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The Incredible Hulk (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  13 June 2008 (USA)
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Bruce Banner, a scientist on the run from the U.S. Government, must find a cure for the monster he emerges whenever he loses his temper. However, Banner then must fight a soldier whom unleashes himself as a threat stronger than he.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
General Joe Greller
Security Guard / The Incredible Hulk (voice)
Paul Soles ...
Al Vrkljan ...
Commando (as Alan Vrkljan)


Depicting the events after the Gamma Bomb. 'The Incredible Hulk' tells the story of Dr Bruce Banner, who seeks a cure to his unique condition, which causes him to turn into a giant green monster under emotional stress. Whilst on the run from military which seeks his capture, Banner comes close to a cure. But all is lost when a new creature emerges; The Abomination. Written by Graham Kroon

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence, some frightening sci-fi images, and brief suggestive content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 June 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hulk 2  »

Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,253,723 (UK) (13 June 2008)


$134,518,390 (USA) (29 August 2008)

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Did You Know?


Louis Letterier wanted Mark Ruffalo for the role of Bruce Banner, but Marvel insisted on Edward Norton. Ironically, Ruffalo would go on to replace Norton as Banner in The Avengers (2012). See more »


When Bruce Banner's blood drops into an empty bottle in the factory, it is shown streaked down the inside of the neck of the bottle starting at the very top. However, none of the blood is on the outside of the bottle. This is impossible, as the bottle neck is narrow at the top and gradually expands in circumference, the blood could not have contacted the inside surface of the bottle neck without also splashing onto the top and down the outside of the bottle neck. See more »


[Blonsky finds a photo of Betty in Banner's apartment]
Emil Blonsky: A girlfriend? She helps him, maybe?
Gen. Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt' Ross: [confiscating the photo] She is no longer a factor, we closed those doors to him a long time ago. He's alone. He wants to be alone.
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: In the opening credits, a blueprint of the sonic cannon at Culver University can be seen bearing the title "Stark Industries," indicating that it was Tony Stark (of Iron Man (2008)) who built the cannons for General Ross to use against the Hulk. Stark himself appears in the film's post-credits scene. See more »


Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Paul Rudd/Beyoncé (2008) See more »


Written by Loalva Braz and Michel Henry Abihssira
Performed by Kaoma
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
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Attention - Origin Mixture!!!
11 June 2008 | by (Nashville, TN USA) – See all my reviews

For those that know only of the original comic book Hulk, the TV series Hulk, or the regrettable Ang Lee Hulk, you should know that this new version is a mixture of origins.

Without spoiling it, one of the larger ingredients in this new Hulk comes from a Marvel series that is an alternate universe. There are many differences in the Ultimates Universe. In this version, Banner did not get his gamma radiation from exposure during an experimental bomb explosion. I won't spoil it, but you can go to www.marvel.com and look under "Ultimates" if you wish to get the gist of it.

I can truly say that this version captures a little of everything, so that no matter what your knowledge is of the Hulk character, there's tie-ins to everything.

Personally, I felt this reboot was well thought out. It allows for any future connectivity by not limiting it to one version of the Hulk. This will allow future Marvel movie-makers the ability to pick and choose aspects from the multitude of alternate universes, re-tellings, and time spans to combine whatever they please.

This was well cast. When the overall product can make me forget the fact that I don't like a specific actor, and truly appreciate the total entertainment experience, it's something to smile about. I won't mention which one I don't care for, since all that will do is spark useless debate.

Story - intricate and intelligent, fast-paced, yet deeply explanatory, complex, yet easily taken in by non-geeks. Enough references to the true comic, alternate comic, and TV show, that everyone in the sneak peek seemed to be pleased. I surely was.

CGI was great. Don't know why some have to nit-pick, but you can't please everyone, I guess. Action was wonderful with plenty of it! If you've ever read one of my reviews, you'll know that I'm a true fan of overall entertainment. While I have favorites, I don't base reviews on just one actor, writer, director, production company, genre, or whatever. So, if you don't like my opinion, so be it.

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