Tim Blake Nelson
PG13 114min 2008
Fugitive Dr. Bruce Banner must utilize the genetic accident that transforms him into a giant, rampaging hulk to stop a former soldier that purposely becomes an even more dangerous version.
The man with the ultimate anger issues is back. This time Edward Norton talks the role and its a more grounded film. Finding tracks with more of the comic and the television series that made it so popular. The Hulk himself has also been redesigned making him more fierce and muscular looking.
The Incredible Hulk is a more redesign that a sequel. Edward Norton and Liv Tyler are taking over the roles for Eric Bana and Jennifer Connelly. Norton and Tyler seem more star crossed lover than Bana and Connelly; not that I’m disjecting their performance.
This time the film has a wider appeal because the film was more identifiable to the casual viewer. It was written more from the perspective the 80s television show. Making Banner a fugitive trying to find a cure and get back to the woman he loves. The version was grittier and that what I think appealed to the public at larger.
The Incredible Hulk this time featured a redesigned Hulk that was widely more appealling. This Hulk was less mass and fat and more just pure muscle. He was also more aggressive and dominant in this film. He’s a more proactive figure, His actions dictate the pace of this film. Instead of him reactive to humans; humans are reacting to him. Making him less of a mouse and more of a wild bear on the loose.
With Marvel producing there own products I expect their superheros to have better outing and a more encompassing. Marvel is placing its film as it does its comics… they inhabit real life places and interactive with one another. Outpacing DC by leaps and bounds, Marvel studios is clearing placing its bets on the Avengers film, set to come out in 2011.
I give The Incredible Hulk 5 out of 5.