Sunday, December 28, 2008

Umm, *science* fiction?

Here's all you need to know about The Incredible Hulk: When Bruce Banner, the Jekyll side of the title character, gets really angry ... his mass, like, triples.

Since when does anger trump conservation of mass? Yes, the Hulk is a comic book (become TV series, become animated series, become comic-book movie, become video game -- shuffle and repeat until brain is pureed). Can't a comic have a nodding familiarity with the real world? (Yes, it can. Batman, for example, makes the effort.)

So incredible, yes ... just not in a good way. Despite more than one million hits when I google

"science fiction" and "incredible hulk"

you can't make me call it SF.

1 comment:

Crotchety Old Fan said...


there seems to be a very strange form of schizophrenia going on these days: while lots of folks seem to be running away from an association with SF, others are trying to shoehorn anything even remotely related.

I don't get it, I really don't.