The Incredible Hulk, a review by DJ Doena
Edward Norton ... Bruce Banner
Liv Tyler ... Betty Ross
Tim Roth ... Emil Blonsky
William Hurt ... Gen. Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt' Ross
Tim Blake Nelson ... Samuel Sterns
Lou Ferrigno ... Voice of The Incredible Hulk / Security Guard
Synopsis: Bruce Banner has been hiding for the last few years. Currently he works in a lemonade factory somewhere in Brazil. But then an accident happens and his pursuers find him again. In the following struggle the Hulk comes out and Banner awakes in Guatemala. He has to find a way to undo this mutation and for this he needs the research data that was recorded during the original accident. But that brings him too close to the love of his life. And two soldiers want to find him at any cost but for different reasons.
My Opinion: When I went to the theatre to watch this movie I was a bit uneasy because I didn't like the first movie that much. But I thought that Edward Norton and Liv Tyler would make it at least a decent movie and I enjoyed it very much. The Hulk felt much more real and three-dimensional than the one in the first movie. I was glad that they didn't use the split-screen again but went back to the classical movie approach. The story was predictable - he wanted to lift the curse but ultimately had to embrace his alter ego in order to save the world - but that's what I expect from a (super)hero movie.
(From DJ Doena's movie watchings 2009 on March 8th, 2009)
The Fog - Remake, a review by Eric
The Fog - Remake
First time seen
I always find it difficult to review horror and thriller movies. Since they're only meant to be watched and enoyed without asking yourself too many questions there isn't much to say after.
That's a good movie, I enjoyed watching it and it kept my attention all along. It's gonna be interesting to compare with the original when I get it.
(From Eric's DVD watching. on February 17th, 2008)
My PILOT Marathon, a review by Rich
A Touch of Frost - Series 1
Care and Protection
Nursing his terminally-ill wife, Det Insp "Jack" Frost's life becomes more stressed when, during a missing-child investigation, he unearths evidence on a 30-year-old case involving a skeleton chained to a locked strongbox that turns out to be empty.
Detective Inspector Jack Frost is a disorganised DI for the Denton Police Force and will do anything to see that justice is done, even if he has to break the rules.
A very popular UK series, but one like many I have never bothered with before. Having now watched the pilot, it does an extremely good job of introducing the main characters, why they are who they are, background to the lead, and setting the tone for a successful formula that stood the test of time. I feel more able to jump into an episode here or there and know better what is going on.
The dual investigations that ran parallel to this pilot introduction were cleverly crafted, and although hardly being too difficult to ascertain the ending it was underly done in a pleasing manner. Needless to say David Jason was a class act, perfect for a role that must have been written with him in mind.
Not a series I could watch back to back, but one that I shall reach for every now and then.
(From My PILOT Marathon on September 8th, 2009)