Hulk Vs is actually two short films, Hulk Vs Wolverine and Hulk Vs Thor. Hulk Vs Wolverine runs to 37 minutes, while Hulk Vs Thor comes in with slightly longer length at 45 minutes. Both come from the same creative team and both feature Fred Tatasciore, who has voiced The Hulk in numerous other Marvel animated and videogame incarnations, as The Hulk and Bryce Johnson as Bruce Banner. Both are standalone stories and it does not matter which order in which you watch them.
I had low expectations of these Marvel animated films, most of which have not been particularly good. It was thus that I was surprised by Hulk Vs, which easily emerge as the best of the bunch seen so far. Watching Hulk Vs Wolverine first, I was blown away. The entire segment has been conceived as no more than a superheroic punch-up set against the background of the Weapons X program who are wanting to make super-soldiers out of the Hulks DNA. (In actuality, Hulk vs Wolverine is more of a Wolverine film that it is a Hulk film with Wolverine being the principal point-of-view character). Recruited for the occasion is also a number of B-list characters, including Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike and Omega Red. The unexpected one among the bunch is Deadpool and the surprise is how much Hulk vs Wolverine gets the smartass backtalk and wry quips of the character down before Ryan Reynolds stepped into the part in Deadpool (2016) seven years later. If you werent aware of the release dates, you would think that Hulk Vs came after Deadpool and they had modelled the character here on Reynolds performance and voice. Supervising director Frank Paur does a top-notch job with the superheroic action.
After such a fine start with Hulk Vs Wolverine, Hulk vs Thor comes as somewhat quieter in nature. Like Hulk vs Wolverine, it has been construed as no more than a superheroic punch-up there is slightly more plot added in that we have a rationale involving Loki snatching up Bruce Banner and using magic to physically separate he and The Hulk in order to turn The Hulk, now pure rampaging aggression, against Asgard. The battles are not quite as epic as in Hulk Vs Wolverine but the episode is not too bad, One should also note that this was made before Thor made his first film appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Thor (2011) and so he is incarnated in terms of the original comic-book design with a winged helmet.
Marvel made two subsequent Incredible Hulk animated films with Planet Hulk (2010) and Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell (2016).