The Incredible Hulk
You'll like him when he's angry.
Scientist Bruce Banner is a man who has been living in shadows, scouring the planet for an antidote to the unbridled force of rage within him: the Hulk. But when the military masterminds who dream of exploiting his powers force him back to civilisation, he finds himself coming face to face with his most formidable foe: the Abomination - a nightmarish beast of pure aggression who's powers match the Hulk's own!
Am I the only one who wonders what The Incredible Hulk's poops look like? Or is he incapable of pooping because pooping makes him relaxed and happy? Inquiring minds want to know...
WHATS THE DEAL WITH THE INCREDIBLE POOPS?
When I first saw this, I fucking hated it. Here's my original review, from my now abandoned blog (I know, a blog, how 2008). On a rewatch, I've mellowed. I've upped my rating by two and half stars. I know. I think I've grown.
Partially, this was down to imagining every scene as if Mark Ruffallo was playing Bruce Banner, which helps a lot. With this in mind, I was having something approaching what the kids call "a blast"... and then Betty Ross turned up, and I remembered why I hated the movie first time round.
I don't normally like criticising particular actors, I'm sure they're all lovely in real life, and actresses…
Road to the Avengers: Part 1
I remember when I first watched it, while I liked it, I was also disappointed. The main reason for that was because leading up to the movie I was bombarded by trailers that mainly featured scenes from the final 15 minutes of the film. If you have a villain or monster in your film that only appears at the very end... do not show said villain or monster in the damn trailer! In fact you shouldn't have ANY big scenes from the last 30 minutes of your…
It probably wasn't the best idea leaving it so late to watch The Incredible Hulk, as inevitably now I'm tarnished by the character's superb rendition in The Avengers. Taking the Edward Norton incarnation on its own merits... well, I was a little underwhelmed, to tell you the truth. Louie Leterrier's movie is perfectly decent but there's very little going on here we haven't seen done better elsewhere, before or since. Good effects? Sure. Decent cast? Absolutely. Great script, drama and characterisation? Not so much. Not really. It's all very by-the-numbers, and sitting in a very strange place given it's not quite a sequel, yet deliberately avoids telling an origin story for Bruce Banner. As a result, it's a mish-mash of…
Part of the:
Marvel: that last film really confused audiences and shit up the kids didn't it?
Reaction: get in the director of clash of the titans, drop the origin story and reboot/sequel it up from the get go.
Result: an action packed, pulse pounding, globe trotting, CGI filled action movie that sells action figures, that gets the 12 year olds back on side and features the characters (abomination), the moves (hulk smash, sonic clap) and the action (Bourne style favela roof top chases, hulk vs military fights, massive monster NY street battle) to really do what the first film should have done. Play it safe. Make an action movie blockbuster.
Norton and Roth are inspired…
It's always quite weird when a franchise gets rebooted after only a few years. Ang Lee's "Hulk" was an odd film - half blockbuster, half (an attempt at an) existential art-house film. Featuring a giant rage monster who can leap tall buildings in a single bound. The 2008 model Hulk is probably less *interesting* than Lee's version, but is designed to slot into the new Marvel cinematic universe alongside Iron Man, Thor and Captain America. Again, this feels like an elaborate prequel for the 2012 Avengers film, but works well on its own merit, especially the cinematically beautiful opening sequences in the slums of Brazil.
I enjoyed most of the action scenes in this movie, and Marvel did a splendid job with the grapics ( for a film from 2008 ) but with that most is said already.
The main character 'Bruce Banner' has no character whatsoever, you don't really get to know the man himself apart from the fact that he's hunted and well... the hulk. I think the film would've been a lot better if they took the time to get the viewers to know who Bruce Banner really is rather than just a bunch of action scenes with some parts as to where he is on the run for the military.
The new Hulk is not quite as drastically different from the previous one as they'd have you believe in terms of being action-packed. The Hulk still shows up rather sparingly for the first 3/4 of the movie, then finally takes center stage for the extended climactic finale. Not that I think it should be any different - I just don't think this one piles on the action much more than the last, as has been said. That being said, this film is a huge improvement over the mess that was the last Hulk film. From the acting to the writing to the effects, this blows away Ang Lee's version.
The CG is not bad, and I'm sure it's probably the…
personally i hate this movie more than ang lee's but it's more competent and consistent with the rest of marvel's avengers thing so i guess it's better
Starts off in a unique direction but quickly becomes the same old hulk plot with uninspired action set pieces.
The sound effect used to highlight the fact that Tim Roth is running fast is especially sad.
Watched dubbed into Cantonese in a massage parlor, but that was enough.
Bruce Banner spends much of The Incredible Hulk on the run, trying his hardest to keep a lid on his inner-monster in the process. It’s unique; other heroes seek out trouble to quash it, but Banner just wants seclusion, and wouldn’t you know it, trouble somehow manages to find him anyway. Directed with grave sincerity by Louis Leterrier (The Transporter, Unleashed), The Incredible Hulk is a sleek but forgettable thriller that falls short because it’s lacking in emotion – and in a story about emotion triggering transformation, that’s bad.
I saw The Incredible Hulk in the theater when it came out, and I remember liking it quite a bit; there’s some wonderful sequences in it, especially in the beginning (like…
Feels kinda dated. Is that weird? I know it was just five years ago, but still. The Hulk looks waaaayyy better in The Avengers.
I actually liked Norton's take on this role, a damn shame he didn't do Avengers.
Edward Norton adds a massive human element to the big green guy, in a surprisingly good adaptation of the popular comic book character, even when pitted against hurdles like introducing several villains at a time to get a franchise moving and Liv Tyler's bland interpretation of Betty Ross.