Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Hulk (2003)

Director: Ang Lee

Writers: James Schamus, John Turman, Michael France

Composer: Danny Elfman

Starring: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott, Josh Lucas, Nick Nolte, Paul Kersy, Cara Buono, Todd Tensen, Kevin Rankin, Celia Weston, Mike Erwin, Lou Ferrigno, Stan Lee

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Unleash the fury!

Plot:  Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

I've seen it twice now (once in the theater) and really don't understand the hate this picture gets.  It's not that bad.  It feels a little long, yeah, and the final fight with Bruce fighting his pop is over the top and marred by taking place at night when you can't see much, but that's really all of the issues I have with the film.  Danny Elfman's score is nice and the film doesn't take itself too seriously enough to ruin it.  I rather like it.  The tag at the end in South America is fantastic and the best part of the film.  I'm not even bent out of shape about the CGI.  I guess some people just want to bitch about shit.  I'm not invested in the comics so I can't compare it to anything except the 70s TV I watched religiously back then.  The Universal 2-disc DVD has the film presented in anamorphic widescreen and there are loads of extras.

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