You know, I have to admit, the new Incredible Hulk movie didn’t really cross my mind much after the initial announcement that Ed Norton had been cast as Bruce Banner, and now that the first trailer has arrived, I am realizing why this is the case. I simply don’t have any enthusiasm for it. Don’t get me wrong, I love Ed Norton, but I don’t think he’s going to magically make the Hulk a cooler character or a more viable franchise. Eric Bana pretty much rules, and look at how the first Hulk movie turned out. Sure you can blame it on Ang Lee, but in my opinion, the reason it didn’t work is because the Hulk isn’t a very interesting character to begin with. (Sue me.) And is Liv Tyler really a fair trade for Jennifer Connelly??!
Keeping in mind that this movie’s main purpose is to reboot the franchise and erase all memory of Ang Lee’s version, I couldn’t help but think… it doesn’t look all that different. Sure, they promise more action and destruction, but the CG for the Hulk doesn’t seem vastly superior to the previous incarnation, and sorry, Abomination looks kind of lame too. Add to this a little bit of overacting from Ed Norton, and I am really not seeing anything to get excited about. The whole thing just seems so redundant. With all the movies you could be making out there, you’re telling me that a redo of the Hulk is a major motion picture event? I don’t get it, but hey maybe comic book movie fatigue is just starting to set in for me. What do you think, is this the Hulk movie you’ve been dying to see? Incredible Hulk hits theatres on June 13th; watch the trailer now via the link below.» Related Link: Spike TV: Incredible Hulk Trailer Premiere