The Original Television Series Hulk is Better than this lousy excuse of a film!
Posted by: Acehit <Send E-Mail> Date: Monday, March 22, 2004, at 10:57 p.m. IP Address: cache4-nott.server.ntli.net
This film is terrible!
The original Television series that starred Bill Bixby and Lou Ferigno is way better than this, a film doesnt become better because of its special effects!
Now lets begin with the story, yea it was ok but there wasnt any emotional feeling in the film. The soundtrack if you listen closely is very near to that of the television series, why only god knows! Ang lee made the wrong choice hiring danny elfman to do the score, danny elfman did a fantastic job on Batman but his not the right composer for this type of film.
The special effects i have to say did not work! I know Ang and his team worked painlessly to bring the hulk to life, but the end result wasnt good enough cus you can tell its digitally animated. The problem with the hulk was that it was too saturated, the green needed toning down a little to a more greyish green cus it was abit flourescent. Also luk at the digital hulks trousers, boy that doesnt look real at all! What they should've done was got an actor to play the hulk and digitally enlarge the actor infront of blue screen, that would've worked fantastic and it would've looked very real! (I dont see why it could not have been Lou Ferigno)
On the positive side Jennifer Connely was a good cast, she performed well. As for Eric Bana, it was satisfactory although it could neva match the genius of Bill Bixby.
The original television series is better because the music is emotional, who could ever forget the 'lonely man theme' it still rocks to this day! and although it was premature in the effects department, it was directed beautifully! the idea of 'white eyes' was ingenius giving the indication to the audience of a point of no return, why didnt ang lee have that in his film cus it would've worked.