The Incredible Hulk – Disneycember

Sure it’s better than Ang Lee’s film, but does that actually make it good? Doug takes a look at The Incredible Hulk.

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44 Comments on "The Incredible Hulk – Disneycember"

Shinigami
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Edward Norton is good actor but I didn’t like him as Bruce Banner/Hulk. I think that Mark Ruffalo did better job in Avengers. Then again him being less moby version did also help.

Swanpride
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Yeah, I agree. The problem is that I never saw him as Bruce Banner but as Edward Norton the whole time.

And I think Mark Ruffalo truly plays the role better. The way he avoids looking other people directly in the face, how his whole body language screams “I don’t want any confrontation!”. Norton never hit this, he was just the everyday guy walking down the street.

AngelofBeauty88
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Agreed. Mark Ruffalo’s Banner-Hulk was way better in so many ways. Plus, he had the ultimate line. ‘Puny God’.

Gray-Area
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I think a big problem with both Hulk movies is that the film makers seem to think that the Hulk being a giant rage monster means that Bruce Banner has to be, as a counterpoint, super mild mannered and very, very dull. In the Incredible Hulk the scenes featuring pre-Abomination Blonsky are so much better than the Banner scenes because he’s an actual character who changes over the course of the film.

The Scarlet Ninja
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THANK YOU for that “take notes new Spider-man reboot” text! Everyone I know agrees that’s how it should be done!

Gray-Area
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I couldn’t agree more. I for one am tired of seeing multiple versions of the same old origin stories. Any franchise reboot that is done before the corpse of the last film has gotten cold should dispense with the hero’s origin and get on to something different.

yahya_no_1
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I think Doug walked in/watched this movie for the wrong reasons, but to each his own.

personally this is one of my favorite movies of all time, but explaining it would take way too long and I don’t feel like doing so.

In short I like this Hulk > the Avengers Hulk

If only we got a second one with the same actors, I really love this movie

Zeroman2
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What hated the most in all the live action hulks movies (avengers included) is that they make him out to be a mindless uncontrollably monster. Yes in the comic’s he like that a lot of the times. But a lot of other times he shows clean signs of intelligents. Maybe not as smart as other characters but still have at least average human intelligents. That why I like the the 90s cartoon hulk and Avengers: Earth Mightiest Heroes best and would like to see that version of the hulk on the big screen.

Unalive'Em13
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You hit the nail on the head and I 100% agree, people need to realize the Hulk isn’t just a mindles rage monster, he is capable of thinking and being reasoned with, he only gets to be really uncontrollable when he’s pushed and made angrier, I always viewed the Hulk kind of like a little kid trapped in this giant super strong body, for the most part he’s alright not super smart, but he just wants to do what he wants and people to live him alone, but like with a small child he can’t control his emotions and the… Read more »
silverspetz
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I absolutely disagree. Making the Hulk intelligent is the fastest way to make him boring to me. The Hulk is interesting because of Banner and vice versa, you can’t separate them any more than you could Jekyll and Hyde. Banner is an interesting character BECAUSE he has all this anger inside him that just wants to smash the world to pieces, yet he makes the CHOICE to avoid fighting and keep his rage in check. For that same reason, the Hulk is an interesting Superhero because he is an unstoppable force of nature that could win every single fight, but… Read more »
prime-10@hotmail.co.uk
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Why does everyone keep saying this Hulk movie is a sequel to the Ang Lee one?, it’s not. It’s not technically a reboot it is an actual reboot. The opening credits has him in that chair with the gamma radiation scanning him or something just like in the Lou Feriggno Tv series, where as the other movie he was standing up. There are many other explanations like Glenn Talbot being killed but he’s alive and well on Agents of Shield. I don’t wanna go into a lot more things right now but if you don’t believe me then go on… Read more »
RayO_ElGatubelo
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This movie has more in common with the 80’s TV series than it does with the Ang Lee movie.

HMorris73
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Yeah it’s not a sequel, the point is the backstory they give is similar enough to the Ang Lee movie that it’s easy to look at as an almost sequel even if they don’t match up completely.

aaronbourque
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Spider-Man. He’s not Bill Spiderman from down the street. He’s Spider *-* Man. There’s a hyphen.

Fanamir
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Will you be reviewing any of the Marvel TV shows? Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, Jessica Jones?

