09 February 2009
I finally got a chance to watch the Direct to DVD Hulk Vs. today. Let me just say it was absolutely kick-ass! What else could you want from something like? 80 minutes of just bone shattering battles. Here are my thoughts on each one, and there will probably be spoilers.
Hulk vs. Wolverine
This starts out with Department H flying Wolverine into Canada where the Hulk has just rampaged a city. Wolverine catches up with him and they get right to work fighting away. This must take place right after Banner has changed because Wolverine knows nothing about him, plus the Canadian government suspects the U.S. Military of covering something up about the Hulk.
After a quick fight, a few of Logan's friends show up, Weapon X (Sabertooth, Deadpool, Omega Red, and Lady Deathstrike). They capture both, and the plan is to wipe both the Hulk's and Wolverine's memories and reprogram them into weapons. Needless to say, Wolverine escapes and finally frees Hulk, which causes a hilarious rampage, especially any scene involving Deadpool.
Also, if you are watching it, fast-forward through the credits, there is a nice little Deadpool clip at the end.
Hulk vs. Thor
There is a bit more story involved in this one. Without getting too much into the story, let me just say this: Thor gets his ass handed to him. Hulk at one point has him pinned against a mountain, punching him over and over. Hulk punches him through the mountain, but not in the usual cartoony way of just one punch. It takes awhile to work their way through it. Creating a nice tunnel.
Plenty of the Asgard mythology shows up, and like I said, the story is pretty cool. With a nice touching moment at the end. I almost shed a tear.
So, if you are looking to pick something up that will entertain you, I recommend checking this out.
Comic Book Movie Grade: A (does this really count? I never did any of the other Marvel cartoons...)