Given that this is an Ang Lee film, however, audiences have
every reason to anticipate a blockbuster capable of challening
the intellect, as well as exciting visually - this is the guy
who, after all, has taken on nearly every kind of genre and
succeeded (see Crouching
Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Ride With The Devil, The Ice Storm
and Sense and Sensibility).
For now, though, talk remains firmly of the Hulk himself, given
that audiences have only just been afforded their first glimpse
of the latest CGI creation. Will it be one to rival The
Lord of the Rings' Gollum, or one to forget, such as Jar-Jar
At 15 feet tall and a thousand pounds or so, it is little wonder
that there is so much riding on it and the reaction so far has
been mixed, according to film watchdog, Entertainment Weekly.
In an article it printed following the airing of the advert,
EW online has quoted former Hulk TV star, Lou Ferrigno as saying
that he's 'like a futuristic King Kong', adding that he thought
it looked great and 'close to the comic book character'. But
then the former bodybuilder is unlikely to be too critical,
given that he has been given a cameo in the film as a security
A writer for one of the Inernet's most famous websites, Aint-it-cool-news,
for instance, felt that he looked like 'Shrek
with a toupee and purple pants', while another fan on the same
site compared the Hulk's look to that of last summer's dissapointing
CGI-headliner, Scooby Doo.
The site's editor, Harry Knowles, however, offered a little
more positivity, stating that 'he looks exactly correct', adding
that 'it's definitely miles nicer than Lou Ferrigno in green
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