The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk

Louis Leterrier (2008)

107min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
After the lukewarm response to Ang Lee's visually arresting if arty Hulk film in 2003, a follow-up adventure for the emerald rage monster eventually emerged in 2008, but with a brand-new cast headed by Edward Norton as runaway boffin Bruce Banner and William Hurt as his army nemesis, General Ross. Director Louis Leterrier (The Transporter) amps up the action and mayhem as Banner's pursuit of a cure ignites conflict with Tim Roth's psycho soldier, who gets a grotesque gamma-powered upgrade of his own. A brooding Norton acquits himself fine, and there's a thrilling chase through a Brazilian favela, but there's little tension and the underwhelming CGI leaves the battling behemoths looking like shiny plasticine figures instead of awesome engines of destruction. The film's main claim to fame is its retro-fitted inclusion in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as a post-credits scene featuring one franchise mainstay paves the way for the superior blockbusters to follow.

Summary

A bungled experiment causes a scientist to turn into a monster whenever he gets angry. He travels the world seeking a cure for his condition, while a ruthless general is determined to capture him and use the creature as a weapon. However, one of the soldiers under the officer's command undergoes a terrifying transformation of his own. Comic-book adventure, starring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth and William Hurt.

Cast & Crew

Bruce Banner / The Hulk Edward Norton
Betty Ross Liv Tyler
General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross William Hurt
Emil Blonsky / The Abomination Tim Roth
Samuel Sterns Tim Blake Nelson
Major Kathleen "Kat" Sparr Christina Cabot
Dr Leonard Samson Ty Burrell
Tony Stark Robert Downey Jr
Security guard / Voice of the Hulk Lou Ferrigno
Old man Stan Lee
Director Louis Leterrier
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UniversalGuidance: May be edited for violence.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 13 Jun 2008
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