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The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Action, Drama, Adventure  |  22 May 1988 (USA)
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It's been two years since the Hulk has surfaced, and Dr David Bruce Banner is on the verge of curing himself of the Hulk. A device he helped create, the Gamma Transponder, will rid him of ... See full summary »

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It's been two years since the Hulk has surfaced, and Dr David Bruce Banner is on the verge of curing himself of the Hulk. A device he helped create, the Gamma Transponder, will rid him of his own Gamma radiation, among other uses. Enter Don Blake, a former colleague of Banner's, who is now in possession of a mystic hammer which can summon Thor, an ancient Viking warrior. When the Gamma Transponder is nearly stolen and Banner's girlfriend is kidnapped, Banner must abandon the hope of being cured and rely on the Hulk and Thor to save the day. Written by Chris Holland <stomptokyo@aol.com>

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Our Superhero Is Back In A Brand New Action Packed Adventure.


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Die Rückkehr des unheimlichen Hulk  »

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This TV-movie served as a pilot for a proposed "Thor" TV series that never went into production. See more »

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When Donald Blake is in the cave and first finds Thor's hammer inside his sarcophagus, he mentions the room was filled with thunder and the lid of the sarcophagus was blown off on its own. However, strings attached the lid are clearly visible when they pull it off of the sarcophagus. See more »

Quotes

[David and Maggie sit on the front lawn, covered in a blanket and watching the fire]
Maggie Shaw: I miss Don.
Doctor David Banner: So do I. He certainly could liven up the party.
Maggie Shaw: I don't need anything livelier than this tonight. This is just fine.
Doctor David Banner: I feel the same.
[Maggie frowns as they watch the fire]
Maggie Shaw: I'll always love you.
Doctor David Banner: And I'll always love you.
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The Hulk And Thor Kick Butt!
7 June 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This was a fantastic movie. After an absence of about six years the Hulk was back teaming up with the Norse god Thor to battle a bunch of gangsters. The film may have had minor faults but not enough to spoil my enjoyment of the movie.

The Hulk certainly looked different. He seemed a lighter shade of green, he seemed taller and he definitely looked more muscular. But he looked in great shape as he battled with Thor and then teamed with Thor.

Thor was another comic book character from Marvel. The comic book Thor had a red cape and could fly. This Thor could not fly and had no red cape but to be honest that would have looked rather corny on film. Eric Allen Kramer played Thor who laughed in the face of danger and only seemed truly happy when he was involved in a battle.

The movie itself could be considered different to the original series. This movie was more like an episode of Knight Rider with it's stunts and it's action but I'm not complaining.

Jack Colvin was back as Jack McGee in this movie. It would be the final time we saw McGee as he would not return in the next two films. He didn't really have a prominent role in this film, certainly not as prominent as he had in the series. That was my only complaint.

All in all, a great movie. Fans of comic books will love it.


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