[img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518OvA6BnhL._SL500_AA240_.jpg[/img]The incredible Hulk on BluRay review
Ok, Saw this movie last night. This being the 4th version including the television series, I was not sure what they were going to do with the story. To my surprise it was actually quite fresh and lots of new angles to it.
This version of the Hulk however is different as it really does not spend any time on how Bruce became who he was. There are some "flashback" scenes during the opening credits showing some brief images but thats really all and the movie just dives in so to speak.
I did like this version better than the 2003 version as its animation and visual effects were allot better and the moments where Bruce changed into the Hulk was more realistic and detailed. I found it interesting to see how even the Hulk interacted with its surrounding far better than in previous films. There is even a little surprise during the movie when Bruce walks up to the security guard at the University I will not spoil it for you but keep a look out for it.
Video quality; :4stars:
Given that the movie I bought was on Blu Ray I now have an expectation that the quality will be better than regular DVD and this movie was no exception everything was sharp and clear with lots of well lit scenes and the colors were deep and rich.
This movie has a darker side to it and about 45% of it is filmed in either dark indoor rooms or at night so this makes the lighting even more crucial and was done well keeping the shadows at bay while still visually clear. Outdoor daytime scenes were very nice with HD and showed what Blu can offer.
DTS MA 5.1 is the uncompressed format available and did not disappoint. There are several scenes that not only gave my PB13 Ultra a real workout but at one point I even had it hit its maximum excursion :hsd: and I was not even running more then reference level.
The surrounds are used well but not as much as I thought they could have however they did at times and made the entire movie experience very enjoyable.
Over all enjoyment; :4.5stars:
This movie has some holes in the plot that were even obvious to our 15 year old daughter and some of the animation seemed rushed and thus was not as realistic as it could have been but the transformation into and out of the Hulk was very good. The story based on a comic is fun and of course theirs the cheesy love story embedded into it that was a bit silly.
Overall a fun movie and worth even the ridiculous price they still make us pay for Blu Ray DVDs.
Give it a look as it wont disappoint given the lousy movies that have graced the big screen this past spring/summer.