Mysterious, dark and intense, The Hulk is the newest comic book super hero to hit the big screen. Bruce Banner (Eric Bana) is a doctoral student who is building a cell-altering machine called the Gammasphere. Because Bruces father (Nick Nolte) injected himself with some sort of growth serum before Bruce was born, his contaminated genes were obviously a factor in Bruce’s genetic make-up. Whenever Bruce is angry or has any other intense emotion he morphs into an enormous green creature with tremendous powers called the Hulk. Sounds like Shrek on steroids. Ross (Sam Elliott) the father of one of Bruce’s college classmates named Betty Ross (Jennifer Connelly) who is the Hulks love interest pursues the Hulk. Ross calls in the Army to stop the Hulk who responds by throwing around the tanks, downing helicopters and jumping onto fighter planes like a flea attacking a, well, I guess another flea. This movie started out slow, real slow and I think I fell asleep. I wouldn’t know, it’s dark either way. The acting was okay and the sub plots between father and son and the girl and the Hulk were weak. The action and the animation in the last 45 minutes were at least adequate. My wife said the movie was “King Kongish.” Only showing the Hulk one time in the first hour and a half made me mad. You wouldn’t like me when I’m mad. Some people will like this film and some people will hate it. I’m splitting it down the middle and giving it a C rating.
This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.