Ok, I’ve seen the Hulk twice now on dvd since it came out on tuesday and each viewing was better than the last: specifically the cgi seems to be more amazing each viewing.
I’ve heard the minority of complaints that the cgi Hulk was not real enough, and I brushed them off because it’s a friggin’ comic book movie for christsakes, but there were some scenes where you DO say to yourself “oh, that’s fakey lookin”.
But now, seeing it over a few times, the detail that they did with Hulks expressions, skin, musculature, etc. is damn amazing. I’m sure that such stuff will be done even better in the future, but for now I don’t think one can complain about it.
Anyone else liked their 2nd viewing?
Most real looking scene to me: The running in desert and tank battle.
Most fake looking: The falling down the sand dunes and parts of the dogfight.
I also liked the sense of weight and density that Hulk had that so many cgi characters seemed to have lacked in the past.
Also, the plain over the top, comic-book outrageous stuff that Hulk did in the last 3rd of the movie (like riding a jet to the edge of space)-- that stuff was pure comic book imagery which no one had been able to do on screen before (along with the editing which is certainly Oscar-worthy).
The storyline still drags and could’ve been tightened up.