'Hulk' good for action but not
in 'Iron Man's' league
By Sara Anderson
June 19, 2008 | The Incredible Hulk may go
over better with fans of the comic book but can be enjoyable
for anyone looking for action and science fiction.
While The Incredible Hulk is full of action
and computer-generated images, it does not have a strong
plot. It lacks something that the film Iron Man
had, which is comic relief and a character we grew to
love. The entire movie we feel bad for Bruce Banner,
or the Hulk, who desperately seeks to be normal.
The opening of the movie finds the scientist Bruce
Banner in Brazil seeking to learn breathing techniques
and meditation to control his "Hulk" outbreaks,
which are caused by excitement and a rapid pulse. He
has gone several months without one and seems to be
doing well despite the fact he is away from the woman
he loves, Elisabeth "Betty" Ross.
When the U.S. government tracks him down, it is one
action scene after another while Banner tries to control
his inner Hulk. When he is unable to last any longer
he unleashes on several locals and the U.S. forces that
were sent to bring him back. This event leaves one captain,
Emil Blonsky, especially hungry for revenge against
the green giant.
When Blonsky learns of the secret to Banner's strength
he wants the same power. General Ross, who is convinced
Hulk-simulated bioengineering is the next big weapon,
uses controlled amounts on Blonsky. Meanwhile Banner
seeks the assistance of Mr. Blue, another scientist,
who thinks he can help Banner control or cure his Hulk
One battle scene leaves Betty's campus in ruins and
chaos. Blonksy, who has only a small portion of Hulk
in him, is defeated when matched up against the Hulk,
which leaves him even more angry and vengeful. The third
battle is somewhat a fair fight between Hulk and Abomination
(Blonsky). The battle rips through New York from roof-top
to roof-top, destroying everything in its path.
A surprise cameo by Robert Downey Jr.(Iron Man)
added the perfect touch to the movie.
A great movie if you are looking for loud action.
Special Thanks to University 6