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The Incredible Hulk (2008)

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

I was a bit suspicious of how the special effects would hold in a movie from 2008, recalling scarily large differences between expectations and executions with the aged effects in movies like 'Children of The Corn 3' but... the results were good! It might not be as flawless as a movie made five years later, but it's good enough that it still looks real. And somehow I imagine that if it still looks real now, it's going to stay that way. And it's much better than the movie cover.

The Incredible Hulk is the story of super soldiers, of which the scientist Bruce Banner is a failed experiment. He has the power, but he doesn't have the control, and his lovely Betty Ross's dad - General 'Thunderbolt' Ross - wants to use Bruce Banner as a lab rat and dissect him to find out what makes him tick. Or rather, what makes him grow large, green and violent as soon as he gets angry.

There's also the supervillain Emil Blonsky, who starts a slightly irregular soldier and soon becomes the morbid result of General Ross's thoughtless attempts at doing anything he can to get his hands on Bruce Banner. Even if it means enhancing Emil's human abilities to the point where it's no longer certain if he really is human.

In the end, the General kinda admits his mistake, the batteries run out on Betty Ross's camera and Bruce Banner defeats the villain, once again choosing to live as an hermit while he learns to control his power. It's a good movie! And I hope there'll be an official sequel, not just random Hulk appearances in the collective Avenger battles. The Hulk could definitely use some more solo time. like the 'Amazing Spider-Man' or the... 'Superman'. I guess the latter superhero already has that intensifying adjective built into his name. Onto the next one!

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle


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