Phil Gee has given me the heads up on the first legitimate Incredible Hulk review I’ve read so far (by legit I mean the guy who wrote it verifiably saw the thing). I’m happy to say the review is very positive (but remember… it’s just one guys opinion).
SciFiMoviePage says the following:
Straight-forward where the first movie was convoluted, (The New Hulk film is) action-packed where Hulk dithered, The Incredible Hulk dispenses with whatever back-story and exposition there is over the film’s opening credit sequence. No tortured unresolved oedipal conflicts here!
Except for one or two quiet moments shared by Banner and his girlfriend while on the lam, Incredible Hulk doesn’t waste a single frame on dull talky exposition. It is all plot-driven and action-filled. In fact, unlike the much-hyped Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Incredible Hulk never runs out of steam. Put simply: this is the movie which audiences wanted to see back in 2003. No dull existential angst and weird split screen film techniques. No mutant poodles either. Instead we get some nice comic asides, including another cameo by Stan Lee and a riff on those mega-stretchy purple pants Banner always seems to wear.
With The Incredible Hulk Marvel has done it again. Like the recent Iron Man, Incredible Hulk is a definite Saturday matinee crowd-pleaser. Kids – and their parents – will love it. Unfortunately the only thing standing in the way of Incredible Hulk becoming the summer hit it deserves to be will be audiences’ negative memories of the 2003 original. Well, forget about all that: The Incredible Hulk may ultimately be as brainless as its main character, but it really is “incredible” this time around. And Hulk smashes stuff too . . .
NICE! This is exactly the sort of thing I wanted to hear! Now once again, let’s not get too excited here… this is after all just one opinion. But still, I’d rather hear one good opinion at this point rather than one bad one.
WARNING… SPOILERS IN THE NEXT PARAGRAPH
The reviewer also goes on to confirm that Robert Downey Jr. does indeed make an appearance as Tony Stark and makes some sort of reference to them forming a “team” (Avengers anyone?). He also says that the movie hints at “The Leader” being a possible villain in a future installment.
END OF SPOILERS
So there you have it! Please don’t suck… please don’t suck… please don’t suck… please don’t suck… please don’t suck… please don’t suck… please don’t suck… please don’t suck… please don’t suck… please don’t suck…