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12-18-2007, 01:20 AM
This discussion is for comments about the news article News: Review: 'Incredible Hulk' script (http://www.comics2film.com/index.php?a=story&b=30429).
12-18-2007, 08:00 AM
12-18-2007, 10:51 AM
I agree, Robbo. Can't wait for this one!
12-18-2007, 12:46 PM
"Samson Adams"? Sounds like someone was drinking a lot of beer while writing the script and used the name on the bottle...
12-18-2007, 01:05 PM
Posted By: endocrine"Samson Adams"? Sounds like someone was drinking a lot of beer while writing the script and used the name on the bottle...
I thought the same thing. Does Sam Adams come in an "Emerald" variety?
12-18-2007, 09:30 PM
That aspect didn't bother me, as I don't recall Dr. Leonard Samson.......so, all in all, the review of THIS version of the script sounds pretty close to the review that I read not too long ago when the first reviews of the script started surfacing about 3 months or so ago. I'm happy to hear that the action aspect of this film was raised up a few more notches, without skimping on the quality of actors and F/X qualities. Getting Edward Norton as Bruce Banner and William Hurt as "Thunderbolt" Ross aren't exactly chopped liver. Plus, you throw in Tim Roth as the main villain and Liv Tyler as Betty Ross (even though I LOVE Jennifer Connolly), I think this film's going to do well.
12-18-2007, 10:26 PM
While I am a fan of Ang Lee's Hulk movie, it was not what it could have been. I didn't mind the drama aspect. In fact, I thought it was an interesting take on the character. I liked the nods to the TV series, ie changing the father's name to David Banner and Bruce's line at the end of the movie "Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry." I grew up watching the TV series and the made-for-TV movies, so that was a nice touch. What DID bother me, however, were the split screen panels that were made to look like a comic book. They distracted from the film. I also did not like making David Banner into The Absorbing Man. That was a disgrace to the comic book character. And what was the point of making the Hulk 12ft tall? Come on. That's not who The Hulk is. The angrier The Hulk gets, the stronger he gets. He does not grow taller. The Hulk is only supposed to be about 7 or 8 ft tall. Now, about this new movie, I also am not crazy about the fact that they changed Dr. Leonard Samson's name to Dr. Samson Adams. The only other problem I have with this script is the Hulk origin. Betty and Bruce were part of a super soldier formula experiment? Sounds to me like they are combining The Hulk with Captain America. I hope these things will be changed by the time the actual movie comes out. This is supposedly from the "first" script. I'd love to hear what the final script is like.
12-18-2007, 10:51 PM
Posted By: BigkidThat aspect didn't bother me, as I don't recall Dr. Leonard Samson.......so, all in all, the review of THIS version of the script sounds pretty close to the review that I read not too long ago when the first reviews of the script started surfacing about 3 months or so ago. I'm happy to hear that the action aspect of this film was raised up a few more notches, without skimping on the quality of actors and F/X qualities. Getting Edward Norton as Bruce Banner and William Hurt as "Thunderbolt" Ross aren't exactly chopped liver. Plus, you throw in Tim Roth as the main villain and Liv Tyler as Betty Ross (even though I LOVE Jennifer Connolly), I think this film's going to do well.
Yeah...truth is, I don't care about a name change. As long as he's got long green hair and a kick-ass red muscle shirt with a yellow lighnting bolt on it! :bigsmile:
And pirate boots! :bigsmile::bigsmile:
I kid. The movie sounds really cool, for all the reasons you say above. I'm looking forward to it!
12-18-2007, 10:54 PM
Posted By: Bat185The only other problem I have with this script is the Hulk origin. Betty and Bruce were part of a super soldier formula experiment? Sounds to me like they are combining The Hulk with Captain America.
This borrows from the 'Ultimates' comic book (or the 'Ultimate Avengers' animated movie if you prefer). In that comic Banner is trying to replicate the Captain America formula, tests it on himself and goes all Hulky.
What was wrong with Leonard Samson? It's not like it's a corny name. Samson Adams sounds cornier. It's like Grizzly Adams, just that it's green hair instead... if he even has green hair.
As to this Super Soldier experiment - I wonder if it's all a set up for a Captain America movie which will lead into an Avengers movie? Maybe it's their way of linking the franchises together and having some kind of crossover. I don't particularly like this origin for the Hulk though.
BTW I wouldn't mind if they used "David Bruce Banner" as in the TV series.
12-19-2007, 12:45 AM
Bat185, I agree with almost everything you've said regarding Ang Lee's film, but I loved the split screen panels! I felt like it really created a comic book feel, and I thought it was a nice touch. But one mans' junk is another man's treasure, I suppose.
This script sounds pretty cool. I'm not particularly fond of the Samson Adams name change, but I think Robbo's got a good point - as long as we see that red t-shirt and the pirate boots in the sequel, I'm all about it! Oh wait, he was kidding?
I really like the notion of the super-soldier expiriment possibly tying into a Captain America movie! No, it's not 100% true to the comics (unless you're reading Ultimates), but it does create the idea of a Marvel Universe.
12-19-2007, 09:40 AM
I've been waiting for this type of Hulk movie since the Lee version came out!!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!! HULK SMASH!!!!!!!!!!!!
12-21-2007, 01:41 PM
Actually, I had the same sort of thought process about the tie-in to the whole "Super Soldier" thing.......but not to the extent that they were going to try to tie it in to a Capt. America movie. I just thought that maybe the writer's thinking was, "Hey, why don't we take that super soldier formula idea from the Captain America comic books and make it work for us in THIS film?" But the idea that maybe in a future Cap. film they can then set it up for an Avengers flick. It could be possible......nothing that I was ever thinking of, but.....could be possible.
12-22-2007, 12:36 AM
It could be possible, and even if it isn't explicitly mentioned, if the Huk movie refers to a "super-soldier program" and the Captain America movie refers to a "super-soldier program", that's enough for fans to know that yes, this is all happening in the same world. We don't even need to see Iron Man on a newspaper in the Hulk movie, or Hulk on a tv screen in the Cap movie. But that would be pretty sweet too.
12-24-2007, 08:45 PM
I actually remember reading about Marvel wanting to link the Iron Man movie to the Hulk movie to create the sense of one big Marvel Universe. That being said, it would be pretty cool to set up the Super-Soldier program in the Hulk movie, tie it in to the Iron Man movie, then "ultimately"(sorry, I had to take that one...)lead it into a Captain America movie. Being that it is a military project, one of the contractors for this thing could be Tony Stark himself, right? No cameo or anything, just drop the name in there.
Are they really going with "Sam Adams" on this thing? How about giving him the rank of "Captain" and he could spend the whole movie with his leg up in the air?
12-27-2007, 06:01 PM
Guys I think this will be a decent movie...if its stellar that remains to be seen
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