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Hulk (2003)

So we saw the movie Hulk yesterday after work. (Perhaps that should be HULK? It seems to want allcaps.)

It was surprisingly good. Much has been said about the split-screen, framed shots being reminiscent of comic book layouts, which is true I guess, and helps give the impression that you are watching a comic. In a good way.

But that's just icing. Hulk is good because it has a good story, good characters, and the visual spectacle of the Hulk himself, although extremely cool, is not the only thing to enjoy.

I'm reminded of an Altman film, "The Player", where studio executives are touting movie scripts. "It's an action movie. But with heart. And romance!"

Well, Hulk has all that. And really nice CGI effects. But he doesn't get the girl.

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