Upselling Your Monster

Let's hope Hulk remembered to tuck a few singles into those giant pantsThe trailer for “The Incredible Hulk” is out, and I couldn’t help watching it after Torontoist reported how much of it is made up of material shot here last summer, when a few blocks of Yonge Street were terraformed into a reasonable facsimile of uptown Manhattan.

I wasn’t aware the Zanzibar had opened a franchise down the street from the Apollo, but I hope it’s working out for them.

Anyway, the trailer looks promising; Universal’s marketing department is certainly emphasizing the random-destruction, gamma-irradiated-mutants angle this time around, and Edward Norton looks reasonably convincing as Bruce Banner.

But poor Tim Roth. After suffering the torments of the damned in Michael Haneke’s “Funny Games” remake — about which more here — the poor guy looks absolutely wretched here, and that’s before he turns into … well, whatever he turns into.

4 thoughts on “Upselling Your Monster”

  1. Just an FYI, Norm, that link goes to the teaser for the Ang Lee HULK. Here I was getting excited that Eric Bana had a cameo.

  2. Trailer is OK until they finally reveal the CGI crap, which remarkably looks even worse than it did in the Ang Lee film.

    The last film was a disaster primarily because it was made by a director who had it in him to do better. I don’t think we’ll have that worry this time around, but there’s no way I’m paying to see it.

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