Mark Atwood (fallenpegasus) wrote,
Mark Atwood

Today's media. The Hulk by Ang Lee.

It was fun. Lots of fun. It was a love story wrapped in an action story, and an action story wrapped in a love story, a lot like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

(In fact, as I think about it, it has a LOT in common with CTHD, including a magical "green destiny", a secret real self under an unlikely exterior, a love that is awkwardly unsaid because of emotional withdrawal, a murdered mother, and some amazingly impossible leaping about.)

Lots of kids in the theater. Lots of teens too, it was being used as a date movie for the local early high school set, and it works surprisingly well for that, appealing both to the boys action power fantasies, and the girls impossible sad romance tame-the-beast fantasies.

And leaving the theater, I had to swim through a crowd of younger kids, all done up in costume, waiting for the bookstore next door to open at the stroke of midnight to sell the new Harry Potter book.

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