I for one am pretty excited about The Incredible Hulk. I say this as someone who developed adult-onset interest in comic book stuff. I know it would be more legitimate if I had grown up reading and loving comic books. But I didn't. I did, however, grow up watching The Incredible Hulk on TV. It doesn't make sense to me to think of Hulk as a "super-hero." I always thought of him as a very nice man (Bill Bixby) with a severe and shameful problem. I guess I have strict requirements for super heroes. I've thought about it a lot.
There's been a lot of buzz from the fans and by "fans" I mean "what you hope your son doesn't turn into." Most of it isn't positive. So it will probably disappoint in the same way Indiana Jones disappoints. But I don't care. What else do I have to look forward to? On the one hand, Edward Norton is cool and moody and interesting. On the other hand, he's not so happy with the "final cut." On the one hand, didn't Ang Lee just make Hulk a few years ago? On the other hand, wasn't it so unsuccessful that he almost retired? (Good thing he didn't!) I guess that's what you get for casting Eric Bana as Bruce Banner. Just because they have the same name doesn't mean it's good. Banner! Banner! Who play Banner! How 'bout Bana? Yes, Bana for Banner! I like!
More to the point, what are you doing June 13th and where can I get a pair of soft, high-waisted, knit shorts like that?!