Film Crit Hulk
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?
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?
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.