Hulk SMASH! A re-do for the Hulk franchise, with the studio hoping to get off to a better start than Ang Lee's, dare we say, overly thoughtful "Hulk." The story's more or less the same--mild-mannered scientist Bruce Banner (now played by Norton) inherits the wild-mannered Hulk gene from his old man and falls in love with Betty Ross (Tyler). Betty's military father, General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross (Hurt), has a devious plan to breed a whole infantry of Hulk soldiers, and makes the mistake of testing his scheme out on blood-thirsty Marine Emil Blonsky (Roth). Very little to think or care about, but lots of fun with the usual CGI overloading all of the action.
Review by Brian Tallerico
I've got good news and bad news. The Incredible Hulk isn't nearly as awful as its previews made it out to be, but it also isn't nearly as good as it could have been. If anything, Hulk is further proof that the superhero genre has entered its ...Read More
A Different Direction Sharkbait at 2009-03-06 20:41:39
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