The Incredible Hulk

Last Updated on: June 23rd, 2024

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“The Incredible Hulk” is a 2008 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Hulk. It is the second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and is directed by Louis Leterrier.

The movie stars Edward Norton as Dr. Bruce Banner, a scientist who, after a gamma radiation accident, transforms into a giant green-skinned monster known as the Hulk when he experiences intense anger or stress. Banner is on the run from the U.S. military, led by General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross (William Hurt), who wants to capture him and harness his abilities as a weapon.

As Banner searches for a cure for his condition, he hides in Brazil and avoids confrontation to prevent transforming into the Hulk. However, he is eventually discovered by the military, leading to a thrilling showdown in which the Hulk battles powerful soldiers and super-enhanced adversaries.

The film also introduces the character of Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth), a soldier who volunteers to undergo an experimental procedure that enhances his physical abilities, turning him into the monstrous Abomination. This sets the stage for an epic battle between the Hulk and the Abomination in the streets of Harlem.

“The Incredible Hulk” is known for its action-packed sequences, impressive visual effects, and solid performances, particularly from Edward Norton as Bruce Banner. It delves into the psychological struggles of the protagonist as he tries to control his anger and find a cure for his condition.

Though not as critically acclaimed as some other MCU films, “The Incredible Hulk” remains an important entry in the franchise, establishing the character of the Hulk and his struggle for control and redemption. The film also features a cameo by Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, connecting it to the wider MCU.

Overall, “The Incredible Hulk” is a thrilling and entertaining superhero film that showcases the iconic character of Hulk and his epic battles while exploring the human side of Bruce Banner. It contributes to the interconnected storytelling of the MCU and lays the foundation for future Hulk appearances in the cinematic universe.

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  • Edward Norton: Bruce Banner
  • Liv Tyler: Betty Ross
  • Tim Roth: Emil Blonsky / Abomination
  • Tim Blake Nelson: Samuel Sterns
  • Ty Burrell: Leonard Samson
  • William Hurt: Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross


  • Director: Louis Leterrier
  • Screenwriter: Zak Penn
  • Producers: Avi Arad, Gale Anne Hurd, Kevin Feige

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