I dunno about you, but I’ve been an “Incredible Hulk” fan for as long as I can remember. I can still remember watching the TV series on Friday nights as a kid, and just being awed by Lou Ferrigno.
Later on, when he and the late Bill Bixby made the for TV movies, even though I was a little older, I still loved watching Lou beat the hell outta crap, and toss bad guys around like rag dolls. Hell, being that I was a little older, and more into working out now, I might’ve even liked the movies *more* b/c I could appreciate how much work Big Louie had put into his physique.
(And is it just me, or am I the only one who though Banner was CRAZY for trying to ‘cure’ himself? I dunno about you, but if I could turn into a big green dude that could smash his way through anything, you think I’d be trying to ‘cure’ myself? NO WAY! Hell, I’d was busting my ass to turn myself *into* that kinda guy! And am I also the only one who thought if it’d really turn you into the Hulk, that a little gamma radiation might not be *that bad*…hahaha)
Not sure why the Hulk always resonated w/me – probably b/c I just like the idea of being big, stronger than anybody else, and being able to defend myself and those I cared for. (And who doesn’t wanna be able to clobber a bad guy like it’s nothing?)
Right about here is where I’m supposed to tell you how much of an influence Big Louie and the Hulk were in me wanting to originally get big and strong, and stuff, right? Well, I’m sure y’all have heard that story plenty of times before from tons of people, so I won’t waste your time.
Anyway, the other day I saw a trailer for the upcoming “Avengers” movie had been released online, and checked it out, along w/some of the stuff about how Edward Norton had been replaced as Bruce Banner in the film. Which is a shame, b/c “The Incredible Hulk” movie he did was friggin’ AWESOME and he was great in it.
(We’ll just pretend Ang Lee’s Hulk movie never happened, Ok? Thanks.)
So, being the fanboy I am, I pulled out my “Incredible Hulk” blu-ray out and watched it again the other day. What an awesome movie.
They were talking to the dudes that did the cgi for the Hulk, and they were talking about creating him – what he was to look like, the kind of stature he was to have, what kinda physique he should have, etc.
Now, you’d *think* that since the Hulk was supposed to be this giant brute of a monster, and even since how the Hulk was introduced to millions of people by a bodybuilder, that the look of a bodybuilder would have been what they went after…esp w/the look of today’s pros. These dudes are like mutants themselves.
But, nope. That wasn’t the case.
They said they wanted a creature that looked more like a linebacker. A physique that wasn’t just big, but (more or less) athletic, and not too over the top. They still wanted something people could identify with. So, they basically just took what they thought a physique of a strong, powerful, athletic, linebacker kinda build be, and just up-sized it.
How funny is it that the Hulk is supposed to be this monster, this brute, this rage filled strength machine…he’s supposed to be all things muscle…
So, when you’re looking to add muscle, improve your physique, gain muscle mass, and “get swole”…why would you look to what bodybuilders do?
Why not go after the kinda physique that just screams strength and power, athleticism and ability, size and muscularity?
You know…the kinda physique you can build with “Body Armor”.
Hell…it’s even what the computer nerds designing cgi for the know looks good and is what you wanna look like.
Now…who knows where I can get some gamma radiation…you know…just “in case”…
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