The trailer for the new Incredible Hulk movie is out and worryingly I am looking forward to it. I have to say that the 2003 Ang Lee film left me feeling more than a little let down. The promises in the press left the film with a lot to live up to. The rhetoric of ‘amazing CGI’ that perfectly depicts Eric Bana as the Jolly Green Giant contributed to greatly to a truly flat experience when sitting in a cinema staring at an extra from Doom. To be honest I wasn’t even that convinced by Bana’s ability to convey ‘the inner conflict that goes on inside all of us’.
With this in mind it was with much trepidation that I saw the trailer for The Incredible Hulk. I was prepared for another disappointment in the somewhat inconsistent Marvel movie universe. I have to say, 21 days before the film is released that I was quite impressed by the 3 minutes of footage as it flashed across the cinema screen. Edward Norton looks to have been a good choice for Banner. His ability as a character actor is clear from roles as diverse as the dark and brooding Fight Club to the coming of age romantic comedy of a priest in Keeping the Faith. His internal monologue is always fantastic and he is good at conveying the inner turmoil through subtly facial expressions. Finally perhaps we will see the real struggle within Bruce Banner brought to life on the big screen. It will be interesting to see how the CGI has improved over the course of the last 5 years to allow the other elements of this narrative to speak of the human condition.