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    Marvel Studios announced a release date for the Hulk 2 " THE INCREDIBLE HULK".
    Directed by top rising star Louis Leterrier (Transporter 2, Unleashed), The Incredible Hulk will return to the roots of the long-running comic series, combining a well-developed storyline with incredible action and fun. Zak Penn, who previously collaborated with Marvel on X2 and this summer's smash hit X-Men: The Last Stand, is writing the script. The project is being produced by Avi Arad, Kevin Feige and Gale Anne Hurd and will be executive produced by Michael Helfant, David Womark, and Ari Arad. Marvel Studios is currently casting the project.
    Read all about it here. By going back to "roots" of the comic, I hope this one won't disappoint us Hulk fans.
    LEGENDARY MARVEL SUPER HERO TO RETURN TO THE BIG SCREEN IN ALL-NEW, ACTION-PACKED ADAPTATION HITTING SUMMER 2008
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    Latest on this movie is that award winning actor Edward Norton will be the new Bruce Banner. replacing Eric Bana.
    Norton takes over a role played in the Ang Lee-directed "Hulk" by Eric Bana. Though that film opened strongly, it didnít fare as well as other Marvel efforts, including "Spider-Man," "X-Men," "Fantastic Four" and, most recently, "Ghost Rider."

    Marvel Studios, which has a $525 million credit facility obtained through Merrill Lynch, made "The Incredible Hulk" its second film under that arrangement, and seeks to make a sequel that is less self-serious and more in line with the comic series and TV show. Leterrier directed the action-filled "Transporter 2," and "Unleashed."

    The new pic begins with Banner on the run, trying to avoid capture long enough to cure the condition that turns him into a misunderstood green menace.
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    The problem with Ang Lee's Hulk was... that it was Ang Lee's Hulk. Ang Lee film fans didn't like him doing a comic book superhero. And comic book superhero fans didn't like Ang Lee's cinematographic style. I think I'm one of only a handful of people who actually like both.

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    I sort of liked it.

    I think most were expecting action/smash/bash but instead got a real storyline. Plus the CGI was kind of laughable for the time.
    Edward Norton is a great actor. As Bruce Banner tho? I'm not sure I can see him transforming into the Hulk. I can see him transforming into Brad Pitt tho =p
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    the Abomination will be the villain so we may actually see the Hulk fight in this one.
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    Previews of The Incredible Hulk were shown during the Iron Man movie. This movie opens on June 13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Miyashiro View Post
    The problem with Ang Lee's Hulk was... that it was Ang Lee's Hulk. Ang Lee film fans didn't like him doing a comic book superhero. And comic book superhero fans didn't like Ang Lee's cinematographic style. I think I'm one of only a handful of people who actually like both.
    I like both, too, and I did enjoy Hulk. Ang Lee's a great director, and since I have no loyalty to Hulk and never cared much for either the comic book or the television series, Lee's treatment offended neither my senses nor my sensibilities. I wish we could get more comic-book superhero treatment by directors like Lee.
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    Rumor on the web is you must stay for the end credits on this film too. Robert Downy jr. filmed a little something as a link to Iron Man.
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    I hated the HULK movie that came out a few years ago, I was never a big fan of the comic book version. This movie seems like it will be be more closer to the Bill Bixby tv version which I dearly loved as a kid.

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    Things have come a long way since the Ang Lee HULK. The trailers look interesting but I'm hoping they don't get carried away with cgi action, which can tend to overwhelm any subtle sfx.

    It doesn't look like it but does anyone remember the way they sfx'd Mr. Hyde in "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen"? THAT was awesome!

    The British do it so well,,,,,,and subtle. The ogre in the restroom in Harry Potter,,,Mr. Hyde in LOEG,,,Gollum. American sfx tend to be over-the-top smash mouth sfx anf the cgi tends to be obvious renderings.

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    just my two cents but i liked this new IH! i thought ed norton did a good job; no spoilers but i will say that the opening scene will make you blow your cereal right thru your nose (if you happen to be eating a bowl while watching the movie!) and some of the dialogue is pretty funny. two thumbs up for me.
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    Saw this movie this afternoon at Ward Theater.

    If you are a fan of the CBS series, this movie has a good number of references to it.
    If you are a fan of the Marvel comics, some of the characters are there, but I have to admit that the character of General Ross is more of a weasel here.

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    New Hulk SMASH Old Hulk
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    I like the fact that he speaks Hulk Smash!
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    Quote Originally Posted by helen View Post
    Saw this movie this afternoon at Ward Theater.

    If you are a fan of the CBS series, this movie has a good number of references to it.
    If you are a fan of the Marvel comics, some of the characters are there, but I have to admit that the character of General Ross is more of a weasel here.
    Did you catch the "lonely man theme" on the soundtrack? Lou and Stan have cool cameos too.
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    My wife and I snuck out to see this last night. We liked it. A solid summer popcorn flick, and another good entry in what's obviously going to be a successful movie franchise for Marvel. No, it wasn't as good as "Iron Man," it was almost sunk by an excess of CGI, but it had a good mix of character and action. Oh, and Liv Tyler wasn't awful (it must be in her contract to be wet in at least 75 percent of her scenes).

