Fun with Franchises: Final Thoughts on The Marvel Universe – The Incredible Hulk
All right… we’ve watched the film, talked about it, had fun with it, and then we went and listed our favorite images from the film yesterday. Now all that’s left is to finish up with what we actually thought about the film as a whole.
This is our space to go over what we liked and didn’t like about each film we watch for Fun with Franchises. We talk about specific things as we get to them during the articles, and we’ll mention our general thoughts during them, but we don’t really ever get to sit and do broad strokes during the articles. So this is why we do these Final Thoughts. We get to take a step back and talk about the films as a whole, rather than discussing specific scenes or images. We’ll talk about how we felt about the film, how we liked it as a film, how we liked it as a member of its franchise, and where we think it falls within that franchise.
Again, it’s not very complicated, but it is a place to find out what we actually thought about certain movies, since, while we’re having fun with them in the articles, it may get difficult to tell sometimes. Because we’ll just rip things to shreds for fun, even if we love them.
So here are our final thoughts on The Incredible Hulk:
Final Thoughts on The Incredible Hulk:
We’ll talk when you give me a less worthless movie.
My Final Thoughts:
It’s funny. I saw this the first time, didn’t care about it one way or the other, and then forgot it was even a Marvel movie. And then I developed a dislike of it as I do with most Marvel products. And I have friends who swear it’s not as bad as I remember. So I went and watched it again. And, two things happened when I did that. Since I did it for these articles. Everything I wrote about it was — well, you saw. And then, as I watched it, I went, “Oh, this actually isn’t that terrible.” Because there is a better movie in here, and the reason I think it’s underrated is because it doesn’t go nuts with the stupid universe building and all its failings are as a movie of its own accord. The most they really tie it into are SHIELD, Stark, and the comics of Hulk. So it just comes down to bad writing and directing and etc. Mostly poor choices and deciding to go the action route instead of the character driven route.
So the answer ultimately is — yes, this is one of the worst Marvel movies, but also, yes, this movie is a little underrated in terms of a Marvel product. It’ll probably still end up as bottom three for me when all is said and done, Marvel-wise, but it’s actually not as bad as I remember it.
But yeah, you guys saw how we had so little to say about this movie, which really hasn’t happened in a while, if ever. It’s because the movie isn’t bad enough to make fun of, and not good enough to talk about either. So we just sort of wait for it to be over. Plus, all of the movie looks horrible, and the action scenes are so dark, you can’t even look at the screenshots and crack jokes, because you can barely see anything that’s going on. So, we’ll just move on, and do what Marvel does, and forget about this movie even existing.
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Tomorrow we’re back with Iron Man 2: Mission to Moscow.