LazerWulf
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He and Rob did Vlogs for Daredevil. If they do Jessica Jones, it’ll be that style, not Disneycember.

Volvagia423
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There was a point, around 1996-2002, where Norton could have been a pretty good choice for Bruce Banner. Unfortunately, he’d lost all of that necessary suppressed rage by the 2003-now era. Now, as far as this movie? Yeah, this is the worst of the MCU movies to date. Yeah, I know people rag on Iron Man 2 (and it is the worst SCRIPTED of the MCU movies), but at least in that one the actors are well cast, bringing it, and trying to elevate their soggy, by the standards of this mega-franchise, script. Why they’re specifically bringing William Hurt back… Read more »
Swanpride
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Most likely because he is a convenient character to use. We already know that his morals are questionable, so there is no need to establish that in a new character, which leaves more time for everyone else. And I am not sure if the Movie and TV branches really don’t get along. Feige and Perlmutter don’t and he is the guy with the purse. But the one who, I guess, is the Kevin Feige of the TV shows is actually Loeb. And there were never rumours that he and Feige don’t get along. Plus, Feige hinted recently that there will… Read more »
Volvagia423
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I’m less talking, “why bring back General Thunderbolt Ross”, (I kind of get that part for the reason you mentioned), I mean “why bring back THIS ACTOR as General Thunderbolt Ross.” It’s been eight years and he wasn’t a great fit to begin with, so why not re-cast?

Volvagia423
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Also, even if the “not getting along” thing isn’t true, the movie side wasn’t going to plan any sort of crossover with any of the TV shows to the films before they knew what people thought about the shows and the characters within. (Civil War started filming just over two weeks after Daredevil premiered, so preparations were starting well before they could even gauge reaction to Charlie Cox.) And including that scene concept makes the complete lack of a lawyer role strange. Even if they never go THERE, I’m kind of disappointed they didn’t think of including Jen Walters in… Read more »
Three Degrees of Bacon
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Three Degrees of Bacon

Oh come on! You didn’t even mention how awesome the Hulk’s police car brass knuckles were!

Browncoat
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My personal theory is that the first two-thirds of the film are great but the third act is underwhelming. It’s not hard to see why. First act: Bruce looks for answers while trying and failing to stay out of trouble, interacting with a pretty girl (the Spanish factory worker who helps him escape the bad guys), and finally turning into the Hulk. Second act: Bruce looks for more answers while trying and failing to stay out of trouble, aided by his pretty ex-girlfriend who helps him escape the bad guys, and finally turning into the Hulk. Third act: Bruce finds… Read more »
Kopaka1242
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Frankly I still prefer Ang Lee’s take on it.

Also, too bad the trailers spoiled that whole after-credits sequence. Kinda took away from the impact for me.

Vinny1138
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I honestly had a lot of fun watching this in the theater. The film not only exceeded my expectations on how entertaining and better written it was than the original, but during the many of the action sequences, particularly when we see our first good look at the Hulk when he jumps out of the glass window bridge, the audience went enormously wild with cheers and applause. So that already was far better in contrast to the overall experience of seeing the original in theaters. In a way, the film is essentially a spiritual sequel to the original since the… Read more »
MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014

I don’t get why people are getting so relied up over them portraying the incredible hulk(but then again I understand and at least in age of ultron they portrayed that he had some feelings so I guess that’s good). Next up is iron man 2 which I’m very interested to hear your opinion about so that will be cool.

happymel
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I don’t think that I’ve ever liked a Hulk movie. Also, I didn’t know that this movie came after Iron Man. O.O

Sypoth
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Yeah, there needs to not be another Hulk Movie for close to two decades, just to let the bad taste from these two to settle down and let people wash out the bad taste, same thing with Thor. They go a good line up with the cast but the problem is you CAN’T make a good Hulk Movie without it getting tiresome, repetitive, and boring, man turns into hulk, hulk smashes things, hulk turns back into the man who regrets what he did as the Hulk, no repeat that 2 or 3 more times. Probably the ONLY one I’ve seen… Read more »
Octopaganini
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I don’t know if anyone’s said it yet, but the “other Hulk” is called Abomination.

