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Industrial: Just Doing It
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Activists: Making the Hard Yards
Bad Boss: In the Pooh
Unions: National Focus
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Technology: Dean for President
International: Rangoon Rumble
Education: Blackboard Jungle
Review: From Weakness to Strength
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A Recipe for Conflict
Aussie Workers Cradle-Snatched
Morris McMahon Workers Say Thanks
Violence: Emerson Fingers Abbott
Coke Called on to Stop the Rot
Bridgestone Drops Doughnut on Workers
Maternity Breakthrough in Hotels
Labour Rights: Even Bush is Better!
Long Winter for Seasonal Workers
After the Accident
Cuba - the Debate Continues
Greetings from Japan
Labor Council of NSW
From Weakness to Strength
The best way to describe how I feel about The Hulk movie is to liken it to the transformation of Bruce Banner to the Hulk.
Bruce is boring, unexciting, and has a few inner problems. This also sums up the first hour of The Hulk.
But when Bruce Banner transforms into the raging, exciting, on the edge of your seat Hulk so does the movie.
It is almost as if the writers of the script purposely set out to give the audience a first hand experience of what it feels like to go from weakness to strength.
I must confess that the Hulk was always my favourite Marvel superhero. And why not? A bloke who can take on the might of the US military and win against all the odds must have something going for him.
The Hulk movie extends the comic book theme to one where the real villain in the plot is corporate capitalism.
A private sector company seeks to capture the Hulk and clone his genes so that they can produce a ready made invincible army to sell off to governments.
Of course the Hulk soon puts the villains in their place. He destroys the military base where they had him imprisoned and then takes us on a fantastic desert battle where military tanks, helicopters and fighter planes are no match for the green monster.
But alas, the Hulk does have a weakness. You guessed it - a woman - Betty Connolly.
The Hulk gets lured into a false sense of security and it takes a woman to do it.
Then the Hulk is captured for a second time (again no thanks to Betty) only to be nuked out of existence (or so it seems).
But you can bet your bottom dollar the Hulk will return.
Tara's Rating: 3 Ernie nominations for Chris
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