The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988)
Bill Bixby stars as physicist Dr. David Banner, the mild-mannered alter ego of the raging green mutant The Hulk (Lou Ferrigno), in this made-for-TV film based on the 1978 series (which was inspired by the Marvel Comics characters). In this outing, Dr. Banner teams with Thor, the Norse god of thunder.
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Critic Reviews for The Incredible Hulk Returns
And he's still green!
Audience Reviews for The Incredible Hulk Returns
This movie is cheesy and bad, but I liked the show and I like making fun of this movie, so I like it too. Overall, it's just okay.More
The film starts off really well with Banner trying to lead a normal life. Seeing him in a relationship is quite moving and as he gets closer to curing his disease everything is looking up. Unfortunately this is a case of attempting to start another franchise, this time that of Thor. Thor isn't really a bad character, he's simply too comical and out of place in a Hulk film. The mythical story is also a far stretch from that of Banners own story. Again it falls victim to the TV shows formula but has enough entertaining moments for the normal Hulk fan.More
I think the best thing about the Hulk tv series was always Bill Bixby's performance as Bruce Banner. When ever he turnt into the Hulk, that's when things got bad. He turns into a green Lou Ferrigno who just flexes and looks angry. Then they'd have shots of him running in slow motion "so that's where they got the idea for Bay Watch". The fighting was also silly and cheesey.
Although this made for tv movie was made a few years after the show was canceled ,not much improved. The effects are as bad as anything from the Superboy 80's tv series. While Eric Allen Kramer (American Wedding) looks the part of Thor his goofiness also makes it hard to take the movie seriously. Bixby however is in good form once again and almost makes it watchable.
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