The Bacon Dragon
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I actually enjoyed this movie when I saw it back to back with Ironman in the theater. What I will say about the villain and the serums is that you really get more of an understanding of it in Captain America. The serum would not only enhance your physical capabilities but it would bring out more of your true self. So, when his character ended up getting the serums it did make him crazy in that he wanted to beat the Hulk, he wanted that kind of power for himself. With regards to the Blake Nelson’s character, I believe he… Read more »
Endocrom
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Aw you beat me to it (The Leader part)

In other media, they come to the conclusion that Gamma radiation mutates male’s outsides to resemble their mental state and females to resemble their internal ideal self (probably just an easy out for artists that want to draw a pretty girl)

Filmguy450
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I agree with you on some major points- the action is competently shot, but nothing special. The effects (at the time) were good, but not amazing. The plot was standard, but not boring. Tim Blake Nelson owns this movie. But I disagree- that Norton was good here; he’s awkward as Banner, never fully becoming the character, that this is better than Ang Lee’s “Hulk” (that film is misunderstood and amazing), and this was actually released only a slightly over one month after “Iron Man”, which meant that stinger with Downey was before “Iron Man” rightfully catapulted him back to the… Read more »
AStrangeBeing
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My perfect Hulk film would be the Ang Lee version with Mark Ruffalo playing Banner, and with better special effects. Lee’s Hulk was basically what the latest Fantastic Four tried to be but the former succeeded and the latter one was the true mistake.

Taelin
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The other monster was named Abomination… and he was Yellow.

angel85
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There’s this little moment during his fight with Abomination, they’ve been exchanging blows for a while, got buried under some debris, and Hulk pulls himself out from under it. Then he sees the debris behind him stirring and, he sighs. You know, that rolling your eyes, slumping your shoulders, “ugh, I thought I was done but I still got shit to do” sigh. I never thought I’d see that moment where The Incredible Hulk gets TIRED OF FIGHTING for even a moment, but damn it was such a spectacle. It was actually quite humanizing, the very moment where Hulk stops… Read more »
AlexGreat123
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Mark Ruffalo is good and all but I maintain for him to truly prove he’s a good Bruce Banner/Hulk he has to do a solo movie. It’s all well and good being good when you’re in an ensemble cast. It’s different when you’re the sole main character

thoranhaxmaul
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you know there’s a bit of a paradox. I like werewolves but I hate werewolf movies.

I think it’s because most werewolf movies concentrate too much on their human side and dealing psychologically with being a murdrer againsst your will, and not enough on “GRRRRR”. That’s fine for vampires, vampires actually use psyhology and mind controll and everything is either an alagory for sex or literally is sex. But werewolves? No, no, werewolves are just pure violence.

HMorris73
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The human to wolf transformation is kind of an essential part of what a werewolf is. If all you want is a beast tearing things up you could just as easily replace it with some other monster.

Patch
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I actually quite like that movie.

akaMokassin
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The most interesting point about the HULK story is missing in both films, and if they want to make another standalone HULK movie with Ruffalo (if they get the distribution rights back from Universal I think) they have to address it. The most interesting thing about this hero is, that not only is Bruce Banner afraid of the HULK but the green ragemonster is afraid of Banner. A good standalone HULK movie would need to capture that to be amazing. And yes, Banner is an interesting point to focus on, but to be honest, there was very little HULK in… Read more »
littlewillie610
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Overall, I enjoyed this movie. I remember the final fight between Hulk and Abomination to be really well done.

VictorDamazio
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That scientist that mutates at the end of the movie is called Samuel Sterns, in the comics he is a villain called the Leader.

He was probably meant to appear again in a sequel, but the sequel never came, he appears in a tie-in comic to the movies showing what happens next, but he is just arrested by Black Widow and is currently in custody.

TheAnt1
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Sure this movie has problems, but better then Ang Lee’s Hulk is the only argument it needs.

NeuroManson
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The one thing I liked was that the scene of Bruce in the chair is almost shot for shot like the TV version from the late 70s, where David Banner experiments on himself and bam, Hulk. But if memory serves, the Ang Lee version was completely different. In that one, Bruce was in a test chamber with a device made to cut off nano machines, when he got zapped by a malfunctioning piece of equipment. Note the difference right there, the Ang Lee version was a bit more dead on, where both Bruces from the comic were turned into the… Read more »
ErichoTTA
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I guess you’re not reviewing the 2003 Ang Lee film. I just watched “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” a few days ago. Great movie! I personally liked this and the 2003 film. They’re probably the weakest entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series. Still, they’re nowhere near terrible.

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