IMDB: The Incredible Hulk – 2008
IMDB Rating: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
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For this weekend since I have been left at home and unsupervised, I am going through 20 MCU movies in the MCU’s chronological order, starting from Captain America: The First Avenger through to Ant-Man & The Wasp.
We get a brief glimpse of the causation through almost snapshots of the incident that leads the creation of the Hulk. We start to see how in Mexico Bruce has been training order to control his body, and his anger so that he doesn’t release his big green friend and cause more damage or civilian deaths.
We see Bruce trying just to be a normal person working in a little bottling plant and communicating with another doctor trying to work on a cure for his Gamma radiation poisoning, but everything leads to a dead end. After being discovered by the military, and the ageing commando Blonsky comes face to face with the Hulk. Now on the run, he returns home, and finds his ex Betty (Elizabeth) who is now with another man.
Then it’s on to the first transformation sequence, when his Betty’s father, the General who’s experiment was what caused the birth of the Hulk, attacks in the middle of a Universities campus grounds (like we don’t have enough school shootings in America to start with) with the next gen Hulk (Blonsky) entering the field to take on Hulk personally. Bruce shields Betty from the attacks, and then they’re on the run. From her father, the military, from everybody.
The two of them meet up with the other doctor, who manages to cleanse Bruce’s blood but they aren’t sure for how long, but time isn’t on their side as Blonsky doses up, and intervenes. He then takes in all of what they took out of the Hulk, and I guess you could say he didn’t skip leg day.
I can’t say I’m a fan of this movie, Edward to me doesn’t fit the part as well as Mark Ruffalo. There’s also no real connection on continuity that appears in future movies either. Only one “Hulk Smash” no characters (beyond the Hulk) that make an appearance later on. It is absolutely a standalone movie, and to be honest, not one that I have previously, or will watch again, anytime soon.
The final scene is really the only thing that connects this movie to anything else. And thats not just crap, it’s blatantly disappointing.
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