Jun 17, 2008

The Incredible Hulk

You wouldn't like it, Barack. Lots of thumping and thrashing and anger management sessions of doubtful sincerity. Very old politics. The Hulk spills his blood into a soda-pop bottle; the military use it to turn Tim Roth into an uber-Hulk. Cue the same old problem that afflicts every comic-book movie year after year: when super powers are this super, all you get is stand-off, stalemate, mutually assured destruction, two hours of grinding muscle and snapping sinew. Oh for some asymmetry. Whatever happened to the good old-fashioned Achilles Heel?

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