    I thought the "final battle" wasn't nearly as enjoyable as the fight earlier in the film (or maybe the "big fight at night in New York" was just overdone by "Cloverfield"). And there was a big plot hole that bugged me (relating to Dr. Sterns). But definitely worth a matinee, and probably a good pick for a fun night out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pzarquon View Post
    And there was a big plot hole that bugged me (relating to Dr. Sterns).
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    I think he means how did Banner and Sterns iniitially hook up via the Internet. Did Sterns publish a web site that Banner found? I doubt it that Banner created a Craigslist entry and said he was sufferring from gamma ray expourse and needed help from an expert.

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    Ah.

    I didn't know who Dr. Sterns (aka The Leader) was, so I looked it up after watching the movie.

    ...and while I was looking up stuff from that movie...

    I read that the Brazilian slums in the beginning of the movie were real, not a CGI effect. I went to Google Maps, zoomed in on Rio de Janeiro, flew around for a bit, and there are slums like that ALL OVER Rio. Check this out. Then fly NE a few thousand feet and check out the gigantic mansions in the hillside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helen View Post
    I doubt it that Banner created a Craigslist entry and said he was sufferring from gamma ray expourse and needed help from an expert.
    are you sure? i think such entries are very commonplace on craigslist, although they're not in the Help Wanted section; they're more often posted in the Men Seeking Men section!!!
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    For what it's worth, here's my complaint about Dr. Stearns, and it has nothing to do with the history of his character or connection to Bruce Banner... it's a simple plot point from the movie that would annoy anyone.

    Bruce Banner and Betty Ross are on the run, working hard to stay off the grid. As The General himself notes, Bruce was able to live underground for years, he's good at it. But Bruce Banner wants to send The Data to Dr. Sterns ahead of time, so he uses a random computer in a random place to fire it off. But, the hyper-sophisticated algorithms the government uses to monitor all traffic on the internet flags the transmission and brings it to the government's attention.

    All this is well and good.

    So the government knows that Bruce Banner is on his way to meet Dr. Sterns. And they are so intent on catching Bruce Banner, they implement roadblocks leading into New York City, inconveniencing thousands of people to find one guy... who just grabs a boat and floats across to Manhattan.

    Next thing you know, Bruce Banner and Betty Ross get to the university and run into Dr. Sterns on the front steps. They make their way to his lab, and have all the time in the world to talk and start their little experiment. How is it that it is only at this point that The General and friends mobilize and head over to Dr. Sterns' lab?

    Why weren't there snipers crawling all over Dr. Sterns' campus and lab the minute his name was "flagged" by the government? Especially since, earlier in the movie, the government set up a pretty damned spectacular campus ambush that somehow managed to surprise Bruce with an army's worth of heavy artillery?

    My primary problem with this is that there's no reason the plot had to be set up that way. It's like they went out of their way to be ridiculous. If Dr. Sterns only popped up on the government's radar when he, say, flipped the switch on his gamma whatchamacalit, the timing of everything else would make sense.

    In fact, it was Dr. Sterns' character that seemed out of place in the movie, backstory notwithstanding. I was sure it was Liv Tyler that was going to stick out like a sore thumb, but like I said, she managed to... not annoy.

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    To followup on pzarquon's point:

    How did Bruce and Betty managed to get from Virginia to New York on $40, without using credit cards

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    Quote Originally Posted by pzarquon View Post
    My wife and I snuck out to see this last night. We liked it. A solid summer popcorn flick, and another good entry in what's obviously going to be a successful movie franchise for Marvel. No, it wasn't as good as "Iron Man," it was almost sunk by an excess of CGI, but it had a good mix of character and action. Oh, and Liv Tyler wasn't awful (it must be in her contract to be wet in at least 75 percent of her scenes).

    This is my concern from the trailers. I'm seeing it on tuesday. I may be going into it a little prejudiced because I did not like the over the top stuff you mention. Just from that, I prefered the Ang Lee hulk when hulk smashes the army tanks...the details there were very nicely done, especially the way Hulk handles the gun barrels.

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    Just saw it today.

    It was okay. There were elements in this one that was better than the first...mainly the rendering of hulk. At least he wasn't lime green. But Ang Lee gave the hulk movement better "touches", like the way his hulk cradled the gun barrel before whacking the tank. It made the movements more "real". The IH hulk's movements were all action.

    I kinda left the theater wondering where they're gonna go with the hulk. Seems like he can only fight equally tough monsters, so I think the story line has run it's course. The story line will always be the same,,,,Banner is his normal self, then situations occur that get him riled and turns him into hulk.

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    If the ending was a clue...Iron Man is starting "Avengers Initiative" (see the last secret scene at the end of iron Man) with General Ross. In the classic comic Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor, Antman and the Wasp were the original Avengers. This movie is coming out the summer of 2011.



    I also got the feeling that Banner is learning to change into the Hulk at will....This would be awesome.
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