Awesome. This movie was awesome. Edward Norton plays Bruce Banner and the Hulk and he does a great job of bringing a bit of humanity to an otherwise gigantic green monster. And the story isn’t too bad, either. Here is a story about a guy who took this superhuman injection so that he could be a test subject of the formula – then he winds up having to run from the military because they want to test him. The story is, of course, much more complicated than what I say about it here, but you should watch the movie if you want to know every last detail! Plus, if you ever read any of the comic books you’re probably better at the story than I am anyway.
The movie makes great use of the latest CGI graphics, too. Both The Hulk and Abomination are fluid in on-screen movements and they are smooth to watch. One would almost think that these two creatures are real… 🙂 Oh, and it’s also worth mentioning that Lou Ferrigno, the bodybuilder who played The Hulk on the old television series, has a cameo. Nothing big, but nice that they threw him a bone in the new movie.
Bruce Banner’s changing life is really the focus of this movie – especially his personal transformation after being injected with the “hulk” formula. He has to train himself to keep his blood pressure below a certain level or else he goes green. This means that he has to take the crap that people around him give him on a daily basis, but it also means that he can’t get as involved as he would like with a certain lady… Norton also does a good job of conveying how annoying (and exhausting) it is to have this problem from having your clothes be torn off of your body to completely losing your senses during the transformation.
Tim Roth also deserves a mention for playing The Hulk’s nemesis in the movie. He’s the type of bad guy that you love to hate. He even shoots Banner’s dog, the bastard!
I was a little bit confused by the last battle in the movie because I don’t see how the Hulk managed to all of a sudden defeat Abomination. The battle just sort of turned around and then the Hulk had him beaten on the ground. Weird.
For those of you who are fans of these superhero movies, I recommend going out and purchasing this DVD. The special features are probably really good (I don’t know), but the movie itself is worth having in your collection.