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Sunday, February 11, 2007

The movie I'd want to see:

Thanks to Mike, I've come to a realization:

More than Wonder Woman. More than Power Girl. More than pretty much any other hero in existance. I want a She-Hulk movie.

Mousy female lawyer becomes powerful green dynamo! Who couldn't enjoy that?

Jen's a great heroine. She's got a simple, easy to follow origin: (timid lawyer, shot trying to help her cousin, got blood transfusion, becomes giant, green and awesome), she's charming, smart and funny. And she makes a fascinating contrast to the Hulk, because for her, the transformation is a source of strength rather than an out of control curse. It allows her to free herself from her own fear and anxiety and embrace her confidence and inner power.

It wouldn't be a terribly deep movie, but it'd be feel-good, cheesy and fun. There's also a lot of potential for an underlying feminist theme, based around the fact that becoming She-Hulk might give her a physical boost, but it doesn't change who she is. Everything that makes She-Hulk truly awesome has always been within Jennifer the whole time.

Also, she's hot and green and punches things, and you can't go wrong with that.

Especially if she gets to fight an alligator.

10 Comments:

  • At February 11, 2007 9:54 AM, Anonymous Loren said…

    Just, please...not directed by Ang Lee. The man's a genius in any other genre than the superhero one. Hated The Hulk.

    Now, would She-Hulk be CGI?

     
  • At February 11, 2007 10:16 AM, Blogger Filby said…

    I would kill for a She-Hulk movie. She's always been my favorite Marvel character, as well as my favorite female super-hero.

    I think her movie could be sold as "Ally McBeal, only green, and with super-powers."

    Re: Loren: Jen's considerably bulkier in her Shulkie form, so I can't imagine a real-life actress convincingly pulling off her physique, even if they used camera tricks (a la Gandalf in LotR) to make her seem taller than everyone around her. So, yeah, I think at least partial CGI would probably be better.

     
  • At February 11, 2007 2:03 PM, Blogger Ragnell said…

    by -- Yeah, but She-Hulk's much more humanlike than regular hulk.
    Its damned near impossible to find a seven foot woman (unless they went with a tall guy in drag), but really they do need a real person and edition tricks.

     
  • At February 11, 2007 3:22 PM, Blogger Flidget said…

    They did actually play with the idea of giving her a TV show back in the 80s when the Hulk series was so successful.

    It's a pity that Aang's movie didn't do better or we might have heard similar buzz about giving her a movie now.

     
  • At February 11, 2007 5:27 PM, Blogger Rob S. said…

    We're all ignoring the big issue here... is it an alligator or a crocodile?

     
  • At February 11, 2007 9:36 PM, Blogger Evan Waters said…

    It'd be a much better TV series, I think.

     
  • At February 11, 2007 9:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    One Lucky Gator ; Tawky Crawkey would die for this part...

     
  • At February 12, 2007 1:08 AM, Anonymous kate said…

    I would (as I said over on Sterling's blog) be all over that.

    There are sufficiently tall and strong women, I should think-- Brigitte Nielson would've been perfect, except for the fact that she doesn't seem to have had a visible sense of humor, which is more than kind of necessary for She-Hulk.

    I tend to think Ally McBeal is a bad example, Filby, but I get what you mean-- kind of quirky.

     
  • At February 13, 2007 4:07 PM, Blogger Odd Jack, the Jaded Skeptic said…

    I wouldn't mind a SHe-ulk film. But wouldn't they end up making her more hulkish, than say the current one in MU? Or worse, a female version of the Ult. Hulk?

    If they were going to make a variation of the current version, with a character somewhat balanced, and a story with a mix og humor, drama, and plenty of adventure. That would be fun.

     
  • At April 17, 2007 1:50 AM, Blogger VP81955 said…

    Jen's considerably bulkier in her Shulkie form, so I can't imagine a real-life actress convincingly pulling off her physique, even if they used camera tricks (a la Gandalf in LotR) to make her seem taller than everyone around her.

    If you found a really petite, but genuinely curvaceous actress, then "enlarged" her green self via camera tricks to 1 1/2 times her size or so, it could work. Therefore, I envision Kristin Chenoweth as She-Hulk -- as long as they also find a way to make sure she doesn't sound like a pixie when she's 7 1/2 feet tall.

     

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