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Issue: 2008

Incredible Hulk (2008) movie review

The Great Green Guy Returns


Meet Bruce Banner

Scientist Bruce Banner sits in the test chair, winks at the pretty girl and turns into a huge, green monster with a great capacity for violence and mayhem.

So Banner, not wanted to be a monster, nor wanting his work to be weaponised, hides in Latin America while he studies the meditations of the eastern world.

Another comic-strip hero has come to the screen, taking advantage of 3D animation to make bigger and better monsters. Bigger and better scripts are another matter.

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Movie poster, Incredible Hulk
On June 13, get ready to unleash the beast

The Incredible Hulk is a version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde -- a nice guy with a monster inside him.

There is potential for introspection or saying insightful things about being human, but there's none of that annoying thoughtfulness in this movie. It's strictly a science fiction adventure game come to the screen, lots of chasing and fighting and blowing things up.

Strictly for the shoot-em-up crowd.

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by Ali Kayn
Due for Australian release 12 June 2008
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Title: Incredible Hulk (2008)
Written by: Zak Penn (scr, story)
Directed by: Louis Leterrier
Running time: 112 mins
Rating: M

The Players: Edward Norton, Liv TYler, Tim Roth, William Hurt, Lou Ferrigno

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