Yeah for Marvel! They saved the Hulk in an unprecedented recovery from the 2003 box office bomb. It seems that I am not the only one that loved this action packed Marvel creation. Both fans and even critics are smashing the previous bad conception and bad taste that the old Hulk movie left in their mouths. The Incredible Hulk was #1 at the box office this weekend, opening with over $54 million in sales.
The Incredible Hulk was a perfect blend of action and story line; with plenty of comic book accuracies and nuances for the comic book fans as well as a lot of aspects from the 1970's TV Show.
The Incredible Hulk currently has a 66% on the Movie Review site Rotten Tomatoes. And I found this summary of critic reviews on BuzzWatch.com:
Here’s a sampling of “Incredible Hulk” reviews:
- Owen Gleiberman in Entertainment Weekly: Viewers “may for a few moments have that long-sought ‘Whoa!’ sensation, the one that takes you back to the thrill of the original comics” but film also suffers from “flat, logy dialogue.” [Entertainment Weekly]
- USA Today: “’Iron Man’ was wittier and more fun… saga is uneven and there are plot holes, but as a popcorn movie steeped in action, it keeps our attention.” [USA Today]
- Village Voice: “Cheers to lower expectations, then, because ‘The Incredible Hulk’ is The Pretty Good Hulk. All things considered, of course.” [Village Voice]
- New York Post: After the disappointing “Hulk” of 2003, this new film will likely be a smash with the fanboy demographic—but is only “fitfully successful in engaging the middle ground - us nonhard-core fans drawn in by the wit and heart that elevated ‘Spider-Man’ and ‘Iron Man’ to another level of storytelling.” [New York Post]
- Hollywood Reporter: “’Iron Man’ has more wit and style, but ‘Hulk’ is a neat thrill ride with an intelligent script.” [Hollywood Reporter]