Monday, June 09, 2008
Incredible Hulk is, well, INCREDIBLE!
This weekend the Incredible Hulk will smash puny box office records. I just got back from AMC Yonge/Dundas 24 with Ian where we saw an preview screening. We got there early so we could have the most primo seats. Ian is the only person I know with the same set of moviegoing standards as I do. Seating is so vital we will catch the next showing if our preferred row and seat have been taken. Because this was a preview we didn't have that choice so we arrived 2 hrs before the show(only one guy in front of us, and he had to check his camera so we held a seat for him). Ian and I haven't seen enough movies at the AMC to know where the best seats are. We tried two rows and found the sweet spot. Before the movie started they asked for five volunteers to do a Hulk impression. Ian said I should so I did. It was pretty cool. I won some swag, a hat, t-shirt, mousepad, young adult novelization of the film.
This Hulk is no sequel to the last Hulk movie(no matter how much HE wishes it was). It's a re-launch, and although star Edward Norton wrote the shooting script based on a draft by Zak Penn, the WGA has decided Penn will get sole story and screenplay credit.
There was a great story, kick-ass action and the special effects were really cool. The Hulk has some classic moves and there are some memorable lines and cameos that I won't spoil for you.The big action scene goes down in New York City(really Toronto) in Harlem(really Yonge Street). So crazy to watch a street get destroyed and then walk out of the theatre onto that same street and everything is ok. Of course I couldn't take my eyes off of Sam the Record Man during all that action. Those spinning wheels rock my world and are on screen for a while. Sam the Record Man loves to be in the movies, and this may be Sam's last film role.
Go see the Incredible Hulk!