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The Incredible Hulk (2008)

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Critic Consensus: The Incredible Hulk may not be quite the smashing success that fans of Marvel's raging behemoth might hope for, but it offers more than enough big green action to make up for its occasionally puny narrative.

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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
Rating:
PG-13 (for sequences of intense action violence, some frightening sci-fi images and brief suggestive content)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Box Office:
$134,518,390.00
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Cast

Edward Norton
as Bruce Banner
Liv Tyler
as Betty Ross
Tim Roth
as Emil Blonsky
William Hurt
as Gen. Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt' Ross
Tim Blake Nelson
as Samuel Sterns
Ty Burrell
as Dr. Lennord Samson
Christina Cabot
as Major Kathleen 'Kat' Sparr
Peter Mensah
as General Joe Greller
Lou Ferrigno
as Voice of The Incredible Hulk/Security Guard
Paul Soles
as Stanley
Greg Bryk
as Commando #1
Chris Owens
as Commando #2
Al J. Vrkljan
as Commando #3
Adrian Hein
as Commando #4
John MacDonald
as Commando #5
P.J. Kerr
as Wilson
Matt Purdy
as Ross' Aide
Robin Wilcock
as Sniper
Simon Wong
as Grad Student
Shaun McComb
as Helicopter Soldier
Pedro Salvin
as Tough Guy Leader
Jason Burke
as Communications Officer
Grant Nickalls
as Helicopter Pilot
Martin Starr
as Computer Nerd
James Downing
as Army Base Doctor
Krista Vendy
as Female Bartender
Mila Stromboni
as Hopscotch Girl
Robert Downey Jr.
as Tony Stark
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Critic Reviews for The Incredible Hulk

All Critics (222) | Top Critics (46)

The climax is a bit of a yawn, but most of what precedes it is vigorous and sharp.

Full Review… | April 14, 2013
CNN.com
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A more satisfactory adaptation of the spirit of Stan Lee's Marvel character.

Full Review… | November 18, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

It won't change your life but you'll walk away smiling.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Film.com
Top Critic

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.

October 18, 2008
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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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.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Los Angeles Times
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In close-up the Hulk is more cartoonish than scary, but when he's ripping armed vehicles to shreds? Kewl.

Full Review… | July 18, 2008
Houston Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for The Incredible Hulk

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.

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½

Ang Lee's attempt at Hulk didn't turn out too well, but THIS one is plain terrible.

Graham Jones
Graham Jones

Super Reviewer

½

This is definitely the weakest of the Avengers films, but still an entertaining superhero movie because of the almost non-stop action. The special effects are decent and there's tons of good set pieces, but the story itself is a little weak compared to movies like Iron Man and The Dark Knight. Edward Norton makes a good Bruce Banner and the rest of the cast is decent. This is definitely a back to the basics Hulk movie compared to the last and although it doesn't measure up to the best of the genre, it is a welcome addition.

Josh Lewis
Josh Lewis

Super Reviewer

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