Sam Worthington is about as "wooden" as Harry Hamlin was. And the story is basically the same (though there was more romance in the original, and Pegasus had more magic). But the effects in this version (while decent) aren't as interesting as the original Harryhausen creatures from 1981.
I don't necessarily think this movie was better or worse than Ang Lee's version--because the two are almost completely different animals. I actually liked Lee's 'Hulk'; Louis Letterier's 'The Incredible Hulk' is just bigger, louder, and thinner on the character development. (Oh, and the CGI in this one is amazing.) Both films are pretty good in their own ways, methinks.
Much better than the first Hulk movie (with Eric Bana); this re-do is at least headed in the right direction. But it falls short... a little too contrived and action-heavy (although with a Hulk movie, the action's obviously going to be heavy). Just not that good
Manic Musical Eye Candy
Reviewed by KHL for Moulin Rouge at 2008-03-24 17:20:18
Seeing this in the theater when it was released, there was a palpable air of 'what the...?'. A raucous, raunchy musical romp through the last year of the century in Paris. If you can get beyond the fact that you'll hear everything from Nirvana to Elton John to Air Supply (gasp!), to Wings in the cleverly constructed soundtrack, then you're fine! The more I've viewed it since that first showing, the more I enjoy it. There's so much kinetic imagery that it's hard to take it all in in one sitting. McGregor and Kidman are great (and sound pretty good too) as doomed lovers, but Broadbent and Roxburgh, as the 'ringleader' of the Moulin Rouge and the 'evil Duke' are hysterical and nearly steal the show (the best number has to be their strange and comedically menacing cover of 'Like a Virgin' by Madonna). Costumes are fantastic and while about 20 minutes could probably have been cut, it still makes for an entertaining time.