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Hulk (2003)

 -  Action | Sci-Fi  -  20 June 2003 (USA)
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Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.

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Bruce Banner, a brilliant scientist with a cloudy past about his family, is involved in an accident in his laboratory causing him to become exposed to gamma radiation and Nanomeds (A tiny life-form that is supposed to heal wounds but has killed everything with which they have made contact). Confused and curious about his survival, Banner discovers that since the accident, whenever he becomes angry he transforms into a giant green monster destroying everything in sight in an act of fury. Bruce's mysterious past and the answer to why the radiation had this effect becomes revealed to him as his Birth Father David Banner intervenes with hopes to continue experimenting on him. Written by Séamus Hanly

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, some disturbing images and brief partial nudity | See all certifications »

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$137,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,798,209 (Italy) (29 August 2003)

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$132,122,995 (USA) (19 September 2003)
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Trivia

ILM wanted to study a human performing the actions Hulk does in order to create his movements. Initially they tried this using body-builders but found them to be too cumbersome. Instead they settled for personal trainers. See more »

Goofs

When Talbot first talks to Betty as she's entering the building, the screen cuts in half as per usual throughout the movie. In one shot, Betty's hand is on the upper part of her pocketbook strap. In the other shot, it is not. The two shots are not in sync. See more »

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Bruce Banner: You want to go to the review board on Monday and tell them we have developed a brand new method for exploding frogs?
Betty Ross: I think there's a market for it. I mean, what if there's a plague?
Bruce Banner: What have you had, Betty, like one beer?
Betty Ross: I'm... I'm just saying... frogs start falling from the sky... who do they come to? We'll be world renowned.
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The pages seen in the Marvel logo are from the Hulk comic 'Dogs of War', where the Hulk fights gamma-irradiated Hulk dogs, and thus foreshadowing this fight happening in the film. See more »

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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Set Me Free
Written and Performed by Velvet Revolver
Produced by Nick Raskulinecz
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Some pretty good stuff.
21 June 2003 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw Hulk on Friday and I loved the opening sequence, it was great; graphic, and the comic fonts, fantastic. But then it started to go downhill from there. For about half an hour I was seriously thinking "My goodness, Lee's really lost it." Then as soon as the Eric Bana and Nick Nolte's relationship started to pick up, I thought; "Exactly what I was looking for."

The action of course was unbelievably fantastic. I found myself sitting there for a few moments drewling at the special effects. Even though at some points the Hulk did look slighlty cartoonish; what can you do, when you have to apply an emotive face and expressions along with a giant green muscle man?

The final interaction between Bana and Nolte was brilliant. It was so much like a tragedy; it looked so much like a tragedy infested play, and that was perhaps one of the great factors which drew me into the movie.

Overall, I believe that what grabbed me was how different this film was to others. The comic like split screens, the freeze frames; all of this was brilliant. What makes this film good, is just how different it is to others, as well as other comic book films. I give this film 9 thumbs up. No just joking.

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