I saw The Incredible Hulk (with dremiel
Go see it! If you liked Iron Man
, you will like this too. They whip past the origin in a really nice flashback in the opening credits, leaving us with Bruce Banner on the run. Man, Edward Norton is amazing
in this. I cannot get over the fact that he can simultaneously be an Everyman and yet smoking hot. Liv Tyler is a wonderful Betty Ross--not a doormat (the previous Hulk movie) or a harridan, as they have been depicting her in the Ultimates comics. The in-jokes fly thick and fast, and there are a lot of shout-outs to the Old-Skool comics...that being said, even if you aren't a Hulk fan (and I'm not, particularly), you will still find it entertaining and enjoyable. The world-building that they started with Iron Man
continues here--lots of references to SHIELD, Nick Fury, Dr. Samson, the Super-Soldier program--and I, for one, really like it. They are building a cohesive universe, and if they keep it up with Thor
and Captain America
, I will be a very happy little fangirl. The fact that Zack Penn is screenwriter for all of them bodes well.
We sat all the way through the credits, and saw no spiffy extra scene (though one close to the end might count...). However, I was told by someone in Dallas that they got a teaser for Captain America at the end of their showing, so stay past the credits, preferably with your camera phone! I expect that footage to be up on Youtube very soon. (looks expectantly at the Internets)
We saw a preview for something I really want to see right now
: Righteous Kill
. Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Brian Dennehy, Donnie Wahlberg, Carla Gugino....man. dremiel
and I decided that We. Are. There. (We're also There for the new X-Files
movie, but that goes without saying.)State of the Hand
: Am now typing without the brace, partially because I'm getting a frakkin' rash on my forearm from sweating in the damn thing. Ahhh, summer in Texas, how I hate you. Grip strength still very low. Starting to bend the wrist just a leetle bit. Still no pain in the incision (the area seems a little numb, which worries me a tad), and I'm working the hand more, to get it used to getting back to work. I have a show in August (ArmadilloCon
), and I need to start building stock for Christmas.
Off-hand glass-blowing class starts tomorrow. Whee!