Archive | July 2009

The Incredible Hulk

The big green man with the anger issues has once again been thrust upon us. The previous effort directed by Ang Lee was criticised for not having enough action and instead concentrating on some psychological Freudian father/son subtext involving the two main stars.

What fans wanted was the Hulk smashing the crap out of everything and everyone.

Thus, ‘Transporter’ Director Louis Letterier was bought in for the next instalment to give the fans what they wanted.

The result is a two hour rollercoaster ride of a film that barely stops to catch its breath.

Playing Banner is the ever dependable Edward Norton with Liv Tyler as the Love Interest.

All the pretext about how Banner managed to become the Hulk is explained during the opening credits. So when the film starts proper its Banner is now in South America working in a bottling factory while the US military who claim ownership of his ‘altered’ Body is trying hard to track him down.

Tim Roth plays Emil Bronsky, a British Born Russian special forces operative who is given a tiny amount of Gamma radiation to enable him to take on the green fugitive.

However, the power it gives him, is not enough and he takes an overdose ,which transforms him in to a huge monstrous creature. Mayhem is caused as the creature runs riot. Can anyone stop him.

Well actually yes, we all know who and the climactic fight scene between the two is exhilarating. When you first see the Hulk he looks decidedly CGI, but as the film progresses, he is as ‘live’ and realistic as his co stars.

Is it worth watching? Put it this way, my wife wanted to watch it again straight after. You cant get a higher recommendation than that.

We have a bigfoot body – again!

Remember those two individuals who last year, conspired with Tom Biscardi and claimed that they had in their possesion an actual body of a dead Bigfoot. The bigfoot community literally went ape in the hope that this could indeed be the real deal.  The level of interest which was generated around the world  assured that the main protagonists had more than their 15 minutes of fame.

Their press conferance to let the world know of their ‘discovery’ was broadcast live on CNN.  Not surprisingly considering Biscardis involvement,  the whole sordid saga began to unravel itself shortly afterwards  when the ‘body’ was exposed as a monkey costume. Biscardi played the poor victim – again and the saga was soon forgotten and everyone carried on with their lives as before.

The two individuals however, have tried to cash in on their notoriety, with little success. Their website barely gets 300 visitors a month. It seems that everyone else has moved on.

As we approach the first anniversary of the hoax, they are now claiming on their website that they have a body of a dead bigfoot and indeed have a posted a couple of photographs on their website. These are however  just as unconvincing as the first time around.

The whole scheme has clearly been hatched as some kind of publicity stunt but  unfortunately for then the story has not gained any exposure on the various bigfoot sites/forums.This is clearly the  last thing  they wanted.

It is time for them to jump off the bigfoot hoax bandwagaon and rejoin the real world.

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