Monday, February 16, 2009

Double Feature: Hulk Vs. [Thor/Wolverine]

Have you ever wondered who would win in a battle between Hulk and Wolverine?
How about Hulk vs Thor?
Well, now you can find out in this action-packed animated double feature!

Twice the Carnage ~ Double the Smash!
Genre - Action/Animation/Comic Book
Year Released - 2009
Running time - [82 minutes total] Hulk vs Thor - 45 minutes / Hulk vs Wolverine - 37 minutes
Hulk vs Thor directed by Sam Liu
Hulk vs Wolverine directed by Frank Paur
Both films were written by Craig Kyle (who also wrote The Invincible Iron Man and Ultimate Avengers 1 & 2) and Christopher Yost (who also wrote Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow)
Voice Talent Includes:
Bryce Johnson as the voice of Bruce Banner
Fred Tatasciore as the voice of Hulk (he also provides the voice of Hulk in several of the Hulk video games, as well as in Ultimate Avengers 1 & 2 and Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow - he is also going to be the voice of "8" in the upcoming film 9, which I am looking forward to)
Matthew Wolf as the voice of Thor
Steve Blum as the voice of Wolverine {he is also the voice of Wolverine in the animated series Wolverine and the X-Men)

Rating: 5 Skulls [for both films]

Plot Summary for Hulk vs Thor:
With the forces protecting Asgard at their weakest, Loki the trickster seizes the opportunity to destroy his cursed stepbrother, Thor, once and for all. In an epic battle that pits god against monster, the Mighty Thor is forced to clash with the only creature that has ever been able to match his strength - the Incredible Hulk!

Plot Summary for Hulk vs Wolverine:
The Incredible Hulk has been tearing a line across the Canadian countryside, leaving a swath of destruction in his wake. He must be stopped at all costs, and there's only one man up to the job. He's the best there is at what he does, but what he does isn't very nice. He's Wolverine.

First up, let's discuss Hulk vs Thor
While I definitely wanted to see this fight take place, I was looking forward more to Hulk vs Wolverine, so I figured that I would save the best for last :-)

Hulk vs Thor starts off in Asgard [Thor's home realm] where Odin [Thor's father] is taking his week long, seasonal slumber - during this time the wicked descend against Asgard in hopes to overthrow it, however Asgard is still protected by Thor and the Asgardian Protectors [whom if you are a fan of Thor and the comics, you will recognize - Volstagg, Hogun, Fandral, etc]

Thor's step-brother, Loki [see below pic of the cover of the Loki #1 comic book] decides that this is an opportune time to cause some mischief and destroy his hated step-brother once and for all!

With the help of Amora [a sorceress/enchantress] Loki brings Bruce Banner to the realm of Asgard - he then strikes Banner causing him to change into the Hulk. At this time Amora casts a spell, removing Bruce's spirit from within the Hulk! Loki then "possesses" [so to speak] Hulk in order to reign terror and destruction upon Asgard and to go after Thor.

I will leave the rest for you to see for yourselves, as there is more to the story than just the epic battle between Hulk & Thor. . .
[though I will tell you one of my favorite scenes is when Hulk/Loki tries to pick up Mjolnir - Thor's hammer - to no avail. Even with the mighty strength of the Hulk, this was impossible! Awesome!]

On to Hulk vs Wolverine - As good as Hulk vs Thor was, this is the fight that I was waiting to see!
This one opens with Wolverine bloodied & beaten, not knowing what happened or where he is - then the Hulk comes crashing down in all of his brutal fury. . .

Jump back to 4 hours earlier, and we learn that the Hulk has gone on a rampage across the Canadian border - enter Wolverine who has been brought in to handle the situation.
[a funny scene ensues, as Wolverine is tracking Hulk - we see footsteps leading to a giant crater - looks like where a bomb went off - and then no more footsteps... then, eventually, another crater - this was from Hulk doing one of his mile-long jumps!]

And then, the two come face to face - oh yeah, what a battle ensued! Until it was interrupted by members of the Weapon X program [Sabretooth, Deadpool, Omega Red, and Lady Deathstrike]

As much as I enjoyed this slight detour in story/plot, I wanted to get back to the prior fight, until Wolverine started to tear into his former teammates - very cool and lots of blood!
[there is also a great scene where Deadpool puts a grenade into Hulk's mouth!]

I also loved the scenes that were lifted straight from the comics, such as the below:

Hulk vs Wolverine also has a cliffhanger ending - leaving us wanting more - hopefully Marvel will deliver!

Here's the trailer for Hulk Vs.

Hulk vs.
is definitely recommended, whether you are a fan of the comics, or you just like to see a good brawl.

I'm still waiting for this one to be made into a movie!


1 comment:

iruka said...

Awesome review, and thanks for that comparison picture (VS. Wolverine). Seeing those two together made my heart jump. That just shows the hard work and nods they included in the movie. :D

Have you seen the Wolverine and the X-Men episode "Wolverine vs. The Hulk"? It's a sequel to "Hulk VS." It very good. :D