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Wolverine and the X-Men / Deadly Enemies DVD (2009) – The Review

Wolverine and the X-Men: Deadly Enemies

Wolverine and the X-Men: Deadly Enemies

I saw this when it aired on TV – but boy am I glad they brought out this DVD rather then having to buy a WHOLE season just for this episode.  Because I would have!  This episode is pretty freakin’ sweet.  I never try to give away too too much in my reviews so that you still have something to surprise you if you choose to purchase it yourself.  With that being said – you should totally get this!  Not only is the animation pretty solid but the episode itself is not only full of action but also some pretty decent humor.

Hulk vs. Wolverine - no contest!

Hulk vs. Wolverine - no contest!

Alright, this episode begins with SHEILD agents being taken down one by one by a quick moving Wendigo.  Just as the helicopter takes off the Hulk shows up – FADE TO BLACK!  Pretty strong beginning.  Anyways, SHEILD shows up to ask Wolverine to take on the monsters in the Canadian forest.  Wolverine agrees because everything Fury knows about the mutant school and he said he’d let it go public.  It doesn’t take long after Wolverine gets to the forest for the Hulk to find him.  Hulk says he remembers him – and they even flash back to Wolverine in his classic costume – they tangle for a bit, but after Wolverine shoves a hand grenade in the Hulk’s mouth he finally falls. 

There's a quick flashback with Wolvie's first costume!

There's a quick flashback with Wolvie's first costume!

We join Wolverine and Banner in a cave where Banner recounts how he ended up in Canada with SHEILD – how Banner had a cure for the Wendigo but was then thrown out of the plane to become bait.  As Wolverine and Banner set out to find the helicopter they are intercepted by the Wendigo.  They also find out that the Wendigo’s bite has infected others and there is a whole clan of them – where have I heard that before?  Oh that’s right – in Hulk, written by Loeb, the big difference is… Loeb’s story sucked and made no sense because the Wendigo had made their way to Vegas and the Fixit came out for a few panels to fight them.  Here, it makes a lot more sense and is worked in nicely.

The Wendigo!

The Wendigo!

As Wolvie takes on the multiple Wendigos Banner finds the helicopter that has the cure inside.  But it’s in a tree.  High in a tree.  Just as Banner discovers this the main Wendigo comes out of nowhere ready to attack – but Wolverine isn’t far behind.  As Wolverine continues to fight off the fury beasts, Banner makes it into the chopper – only to have another Wendigo jump into the chopper as well, making it crash to the ground.  As the Wendigos get the upper hand on Wolverine, Bruce Hulks out and saves the day.  Hulk throws the Wendigos around like rag dolls and Wolvie takes the opportunity to grab the cure from the chopper and starts to inject each of the monsters.

The Hulk in control!  Where he belongs!

The Hulk in control! Where he belongs!

The best line comes out when Hulk gives his attention to Wolverine again “Hulk is not a behind!” (you have to watch it) – but as the Wendigo all revert back into human form Wolvie notices that all the Wendigo are wearing SHEILD uniforms.  He realizes who the real enemy is.  Hulk grabs Wolverine by the head and is ready to beat him to a pulp when Wolverine apologizes to him.  The Hulk accepts and lets him go.  It’s another classic scene!  Fury comes back and scoffs at Wolverine when confronted with the evidence of his involvement.  But Wolverine has a way to get him back.  Let’s just say – it’s a great ending with the Hulk out on top!

Hulk rages out in the end!

Hulk rages out in the end!

If you have the chance, listen to the commentary.  It’s chock full of interesting tidbits – as well as a very embarrassing moment caught on audio as one of the writes admits to thinking the Wolverine’s first appearance was in TIH #183.  They explain how this is a re-imagining of the classic match-up – which works out well – and my favorite part – the magical clothing.  Really solid episode.  The disc also features 4 other episodes , one including Gambit.  I think it’s worth the pick up – Grade B+

Hulk vs. Thor (2009) – The Review

Hulk Vs. - regular edition

Hulk Vs. - regular edition

I guess I will start by telling you that I was looking forward to these DVD’s for a while.  I also had to avoid the many, many inconsiderate people who post plot summaries and spoilers WAY before these were released!  I list spoilers – but I at least wait until the thing is actually out!  Or mention that the review is riddled with spoilers!  That being said – if you don’t want to know anything about these cartoons – stop reading… HERE!

