The Incredible Hulk
THE INCREDIBLE HULK (12)
D: Louis Leterrier
Universal (Avi Arad & Gale Anne Hurd)
W: Zak Penn & Edward Harrison [based on characters created by Stan Lee]
DP: Peter Menzies, Jr.
Ed: John Wright & Rick Shaine
Mus: Craig Armstrong
Edward Norton (Bruce Banner / Hulk), Liv Tyler (Betty Ross), Tim Roth (Emil Blonsky / Abomination), William Hurt (Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt' Ross), Tim Blake Nelson (Samuel Sterns)
A huge improvement on Ang Lee's psychologically-fixated 2003 film, but it still lacked enough action and an entertaining storyline to make it 'incredible'.
The onus here is more on tying the character into the then-upcoming Avengers movie, with Edward Norton taking on the role of Bruce Banner, a scientist who is transformed into the angry green giant through the help of military gamma rays.
The CGI special effects are incredibly well done in places, but the hulk itself still looks too much like a piece of technical wizardry rather than a living, breathing animal.
Arguably, this one of the weakest of the recent marvel comic book adaptations, and for many, the embodiment of the Hulk on the big screen will never be better than Lou Ferrigno's green giant in the cheesy 1980's TV series.