Funnily enough, Daniel and I recorded this a few weeks ago and had stepped away disappointed. We felt it wasn’t very good, but when you have deadlines to meet you gotta do with what you have. Then I started editing the episode and thought to myself, “You know what, this episode isn’t that bad!” So there you have it. Quote me on it! This episode isn’t that bad!
I’m, of course, joking around. It really did turn out well, but the circumstances of recording were difficult. I had just gotten over being sick, Daniel had been awake for well over 24 hours… it was amazing we ever recorded at all. But God took care of everything, as it were, and the conversation turned out well.
From the start, we talk about what a strange experience The Incredible Hulk is, and how this anomaly is still considered canon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe despite having very little direct mentions or callbacks to the events of the film. We also contemplate how The Incredible Hulk functions as a stand-alone movie with little-to-no involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at large, save for ridiculously small allusions that are easy to miss. And finally, we discuss the maturity of not just watching a movie, but laughing or mocking it, despite the time and effort many people have in making them.
The Incredible Hulk is Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence, some frightening sci-fi images, and brief suggestive content. It features Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt, and Tim Blake Nelson. Directed by Louis Leterrier.
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Melvin Benson is the founder, editor, and lead host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!