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The Incredible Hulk (2008)

88 Ratings: 2.4
A film by Louis Leterrier

   A more accessible and less heavy-handed movie than Ang Lee's 2003 Hulk Louis Leterrier'sThe Incredible Hulkis a purely popcorn love affair with Marvel's raging, green superhero, as well as the old television series starring … see full wiki

Director: Louis Leterrier
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Release Date: June 13, 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
17 reviews about The Incredible Hulk (2008)
review by . May 06, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
As I said before, the character of The Incredible Hulk is like instant pudding: impossible to screw up.  There can't be anything too difficult about a man who rages out into a giant green monster and tears up whatever is in his path.  In 2003 though, Ang Lee found a way with a slow as hell snoozer about monsters, daddy issues and other maudlin junk.  It might have picked up when Hulk was, well the Hulk but why did it have to be so DULL?      Enter 2008 with …
review by . August 16, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
      THE INCREDIBLE HULK      I remember not so long ago when a film by Ang Lee hit the theaters that was called simply "Hulk", and I liked unlike a lot of others apparently. I still to this day can not see why people did not like that film because I thought it was really good. The character driven emotional study of this man/creature was perfect. Lee did a great job with the film in my opinion and while it was not a classic was still very good. …
Quick Tip by . August 05, 2010
MUCH better retelling/restart after the misfire the other Hulk film was. The green guy appears more often, the action is good and the movie moves. It still has it's problems but at least this movie is enjoyable.
review by . November 09, 2009
A good follow up to the 2003 film, but not as convincing or as powerful as it...
While the 2003  Hulk was a failure with  fans  this 2008 reboot  is stylish, fast paced, brutal, dark, powerful, smart  and  just all around fun. The Incredible Hulk is an amazing  step up from the firs tin action  and  in the brutal anger that is Hulk, but it lacks  in the  emotion department and is at sometimes  preposterous  and absurd. But ti makes up for that with mind blowing action  and a great story and plot to  keep …
review by . January 31, 2010
Not quite incredible, but close enough for me
Man, Marvel should do this more often. First they come out with the instant classic that was Iron Man, …
review by . August 14, 2009
The Incredible Hulk
 This was a film I had been wanting to see for a while.  For some reason, I just hadn't gotten around to it, but finally the film was free on HBO ONDemand and I got to see why The Incredible Hulk was... incredible.  Sure, it's no Iron Man, but the film does hold its own a whole lot more than Ang Lee's Hulk ever did.  This reboot actually had some great moments in it and of course the very subtle and not so subtle hints at S.H.I.E.L.D. and a certain someone's cameo at the end …
review by . December 21, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Hulk and Emil Blonsky
"THE MADDER HULK GETS, THE STRONGER HE GETS". Apparently, ol' Jade-Jaws has been rebooted for the screen under the moniker; "Incredible Hulk" with a new director; Louis Letterrier, a new script by Zack Penn and has a new lead actor in Edward Norton. To be honest, I'm one of the few who appreciated Ang Lee's "Hulk", appreciated but didn't love. Sure, it was too moody, nary a smile on anyone's face, full of human angst and fake looking CGI, but I thought it was reminiscent to the comic book with …
review by . August 14, 2008
Don't tell the Army or his girlfriend, but Bruce Banner has a secret identity. When he's angry, he turns into Jason Bourne. The second attempt this decade to launch a film franchise around "The Incredible Hulk" (whose idea was it to hire Ang Lee to direct "The Hulk"? Did Ingmar Bergman turn them down?) is a much more satisfying experience than the first one. Director Louis Leterrier ("The Transporter"), not previously known for plausibility or restraint, gets this one …
review by . June 18, 2008
They did a superb job redoing The Hulk from 2003.  Completely ignoring Ang Lee's version, this one makes one smashing and exciting movie!    The first action scene set the pace of the movie.  The chase through Rio in Brazil is pretty cool!  Although the hulk doesn't appear in full glory until later on, the first appearance of the green monster is done beautifully.  The shoe is a nice touch to the mysteriousness of Hulk's transformation.    With …
review by . November 15, 2008
No longer weighed down by the angst and downright boring emotional drivel of the Ang Lee vision, "The Incredible Hulk" allows the big green angry guy to flex his muscles a bit more. I'm sure there are some fans out there who enjoy their Hulk with tears and a blanket, but I believe that most fans really just want to see him smash and crash his way through everything.    Edward Norton takes the purple pants from Eric Bana and gives us a more convincing portrayal, albeit in limited …
review by . November 15, 2008
"It's not that easy being green   Having to spend each day the color of the leaves   When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold   Or something much more colorful like that"*     (*Kermit the Frog "It's Not That Easy Being Green")     Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):     1. As a result of Gamma radiation, Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) gets much too big for his britches whenever he gets riled …
review by . November 13, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
When I was younger, I used to watch re-runs of the 1970's INCREDIBLE HULK television show. The show's executive producer, Kenneth Johnson, is a master storyteller and realized that if you tell a story that's nothing but action with no characterization, you don't have much of a story. I was excited to see Ang Lee's 2003 HULK movie when it was released in theatres, but like many viewers was disappointed. The film was a huge box office bomb and was stoned by most critics. After that, I thought that …
review by . October 27, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
WARNING SPOILERS WARNING    I'll agree that Ang Lee's 'HULK' (2003) was a poor attempt but I was not inspired by this movie at all. Going up against 2 of the greatest comic book movies in the same year (Iron Man & The Dark Knight) doesn't help 'The Incredible Hulk' but the #1 problem with this movie is how few chances this movie takes. None of the casting choices are great (although none are poor), and the script is so blah it's the kind of movie that you want to just sit down, …
review by . October 18, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
I appear to be one of about six people who actually liked Ang Lee's movie Hulk. This puts in me in good company with Roger Ebert, but that's about it. And that's too bad, cause it was a good movie, it just wasn't what people wanted in a film about the Hulk. Having watched The Incredible Hulk, I know now what people wanted. What they wanted, simply, was "HULK SMASH!" Boy, do you ever get that in this movie, which reboots the Hulk franchise.    Edward Norton turns in a memorable …
review by . September 27, 2008
I think we can all safely say we've put that 2003 attempt at a Hulk movie out of our minds. Sure it was aweful, and made some of us sweat with sheer hatred at the boredom we suffered. When made aware of this film some simply sighed and said, "keep Ang Lee as far away as possible" he's a great director but isn't a comic book movie maker. This adaptation wasn't a sequel, nor was it a reinvention, it was simply a nudge in the right direction and had Louis Leterrier say this is how it should have been …
review by . September 08, 2008
This re-imagining of the green Goliath works far better than Ang Lee's 2003 outing that's for sure. Being an avid admirer of the Bixby/Ferrigno series in the late seventies and early eighties I found this film to be closer in spirit to the series and I definitely liked that.    The Hulk's origins are played out at the very beginning and once that's over and done with audiences are in for a fast paced and enjoyable ride. The film attempts to keep people who liked the series happy …
review by . June 23, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: HULK MAD!!! Finally, a superhero we can all relate to!     Cons: Human issues slow down the movie at certain points     The Bottom Line: Baron not mad. But BARON SMASH!!! his computer and its lousy Netscape server anyway.     I’m not particularly fond of the guys who edited The Hulk. Instead of going about the process using the good, old, time-tested method of just switching from one shot to the other, the editors use boxes and …
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