Box art for Planet Hulk

Planet Hulk

action & adventure, anime & animation


Earth's mightiest heroes exiled him to outer space. Now the Incredible Hulk has crash-landed on a distant alien planet, ruled by the tyrannical Red King, and he must become the planet's mightiest gladiator if he wants to survive.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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  • Audience Score
    56%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 13
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
Violence
4 out of 5
Consumerism
4 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Language
1 out of 5
Sex
1 out of 5

Animated Hulk movie is as violent as the feature films.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that even though this film based on a 2006 storyline from The Incredible Hulk comic book is animated, it's extremely violent and not meant for young kids. It's filled with slicing and dicing, punching and pummeling, and lots of blood and gore (of various colors). The entire plotline revolves around fighting, and when characters aren't fighting, they're talking about their next fight. Still, some teens may identify with the Hulk's outsized emotions and his extreme (hormonal) reactions: he feels rejected, gets angry, sulks, and wishes to be left alone. Ultimately, he learns to overcome these emotions through trust and friendship.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's violence. Does the fact that it's animated affect its impact? How would that change if it were live action?
  • The Hulk is reluctant to join the "hive" (or family) that his fellow slaves have formed. Why? Is he too angry? Is he afraid of being rejected again?
  • Other superheroes decided they didn't want to deal with the Hulk anymore, so they sent him away. How would this make the Hulk feel? Does it mean that he's a bad person?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Audience Reviews

3 stars

Based on the bestselling Marvel comic series, Planet Hulk is an epic adventure. Unable to control the Hulk, the Avengers banish him to space where he crash lands on a savage planet where he's forced to compete in gladiatorial combat. It's an impressive and ambitious story that's told rather well, even though it's a bit derivative. The animation style is also quite good, with crisp and colorful art. Additionally, the voice work does an excellent job at giving personality and distinctiveness to the characters. Planet Hulk is an incredibly entertaining animated feature that explores the Hulk as never before.

- fb100000440772572, Wednesday, July 3, 2013

0 star

This little piece of Hulk in space escapism is basically a shark-jumping episode that has very little to do with the big green Marvel character that I have fond memories of. A simple and predicatable plot with lots of repetitive fights succeeds only in inspiring yawns of boredom while a better than average cinematic soundtrack gives it more of a big movie feel than the rest of its components deserve.

- Lyndaofwirral, Thursday, November 10, 2011

3 stars

The Incredible Hulk is a Gladiator of the outer space in this Marvel Comics animation movie adapting material from the title role's comic saga just before the World War Hulk. The story was a sci-fi fantasy epic, with incredible writing and character development. They even fit in a special appearance of buzz-hero of the hour Thor for good measure.

- deano, Monday, June 14, 2010