Watching this for the first time. It’s not bad. It is aimed at a younger audience. I am already digging the fact that the Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. are involved with the show. While I write this, I am also watching the show. At this point I won’t hold my breath for Dum Dum Dugan to make an appearance.
The Howling Commandos was one of the best things that Marvel has put out in years. Having said that, it was also a short lived title. So seeing some of them show up in the animated universe is a treat.
This direct to video presentation is entertaining enough, but don’t expect anything too deep. It’s fun for what it is. If you like Doctor Strange, the Hulk, the Howling Commandos, and don’t mind simplistic plots, then this show is for you. It really is worth a watch.
I just heard about this animated movie this morning. It’s supposed to be released this month and there is absolutely NOTHING on it. Just a small snipit on Marvel.com about it.
For fans of the meanest and greenest super hero in the Marvel universe, Hulk gets his very own animated feature, "Marvel's Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell"! Hulk teams up with Dr. Strange and the Howling Commandos to explore some of the uncharted corners of the Marvel universe.
We all remember this… Just going to plop this down for everybody to think about, but I think we have already seen the “new” planet where Thor and Hulk are going.
The Kree Monolith was a gateway to a planet. Which planet? Hmmm… Perhaps Kree? More than likely. We’ve had a few Kree connections in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”. Ragnarok is, traditionally, a tale of the end of the world, in which (Thousand plus year old Spoiler) Thor dies.
I am pretty positive that this won’t be a “Planet Hulk”, but it should be a buddy flick, full of fun, laughs and incredible battles. Oh, also, I don’t think that they will actually kill off the Son of Odin but there will probably be a huge change in his world.
This week, in the Quantum Cave, we are screening of Marvel’s Trial of the Incredible Hulk. The Trial of the Incredible Hulk is a 1989 TV movie continuation of the 1970’s “Incredible Hulk” TV series directed by Bill Bixby. It featured both the Hulk and Daredevil, who join forces to defeat Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin. Daredevil needed a vehicle to launch into a series all his own but this wasn’t to be. Like many productions, it was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [a beautiful place that I wouldn’t mind moving to]. I remember when this first came aired on TV; I had some nerd rage about Matt’s outfit. Flash forward to 2015, I had zero issues with the outfit that they put on Matt Murdock. Once they announce the new Daredevil show for Netflix I posted an image of the old suit from this movie (https://twitter.com/Darran_Hight/status/504689799530549248). I was still a bit snarky in that twitter post. I’ve come a long way in my appreciation for both old and new attempts at doing movies/TV shows of this sort in the past year.
So this movie is moving along a bit slow but Rex Smith, as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, is pretty damn good in the role. The actions scenes for the character are not half bad either. The music is very late 80’s and the bad guys are written very one dimensionally. The new Kingpin is such a rich tapestry that he makes so many villains that have come before look laughably bad. John Rhys-Davies is an excellent actor but, once again, you need good writing to have something to play off of. Plus the fact that they chose to hide him behind those ridiculous sunglasses was a mistake.
Long story short… I really dig this movie. It had so much promise, even though it failed on many levels, it still delivered on a pure nostalgia level. Lou Ferrigno did his thing perfectly and he will be the ONLY man to ever have played, or will play a live action version of the Incredible Hulk. I don’t know enough about the director’s side of things to make any intelligent remarks about Bill Bixby’s vision for this film but there are more than a few great shots and angles that, within the confines of the small screen, are very cool. This makes me want to see at least one season of what a 1989 Daredevil show could have been like.
Here is the plot from IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098512/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ql_6
Deadpool would rate this one 2¾ Tacos out of 5.
Until next time… don’t make me angry. I cry when I am angry. It’s really pitiful. Honestly.