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Hulk sulk

The new version keeps his pants on
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 10, 2008
1.5 1.5 Stars

As we left the screening, a colleague asked, will anyone but fan boys care? Well, I do. I’m intrigued by the early references to “S.H.I.E.L.D,” Nick Fury, and Stark Enterprises. Fan-boy stuff, true, but did you notice they’re all part of the Marvel Universe bunch trying to take down the Hulk? In short, the bad guys? And what makes the Hulk angry? Latin American punks and special-ops agents who rough up his girlfriend! And isn’t it strange that the places he turns up — a Rio favela, Chiapas, Harlem — are all hot spots of social injustice? Finally, though the Hulk never loses his pants, another guy who gets Gamma’d up and turns into the “Abomination” loses his! (The Abomination is just kind of spiky down there.) What’s the Hulk trying to hide?

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