Posted on May 21, 2012


Edward Norton is not as good as Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk. You’re reading The Buzz About Movies’ review on The Incredible Hulk.

After 2003’s Hulk flopped on its belly, Marvel was devastated. So, in 2008, they tried to get Hulk in people’s minds again with The Incredible Hulk. They got Edward Norton to play Hulk, but after editing disagreements with Marvel, Edward Norton refused to promote the film.

I thought the film was really good, but not anything better than really good. While it felt like Marvel was playing it safe, you can’t blame them (after the 2003 version did so horribly). The film has a good cast, but I thought the romance went a bit too far and (SPOILER ALERT) why did Dr. Banner leave her at the end of the movie???? It just didn’t feel right. Even though I liked the title on the side that said: DAYS SINCE INCIDENT: ____.

Here’s my reviews on the cast:

EDWARD NORTON plays Bruce Banner/Hulk, who has some very EXTREME anger difficulties. Norton plays the character well, but not as well as Ruffalo played it in 2012’s The Avengers. While the Hulk is trying to take the same drug that Captain America took to become strong, something goes wrong, and he turns into a green monster who hurts anything and everyone when he’s not in control.

 LIV TYLER plays Bruce Banner’s love interest, Betty Ross. She has had a sad, depressing life without Bruce Banner, but when she finds him, they get back into their romance. While Ross was good, she wasn’t good enough, and I felt Edward Norton outdid her.

TIM ROTH plays Emil Blonsky/Abomination, who takes the drug to turn into a Hulk himself to defeat Bruce Banner. Roth is very good (probably the best character in the movie and best acting performance) but talks to quiet at some points I couldn’t understand what he was saying.

 WILLIAM HURT plays General Ross, Betty’s father, who, along with Emil, is hunting down Bruce Banner/Hulk and trying to kill him. At the end of the film (SPOILER ALERT) he turns into a good guy though. William Hurt was okay, but not believable. Who’s going to go against their daughter and treat her like a criminal?

 TIM BLAKE NELSON plays Samuel Sterns, or as referred to throughout the movie, Mr. Blue. He is a scientist who works for a New York University who is trying to help Banner find a cure to his (monster) problem. He is okay, a chatterbox (which I liked) but once again unbelievable.

Here’s my overall grade:


STORY: 8/10


VISUALS: 10/10

IMPACT: 7/10

PACING: 9/10


MOOD: 9/10

RE-WATCH: 8/10

Overall, I give this film a: 8.5/10 (Awesome).