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Really? Edward Norton was in a bad movie? What about his acting?
That's why I was disappointed, Read Me. His acting is fine, I suppose, but gets lost in all that the movie does--the action, the several scenes that pay homeage to the TV show, the introduction of several Marvel comic book characters that will be in upcoming movies--he just got lost in all that, and never hooked me.
That's disappointing. I never expected much from that film but I'm still curious to see it. My only complaint (judging from the previews) is that it falls into the lazy trap of the super-villain being nothing but a bigger, stronger version of the hero. That's the only aspect of Iron Man I didn't like. Oooh, how creative -- Iron Man is going to fight a bigger Iron Man.
Red: Hulk's never been anywhere near my favorite comic book hero, but I expected more, too. Interesting you made the comment about bigger, stronger versions of the hero serving as the villain: Stan Lee says in an interview that's exactly what he wanted with The Abomination, the bad guy in the flick. In the 60s, he told the writer to come up with a bad guy that was bigger, stronger and meaner than Hulk. Maybe that works in the 60s, but I think it is lazy for the modern movie.
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