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Hulk [2003] (2 discs)

Director:Ang Lee
Writer:James Schamus
John Turman
Michael France
Composer:Danny Elfman
Length:138 minutes
(2 hours 18 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Graphic Novel
Sorting Tub:Bravo
IMDB Rating:5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:61%
Amazon Rating:3.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: Bruce Banner has an accident in the lab which unleashes something he never new lurked within.

Reaction: This movie takes its time getting to the meat of the story. The action is fine, but it's a bit too little too late. It also tries too hard to get philosophical.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Ang Lee => Director
James Schamus => Writer
John Turman => Writer
Michael France => Writer
Danny Elfman => Composer
Cara Buono => Edith Banner
Celia Weston => Mrs. Krensler
David Kronenberg => Bruce Banner as Child
Eric Bana => Bruce Banner
Jennifer Connelly => Betty Ross
Josh Lucas => Talbot
Lou Ferrigno => Security Guard
Michael Kronenberg => Bruce Banner as Child
Mike Erwin => Teenage Bruce Banner
Nick Nolte => Father
Paul Kersey => Young David Banner
Rhiannon Leigh Wryn => Betty Ross as Child
Sam Elliott => Ross
Stan Lee => Security Guard
Todd Tesen => Young Ross

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Steve Buscemi, David Duchovny and Jeff Goldblum were tested for the role of Bruce Banner.
  • Tom Cruise was offered the role of Bruce Banner.
  • David Banner's transformation into the giant electrical being near the end of the movie is an homage to the classic Hulk villain Zzzax.
  • Ang Lee performed the Hulk himself using motion capture technology.
  • When the project was in the works in the mid-'90s, Johnny Depp was the top choice to play Bruce Banner.
  • Costume designer [?] Marit Allen had to come up with unflattering, nerdy clothes for obsessive scientist Bruce Banner to disguise the fact that Eric Bana is actually in perfect shape.
  • The computer-generated Hulk required 100 layers of skin, 1165 muscle shapes, nearly 200 ILM employees and over 2.5 million computer hours in the one and a half years it took for him to reach fruition.
  • David Banner being bombarded by radiation and taking on the properties of anything he touches is a reference to another classic Hulk villain known as the Absorbing Man.
  • Lou Ferrigno plays the Head of Security in this film and was The Hulk in the original TV series [The Incredible Hulk].
  • Nick Nolte had his hair grown wildly for this movie when he was arrested on drunk driving charges and photographed for his now infamous mug shot.