Mar 26, 2020
Hulk (2003) (part 7 of 13)
A laser beam suddenly cuts across the shot, taking us to… more laser beams! Bruce, teasingly green-lit by green lasers, is in the lab examining something green inside his blood. Or his spleen, or his soul, or whatever this purple fluid is supposed to represent. I’m not sure why he needs a bunch of lasers for this, and I have no idea why the lasers are gone by the next shot, but that’s probably why I’m not a geneticist or a nanoroboticist or a nuclear frog explosionist or whatever discipline he studies.
Bruce is superimposed over a shot of the technobabble on his computer screen. And then he’s covered up by… Okay, I have to admit, it’s really difficult to describe these editing tricks. What do you call it when another element physically moves onto the screen with a visible blur effect? Because that’s what happens here. Bruce is on the screen, and then another shot of Bruce from the same angle [?] flies onto the screen and covers him up. This movie is to filmmaking what the city of R’lyeh is to architecture.