I’ve been a comic book collector for over twenty years and I love a well-done comic book movie – but it’s rare that I buy new movies on DVD these days. I don’t have as much time for movie watching, so it’s becoming more economical for me to rent. I have watched Star Wars enough times that it costs me pennies per viewing, but I’d rather spend $4.00 at Blockbuster to watch a movie like The Incredible Hulk than spend $20 to own it, knowing that I’ll probably only watch it once or twice.
I watched The Incredible Hulk last night, and came to a few conclusions. First, it’s not as good as Iron Man. Second, I love how they drop hints throughout the script about what’s coming down the road – Captain America, the Avengers, and more. Third, Tim Roth is a tiny, tiny man. I mean, that dude is small. He’s only about 5’6″ or 5’7″ and has a thin frame that makes him look like a maniacal Frodo next to Ed Norton (at 6′) and William Hurt (nearly 6’2″). Small guy, great actor.
The movie was good, overall. Not great, but a hell of a lot better than Ang Lee’s 2003 Hulk movie, which was just… ugh. This one’s not for the young kids; it definitely earns the PG-13 rating for violence.
Depending on how Marvel handles the upcoming movie tie-ins (Iron Man 2, Captain America, Thor and Avengers), I may end up buying this one on DVD – or Blu-Ray, if I upgrade in the next two years. I mean, I own Daredevil and Elektra… and The Incredible Hulk smashes both of them to bits (that should go without saying, but still).