Jun 8, 2008
Hulk (2003) (part 2 of 13)
I’m now more than 1,500 words into this recap, and I’m finally talking about the movie. Sort of. I’d like to transition from off-topic bitching to on-topic bitching, by complaining about the fact that this movie has unskippable previews. I’ve always hated previews on home video, because eventually, they all end up being out of date by several years and completely pointless.
And on DVD, it’s doubly annoying, because the previews are always included in the bonus materials. So if you’re the kind of person that actually likes knowing what was soon to be coming to video five years ago, you can just go right there, and the rest of us can get on with our lives. Oh, but no. On the Hulk DVD, you can’t even hit “menu” or use chapter skip. You have to fast forward through them the old-fashioned way.
So to all companies who release DVDs: If we want to see the previews, we’ll go and find them in the bonus features. If we don’t want to see the previews, chances are we’re not going to rent whatever crappy movie you’re advertising anyway. Just make everyone happy and let the home video preview die a merciful death.