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The Incredible Hulk

2008
 4.0


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Stan Lee Characters
Jack Kirby Characters

 Directed by
Louis Leterrier



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 Release Date
June 12, 2008

 Runtime
1 hours and 54 minutes (114 minutes)

 Cast
Edward Norton
  Bruce Banner / The Hulk
Liv Tyler
  Betty Ross
Tim Roth
  Emil Blonsky / Abomination
William Hurt
  Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross
Tim Blake Nelson
  Dr. Samuel Sterns
Ty Burrell
  Dr. Leonard Samson
Christina Cabot
  Major Kathleen Sparr
Peter Mensah
  General Joe Greller
Lou Ferrigno
  Voice of The Incredible Hulk / Security Guard
Paul Soles
  Stanley
Débora Nascimento
  Martina
Greg Bryk
  Commando
Chris Owens
  Commando
Al Vrkljan
  Commando
Adrian Hein
  Commando
John MacDonald
  Commando
Shaun McComb
  Helicopter Soldier
Simon Wong
  Grad Student
Pedro Salvín
  Tough Guy Leader
Julio Cesar Torres Dantas
  Tough Guy
Raimundo Camargo Nascimento
  Tough Guy
Nick Alachiotis
  Tough Guy
Jason Burke
  Communications Officer
Grant Nickalls
  Helicopter Pilot
Joris Jarsky
  Soldier
Arnold Pinnock
  Soldier
Jason Hunter
  Cop
Tig Fong
  Cop
Maxwell McCabe-Lokos
  Cab Driver
David Collins
  Medical Technician
John Carvalho
  Plant Manager
Robin Wilcock
  Sniper
Wayne Robson
  Boat Captain
Javier Lambert
  Guatemalan Trucker
Martin Starr
  Computer Nerd
Chris Ratz
  Young Guy
Todd Hofley
  Apache Helicopter Pilot
Joe La Loggia
  Soldier
Tamsen McDonough
  Colleague
Michael Kenneth Williams
  Harlem Bystande
Roberto Bakker
  Market Vendor
Ruru Sacha
  Supply Driver
James Downing
  Army Base Doctor
Rickson Gracie
  Aikido Instructor
Stephen Gartner
  Ross's Soldier
Nicholas Rose
  McGee
Genelle Williams
  Terrified Gal
P.J. Kerr
  Wilson
Jee-Yun Lee
  Reporter
Desmond Campbell
  Gunner
Deshaun Clarke
  Little Boy
Tony Nappo
  Brave Cop
Aaron Berg
  Soldier
David Meunier
  Soldier
Tre Smith
  Soldier
Moses Nyarko
  Soldier
Carlos A. Gonzalez
  BOPE Officer
Yan Regis
  Medic Soldier
Stephen Broussard
  Handsome Soldier
Robert Morse
  Command Van Soldier
Matt Purdy
  Ross's Aide
Lenka Matuska
  Female Medical Assistant
Scott Magee
  Humvee Driver
Wes Berger
  Sterns Lab Soldier
Carla Nascimento
  Large Woman
Krista Vendy
  Female Bartender
Mila Stromboni
  Hopscotch Girl
Stan Lee
  Milwaukee Man Drinking from Bottle (uncredited)
Robert Downey Jr.
  Tony Stark (uncredited)

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- Stan Lee can be seen drinking the famous soda bottle at 13 minutes into the movie.
- Original Hulk actor Lou Ferrigno can be seen at 38 minutes into the film.



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Not bad... but not great either
By Jack Anderson on January 1, 2019
 4

The Incredible Hulk is the second movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following the very fun Iron Man.

EDWARD NORTON... REALLY?
As I stated in the Iron Man review, the casting of the lead actor is crucial, and even more in a superhero movie. Because there is so much backstory. So, who's playing Hulk, you might ask? Edward Norton. Yeah. Fight Club Edward Norton. As much as Robert Downey Jr. was just a perfect match for the eccentric Tony Stark, Norton is not. And the reason is simple. Edward Norton is having a baby face, that is totally incompatible with the monster-like Hulk.

