Hulk Vs. (2009)

Hulk Vs. (2009)

Directed by: Sam Liu, Frank Paur

Starring: Fred Tatasciore, Graham McTavish, Grey DeLisle

Hulk Vs. is actually two short animated films put into a bundle that have nothing to do with each other except that they both have the Hulk in them. You get Hulk Vs. Wolverine and Hulk Vs. Thor, and neither of them are really all that much to write home about, so I’m just gonna go with the spirit of how they were packaged and review them both at the same time. Handy!

In Hulk Vs. Wolverine, the angry X-Man is sent to save a city from the Hulk, but they both end up getting captured by the Weapon X team, which includes Deadpool, Lady Deathstrike, Omega Red and Sabretooth. They plan on turning the Hulk into the ultimate Weapon X, but it turns out the green goliath is kinda tough to deal with.

In Hulk Vs. Thor, Loki transports the Hulk to Asgard, where the Enchantress magically separates the Hulk from Bruce Banner and gives control of the monster to Loki. Unfortunately for Asgard, Odin is in the magical Odinsleep and can’t do anything to protect his realm, and as the Hulk tears through the Asgardian warriors, it’s left to Thor to stop it and save the realm.

The animation isn’t super great in either of these and, of course, they both focus more on things exploding onto each other than telling an interesting story. Which is too bad, because the premises for both of these shorts are not bad Hulk stories at all. You can definitely tell what’s popular nowadays when you watch the Wolverine one; as soon as Deadpool shows up he completely steals the show (without ever really being meta once, interestingly enough). Overall, an easily-missable effort.

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