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The Incredible Hulk

Get ready to unleash the beast.. 

Year: 2008 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: Unknown 
Certificate: BBFC 12A Cert – Under 12s admitted only with an adult 
Subtitles: This film is not expected to be subtitled, though this cannot be guaranteed. 
Directed by Louis Leterrier 
Starring: Edward Norton, Tim Roth, Liv Tyler, William Hurt and Christina Cabot.  
An image from The Incredible Hulk

This action packed adventure is a lot more interesting for the fans than the somber and largely derided take on the beloved Marvel Comics hero in 2003. There’s a lot more action this time around emphasising the talent that “Transporters” director Louis Letterier has. The saga unfolds with a cure in reach for the world’s most primal fury with scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) searching for an antidote. He is pursued by the Abomination (Tim Roth) who is a ruthless aggressive beast whose powers match those of the Hulk himself.

This version is indeed bigger, stronger and faster and the effects look more “realistic” to say the least. But when compared to Iron Man, which released at the same time, the Hulk did make me realise that it lacks inner conflict and heart. Instead Norton just seems like a good guy trying to keep the bad guys from doing bad stuff. Simply put it has a lot of efficient CGI put into it but lacks what many fans may say is the human emotion of the comic. Just running and getting your heartbeat up to change into the Hulk is not what many fans would ideally want to happen to their hero.

Having said that I would strongly recommend Marvel Comics fans to watch the movie as is ends with a fascinating proposition which will make your action packed mind water with excitement!"

Mayank Sharma

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