Saturday, June 4, 2011
Citizen's Grade: O.K.
Edward Norton stars as Bruce Banner, the scientist who has been in hiding and living in the shadows...searching diligently for a cure to the uncontrollable rage that lurks within him. But when the military forces him out of the shadows, they don't get Banner, but his rage...known as The Hulk.
The only thing capable of calming the green monster is the lovely Betty Ross (played by Liv Tyler), though her father; General Ross (played by William Hurt) is the one masterminding the hunt for Banner's genetic alter-ego. An assassin turned Abomination (played by Tim Roth) hunts for the The Hulk, but goes beyond what he is able to control in his search for power and vengeance. Can Banner use The Hulk to save the the innocent, and those he loves and hates....or will his curse be their downfall as well?
Overall a decent film with good acting and great special effects. Compared to the abysmal Hulk (starring Eric Bana) of a few years before, The Incredible Hulk is awesomely better!
Some of the great new books that DC Comics has announced. 52 books starting at #1 in September! More to come, but these all look awesome, and I will be picking them up!
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
DC Comics announced today that their line will be revamped! I'm sure Dan DiDio, Geoff Johns, and Jim Lee will need bodyguards for a while....and middle-aged and older comic book fans will sit teary-eyed gazing at their huge collections of Golden, Silver, Bronze, kinda-modern, semi-modern, modern, and present day era comic books. The nostalgia of years of wasted money, effort, and time all for not....since all of that ink-blotted paper may become irrelevant in September when 52 comic book titles will be re-vamped, re-numbered (restarted at #1....including the Industry's two longest running comic books, Action Comics and Detective Comics), and re-tooled to attract younger audiences, compete with Marvel Comics (who has consistently kicked their ass over the last decade), and beg at the feet of movie producers.