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The Incredible Hulk (2008)

MCU Film #: 2  |  full list  |  Phase: 1

Producers: A Marvel Studios / Universal Pictures Feature Film

Don't Make Me Angry!

Scientist Bruce Banner is a fugitive from the US Army. Reunited with his girlfriend Betty Ross, Banner is aided by Dr. Samuel Sterns in finding a cure from becoming the Incredible Hulk. But an enemy stronger than himself threatens his country and loved ones.

Video Clip: Don't Make Me Angry!

The Director

Louis Leterrier
Movie Poster
US Release: June 13, 2008

Reviews & Comments

June 20, 2008

COMMENTS: Everyone has probably heard that Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) makes an appearance. And a cameo by Stan Lee is pretty much taken for granted, but the movie also has cameos by Lou Ferrigno and (the late) Bill Bixby. Also appearing are Samuel (The Leader) Sterns, Dr. Samson, Jim Wilson, Jack McGee, and ...purple pants!

REVIEW: This is the film we were hoping for five years ago, a big exciting action picture. Ang Lee got a little too involved in the concept and ended up disappointing Incredible Hulk fans. No such problems here. The new film looks like a Marvel Comic from the Silver Age, with a lot of action, thrills and some comedy. The film isn't perfect but it's a lot more fun than the previous one.




By Peter Silvestro
July 1, 2008

Bruce Banner is hiding in Brazil, working in a juice factory while (a) learning to control his anger, and (b) searching for a cure for his condition, collaborating via Internet using his laptop with an American scientist code-named Mr. Blue.

When General Thunderbolt Ross gets a lead on Banner, he dispatches a commando team led by expert soldier Emil Blonsky to capture him. At first, Bruce manages to elude his captors but when he is cornered by the soldiers and the local bullies, he turns into the Hulk, smashes up the factory and escapes.

Back in the States, Ross recruits Blonsky as a test subject for a super-soldier project involving the Hulk formula. Bruce contacts his former girlfriend Betty Ross at her University and recovers the pen drive containing the data on his experiments.

The army, including a stronger, faster Blonsky, intercepts him; Bruce turns into the Hulk again and beats them, protecting Betty from a crashing helicopter. He then leaps away with Betty in his arms.

When the Hulk becomes Bruce again, Betty helps him contact the mysterious Mr. Blue, who turns out to be New York biologist Samuel Sterns, and sends him the data.

This transaction also allows the army to pick up his trail and head for New York as well.

Sterns, who has been experimenting with the Hulk's DNA, manages to inject Bruce with a serum that stops his transformation into the Hulk, leaving him unable to defend himself when the army captures him.

Blonsky, drunk with the power the serum has given him, forces Sterns to inject him with the Hulk's blood.

Blonsky is transformed into a bigger, uglier, meaner monster, the Abomination and goes on a rampage through the streets of Harlem.

Bruce, realizing he's the only one who can stop the new monster, leaps out of the helicopter; the shock of the fall turns him into the Hulk on landing.

The two giants clash in the streets of New York. The Abomination has the upper hand because he is stronger than the Hulk, but in the end, the Hulk beats down his foe.

Jade Jaws then bounds away.

Later we find Bruce Banner in hiding in the Canadian wilderness, able to control the monster within him.

Cast Listed in Alphabetical Order:

Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(Bruce Banner / Hulk)
Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler
(Betty Ross)
Lou Ferrigno
Lou Ferrigno
(Hulk voice / Security Guard)
Tim Blake Nelson
Tim Blake Nelson
(Dr. Samuel Sterns)
Tim Roth
Tim Roth
(Emil Blonsky / Abomination)
Ty Burrell
Ty Burrell
(Leonard Samson)
William Hurt
William Hurt
(General Thunderbolt Ross)

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