it is finally so absorbing because it plays like a lyrical road odyssey that’s also a detective story.
This is one of the few movies I've ever seen where the whole audience broke into spontaneous, loud applause a third of the way in.
While it doesn't offer any answers, it both thrills and makes you think.
There are moments that feel comical, some horrific, and some downright inspiring but the tonal shifts hardly matter as the end results come to a film that's perfect for this time.
Honestly, before seeing this movie I was a bit cynical. The characters looked like those in X Men Evolution and Ben Ten so I thought it would be just another boring and mediocre direct to video release. But soon afterward I was proved wrong, not only is "Planet Hulk" one of the best animated films released in decades, the movie could start a trend in more mature animated features geared primarily towards grown up audiences. The storytelling here is just stupendous, there is no dull moment whatsoever and you really care and root for the protagonist super(anti)hero and other supporting cast. The story though would not be that effective if the animation and art were lousy and I'm glad to inform all Hulk fans that the high standards employed by the movie's art department is beyond excellent and will totally blow you away. This film is nothing short of an achievement above the sea of mediocre animation releases saturating the market. Highly recommended
This animated movie casts an exiled Hulk as a reluctant gladiator/hero-cum-Messiah on a distant planet.The story itself is cobbled together from bits and pieces from all over the place, and contains no surprises, although it is delivered perfectly satisfactorily. But the story does take second place to the action. Much of it is combat and, for a cartoon, this is quite violent although this is reflected in the certification of the DVD.The Hulk is relatively de-powered at the start in order for him to be sufficiently in jeopardy, although it is clear that he recovers as the film proceeds.I quite enjoyed it, and I may well get the book.
This review should only contain light spoilers.To begin I have to state that I'm a huge fan of Greg Pak's 'Planet Hulk' arc. I consider it my favorite comic book arc of my lifetime. This is Hulk at his best and his worst, the movie clearly explores that.Amazing visuals and sound start the movie. We first see the Illuminati explaining why they chose to banish Hulk to another planet where nothing can hurt him and he can't hurt anyone. But Hulk goes on a rampage and sets the ship off its navigation to an unknown planet.At the beginning of the movie, his great strength is weakened by going through the portal to Sakaar. Hulk finds himself on a planet where he can hurt. He's immediately marked with a mind controlling device and forced to be a gladiator.Awaiting his first fight, Hulk meets his fellow gladiators. At first the Hulk follows his instincts from Earth and wants to be left alone. He won't fight for anyone but himself.Soon as the stakes become higher, as the innocent are in danger, we see Hulk decide. This is one of the reasons Hulk is my favorite comic book character. Hulk decides to be a hero, a superhero. He fights for the people who would fight for him.This is when Hulk realizes this planet isn't like Earth. He's an asset on Sakaar where strength is livelihood. The Oldstrong, Caiera, the evil emperor's protector, keeps her eye on him.Eventually he becomes attached to his fellow gladiators, his warbound. Together, they choose not just to free themselves but to free the entire planet. Is Hulk the Sakaarson? The savior of the people.I think this is the best superhero animated feature I've ever seen but I can't quite give it a 10. I can't because one of my favorite parts of the story is the romance and the love, mutual respect of Hulk and Caiera. Unfortunately, it didn't get enough time for me in this movie, which clocked in at around 70 minutes.But don't let that deter you. This is a great movie. You can't miss the special features either, they're great, including commentaries and the original writer and illustrator of the Planet Hulk comic book arc talking about the story and its roots.
I am a big Hulk fan and always have been...so I've read a lot of his comics...this movie was so awesome and filled with action I'm not sure i liked it more than hulk vs because i prefer a hulk that straight savage rather than a suppressed version where he is hulk but can still speak and stuff.. But it was still amazing i just watched it twice 1 right after another just as i did when i bought hulk vs... The story was great i also like how they added in the story of Thor...i also have that comic 2...this movie in general was amazing and i really hope they make the sequel to world war hulk where caiera dies and he returns to earth to hand out proper punishments...But until then ill just keep watching this 1 because literally i was in awe when i watched it and will watch it again in a bit for a 3rd time...also thought it was awesome to include beta ray bill but would have preferred silver surfer...overall this is one of the best marvel animations ever made