Has anyone seen Incredible Hulk yet? Well, don’t tell me what happens because I haven’t seen it yet! I am looking forward to it though. I just hope that when I go to Manila they don’t show the damned movie on the bus! It can happen! I remember seeing them show Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor just as the movie was being shown in the theaters. If that happens this time, I’ll tell them off, and then I’m getting off!
Everybody Marvel movie fan knows that almost all movies based on Marvel properties has a cameo of Stan Lee in it. How about Jack Kirby? Here’s a clip from the Incredible Hulk TV series that has a cameo by Jack!
I really miss watching that show. Is it out on DVD? Looking back, this version of the Hulk was far from his comic book origins, but I believe it was one of the more successful TV shows based on a comic book. In fact, I believe the approach and tone of the show even influenced some of the comic books themselves later on, and I believe the new movie itself pays quite a tribute to the TV series as well.
You truly felt the loneliness of “David” Bruce Banner in the storyline that they developed, and the memorable theme song really brought it home. I don’t think we ever missed watching it when it was on. I believe it was really popular here in the Philippines because it kind of appealed to the pa-”martyr” sentimentality of the Filipino.
Here’s the original TV show intro:
I think an updated Hulk TV show can still work today, based on the approach of the 70′s TV show. That kind of brooding, emo loner kind of guy, contrasted by pure unfettered rage of a monster can be appealing to today’s audiences.