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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bruce Banner
... Betty Ross
... Emil Blonsky
... General 'Thunderbolt' Ross
... Samuel Sterns
... Leonard
... Major Kathleen Sparr
... General Joe Greller
... Voice of The Incredible Hulk / Security Guard
Paul Soles ... Stanley
... Martina
... Commando
... Commando
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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You'll like him when he's angry. See more »


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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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,414,050, 15 June 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$134,518,390, 31 August 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$263,427,551
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Ray Stevenson was considered for the role of Emil Blonsky. He would later play Volstagg in the Thor films. Stevenson is no stranger to having portrayed a Marvel character, having starred as the Punisher in Punisher: War Zone (2008). See more »

Goofs

An exterior shot of the military helicopter taking Bruce and Betty away after he is captured at the lab, shows it to be a CH-53 or similar variant, heavy-lift Sikorsky S-65 model helicopter with refueling boom. However, the interior is of a much smaller helicopter, more likely a UH-60 Blackhawk or variant. See more »

Quotes

[During the fight between The Hulk and The Abomination]
Gen. Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt' Ross: [Referring to the machine gun on the helicopter] Use that thing, soldier. Give him some help!
Helicopter Soldier: Which one?
Gen. Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt' Ross: Help the green one, dammit! Which one do you think? Cut the other one in half!
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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 closing scene. See more »

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Soundtracks

Bruce Goes Home
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Written by Craig Armstrong and Joseph Harnell
Performed by Craig Armstrong
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Grading on a Bell Curve
20 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

About 1100 reviews on the old IMDb and I am going to do something I have never done before -- review on a bell curve.

Seriously, before you start listing all the things you DIDN'T like, ask yourself how many live action Hulk movies have there been outside of the Avenger ensemble acts? Answer: Two. Only two. Just two.

And the entry from Ang Lee was so wretched, so horrific, that this one gets a push up the curve.

It is actually a solid film. Roth makes a great villain. Tyler was a great love interest. (The scene where Hulk becomes a giant fire extinguisher is one for the record books and memorable). And Norton is arguably the highest-level A-lister to ever play the role.

(Or, also arguably, to ever play it again -- notice he was gone from the Avenger movies. Also notice that the two solo-Hulk movies did so poorly at the box office that this one actually ends with a promo for the coming Avengers, suggesting that the suits at Marvel are no longer interested in gambling on Hulk in a film by himself and all your future Hulk movies may be of the animated variety).

All done, this is a much better film than the reviews would suggest.


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