Alright, down to the nitty gritty.  My niece liked this cartoon better.  Thor vs. Hulk always had the best fights – and Hulk had his fair share of wins over the years.  This cartoon puts any question about who is stronger to an end.  Let me just say – Hulk humiliates Thor in such a way, I started to feel bad for the Nancy boy.  That’s right!  I called him a Nancy!  Long, flowing locks, pretty blue eyes – the guy is hotter than half the females in the MU – and that’s disturbing. 

So, Loki, Thor’s half-brother, who hates his guts, has come up with a way to destroy his brother.  Bring in the Hulk – remove Banner – put Loki’s mind inside, and WA-LA!  Dead Thor!  Thing is – even though Thor is pretty – he’s still a tough mother trucker.  Him and his large hammer can pack quite the wallop!  Well, Loki’s plan works perfectly – until the Hulk becomes so enraged that he breaks the spell and is released on Asgard – a mind-less, rage filled Hulk.  Thor finds his brother to give him a little “talking to” about misbehaving when they discover that Loki had tired of Banner’s whining and has killed him.  That’s right.  Loki killed Bruce.  The jerk.  That means they have to venture down to Loki’s daughter’s realm and rescue Bruce from Hell.  Meanwhile, Bruce is back with Betty and their kids and living the good life.  Loki tells his daughter that she only has half a soul and needs the Hulk’s soul to complete it.  She brings the Hulk to Hell – and learns very quickly that it was a huge mistake as Hulk starts to destroy everything.  So they rip Bruce out of his pretend world and tells him that he needs to merge back with the Hulk.  He doesn’t want to – but eventually they do.  Loki’s daughter (sorry I forgot her name) tells Thor she will let Banner go – but she wants a soul to replace it.  Thor says she can have his – but he’s not going to give it up without a fight – so she takes Loki’s instead.

Tomorrow I will be posting the review of the other movie.  Vs. Wolverine – which, coincidentally, I liked a lot better!

HULK VS. DVD’s – coming soon!

2 Hulk vs. DVD’s are coming soon!  Click on the image to read all about it!  A definite pick-up for me 🙂

When Monsters Meet DVD (2008)

when mons meet

Hulk’s 80’s cartoon was great for a few reasons – the music being one – the animation is one of them as well.  The stories – are not though…  This DVD has just one episode of the show – and 2 episodes of the Spiderman cartoon?  What’s up with that?  Give me more Hulk!  I mentioned this DVD a few months back  and if you ordered it like I did you should receive it pretty soon.  The cover looks like he’s fighting the Abomination – but he doesn’t.  He fights a great, great descendant of Quasimodo.  Wait… Quasimodo?  Yes, Quasimodo and his huge pet bat.  Worth the viewing – at least once.

New Canadian Hulk DVD!

canadian dvd

Those wonderful canucks have released some of the great 1982 animated Hulk on DVD!  T o be released on June 10th – and you can pre-order it now through Amazon.ca – this DVD will work in any DVD player in North America.  How boss is this?  Boss?  Yes!  Boss!  From the cover alone it looks awesome!  Man, the language in here is like an 80’s convention.  Click on the image for a more detailed explanation of what’s going on.  Already ordered mine – will post it with a review when it arrives!

Incredible Hulk DVD’s (2003)

Hulk DVD’S

Most of these were brought out in 2003 to try to capitalize on the movie.  Too bad the movie wasn’t liked very much.  The Ultimate Collection has some of the best episodes from the television show.  The 2 animated DVD’s – the second one collects 3 or 4 of the ’96 animated show – and the first one collects the entire ’66 animated show that I bought off ebay.  They’re not bad… they’re just not that good either.  Then I have the T.V. movies made with Thor and Daredevil in a cool 2-pack that comes with a little comic highlighting points from the movies themselves.  I also have the original movie – which I got anyways when they started to release the seasons.  I will post those later.