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Now that I'm more awake I feel much better to wiffle on about Hulk. I won't go into any plot details, although you'd have to be hard pressed to not know what the general plot is. I did like the style of it though. It screamed comic book and not just cos it had a 15ft green bloke playing golf with tanks. The picture-in-picture stuff is what did it for me. It just looked like a comic with different panes.

I can't see them being able to make a sequel without a lot of plot runup though.

*dons flameproof suit* Also saw the trailer for LXG (plus a whole slew of other films that I can't remember much about) and coming from the point of view of someone who has never read the comics, the film looks like it's going to be really fun to watch. Lyth and eggwhite have designated me as a test subject to see how someone who has never read the books actually thinks of it the film when they see it, so no-one is allowed to wave the comics at me in case I become biased against the film :)

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League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

No-one I know who's read the comics is going to watch the film because it just looks awful with all the atmosphere gone.
Don't read the comics afterwards, and you might actually enjoy yourself.
For example, I've never (shame on me) read the original Crow comics and find the film (only the first one, though) very very good. Some die-hard fans of the comic had objections but I think it's not as bad as League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (no, I won't use the abbreviation).

Re: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

(I should like to point out first of all, that I only used the shortened name, cos I'm a lazy typist who can't spell very well. :)

Now maybe I'm misreading what you said wrongly, but I get the vague hint that you feel that if I liked the film that would make me a bad person with no taste in films?

I guess maybe I am? But personally I like to judge a film on it's own merits rather than comparing it to the books or comics that it's based on. It's a very different medium and some things work better than others. And at the end of the day, the film company is trying to make this film something that people who've not read the comics will enjoy.

Re: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

I've never met anyone who thought J O Barr's Crow comics were a touch on the movie. It's generally, in my experience, regarded as the exception that breaks the rule - by actually adding plot, rather than taking away from the sriginal source.

Re: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

I must admit I've never seen the comics let alone read them, but I did really enjoy the film. I've no idea why they bothered with the sequel though cos it was pretty much just a rehash of the same sort of plot, set a few years after the 1st with little girl all grown up.