Skip to main contents
Darren says

The beginning story of Norton's Banner is by far the most interesting part of the story, devolving into a final punch up that carries no real weight or emotion

Tym says

The Rio opening is brilliant, the rest is diminishingly good.

Ciaran says

An admirable blending of comic book origins as well as the TV show.

In 2008, Marvel sought to reframe the character with a bit of a reboot. Louis Leterrier, who originally wanted to direct Iron Man before Favreau took it over, was given this film instead.

Edward Norton was brought on to play Banner—and also to co-wrote some of the film. It was his intention to bring a more human aspect the film, and he succeeds in the opening part of the film, where we find Banner hiding in Brazil, attempting to control his emotions and find a cure.There are several nods to the 70s tv show and to the new Marvel Universe.

They redesigned the Hulk to appear closer to Dale Keown’s interpretation—much rougher and edgier than Ang Lee’s version. They bring in the Abomination as the villain, in the attempt to create a higher action, more visceral film than the last interpretation.

The second half of the film suffers a bit as it ends with a video game style beat ‘em up, without the heart of the first half.