GREAT BEGINNING
Don't get me wrong, the first part of the film is good. Edward Norton is living in the favelas, which is such an iconic location. The first shot from director Kenneth Branagh is really outstanding. The movie starts off as a great spy movie, but unfortunately, this is a Hulk movie and we know we'll have to sit through the usual scenes.

IMMATURE WRITING
And of course, soon enough, we are drawn into the old lover cliché (Liv Tyler), the very boring video game-like scenes, but much worse, we have to sit through scenes with the very bad military. The General is clearly the most annoying character from that film. He's got everything, the attitude, even the moustache.

SFX
Also, for a reason I really don't understand, Hulk is not looking at all like Norton. Not even the haircut, nothing. Therefore, it makes it extremely difficult or even impossible to root for the Banner/Hulk character.
But at least, most of the scenes with CGI are taking place in the dark or at night. Except in the worst part, when Hulk is in a big field and that the military keep shooting at him.

SUMMARY
Not a bad film, but really not a good one either. A clear average. I give it 4 out of 10.


Average
By Carry9 on January 2, 2019
 4

Average


Gimly

**A long form review originally posted in 2011:**

Dubbed as a “re-quel”, _The Incredible Hulk_ was first released in 2008, and now, I’m here to review it in the line of Marvel films I’m getting through a the moment.

I always like to think of films individually, but with the Marvel Cinematic Universe getting so big, that can be rather difficult to do. So though I may comment on films in relation to their sequels, remakes, prequels, spin-offs, parodies and the like, know that my final score out of ten is always based purely on the films merits, or lack thereof.

It’s pretty crazy seeing Edward Norton (_American History X, Fight Club, Red Dragon, Kingdom of Heaven, Pride and Glory, Stone_) as a very scrawny Bruce Banner, considering that he turns into the giant, muscular Hulk. But to me it totally worked. As an interesting side-note, Norton co-wrote the script, which may or may not have contributed to his being ousted as Banner for any future films after the movie was released. Not because the script is particularly awful or anything, but because as a general rule production doesn’t like actors getting all up in "dey grillz" half way through. Although it’s not like Norton’s never done this sort of thing before.

Under-appreciated Tim Roth (_Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Planet of the Apes, Lie to Me, Rob Roy_) is also excellent (as far as I’m concerned) playing the role of Abomination/Emil Blonsky. Interesting side-note, no, he’s not related to Eli Roth, who’s also a friend and actor of Quentin Tarantino and his films.

Ultimately, _The Incredible Hulk_ is a fine film, but it just can’t stand up to the superior writing and character building of Thor, Iron Man or Iron Man 2. Liv Tyler (_The Strangers, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Armageddon_) is rather a non-event as supposed love interest Betty Ross. And William Hurt (_Robin Hood, A History of Violence, The Village, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, Dark City_) as semi-antagonist General Thunderbolt Ross, is nothing but annoying (although it is pretty cool to see just how much they got him looking like the comic book character he is based on.

You would’ve thought that having a modern day Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story to run with, backing from the success of the franchise you’ve got supporting you, that it would be easy to write strong characters, unfortunately, it’s not the case. And while the action sequences are cool, and the fighting is possibly some of the best that Marvel’s come up with, it’s not enough to bring this film up to the standards of the other 3. The film lacks the flair I’m sure everyone would be expecting, and while it’s a perfectly good monster-movie movie, perhaps a completely separate Super Hero origin story would have been better than the overly-CGI-ridden quasi-sequel to 2003’s _The Hulk_ that we ended up with.

66%

_-Gimly_


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It's an improvement on the Ang Lee film only in the sense that the smashy smashy bits are more entertaining than the previous film's thinky thinky bits. But the fact that the entire film is just one long extended fight scene is disappointing to us who enjoy the darker, more emotional beats of the Hulk's story. I enjoy this movie quite a bit as a well put together piece of fluff entertainment, but I hold no delusions that even Marvel Studios couldn't get the definitive version of Hulk on screen.



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