Hulk Vs. (2009)

Hulk Vs. (2009)

Original Theatrical Release: January 27, 2009
Director: Sam Liu, Frank Paur

The Incredible Hulk (Fred Tatasciore) is one of Marvel Comics’ most powerful and dangerous characters. In this animated double feature, the Hulk goes up against The Mighty Thor (Matt Wolf) and Wolverine (Steve Blum) in two separate vignettes.

In the first, Hulk is transported to Asgard by the mischievous Loki (Graham McTavish), Thor’s jealous brother, and placed under a spell with the help of Enchantress/Amora (Kari Wahlgren). With Bruce Banner (Bryce Johnson) separated from his monstrous other half, the Hulk, he can only watch as Loki uses Hulk to smash his way through Asgard with only Thor and his Asgardian friends to stand in the way.

In the second, the Canadian military is after the Hulk when he is suspected of making attacks on defenseless wilderness homesteads. They call in Wolverine, who uses his superior senses to track Hulk down. However, as the two rage away at each other in the forest they are both attacked by members of the Weapon X program which created Wolverine’s adamantium-laced bones and claws and Wolverine is left to fight Sabretooth (Mark Acheson), Lady Deathstrike (Janyse Jaud), Omega Red (Colin Murdock) and Deadpool (Nolan North) all at the same time, with Hulk as the wild card.

It was an interesting choice to package this as a double feature. The whole thing, with both movies, runs to about an hour and a half.

I found the first story with Thor to be a little underwhelming. It’s always cool to see Thor go up against Hulk, but this one wasn’t as exciting as I thought it was going to be. There were a few instances in which Thor really went to town on Hulk, but overall, to create more drama, the writers sort of overpowered Hulk a little bit. I felt like with these two titans beating on each other, there should’ve been more destruction, more action.

Luckily, the second story redeemed the entire movie.

Wolverine versus Hulk, to me, is always really great…and this one tried to re-create, at least a little bit, the fight they had in Incredible Hulk #180, which was Wolverine’s first appearance in 1974. Notable differences being the involvement of Omega Red, Lady Deathstrike, Sabretooth and Deadpool. For the movie version, it worked however because a fight between Hulk and Wolverine would be pretty brutal but also pretty short, so having the villains show up enabled the pacing to be the way it was.

Overall, it was a fun watch. I just wish they had tweaked the Thor section a little bit more.

JOE Rating: ★★★★

Also, just a side note: If you’re interested in all-things-Hulk….check out The Collectionary, which features tons of Hulk-related merchandise to peruse and consider purchasing for gifts or for yourself.

Trailer For Hulk Vs.

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2 thoughts on “Hulk Vs. (2009)

  1. Shulkie’s healing factor has not shown itself to be as strong as Logan’s. Shulkie has not shown herself to be as fast and certainly no where near as skilled as Logan. And I hesitate to believe a Shulkie punch would do more damage than a punch with three twelve inch adamantium claws attached to it.

  2. I am an adult first off. This cartoon was excellent. The thor flick is about 45 min. The wolverine one is about 30 min. This dvd is worth buying just because you really get to see the hulk just like the comic books come to life like he never has on the big screen or in comics. The hulk remains in his element of comic style as this is where he is at his best. Only here can he be used and displayed in his best glory. You get to see his power fully, his anger, the rage in his face, the power of his strikes. Fully. He is powerful here as we know that he is supposed to be without the hoopla. The battles that go on here are great. This is by far the greatest cartoon marvel has created to this date of my review. It is bloody like what they don’t show you on tv. And maximed in comic fashion in the way you want so it’s just better than all the hulk movies. This is great and when it’s over, it’s really and honestly leaves you wanting to see more marvel cartoons exactly like this one. And you will want to own them all. 4 stars out of 5.

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