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Hulk (2003)

Director:
Ang Lee
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Action/Sci-Fi
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Hulken
RUNNING TIME
138 minutes
Producer:
Avi Arad
Larry J. Franco
Gale Anne Hurd
James Schamus
Screenwriter (based on the character by Marvel comics):
John Turman
Michael France
James Schamus


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Bruce Banner Eric Bana
Betty Ross Jennifer Connelly
Ross Sam Elliott
Talbot Josh Lucas
Father Nick Nolte

 

Review

Awful special effects and stereotypical characters lead the way in this unengaging, noisy and insignificant superhero movie. Of course, to make a good film about The Hulk, possibly the least interesting superhero in the history of comics, will always be a challenge, but it has to be said that Ang Lee never comes close to rising to the occasion. He forgets that the superhero genre is about fun, and this film certainly isn't enjoying itself. With such uncharismatic action as Hulk presents, it doesn't help much that the human drama is filled with tedious dialogue and bleak characters with ditto acting. Eric Bana never finds his way in the lead, Jennifer Connelly mimes more than she acts and Sam Elliott is terrible as Connelly's father. Only Nick Nolte seems to have some fun with this film. Something I don't expect its viewers to have.

Copyright 27.3.2006 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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