A big green guy who likes to smash stuff. Doesn’t sound too hard a concept to get right you’d think. Some how Ang Lee struggled. Thankfully Louis Letterier didn’t. This Hulk movie is simple in it’s execution, but oh so right. It’s not rocket science, it’s not even atomic science – the opening credits run you briefly through the creation of the Hulk and in many ways creates a point form look at how the first Hulk movie "should" have been. This film is made like a sequel, but not to the Ang Lee film, it is kind of like Letterier is making the sequel to a film he never got the chance to make because of Lee, and his point form opening sequence shows how he would’ve done it – and based on what he did in this film, I know he would’ve got it right.
This movie is good, it’s not going to win Academy Awards, and if you really want to, you can easily pick holes in it, but for the fanboy in me, it ticked all the boxes and was just good clean comic book action movie fun. One thing that has been made clear to me in light of both Iron Man and Incredible Hulk is that Marvel Studios know how to make movies about their characters and just do it right. Now I’d just like them get their hands back on Spider-Man and do it right. Four stars.
Also, for the fanboys, just like Iron Man alluded to the introduction of War Machine and setup The Avengers, look out for the introduction of The Leader (possibly the next movies villain?) and another Avengers reference – in fact if you pay attention there’s a Captain America reference. Add to that the Hulk actually shouts "Hulk Smash!" at one point in the film, as you can imagine I was in fanboy heaven.