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Monday, June 16, 2008

Dem Reviews: The Incredible Hulk & Son Of Rambow

The Incredible Hulk
Rare is the mainstream film that convinces me to brave a opening night crowd to go see. Well The Incredible Hulk was the film for me this year. After I got past the little fat kid next to me who wouldn't stop fidgeting and dropping random nuggets of gold such as "His finger is as big as her face!" (in comparing the sizes of the jade giant and Betsy Ross), the film was awesome & thoroughly entertaining. Action was awesome, the character development was about as good as we can get when dealing with a film of this nature (A reboot sequel with totally different actors and directors). We saw Hulk smash and he smashed good. The only gripe I had was the lack of total action scenes (a similar gripe I raised with Iron Man). Although the ones we got were tight. Quality over quantity? I guess, but I'm always on the side of "well done" rather than "rare" and this was somewhere in the middle. Not as good as Iron Man in my book but I'm thinking the fact this is more of a do over rather than an intro has more to do with that. Still, for fanboys it's a masturbatory film that will do what you want it to, although maybe not as much as you'd like it to.

3.5 Stars (out of 5)

Son Of Rambow
A stark comparison with my theater experience with the Hulk movie, my guest and myself found ourselves as the only patrons in the entire room when we went to watch this film this weekend. It was pretty awesome but sad at the same time cause I the realization on why we don't get these type of independent films very often: lack of audience. Anyways, the film was great. I can never seem to get enough of films about making films, even though the idea is far from fresh, it's entertaining to me every time. The story seems like it could have used a little more time in the oven as the development seems real quick and a bit forced between the main characters (the film is only a tad over and hour and a half long) but it was forgivable. One thing that kind of irked me was the trailer showed a lot of the finnier bits from the film & I totally understand why they did that but it was a bit disappointing that it happened that way. Still, I'd highly recommend you go check this film out. It's quite a fun ride!

3 Stars (out of 5)


patrick said...

this new Incredible Hulk is a lot more fun than the first one with Eric Bana; plus Ed Norton does his specialty -- the "split personality" role...

brodiemash said...

Totally agree. I understand that Banner is going through some profound shit but the audience is here to see HULK SMASH! And that's what we got with this film....all types of smashin'.