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03-15-2008, 07:11 AM
This discussion is for comments about the news article News: Leterrier explains the 'Incredible Hulk' trailer (http://www.comics2film.com/index.php?a=story&b=31922).
03-15-2008, 07:11 AM
The Abomination's new appearance is justifiable?
Sure. Because having no ears at all is clearly more realistic than getting bigger ears. Clearly.
And having a bone exoskeleton with spikes is also much more realistic than having scales. Never mind that there is a known skin disorder that gives humans a scaly looking skin. But why use that when you can have spikes? Spikes FTW! Right?
(*sigh* why these concept artists even get paid I will never understand)
03-15-2008, 09:25 AM
I'm not crazy about it either. I understand the comments about the lizard-like appearance of the classic abomination, but it seems like there could have been some way to capture some of the look of the comics character without making it seem reptilian.
If you have out-of-control bone growth you might also have out-of-control cartilage growth, which means his ears could have grown spread back with jagged edges, making the fin-like things the comic Abomination has. That's just one example.
And yeah, shingles on the skin rather than scales.
03-15-2008, 11:40 AM
See, this is exactly what I am talking about. For some reason the comic version isn't good enough. Just curious, but they always talk about realism. Uh, we are dealing with a comicbook fantasy. Second, doesn't that preclude wild unexplained stuff happening??
He couldn't explain the comicbook look of abomination. Well, you were hired to film and direct a comicbook movie not re-invent the comic characters!!! that's why you are directing and why you didn't write the comicbook!!
That's what fry's me so about these director hollywood types. Most of the comics are great the way they are and don't need re-inventing. Tweaking maybe, but not re-inventing. example. The original hulk and the concept of how he became the hulk. It was updated to a concept that was current since we know more about radiation.
If he was so anal about changing the abomination talking about how he was injected in the skin and bones thefore his look, what about the Hulk??? The light coming from the machine that made him was green so he is green?? What if the light was pink, than the hulk should be pink.
He could have kept the concept of the abomination he wanted and made him boney and scaley and true to the original comic version.
I've finally come to the reason why these directors change this stuff so radically. They think the original is too stupid looking to appeal to the audience! Otherwise, why would they make such a radical change?? So in a nutshell, the original comic version isn't good enough to be shown. Wow, that's a slap to the comic you are directing.
03-16-2008, 01:09 AM
Personally, I've never quite cottoned to The Abomination. I'm not entirely sure why, but he just never quite worked for me.
So I really don't care how the design changed for the film. In fact, I actually like this design and I'm hoping that Tim roth's performance will be strong enough to get me to like the character as a villain - because, in the end, it'll be writing and the performances that make us believe that comic book characters are real.
03-16-2008, 09:56 AM
Can't be any worse than the piece of crap absorbing man and Hulk dogs from the other film. Frankly after the ABOMINATION that the first movie was I am suprised they are even doing another Hulk movie. Its funny how the directors dont touch the look of the hero but completely feel free to warp the villians.
03-16-2008, 10:19 AM
Concept artists have to change the look of preexisting characters to justify their pay-checks. Wish it didn't have to be that way, but for these guys, it's worth more money to be less like the comics.
OK, so the new Abomination is kinda dumb. At least they're not calling him "A-Bomb", like in the comics.
Besides, it'll be worth it to see Tim Roth be a crazy mad monster. I just wish there could be a scene where him and the Hulk went to a restaurant together....
"I love you Hulky-Bunny."
"I love you A-bomby."
"Alright, everybody be cool - this is a robbery!"
03-16-2008, 10:36 AM
The movie looks good; I'm looking forward to it. It doesn't look perfect (like, at the risk of jinxing it, Iron Man does). The Abomination need some ears. Louis Leterrier's explanation for why he changed Abomination make sense, however could have kept him closer to the comics, and improved the look immensely, by just throwing on some ears ala Mike Deodato jr. My girlfriend pointed out another problem. Her quote says it all: "The Hulk looks too handsome. Isn't he supposed to be kind of a monster? It looks like somebody stuck some frat boys head on the Hulks body." That said, I still can't wait for the movie.
03-16-2008, 12:37 PM
You know, all I ever read in moaning and bitching!!! First you moan about how long the trailer took to get here and now you moan about the trailer. WTF....5 years ago most of you would have creamed your pants, now you sound like a bunch of spoilt brats!!
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