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#1 Posted on 13.11.03 0024.30
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Okay, I bit and bought the Hulk DVD after not having seen it in the theaters.

First off, I actually enjoyed the movie. I take it that it is that kind of movie, where you love it or hate it, because I have yet to hear anybody give it a thumbs in the middle.

Aside from that, the bonus materials are pretty worthless and boring. Whereas you had Todd McFarlane claiming to have saved Spider-Man on the SE DVD of said name, you just get a few shots of how they made the Hulk, which is the same as how they create any CGI these days.

I also saw Elf (the current Will Farrell movie). Yes, it has its roots entrenched in children's appeal, but I still found it to be funny.

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#2 Posted on 13.11.03 0625.58
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I thought it was courageous of them to put a demo level of the awful game on the DVD. More movie companies should have the guts to just come out and say "The game adaptation of our movie sucks. Please, don't buy it."

Unfortunately, it's an XBox-only demo, so millions of PS2 owners might still make that mistake...
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#3 Posted on 13.11.03 0818.52
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I hadn't seen it in the theater either, and had moderate expectations. I liked it more than I expected to, but not as much as I liked any of the other recent Marvel offerings. Hate those comic panel cuts, though. I understand what Ang Lee was trying to do, but I think it did more harm than good. It would have been better used in comedy superhero stuff like the Tick TV series.

I saw the trailer for Punisher on Tuesday and while at least they've got the costume right, he'll be a really easy character to mishandle.
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#4 Posted on 13.11.03 0840.00
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I saw Elf the other day, and I REALLY enjoyed the movie. Not only was it Will Ferrell playing all dopey and innocent all movie, but the story was nice (albeit a retelling of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer), and I was legitimately impressed at how well all the plot elements coalesced at the end. Even the Jack-in-the-Box made a return!

And it used the movies own merchandising as part of the movie (the Will Ferrell cut-out in the background at the end). I always like when movies do that.

Its a shame this movie came out so early. This movie would have been awesome to come out in December. If its still in theatres, I may see it again just before Christmas.

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#5 Posted on 13.11.03 0940.12
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I'm going to wrench this off topic for a second, but I just saw Kill Bill on Sunday. Ugh. I liked it and all, but besides the points that MoeGates and Zundian brought up in the last thread, it just didn't END. I knew going in that it was only half a movie, but I actually felt like I paid to see half a movie. That's not a good feeling.

Anyway, as for the Hulk, there were two things about the movie I didn't enjoy. The first one was the complete and utter lack of Banner/Hulk conflict. It totally killed the dual personality thing, and took the main character down a couple notches. The second one was the end villian. That just felt so forced. Besides those, I liked the movie, comic book panels and all.

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#6 Posted on 13.11.03 1013.42
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I'm with Jaguar on the whole end villian in Hulk.I also noticed the lack of Banner/Hulk conflict, but I liked how that was replaced with the father/son conflict...until the end of the film's crazy turn.

The comic strip editing was very noticeable, but I enjoyed it-not sure if I would have on a large movie screen, though.

The DVD extras were really kind of dry, except the history of the Hulk, which included that hilarious 60s cartoon.
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#7 Posted on 13.11.03 1128.04
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Saw Elf Tuesday night, it was predictable but very enjoyable. Laughed out loud on numerous occasions. Ome of my favorites of the year.

Funny sidenote: While waiting in line to buy our tickets I notied what looked like a movie poster but was just a reflection of one poster over another you could see through the glass. Anyway it made it look like the punisher was standing over the heads of Jenna Elfman and Brendan Fraiser. I pointed it out to my wife and said thats a movie I would like to see.
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#8 Posted on 13.11.03 1502.13
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So on the subject of 'Elf', did Peter Billingsley (Ralphie from 'A Christmas Story') have an uncredited part in the movie?
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