Hulk and the Agents of SMASH - Episode 1 REVIEW

#1 Posted by Oscars94 (2583 posts) - - Show Bio

This show's sole purpose was to make Hulk more well-known and likeable for younger audiences. Unfortunately, that meant that we know have a child friendly Hulk. I liked that it showed Hulk interacting with beings of similar power-levels , e.g Red Hulk, Skaar etc. but it felt a bit too "kiddy" for me. Don't get me wrong, I know it's a kid's show but that doesn't mean adults can't enjoy it too. The Avengers EMH and Young Justice were amazing. They set the standard of good animated series. For a series about the Hulk it missed the mark on what his character truly is about. Annihulus was cool though.

#2 Edited by TheAcidSkull (18059 posts) - - Show Bio

it was OK, to be honest, i did enjoy it more than i thought i would.

Things I Liked:

  • Hulk was in his gravage Form and Mostly in character. This is an immensely positive thing, frankly i'm just tired that " OH NO! HULK IS UNDER SOMEONES CONTROL!!!", it's getting old, and this hulk felt more like the EMH version, however he is much more "kid Friendly" i guess, which is fine, EMH hulk had the chance to brood because there were other characters that wanted to be in the spotlight, so having hulk angry along with some comedic aspects is fine to me. (though hulk was Nerfed of course, which again is fine for a cartoon)
  • The Animation and character Designs were awesome, hulk does look more lean but he looks cool and amazing. I like how Red Hulk looks too, especially with thous guns( actual guns not the Muscles :P)
  • Rick Jones is finely back and is the comic relief, which of course is great! i love rick and he has been removed from the comics for some times now.
  • The voice acting was great, fred does and amazing Job as Hulk as always. I love Red Hulks voice, i think it's the perfect casting , same goes to Seth Green as rick Jones. Skaars voice is good, but thats the only thing i like about him
  • Unlike Avengers Assemble, this show didn't have 3 plot all in one episode.

Things i did not enjoy

  • The action is rusty. I honestly think that they could do way better than this, there were good moments but in the end i was disappointing.
  • Aside from Hulk and Jones, The characterization was Eh. Rulk does have that Army vibe but he acts like a douche-bag Jock. Skaar acted like an idiot , i don't understand why he is the savage hulk right now, though it could be because of the Chip on his head, so we'll see.
  • The villain could have been more relevant. But still this is a two part story.
  • Same jokes Used more than Ones. I am really tired of this, if you're going to use jokes, AT LEAST keep it fresh, bad enough we have to put up red hulk making one liners.
  • The scene with the army coming out of no-where and then suddenly trusting hulk was cheesy and stupid.

5.5/10

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#3 Posted by DEGRAAF (7898 posts) - - Show Bio

I was looking forward good for the this show but it seems this show does more harm then good for the characters. I could be ok with all of these character variations except for Skaar. Skaar has been one of my favorite characters since his creation. He was a savage killer that was an eye for an eye and didnt care about what others thought. He was a true badass.

I know he is basically a 12 yr old kid in the comics but they do treat him like an idiot. He should be one with his Hulk form (since that is his normal form) but just act and think like a 12 yr old (A 12 yr old that had only known war and death for most of his life). Also when the writers talk about the different things each character brings to the show they said

Hulk - is the core strong man

Red Hulk - Strategic one

Jen Walters - Quicker and agile one

A-Bomb - can turn invisible

wait for it now..........

Skaar - HAS A SWORD!!!!!!!!

Seriously thats what he brings the the team? Might as well kill him off now. Why doesnt he bring the ability to not be harmed by fire, lava, or heat if you want to go with something small or go with his true defining characteristic and say HE HAS THE OLDSTRONG ABILITIES AND POWER. That would be huge and defining but no they talk about how he carries a sword.

So far i have been turned off from this show but i will give it a chance.

