The Incredible Hulk
Movie Stats & Links
||Edward Norton, Liv
Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt, Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man
||Please don't bring
the young ones otherwise they might have sweet dreams of
being big and green.
||It's got a nice
love story so she might take that and get past the nerdy
aspect of the movie.
It's about The Incredible Hulk!"
||There are some
chuckles and homage to the TV show is nice.
posing as a pizza delivery dude, trying to get into the lab.
||"Me in a metal
tube with hundreds of people in the most aggressive city in
the world?" and "You won't like me when I'm hungry."
||Avi Arad, Kevin Feige, Gale Anne Hurd
I really didnít care for
"The Hulk" when it came out in,
what, 2003, although it tended to play out a little better
on cable. I am happy to say that "The Incredible Hulk," now
under the direct safety net of Marvel Studios, was done in a
way to make me happy, and happier to know that superhero
movies under the Marvel Studio's tag have a lot of potential
in the future.
The Incredible Hulk
A Movie Review
The story for "The Incredible Hulk" follows more closely
with us old folks who remember the TV show from the Ď70ís
and Ď80ís, with new technology to enhance the experience.
Simply put, Bruce Banner (this time played in super-fine
fashion by Edward Norton) is experimenting with gamma rays,
the experiment goes wrong, and he turns into a big, green,
monster. Yup, he is on the run from the government, finds
himself in Brazil working to control his rage and find a
cure with the help of computer buddy, Mr. Blue, and,
wouldnít you know it, a little screw up leads the government
hot on Bruce's trail, with soldier Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth)
in tow, now
fascinated at trying to fight/capture/kill Bruce. Low and
behold the government has been following up on their own
formula to create a super-soldier, and who better than
gung-ho Blonsky to give it the human trial.
Yup, Bruce also has his love interest, Betty Ross (Liv
Tyler), who helped him on his original experiment until he
turned green, and now Bruce must enter back into Bettyís
life if he is ever to find a cure.
So weíve got Bruce trying to cure himself and not get too
hungry, I mean angry, weíve got Betty back in love, weíve
got General Ross (William Hurt) trying to capture Bruce, and Blonsky, no, itís not really a surprise, he wants ultimate
power, which, of course, leads to Hulk having the big
duke-it-out scene with the Abomination.
But the reason I like "The Incredible Hulk" better than
"The Hulk" was simply that the creature was, okay, I know
this sounds stupid, but a tad more believable. The question
of why Bruce Bannerís pants donít disintegrate is addressed,
Hulk isnít as huge, and Hulk also can only seem to leap
a few buildings at a time rather than miles at a time. There were
also a number of funny references to the TV series, and I
didnít have to sit through the entire set of credits for
maybe one of the worst "kept secret" cameos in the movie,
especially since said cameo is listed on the IMDB info for
If you are a fan of "Iron Man," well, my guess is that
you will enjoy "The Incredible Hulk," and we can start to
see what direction the Marvel folks are heading as they roll
out the next hundred years of film (okay, just the next four
or five), but in any case, it looks great, and should be a
fun run for superheroes!
I was going to give "The Incredible Hulk" 3 Ĺ stars out
of 5 because some of the chase sequences lasted a tad too
long, but after thinking about it more, I really enjoyed the
movie, and if youíre a fan of Marvel comic book movies, you
will too. Itís 4 stars out of 5.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!