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Film Crit Hulk

March 5, 2012


Introduction by Tim Davids

Film Crit Hulk was created in a chaotic lab experiment involving gamma radiation, telepods, and the ghost of Pauline Kael. Combining the speaking style and childike wonder of his green form with the intellect of the grey Hulk, Bruce Banner’s more creative alter ego started blogging – first on his WordPress – and it wasn’t long before the entire internet took notice. Now a writer for Badass Digest, Film Crit Hulk releases Hulk-sized essays, ranging in subject from film, to story structure, to video games, to the culture of celebrity, and through his thoughtfulness, humility, and ability to engage done the impossible – inspired comment threads filled with really intelligent people talking about really intelligent things (other than the asides of people wishing Banner would do the writing instead). Hulk smashes film. But he loves it more.

1.     What is your hometown?

BOSTON

2. With what fictional character do you most identify?

WELL…IT KIND OF OBVIOUS.

3. In the movie of your life, cast an actor to play you.

ERIC BANA, NO WAIT, EDWARD NORTON… CRAP! MARK RUFFALO?

4. What work of art speaks to your soul?

HAPPY GO LUCKY. IT SNEAKILY TELLS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSONS IN THE ENTIRE WORLD (AND DOES SO BY UNDOING THE TROPES OF ROMANTIC COMEDIES).

5. What books are you currently reading or recommending?

HULK FINALLY GETTING TO READ FITZGERALD’S “TENDER IS THE NIGHT”, ALSO READING “ARGUABLY” (HITCHENS’ LAST) AND CHECKING OUT “THE SIXTH GUN” (GRAPHIC NOVEL BY CULLEN BUNN FROM ONI PRESS)

6. What song or album is currently in heavy rotation on your iPod?

“212” – AZEALIA BANKS

7. What’s the last movie that made you cry?

50/50

8.  Cat person or dog person?

HULK LIKE KITTIES!

9. What is more important, truth or kindness?

THIS MAY SOUND LIKE CHEATING, BUT THIS QUESTION REALLY PERTIENT TO WHAT HULK DO. HULK’S GENUINE MISSION STATEMENT WITH ESSAYS = TO FIND THE KINDEST, MOST EASILY-UNDERSTANDABLE WAY TO TELL THE TRUTH… THAT MAY SOUND SILLY, BUT HULK THINK IT VITAL.

10.    How do you define sin?

HURTING PEOPLE ON PURPOSE… EITHER THAT OR THE OPPOSITE DIVIDED BY THE HYPOTENUSE

11.    How do you define virtue?

HESITANCE TO USE POWER AND REFUSAL TO ABUSE IT

12.   Design your headstone: What does it say? What does it look like?

HERE LIES FILM CRIT HULK. HULK USED GAMMA RADIATION FOR THE FORCES OF NUANCED CINEMATIC INTERPRETATION.

Bonus Question: Who would you like to see answer these questions?

DR. STRANGE… HE KIND OF A JERK-BUTT, BUT A FASCINATING ONE.

Connections:
Film Crit Hulk
Badass Digest
@FilmCritHULK

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. James permalink
    June 28, 2012 14:44

    First I just want to say that I’ve recently learned about your site and I’m a huge fan. You have a real gift for teaching and being able to take complex ideas and state them in a way that helps others have a greater understanding and appreciation of film (and art in general.)

    But the thing I really want to talk about was question #9, about honesty vs truth. I was touched by your answer, and in reading your other articles, it becomes clear how important that view is to your unique style. But what’s been really bothering me is the question itself. Why is it worded the way it is, in a way that assumes a dichotomy? What is it about our society that views kindness and truth as opposing forces? Is this why so many people seem to gravitate toward politicians/newscasters who are jerks, because they assume their lack of kindness makes them more honest? It’s something that I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about lately, and I’d love to hear your opinion on the subject.

  2. FILMCRITHULK permalink
    March 5, 2012 23:38

    HULK THANK KINDLY FOR THIS! AND HECK YES HULK LIKE KITTIES!

  3. March 5, 2012 17:16

    A ha! I knew HULK like kitties!

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