The trailer for the new Summer blockbuster "The Incredible Hulk" has been released into theaters this weekend. Which means that there is now a flood of hype surrounding the new film.
All the geeks are talking about the film like its going to be the most impressive cinematic marvel in the history of motion pictures. And while I would love to be able to be so excited over a movie, I cannot help but think that its going to be nothing more than a CGI-laden, underwritten and over produced nothing of a film. Thanks to the millions of dollars spent by Universal in promoting it and the incessant ramblings of the voracious fan-boys eating up whatever table scraps the studio tosses them, there is no question that the film will be a box office hit. At least on opening weekend.
But then, word of mouth will spread from the first people who waited in line to watch it that the trailer is more exciting than the film itself. And like the comic book's previous big-screen flick that was foisted upon the entertainment-starved masses five years ago, this film will quickly fall from grace, dissappearing into the bargin sale displays next to checkout stands in grocery stores.
I am no longer wowed by computer generated imagery. I dont care that some amazingly detailed and believable stuff can be constructed and presented using a huge amount of ones and zeros.
A film should be able to stand up on the strength of its script and not by eye candy.
Watch the trailer in High Definition and tell me I'm wrong.