Here’s the DVD review for Marvel Knights and SHOUT! Factory’s Marvel Knights’ Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk, by award-winning television writer and creator Damon Lindelof (Lost), legendary artist Leinil Francis Yu (Secret Invasion) and superstar colorist Dave McCaig.
This movie was the most fun you could ask for when you know it’s centered around Wolverine Vs. Hulk. It is a serious situation that also has fun with the concept. Being the Ultimate Universe, you find a lot more excitement out of this story knowing that in this world they are a lot more unhinged. What we saw in those Hulk Vs. movies is light-hearted compared to this. Wolverine isn’t just trying to beat the Hulk, he’s trying to kill him. We know that when this is the case, it’s going to be one hell of a ride. This Marvel Knights Animation remains true to the heritage of panel-by-panel graphic storytelling, they were really able to bring these illustrations to life, and it shows the explosiveness of the Ultimate Marvel Universe.
Damon Lindelof shows the difference between the Hulk and Banner in this movie. It’s as if we got to really see what makes both of them tick. Banner’s story is a lot more tragic and his control is way out of hand. It’s a lot more urgent given that this Hulk is not trying to be left alone. He is smart, cunning, and will kill anyone in his way without regret. What’s great is that while the movie is called Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk, there is more story than action, more substance overall. The story is built around the conflict and you get more out of Hulk than just his love for Betty and anger. You see the Hulk as a different being all together who just doesn’t know how to handle the situations he finds himself in.
The way Lindelof went about the story I liked because most fans are aware of this story, so they started it by showing how their fight ended and back tracking. What I do point out which was unique was when Wolverine had the movie rewind-ed. Betty had to be the character I liked most because of her personality when she turned into She-Hulk. Even better when Hulk confronted her about his feelings and how much she hurt him. She was the biggest influence in this story and for once she was able to handle herself. Not one character felt out-of-place or as if they weren’t given enough time to stand out.
The only issue you could actually find is that some of the transitions weren’t too smooth. It is to be expected with the style of the animation, but even knowing this it’s something that you could find hard to ignore. Besides this it looks just like the book and the art style of the book was brilliantly handled. Of all the Marvel Knights animations to date, this is one you want to see if you want something that has a great pacing. This and the mature nature might be something you’d find yourself attracted to if you
The exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus content really was informative to understand the development and production process of this amazing story. Hearing it from the creators on how they brought this story to life is worth watching.
ULTIMATE WOLVERINE VS. HULK DVD debuting for the first time on home entertainment shelves nationwide on September 10, 2013 from Shout! Factory. This deluxe DVD is collected in a unique comic book style packaging that bridges the comic book to DVD concept. Marvel Knights Animation’s ULTIMATE WOLVERINE VS. HULK DVD is priced to own at $14.97
SRP.Pre-order link to Amazon.
Total Featuring Running Time: +/- 66 minutes