The Incredible HulkJune 13, 2008
Dr. Bruce Banner, thanks to a gamma ray experiment gone wrong, transforms into a giant green-skinned hulk whenever his pulse rate gets too high. Meanwhile, a soldier uses the same technology to become an evil version of the original.
Release Year: 2008
Rating: 7.0/10 (127,298 voted)
Critic's Score: 61/100
Stars: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth
Depicting the events after the Gamma Bomb. 'The Incredible Hulk' tells the story of Dr Bruce Banner, who seeks a cure to his unique condition, which causes him to turn into a giant green monster under emotional stress. Whilst on the run from military which seeks his capture, Banner comes close to a cure. But all is lost when a new creature emerges; The Abomination.
Writers: Zak Penn, Zak Penn
General 'Thunderbolt' Ross
Tim Blake Nelson
Major Kathleen Sparr
General Joe Greller
The Incredible Hulk
(as Alan Vrkljan)
On June 13, get ready to unleash the beast.
Sony Pictures [Japan] |
Release Date: 13 June 2008
Filming Locations: Arlington, Virginia, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $55,414,050
(15 June 2008)
Did You Know?
William Hurt was under consideration for the role of Gen. Robert E. Lee in
Gettysburg. Another role, that of Gen. John Buford, ended up being played by Sam Elliot, who played Gen. Ross in
Emil Blonsky is supposedly a British officer "seconded" (detached) to the U.S. Army. Foreign officers on detached duty to the American armed forces do not wear American uniforms as Blonsky does in one scene. Only duly enlisted or commissioned members of the U.S. armed forces who have taken an oath of allegiance to the U.S. are allowed to wear the U.S. uniform.
Is it ready?
Attention – Origin Mixture!!!
For those that know only of the original comic book Hulk, the TV series
Hulk, or the regrettable Ang Lee Hulk, you should know that this new
version is a mixture of origins.
Without spoiling it, one of the larger ingredients in this new Hulk
comes from a Marvel series that is an alternate universe. There are
many differences in the Ultimates Universe. In this version, Banner did
not get his gamma radiation from exposure during an experimental bomb
explosion. I won't spoil it, but you can go to www.marvel.com and look
under "Ultimates" if you wish to get the gist of it.
I can truly say that this version captures a little of everything, so
that no matter what your knowledge is of the Hulk character, there's
tie-ins to everything.
Personally, I felt this reboot was well thought out. It allows for any
future connectivity by not limiting it to one version of the Hulk. This
will allow future Marvel movie-makers the ability to pick and choose
aspects from the multitude of alternate universes, re-tellings, and
time spans to combine whatever they please.
This was well cast. When the overall product can make me forget the
fact that I don't like a specific actor, and truly appreciate the total
entertainment experience, it's something to smile about. I won't
mention which one I don't care for, since all that will do is spark
Story – intricate and intelligent, fast-paced, yet deeply explanatory,
complex, yet easily taken in by non-geeks. Enough references to the
true comic, alternate comic, and TV show, that everyone in the sneak
peek seemed to be pleased. I surely was.
CGI was great. Don't know why some have to nit-pick, but you can't
please everyone, I guess. Action was wonderful with plenty of it! If
you've ever read one of my reviews, you'll know that I'm a true fan of
overall entertainment. While I have favorites, I don't base reviews on
just one actor, writer, director, production company, genre, or
whatever. So, if you don't like my opinion, so be it.