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Edition No. 109

Date:- 26 July 2003

Film Review:-The Hulk


A good adaptation of the comics, although the origin story of the Hulk has changed for the big screen. He still saves a friend from a Gamma radiation accident, but the friend does not come into the film at all after the accident. All the characters from the comic are in the film, Betty Ross and her father General Ross, the Hulk's long time nemesis. 

The film in my opinion took too long to get started, but once it did the action was good, and tense. 

The special effects were awesome, with the Hulk himself being well filmed. The only way they could really pull off a 15' tall green muscle bound 'Hulk'. Particularly good was the special effects of the bullets hitting the Hulk and the stippling on his skin from them, this looked really good and gives the Hulk character that much more solidity. 

Even with the slow opening I think this film was very good entertainment, and deserves 4 out of 5 for script and acting as well as the special effects, and I hope they write a sequel soon.

Tagline:- The inner beast will be released

Running time:- 2 hours 30 mins. 

Cast first billing only:- Eric Bana as Bruce Banner, Jennifer Connelly as Betty Ross, Sam Elliott as Ross, Josh Lucas as Talbot, Nick Nolte as Father, Paul Kersey as Young David Banner, Cara Buono as Edith Banner, Todd Tesen as Young Ross, Kevin O. Rankin as Harper (as Kevin Rankin), Celia Weston as Mrs. Krensler and Mike Erwin as Teenage Bruce Banner 

Poster © 2003 Universal Pictures.

Film Review by Eric Lyon-Taylor

 Certification for UK:-

Our verdict 4 stars out of five stars:-


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