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The Hulk plot revealed

Hulk.jpgThe plot for the Incredible Hulk is out and it sounds like a nice mix between the previous film and the TV series, perhaps in a hope to try and pull in the audience after the fate of the first film.

I think enough people have said it now so it doesn't seem to be an embarrassing thing to admit to, but I enjoyed the first film. I like the style of it, I just think the villains and script lost their way somewhat.

Looking at Spider-Man 3, the involvement of Avi Arad to add villains, and what effect that had, I would say it isn't really clear who could be to blame for the poor choice of villain and some of the script decisions.

However that aside it seems that the new plot reads quite closely to the original, a few tweaks here and there and it is very similar. Still, this does have more of a feel of the original series in the film, I just can't help that there's an over fixation on the fighting of a huge monster. In the series Banner fighting Hulk was effective enough. Could this push it too far?

Here's the plot for The Incredible Hulk which brings up another issue for the film.

The plot comes from Cinematical through JoBlo:

We find scientist Bruce Banner living in shadows, scouring the planet for an antidote. But the warmongers who dream of abusing his powers won't leave him alone, nor will his need to be with the only woman he has ever loved, Betty Ross (Liv Tyler).

Upon returning to civilization, our brilliant doctor is ruthlessly pursued by The Abomination (Tim Roth) -- a nightmarish beast of pure adrenaline and aggression whose powers match The Hulk's own. A fight of comic-book proportions ensues as Banner must call upon the hero within to rescue New York City from total destruction. And on June 13, 2008, one scientist must make an agonizing final choice -- accept a peaceful life as Bruce Banner or the creature he could permanently become: The Incredible Hulk.

So that's the plot, and the one thing that bothers me, apart from the big monster fixation? That phrase "A fight of comic-book proportions". We had a fight of comic book proportions in the last film, and that really didn't go down well, is this going the same route?

I keep thinking of Louis Leterrier's Transporter 2 (Filmstalker review) and how incredibly over the top the car stunts were in comparison to the first film, at least there they were just pushing the imagination rather than tying it to the back of an F14 and hitting the afterburners. I do fear that Louis Leterrier may do the same here.

Why does everything in this story have to be so big? Aren't they in danger of swamping the main character who is supposed to be the biggest? That of the Hulk himself? I thought the Banner-Hulk battle was the biggest and best part of the series, but apparently it isn't enough.



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