HULK (Theatrical Release USA 2003)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì 

Hulk—good concept—uses a combination of motion capture and live casting to tell its story. For a technology that, at the time of this review, is 19-years old, it lost none of its ability to create realistic appeal in this movie. The casting in this film seems to need tweaking. Eric Bana seems a little soft for Bruce Banner compared to his animated, rough Hulk character while Sam Elliott seems a little rough for the softer character of Ross. The movie runs at the average level. Watch for the sweet cameo appearances of both Lou Ferrigno and Marvel comic book writer Stan Lee.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia 


A father and son share mutant DNA. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Ang Lee for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Avi Arad, Larry Franco, Gale Anne Hurd, and James Schamus for making the film possible. Characters/cast include:  Bruce Banner/Hulk (Eric Bana), Young Bruce Banner (Michael and David Kronenberg), Teenage Bruce Banner (Mike Erwin), Betty Ross (Jennifer Connelly), Young Betty Ross (Rhiannon Wryn), Thaddeus Ross (Sam Elliott), Young Thaddeus Ross (Todd Tesen), Glenn Talbot (Josh Lucas), David Banner (Nick Nolte), Young David Banner (Paul Kersey), and Edith Banner (Cara Buono). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. The film particularly suits Hulk comic audiences. It needs a better script, more realistic presentation, and tweaking in casting to reach the wider audience.

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