Monday, November 25, 2013

Review: Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. "Wendigo Apocalypse"

I can't believe it. A good episode. A good episode! The mind boggles! But why? What makes this episode good, when the others have ranged from "Meh" to "Stab-My-Eyes"? Let's think about it.

The plot is a good one. Hulks fighting mindless beasts, trying not to hurt them (because they're just transformed civilians) and trying to not become one. The fact that they fail at not becoming Wendigos really raises the stakes. Seriously, even though inter-dimensional aliens were invading in the first episode, this one still seems like the stakes were higher.

The humor was funny, the creepy bits were creepy, and even the toilet humor was subdued. The plot worked well, and all the character's personalities were just as distinct as ever, but not annoying. Oh, and She-Hulk crashes the Hulkjet again, but in a way that makes it clear that it's not just because she's a crappy pilot.

Although the inclusion of fan-favorite Wolverine might seem like another cheap tactic to leech off of his popularity, this team-up makes sense, from a comic point of view.

Do you know what comic book Wolverine debuted in? Here's a hint: It wasn't X-Men.
And what's that in the background?
Yep, it's the Wendigo.

This episode is an homage to the Hulk's history, and the show is all the better for it. If we got more episodes like this that retold stories in a reimagined way with the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.... this show could be great.

In fact, I hate to say it, but as I watch newer episodes, I find them continuing to entertain me, even if it's just a little. It's very confusing, to say the least.

I never thought I'd see the day when I would be hopeful about this show.
Thank you all for 15,000 pageviews!
Maybe this show will be consistently good by the time we reach 25,000!
See you then!

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