maybe it will catch on in time.) Read more »
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And now, The Incredible Hulk:
Hulk like Internet. Hulk enjoy sharing views with others. Hulk still believe that best way to make two people of one mind is to smash heads together, but Hulk mellowing in Hulk’s later years.
So Hulk shake head when Hulk read stupid article on puny website. First, even Hulk know that E! is not a word. Stupid puny humans. Hulk grammar less than perfect at times, but Hulk is Hulk. Hulk not known for witty repartee. Hulk never accused of being journalist! So when Hulk see debate about Hunky Stars of Hulk movies (which Hulk think not show best side of Hulk, but that another topic) and who would win in fight, Hulk get mad. Not as mad as Hulk used to get; Hulk working on anger management. Hulk live for today. Still, Hulk feel need to point out that Hulk is Hulk. Banner is Banner. Puny Banner! Does stupid writer think Hulk would call Banner puny Banner if Banner not puny? Does stupid writer think Hulk stupid? Hulk not stupid! If writer saying Hulk stupid, Hulk smash!
OK. OK. Hulk take breath now. Hulk find deep breathing to be effective form of calming Hulk when Hulk angry. Hulk strongest one there is. But Hulk know that Hulk need to be more careful. Hulk learn hard way that coffee tables don’t grow on trees.
So Hulk leave you with this. Hulk want to make sure people know that HULK NOT BANNER and BANNER NOT HULK. Banner is Banner (puny). Hulk is Hulk (not puny; also strongest one there is). Hulk not concerned about hunkiness; Hulk does think Hulk handsome in rugged, purple-pants wearing way.
Leave comment if agree with Hulk. If not agree, leave comment anyway. Hulk promise not to smash.
Thank you, Hulk. You are welcome anytime.
There will be a new Incredible Hulk TV show. The question is, why?
This is live-action, not animated.
I loved the old show when I was a kid. But, as I explained to my son when I showed it to him and he looked at me like I was asking him to ingest a weasel on a bun, this was back when we only had three or four channels. And very few of those channels featured super-heroes on a regular basis.
I watched the pilot of the old Bixby/Ferigno Hulk recently. It was fun, although the series is very much of it’s time, which is the 70′s. BIG pants. BIG hair. And for Ferigno as Hulk, BIG eyebrows.
One observation worth noting is that having a real person playing the Hulk makes it feel more real. Sure, you can do more with CGI. But Ferigno, as silly as he looked in that green body paint, managed to convey the idea that he was an actual living thing struggling to figure out what the hell to do in a world that hates and fears him.
That’s significantly more thought than I ever gave the show when it was actually on the air, however. Mostly I wanted to see something, ANYTHING that had to do with super-heroes.
In retrospect, the old Hulk TV show was only slightly related to the comic book. Yes, he turns into the Hulk. But this Hulk doesn’t talk. There’s no Betty, at least not that I can remember. There’s no Rick Jones. (Although there’s no Rick in either of the two movies. Why TV people not like Rick? Rick Hulk’s friend! Hulk smash people who cut Rick Jones out of Hulk storyline!)
Something else I noticed when I saw the show recently: with limited special effects and no supervillians, they had to rely on, you know, dialogue and stuff. Remember why David Banner (not Bruce, his name in the comics) got hit with too much gamma radiation? Because some technician in the office was tinkering with the equipment, and he didn’t mark the dial correctly. In other words, Banner thought the machine went to 11, but it really went to 11,000. (Puny Banner. Thinks he smart. He not smart. He stupid. Hulk smash puny Banner!)
It should be noted that I will absolutely be watching this new Hulk TV show, should it ever actually see the light of day. Hopefully it will be at least good enough for me to watch with the kids. Even if it’s not, we’ll probably stick it out for a few episodes. Why? Because it’s the Hulk, dammit.
Frankly, it can’t be worse than The Incredible Hulk Returns, which featured Thor and Daredevil.
Well, it shouldn’t be worse than that. In theory.