Hulk

Hulk

DVD - 2008
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David Banner is involved in a freak lab accident exposing him to gamma radiation. As a result, whenever the mild-mannered man becomes angry, he transforms into a huge, rampaging creature that destroys everything in his path.

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jimg2000
Jun 12, 2020

Familiar with Mark Ruffalo as the villain/anti-hero Hulk in MCU's Avenger's films but not this 2003 "Hulk" and the 2008 reboot with Edward Norton in "The Incredible Hulk." Though dated special effects, highly entertaining romantic sci-fi about the imaginative origin of Hulk and feast on the spectacles of scenic locations in several Western states including Hawaii.

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Prosworth
Jul 28, 2019

Dull as ditchwater, and it's aged poorly.
Very poor choice of director.

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Marisss
Jun 16, 2019

Not as horrible as people make it out to be. Jennifer Connelly's eyes should have been listed in the credits as a separate character since so many camera shots were focused just on them and not necessary her facial expressions. It was kinda funny. The eye scenes, not the movie.

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OurKnightsTale
Mar 25, 2019

A new story line for Hulk? Well it was nice to have a change. The chi is a little videogame-ish. 3 year old grandson loved it.

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ManMachine
Apr 21, 2018

Directed by Ang Lee - 2003's "Hulk" (with its over-long 2.2-hour running time) was a $137 million production. And, yes, at that price - I'm certainly not about to make any complaints against its impressive CG visual effects. (Nope. No complaints there)... (*Watch movie-trailer*)

But - The 2 things that really irked me off about this particular "Jolly Green Giant" was this...

(1) - In this mutated being's state of absolute blind-rage - He would (automatically) always calm right down (incomprehensibly) at the mere sight of Betty Ross - (Like - WTF!?)

(2) - Even though the more angry Hulk got - The bigger he grew - He never, ever once displayed even the tiniest inkling of any sexual desire, at all.... (Double-WTF!?)

Like - C'mon - Let's get real here, folks!! (All joking aside) - When you think about it - Hulk must've had one helluva humungous, raging, green boner to flaunt. He really must've... (Enough said)

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AntonHPL
Jan 01, 2018

This movie splits viewers it take it or leave it. It has one of the best cinematographic experiences in any superhero movie. But, nobody flying in every direction now days style... Evey character HAS motivation, history, road to himself and connected to each other. It not the best, but it good and different. I glad it exists and watching it after 15 years ... dam it looks better than it was. Because i started to appreciate different aspects of the movie now. In this one Hulk is Bruce and Bruce is Hulk.

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stevenclements
Mar 30, 2017

This was perfect... perhaps to cerebral for some but definitely true to HULK comics.

Froster Nov 29, 2014

For all those of us who believed that Ang Lee could "do no wrong", could master any genre, any culture...with sensitivity and breathtaking aesthetic values, we should be thankful for this stiff. Boy, is this BAD. Stinko. All might have been forgiven (even the awful special effects) if he wasn't so INSISTENT that what the comic book genre needed was scrupulously filled-in back story and realistic motivation for the characters. So instead of cartoon-like motives and realistic effects, we get exactly the opposite. And GUESS WHAT? It don't work. But if Lee had had an unbroken string of triumphs, perhaps his previous and subsequent work wouldn't feel quite so miraculous. He can't do it all. (And that's just fine),

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rslade
Jul 10, 2014

Hulk Smash lots of things, and sometimes that's enough. If you don't need plot, acting, or anything.

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white_snipe_7
May 31, 2014

Pretty god movie but, he definitely does not act like a hero.

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jimg2000
Jun 12, 2020

60 quotes in IMDb - thanks to its contributors:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286716/quotes/?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

In the entire film, only a single namesake reference:

He wanted me to change into that mindless hulk.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 11, 2012

hulk !!!!!!!!!!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 11, 2012

hulk smash!!!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 11, 2012

stay strong, fight it and dont destroy it.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 11, 2012

there difference between a hulk and a monster

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 11, 2012

u r a hulk.....not s monster

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Dec 24, 2013

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 11, 2012

David Banner is a genetics researcher who has figured out how to mutate human DNA so that the body can heal quickly from an injury or wound. He wants to use his research to create supersoldiers for the U.S. Army, but is denied permission to do it, so he experiments on himself. Once his wife gives birth to their son Bruce, David realizes his mutant DNA has been passed on and attempts to find a cure for his son's condition. In 1973, the government, represented by a then-Lieutenant Colonel "Thunderbolt" Ross, shuts down his research after learning of his dangerous experiments. David, in a fit of rage, causes a massive explosion of the facilities' gamma reactor, and attempts to kill his young son, accidentally killing his wife when she interferes. Banner is then put into a mental hospital, while 4-year-old Bruce is sent into foster care and adopted, suppressing the memories of his biological parents, believing them both to be deceased. The events surrounding his mother's death leave Bruce unable to recall the details of his early childhood. He remembers his childhood in dreams, but never retains these memories after waking.

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