I haven't actually read the comic this is based on (I can only read so many before the budget runs out), but the film has a lot to digest. It has equal parts inspiration from modern Japanese fantasy films, Bollywood, Chinese supernatural Kung Fu movies from the 70s/80s, indie rock, video games, and the films of John Hughes (tell me the seventh evil ex doesn't look like Judd Nelson on purpose). Overall it's the best film I've seen this summer since Kick-#!@%*#, but with it drawing from so many references there's bound to be a few people in the audience who don't get some of the in-jokes. Thankfully the rest of the humor is broad based enough to appeal to them.
But if you're tired of the same old crap over and over give it a shot. It has it's weaknesses but it's fun, it's light hearted, and there's nothing else out right now half as creative or original, and for that alone it deserves you giving it a chance.
I don't necessarily think this movie was better or worse than Ang Lee's version--because the two are almost completely different animals. I actually liked Lee's 'Hulk'; Louis Letterier's 'The Incredible Hulk' is just bigger, louder, and thinner on the character development. (Oh, and the CGI in this one is amazing.) Both films are pretty good in their own ways, methinks.
Much better than the first Hulk movie (with Eric Bana); this re-do is at least headed in the right direction. But it falls short... a little too contrived and action-heavy (although with a Hulk movie, the action's obviously going to be heavy). Just not that good
I managed to see a part of this movie on HBO last week. I thought it was pretty good. Quite a typical Bruce Willis movie that keeps you engrossed through the whole movie before you realize the movie was all above running away from the bad guys. No more substance - but just completely engrossing.