Starring: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly,
Sam Elliot, Josh Lucas, Nick Nolte
Directed by: Ang Lee
Written by: Stan Lee and Jake Kirby (comic book characters)
Length: 137 minutes
Rated: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence,
some disturbing images, and brief partial nudity
A geneticist's experimental accident curses him with the tendency
to become a powerful giant green brute under emotional stress.
Review: I’m a big fan of Ang Lee. I was shocked and intrigued
when I found out that he was jumping on the big-budget, super-hero
movie bandwagon. I was curious where the repressed emotional depth
of his characters was going to come in while things were being blown
up and torn apart by a huge green man-turned-monster. I need not have
worried. Do not go to this movie if all you are looking for is a blow
‘em up, shoot ‘em up, leave no extraneous character alive
movie. While it has elements of that, this movie is much better if
you appreciate the characters and Lee’s ability to remain true
to comic book style.
I found the CG Hulk to be mostly believable.
It is hard to accept an animated character interacting with live
people, but this was pretty good, although not exactly Gollum. Other
than that, Ang Lee worked his magic with the rest of the cast, he
can always bring out the best repression in his actors.
As far as super hero movies go, this is probably one of the best
I’ve seen yet. I would also recommend seeing this movie in
the theaters to really appreciate the graphics and splendor of the