The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Critic Consensus: The Incredible Hulk provides the action and excitement to please comic book fans and re-ignite this fledgling franchise.
Mild-mannered scientist Bruce Banner has been traveling the globe in search of the antidote that will allow him to break free from his primal alter ego, but both the warmongers who long to exploit him for their own gain and a horrific creature known as The Abomination are determined to stop him from achieving his noble goal in Transporter 2 director Louis Leterrier's take on the classic Marvel Comics superhero tale. For years, Bruce (Edward Norton) has been living in the shadows, pursued by the military and haunted by the rage within. But traveling the world in secrecy isn't easy, and as hard as he tries Bruce can't get Betty Ross (Liv Tyler) off his mind. The daughter of Bruce's nemesis Gen. Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross (William Hurt), Betty represents everything that is beautiful in the world to a man who lives his life on the run. Eventually, Bruce returns to civilization and faces the wrath of The Abomination. While the Hulk may be a formidable force of nature, The Abomination is decidedly more powerful, and determined to destroy Bruce Banner. Created when KGB agent Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth) exposed himself to a higher dose of the same radiation that transformed Bruce into The Hulk, The Abomination is unable to change back into human form and holds Bruce accountable for his frightful condition. With time fast running out for both Bruce and The Hulk, New York City is about to become the ultimate urban battle zone as two of the most powerful creatures ever to walk the earth clash in a massive, no-holds-barred fight to the finish. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi … More
|Rating:||PG-13 (for sequences of intense action violence, some frightening sci-fi images and brief suggestive content)|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Directed By:||Louis Leterrier|
|Written By:||Edward Harrison, Edward Norton, Zak Penn|
|In Theaters:||Jun 12, 2008 Wide|
|On DVD:||Oct 21, 2008|
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Critic Reviews for The Incredible Hulk
The climax is a bit of a yawn, but most of what precedes it is vigorous and sharp.
A more satisfactory adaptation of the spirit of Stan Lee's Marvel character.
There's not an excess of exposition, and the pricey CGI Hulk at his disposal is more angrily expressive than the mute one employed by Lee.
Rather than go to the trouble of crafting a dramatically satisfying conclusion, The Incredible Hulk" blows the audience off and takes the air out of its previous solid work by ending with what is essentially a shameless trailer for the next Marvel movie.
Audience Reviews for The Incredible Hulk
Ed Norton comes through and as always love Tim Roth. Liv Tyler does well also. Overall this movie did a good job of rejumping the hulk franchise and continues to set the table for Avengers.
The acting is rather bland, no-one gives an outstanding performance and the plot is too stereotypical to have much depth. Stereotypical it may be, but nothing incredible about this Hulk. The same plot devices one must have seen in quite a lot of superhero movies already, with hardly any new/appealing elements to watch out for. All the same, kids MAY find it enjoyable.
1/10 for a couple of credible moments.
Ang Lee's attempt at Hulk didn't turn out too well, but THIS one is plain terrible.
The Incredible Hulk Quotes
|Bruce Banner/The Hulk:||Hulk smash!|
|Betty Ross:||Subway's probably quickest.|
|Bruce Banner/The Hulk:||Me in a metal tube in the most aggressive city in the world?|
|Betty Ross:||You're right. Let's get a cab.|
|Emil Blonsky:||You don't deserve this power. Now watch her die!|
|Bruce Banner/The Hulk:||You know? I know some techniques you can use for the umm...|
|Betty Ross:||Zip it!|
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