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Hulk Vs. (Two-Disc Special Edition) (Widescreen)

Action & Adventure movie directed by Frank Paur and Sam Liu

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Better Than I Expected

  • Mar 24, 2009
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Well not really being that into comic books and their characters (apart from the live action adaptations) I didn't really have high expectations of this, but I must say I genuinely enjoyed it. I have only managed to catch Hulk vs. Wolverine so far, but I will add my two cents in regards to Hulk vs. Thor when I've viewed that.

Hulk vs. Wolverine had a runtime by my calculations of around 37 minutes, so I really wasn't going to get a genuine plot or that much character depth. Well the story starts with X-Man, Wolverine being called into a remote and snowy location in which a small town has fell victim to the wrath of what the Americans call the Hulk. Wolverine must stop the Hulk before he finds another small town, but little does Wolverine know, all is not what it seems and Wolverine finds himself being re-united with his creator and some of his biggest enemies including Sabre tooth and Lady Death strike.

The overall tone of the piece is simply the violence of it all; there's no real dialogue that has any relevance and the plot is very basic even for an animation this short on time. I guess this is something definitely and primarily aimed at the types of people who have read the comics for years and have been begging for this to happen for twice as long. Who am I to know, maybe it's already happened in paper form and Marvel just took the decision to animate it for a new audience. Either way it's entertaining as hell.

I only gave it 3 stars for a number of reasons. Although it was genuinely better than I originally imagined, it didn't do anything for me that will have me remember it for a time. The brutality of some of the fights between Hulk and Wolverine made me cringe with the ferocity of it. There were times when I thought the violence was a bit too over the top and just un-necessary, but was still enjoyable. The characters were as you would expect them to be. Hulk is just a mindless violent beast and Wolverine is also a mindless violent beast who actually loves a good fight.

Another reason for just giving it 3 stars is that they're called all new Marvel movies. But what exactly constitutes the moniker of movie? Hulk vs. Wolverine was just over 35 minutes long and I have no doubt that Hulk vs. Thor will be roughly the same length. Even if you label the two of them as one combined piece, the length I still wouldn't define as a movie. The cover of the DVD appears much better than that of the animation within the film. Don't get me wrong, the animation isn't anywhere near awful or anything like that, but it's just very basic stuff that we've seen time and time again.

I would say that if you're thinking of checking this out, then you really need to be one of the guys who reads the comics and has wanted this for years. If not then you'll probably end up like me and although enjoying it, you'll feel like it didn't really serve any sort of purpose or explain anything to you.

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Marvel Animated Features premieres two all new action-packed films together on one release -Hulk vs. WolverineandHulk vs.Thor.Hulk vs Wolverine: Alberta, Canada. The Incredible Hulk has been tearing a line across the Canadian countryside, leaving a swath of destruction in his wake. He has to be stopped, and there's only one man up to the job. He's the best there is at what he does, but what he does isn't very nice. He's Wolverine, an elite agent of Canada's top secret Department H, and he's been put on Hulk's trail with a single objective: stop the green goliath...at all costs. Hulk and Wolverine are about to enter the fiercest battle of their lives.Hulk vs. Thor: Asgard, realm of the gods. For ages, Loki the trickster has sought a way to bring defeat to his accursed stepbrother, Thor. But for all the battles Thor has fought, in all the nine realms, only one creature has ever been able to match his strength - a mortal beast of Midgard known as The Incredible Hulk. Now, with Odin, the almighty king of the gods, deep in a regenerative sleep, and the forces protecting Asgard at their weakest, Loki is finally ready to spring his trap. In an epic battle that will pit gods against monsters, that will test a hero's limits more than ever before, only The Mighty Thor can hope to prevail
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Director: Sam Liu, Frank Paur
Screen Writer: Christopher Yost
DVD Release Date: January 27, 2009
Runtime: 78 minutes
Studio: Lions Gate
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