#4 Posted by CosmicCommonSense (71 posts) - - Show Bio

I swear the first time hulk scratches his head with a confused expression im tuning out

#5 Edited by TheAcidSkull (18059 posts) - - Show Bio

@degraaf: i share your thoughts but i'd wait and see how it develops, don't forget that he is being mind controlled.

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#6 Posted by Flopsop200 (171 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull: I generally agree with all your points. I'd probably give it a 6.5 though. It was nothing to right home about but we are only one episode in so that's fine. I really like how it feels like it picks up right after Greg Paks Incredible Hulks run give or take. I'm really interested in seeing how they swing Skaar being Hulks son. I hope they don't just give him a re done version of Lyra's origin. (created from DNA of the Hulk)

#7 Edited by TheAcidSkull (18059 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull: I generally agree with all your points. I'd probably give it a 6.5 though. It was nothing to right home about but we are only one episode in so that's fine. I really like how it feels like it picks up right after Greg Paks Incredible Hulks run give or take. I'm really interested in seeing how they swing Skaar being Hulks son. I hope they don't just give him a re done version of Lyra's origin. (created from DNA of the Hulk)

I hope it's good too, but still too childish, though i have to say thats it still better Than AA and USM

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#8 Posted by DEGRAAF (7898 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull:

lol i havent even seen the episode yet i just saw the trailers and the article with the writer talking about what each character brings to the show and what i posted is what the writer of the show said.

@theacidskull: I generally agree with all your points. I'd probably give it a 6.5 though. It was nothing to right home about but we are only one episode in so that's fine. I really like how it feels like it picks up right after Greg Paks Incredible Hulks run give or take. I'm really interested in seeing how they swing Skaar being Hulks son. I hope they don't just give him a re done version of Lyra's origin. (created from DNA of the Hulk)

Why wouldnt they use his original origin?

#9 Posted by Flopsop200 (171 posts) - - Show Bio

@degraaf: Because they have him being Annihilus' servant and coming from the negative zone in the first episode with no one having any knowledge of who he is. If Planet Hulk happened a remotely intelligent Hulk would of remembered knocking up Caiera. Then that begs the question of:

1. Did his friends send him off planet?

2. Did she die?

3. If so, did WWH happen?

4. Why doesn't Hulk or anyone realize he looks like Hulk mixed with a Shadow Person?

I don't think they want to weigh the new animated universe down with all that continuity as of yet. (USM, AA, and Hulk share continuity)

I'd love it but I think they just wanna keep it simple for the kids right now.

If I end up eating my words, all the better. I want them to stay as close to the source material as possible.

#10 Edited by DEGRAAF (7898 posts) - - Show Bio

@flopsop200: Wow so they either changed his origin totally or he might have the same origin but never found his father after Planet Hulk and got caught up by Annihilus before he made it to earth.

In the trailer Red states he looks and acts like Hulk.

Not that i think about it and given the information you stated about no one knowing who he is i would say that the best thing would be for Planet Hulk and WWH to have happened and just have the tiny change that Ceiara died without telling Hulk she was pregnant

#11 Posted by Xaid (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Its cool that everyone is trying to give the series a chance, but then again i am not everyone. This is a classical example why you shouldnt get ahead of yourself. If Disney wasnt ready to follow through on the whole concept of not just the Hulk but other Marvel Chracters aswell, then maybe it should have bought over another little kids franchise...Not Marvel and certainly not because Wanner Owns DC (They Get the Picture). Seriously the series lacks any true implication of the events it is trying to capture. This is a UNION OF THE STRONGEST THERE IS,THE CRAZIEST THERE IS .....ITS BAD NEWS AND GOOD NEWS ALL IN ONE. But hey....it all missing in the series. I was looking forward to this one but i must say after the first episode, i expect a hulk version of ULTIMATE SPIDERMAN SERIES

#12 Posted by UltimateJonathan (107 posts) - - Show Bio

This was a piece of crap

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