The Hulk as Hamlet (2004)
I smell something rotten. Could it be a motif?
From a review of Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet in the Arizona Daily Wildcat:
Branagh chose a clumsy but effective way of defusing this sexual tension by turning Hamlet into a brute who tosses his mother around like a rag doll and screams accusations in her face.
From a summary of Hamlet by Michael Delahoyde at Washington State University:
How does one reconcile the notion of Hamlet as poet with Hamlet as revenge-frenzied brute?
From "On Hamlet" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge:
Man is distinguished from the brute animals in proportion as thought prevails over sense: but in the healthy processes of the mind, a balance is constantly maintained between the impressions from outward objects and the inward operations of the intellect.
John Keats on Hamlet -- from an 1819 essay:
I am sickened at the brute world which you are smiling with.
From an analysis of the most famous soliloquy found here:
The "brute fact" of our existence can become a problem for us, an issue, something worth considering and looking at.
From a review in Boulder Weekly of a Denver Civic Theatre production of Hamlet:
Hamlet's "Get thee to a nunn'ry" harangue -- spoken for the eavesdropping Claudius and Polonious -- is coupled with slapping, hair dragging and a brute shove, more suitable to a trailer park than the confines of a Danish castle.
From BookRags.com book notes on Hamlet:
Ophelia laments that her dear Prince Hamlet has transformed into a crazed brute.
Finally, Hamlet himself says to Claudius in Act 3, Scene 2:
It was a brute part of him to kill so capital a calf there.
To smash or not to smash? This be no question. Hamlet smash!!!