Originally Posted by Shazam
Not to mention those stupid sliding comic book panels....."Thanks Ang for letting us know we were watching a comic book movie! We didn't know!"
Well, let's be honest. At the time, most of the public STILL probably didn't. Up to that point, the reference for most people was the TV show.
And don't let my avatar fool you, I think Ang's movie is a very flawed film, but it has a lot of great stuff going on too.
Though not true at all, I think if Ang's film has a lasting legacy, it will be thought of as a flop. Even though it was just as financially successful as the TIH, and just as many critics liked it.
I think it ultimately landed that reputation because it defied expectation. Is it the Hulk comic or even TV show fans wanted or expected? No, TIH successfully walked THAT line. But it WAS different and creative. On that level I really respect what Ang did and I still enjoy the movie.