Thursday, June 19, 2008
The Incredible Hulk: HULK SMASH!
Sometimes, before I write my own review, I read what others have had to say. I know, I shouldn't do that, it might taint my own opinion. But I do. and I have a question for some of the other reviewers out there regarding The Incredible Hulk.
What the hell were you expecting? Dr. Zhivago? It's a Beautiful Life? The Godfather, maybe? Fiddler on the Roof, hmm?
This is THE INCREDIBLE HULK. Wanna know what it's about? A guy who gets pissed off every now and then, and turns into a giant green monster who smashes the crap out of everything in sight. So you know what you need to be in the mood for before you go see it?
Yeah- a giant green monster smashing the crap out of everything in sight.
And you wanna know what I was in the mood for when I went to see it? A giant green monster. Smashing the crap out of everything in sight.
And you know what they gave me? EVERYTHING I WANTED, AND MORE.
This movie was friggin AWESOME. He tears a cop car in half- IN HALF- with his BARE HANDS- and uses the halves as BOXING GLOVES. What's not to like here??
There is no message here, beyond the obvious metaphor regarding controlling your anger. There is no attempt to win an Oscar going on here. I didn't go to see this in hopes of being lifted up on cloud 9 and taught to be a better person.
I came to watch a giant green monster smash the crap out of everything he could possibly smash the crap out of. And I was entertained.
I am giving The Incredible Hulk a 9 out of 10, for smashing the crap out of everything in sight. And I am giving other reviewers the bird for thinking they were going to see Ben Hur, or The Sound of Music.
Posted by Steven Rosbach at 1:30 PM