‘Hulk vs. Wolverine’ was released today on DVD.
And while the myriad previews are almost as long as the animated feature itself — about 33 minutes without the credits — it really can be broken down into three equal parts.
The first 11 minutes are perhaps the best 11 minutes I have ever seen in a superhero cartoon. Wolverine is awesome, the battle with the Hulk is even better and the bloody violence is a sight to behold. And mixed in is a wonderful homage to an iconic Wolverine/Hulk cover.
Unfortunately, the next 11 minutes quickly shift into an overly confusing Weapon X/Team X mishmash with Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike and Omega Red! The only saving grace is Deadpool. And what a saving grace he is, for Deadpool absolutely steals the show with his shockingly funny one liners and non sequiturs.
Thankfully, the final 11 minutes pick the action back up, blending jaw-dropping fight sequences, dark humor and, of course, classic Wolverine to pull off a rousing finale.
And make sure to sit through the end credits — there is a great closing clip well worth your time.