When the Hulk gets angry, his movie gets good, so you wish he'd get angry more often. Accepting this challenge after the triumphant
i Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
i0 , director Ang Lee has created an ambitious film, based on the Marvel comic created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, that succeeds as a cautionary tale about mad science and traumatized children coping with legacies of pain. That's the Hulk's problem: After accidental exposure to gamma radiation, scientist Bruce Banner (Eric Bana) turns into the huge, green, and indestructible Hulk when provoked, and repressed childhood memories fuel his fury. Hobbled by the obligatory "origin story" (to acquaint neophytes with the character's Jekyll-and-Hyde-ish fate), there's room for little else in a sluggish film that struggles to reconcile Lee's stylistic flair (evident in his visual interpretation of comic-book technique) with the razzle-dazzle of a megabudget franchise. What's good is good (Jennifer Connelly essentially echoes her role from
i A Beautiful Mind
i0 , and Nick Nolte is righteously tormented as Banner's father), but the movie's schizoid intentions remain largely unclear.
i --Jeff Shannon

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upc: 9780783275543
title: Hulk
theatricalDate: 20-06-2003
stars: Eric Bana
Jennifer Connelly
Sam Elliott
Josh Lucas
Nick Nolte
purchase date: 19-06-2007
publisher: Universal Studios
published: 28-10-2003
price: $12.98
net Rating: 3
MPAA Rating: PG-13
minutes: 138
number of media: 2
last lookup time: 203999072
genre: Monster Movies
Sci-Fi Action
Action & Adventure
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Special Editions
fullTitle: Hulk (Widescreen 2-Disc Special Edition)
features: Anamorphic
edition: 2-Disc Special
director: Ang Lee
currentValue: $1.29
created: 203999056
country: us
aspect: DVD
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