A New Perspective on an Old Hero

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Do you ever wonder, dear readers, if Hollywood and Marvel Studios might be selling themselves short and underestimating moviegoers? Do you ever think that we as audiences have gotten to a point where all we seem to want is the blockbuster action film, where we can mindlessly munch popcorn & chug sodas while watching explosions & destruction taking place in big-screen, high definition glory right in front of us? Do you ever feel that we deserve a more cerebral superhero film?

I do. So much so, in fact, that ever since the news broke about the Hulk being a large part of Thor: Ragnarok, a colleague and I have been talking about our disappointment in the big green guy’s (and Bruce Banner’s) character development across all of the Hulk movies. Aside from the awful 2003 Ang Lee/Eric Bana version of the story, and the only marginally less bad Louis Leterrier/Edward…

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