Posted on Wednesday, Apr 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk emerged as one of a highlights of 2012’s The Avengers, and he has even some-more to do in this weekend’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. But let’s not forget that Ruffalo’s Hulk is indeed a third big-screen incarnation of a character. The initial was Eric Bana‘s version, in 2003’s Hulk destined by Ang Lee.
In a latest installment of their Honest Trailers series, a Screen Junkies gang takes aim during that original Hulk movie, by their determination “the many forgettable film about a hulk rage-filled beast ever made.” Watch a Hulk Honest Trailer after a jump.
Hulk wasn’t a total commercial flop, and it got some decent reviews. But it was met with bafflement. Audiences went in awaiting an action-packed disturb float and got, in Screen Junkies’ words, “a two-hour prolonged brooding thinkpiece about a immature man who smashes things.”
Nor has a repute unequivocally softened since. “Admit it, we forgot about Eric Bana til we pronounced his name only now,” snarks a Honest Trailers narrator. They even use Hulk to get in a puncture during another Marvel movie: “Thor: The Dark World is looking flattering good right now.”
Still, there are a few folks peaceful to urge it — including a Hulk himself, in a waggish Onion op-ed:
Why no one conclude adventurous prophesy of Ang Lee? Aaargh! Ang Lee genius! Maybe panels on shade gimmicky, though him try something new. When final time we try something new?! Ang Lee peaceful to work in unknown genres. Him dauntless like Hulk.
And as The Dissolve points out in a some-more new Hulk reappraisal, Lee’s proceed helped figure a comic book cinema we adore today:
[T]he many successful and fast superhero films have drawn on Lee’s thoughtfulness. Specifically, a best MCU films have put impression first, starting with Robert Downey Jr.’s damaged, smart Tony Stark.
So, Ang Lee’s Hulk: underrated idealist work or justly discharged misfire? Have it out in a comments.
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