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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 turns into whenever he loses his temper.

Director:

Louis Leterrier

Writers:

Zak Penn (screenplay), Zak Penn (screen story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Norton ... Bruce Banner
Liv Tyler ... Betty Ross
Tim Roth ... Emil Blonsky
William Hurt ... General 'Thunderbolt' Ross
Tim Blake Nelson ... Samuel Sterns
Ty Burrell ... Leonard
Christina Cabot ... Major Kathleen Sparr
Peter Mensah ... General Joe Greller
Lou Ferrigno ... Voice of The Incredible Hulk / Security Guard
Paul Soles Paul Soles ... Stanley
Débora Nascimento ... Martina
Greg Bryk ... Commando
Chris Owens ... Commando
Al Vrkljan Al Vrkljan ... Commando (as Alan Vrkljan)
Adrian Hein ... Commando

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Storyline

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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Trivia

The military base, "Fort Johnson", is named after Kenneth Johnson; the writer, director, and producer of The Incredible Hulk (1977) television series. See more »

Goofs

Emil Blonsky is supposedly a British officer "seconded" (detached) to the U.S. Army. Foreign officers on detached duty to the American armed forces do not wear American uniforms as Blonsky does in one scene. Only duly enlisted or commissioned members of the U.S. armed forces who have taken an oath of allegiance to the U.S. are allowed to wear the U.S. uniform. See more »

Quotes

Abomination: [Preparing to finish off General Ross and Betty Ross] General... Any last words?
The Incredible Hulk: Hulk... SMASH!
[the Hulk smashes the ground making a quake making the Abomination get his foot stuck]
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits sequence is a flashback showing how Bruce Banner became the Hulk and details his subsequent run from Ross, interspersed with military documentation archiving his progress. See more »

Alternate Versions

Two versions were released theatrically in Germany: the uncut version, rated "Not under 16", and a (very clumsily) edited version which was rated "Not under 12". See more »


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Written by Macic Adis and Adnan Hamidovic
Performed by Frenkie
Courtesy of Menart Records
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An MCU film that deserved better at the box office

The Incredible Hulk, based on another marvel superhero and also the 1970s TV show, revolves around Bruce Banner becoming a fugitive after his science experiment exposes gamma radiation on him which transforms him into the Hulk which becomes his appearance for brief periods of time. Meanwhile, General Ross and his army including Emil Blonsky tracks down Bruce and little does he know that Emil decides to use a serum that would give him some abilities while also transforming him into an even worse creature imaginable.

Out of all the MCU films I've seen, the one that didn't make as much money compared to the others is this. Which is a shame because this is directed by Louis Leterrier, who would later direct the terrible Clash of the Titans remake, Now You See Me, and the recent TV show The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (which I severely liked). And the acting from everyone involved is good. Edward Norton does a great job as Bruce Banner, Liv Tyler from The Lord of the Rings trilogy does a good job too as Betty as did William Hurt and Tim Roth and Tim Blake Nelson. Sure, the villain could've been developed more and the second act of the film could've been better, but everything else is done very well. The cinematography is gorgeous, the pacing is decent, the editing is superb, the music from Craig Armstrong is rousing, and the action sequences are solid.

So, overall, this isn't a perfect film by any means but it's way better than the 2003 version (which isn't terrible but could've been much better). To those who have seen most of the MCU films or not, certainly give this one a go. :)


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

13 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,414,050, 15 June 2008

Gross USA:

$134,806,913

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$264,770,996
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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