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Blue Beetle

In Reply To
Surly Rockbottom

Subj: Re: Hulk Movie
Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 at 12:28:06 pm CDT (Viewed 75 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Hulk Movie
Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 at 10:57:01 am CDT (Viewed 78 times)


> > True. And philosophucally interesting. But cinematically boring to me personally.
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> Ok, I'm glad you found that interesting philosophically, but why are these two ideas mutually exclusive? I found Hulk cinematically exciting because A: There were satisfying fights, and B: it was philosophically interesting.


WARNING - MORE MOVIE SPOILERS...


When the Green Guy was on the screen, I was riveted. When he wasn't, I could have fallen asleep I was so uninterested. Oh, I was also interested in Blonsky, because he wanted to be all that he could be, and I rooted for him to achieve it. I often root for villains when their goals are something other than just hurting people for the fun of it. Blonsky wanted to be the ultimate fighting man. He was pursuing self-actualization. I rooted for him, even though I knew in the end he would lose to the Hulk. I knew also that he would achieve a high degree of fighting prowess, and thus to a certain extent he would attain his goal. It was satisfying to see him revel in it, without regard for his physical ugliness. He of course had to be stopped, because he started hurting people for the fun of it, but that's what the Green Guy has always been for.





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