I just returned from seeing The Incredible Hulk
. When I saw the first Hulk movie that came out several years ago, I enjoyed parts of it but was disappointed on the whole. This new Hulk movie, though, did not disappoint me at all. There really is little plot -- the movie is basically an extended chase sequence -- but that is not necessarily a bad thing. Part of the problem with the first Hulk movie was that it had an overly developed and convoluted plot. This movie focuses on what audiences want to see (at least comic book audiences): Bruce Banner's desperate attempts to contain the monster within and his continued failure to do so. The final confrontation between the Hulk and Abomination also provides the thrill of seeing Hulk fully unleashed and fighting a worthy opponent -- something that has never yet been achieved in a Superman film. With Iron Man
and The Incredible Hulk
in theaters and The Dark Knight
just around the corner, this is shaping up to be the best summer yet for superhero movies.