Only five years after director Ang Lee's failed Hulk, a new film version of the comic-book anti-hero hits the nail on the head.
Cast: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, and William Hurt
Director: Louis Leterrier
Script: Zak Penn y Edward Norton
Rating: PG-13 (Intense action and violence)
There were a lot of mixed feelings about the new silver screen adaptation of the not-so-jolly green giant Hulk, the character in a story created by Stan Lee that centers on a scientist, who, thanks to an unfortunate accident, becomes a massive green monster with a terrible temper whenever he gets mad.
The acclaimed Taiwanese director, Ang Lee made the first film version starring Eric Bana and Jennifer Connelly, but aside from having a good story and top-notch actors, the movie proved to be literally insufferable – everything that could’ve gone wrong did.
But The Incredible Hulk, directed by Louise Leterrier The Transporter, couldn’t be more different from the original version, even though the plot is basically the same in both movies. However, this time the armchair-grabbing action is jam-packed from the beginning to the end.
But not all the credit goes to the director. Edward Norton not only does a remarkable job in front of the camera, but he co-wrote a script that succeeds in making a simple story interesting and full of emotion. It’s also worth noting that Liv Tyler, Tim Roth and William Hurt deliver high-stakes performances.
Despite the fact that current technology delivered a Hulk that looks more credible than the first one, we must accept that the green monster still seems a bit rubbery. However, the film perfectly ponies up to the task of entertaining. If you like action movies and superheroes don’t miss it. It’s non-stop entertainment.