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,
Siouxsie

2 comments:

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,
mjm

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!