Friday, June 20, 2008

The Incredible Hulk movie is pretty Incredible

Tonight's date was to the movies to see The Incredible Hulk. When I heard Edward Norton was in the movie, I knew I wanted to see it. So, Greg and I went to the movies. Two dates in the space of one month! This is a good thing.

And this is a good movie. I don't know if "Love Conquers All" is one of the subtitles or not, but it is definitely one of the themes. The music was great and the actors did a great job. Looks like there will be a sequel, judging from the end of the movie.

I don't want Greg to take our kids to see it in the theater, though. The sheer immensity of the sounds and sights seem like they are more than a teenager or pre-teen should really be exposed to. I don't mind if they see the movie with us at home, but I don't want them to see it in the theater. Plus, there is one scene I would like to fast-forward through for them, and you can't do that in the theater.

It was super fun to see The Courtship of Eddie's Father showing on a TV at the beginning of the movie, and to see Lou Ferrigno in a small role as a security guard.

Our only question lingering after the movie -- at one point Dr. Banner was called Bruce, and at another point, he received mail addressed to David B. I remember that his name in the original show was David Banner, so this is a mystery.

And, by the way, I do love to watch Edward Norton act. He is SO good. I have seen him in Fight Club, Death to Smoochy, The Illusionist, The Painted Veil, Anerican History X, and Keeping the Faith. I think I need to see Keeping the Faith again, because that was before I became such a big fan. The movies I would recommend include The Illusionist, The Painted Veil, and of course, The Incredible Hulk.

Until next time,


Anonymous said...

"The sheer immensity of the sounds and sights seem like they are more than a teenager or pre-teen should really be exposed to."

Without having seen the movie, I am left wondering if the sheer immensity of the sounds and sights are more than ADULTS should be exposed to. Just because most adults have deadened/desensitized themselves to the point that they can watch violence for entertainment doesn't make it appropriate because they're "old enough."

I acknowledge that the immensity of sounds and sights you mentioned may not be related to violence.

I also really wish to share these thoughts without coming off as judgmental or holier than thou. I hope I pulled that off!!

my two cents,

SiouxsieQ said...

Hey there mjm,
Thanks for the comment. I appreciate what you are saying, and I think it's important to point out that seeing violence in a movie doesn't necessarily mean that the watcher has deadened himself to it. Nor are all movies that I watch for the purpose of entertainment (see list of Edward Norton movies that I do not recommend).

I think I agree with you that there are some sights/sounds that adults would be better off without. I know the previews at the show we went to were INCREDIBLY loud and they are part of what I would not want the kids to see.

Another thing I really appreciated about the IH movie is the technical skills and artistry that went into the making of it. The model of the Brazilian city, the Hulk and the anti-Hulk -- WOW. Amazing.

I didn't experience you are coming off as judgmental! I just don't necessarily agree with your premise! Love you!