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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.

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PAUSE for kids age 13
4 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
1 out of 5
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0 out of 5
Positive role models
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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?

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3 stars

although the silver surfer cameo was taken from the story for this film, which would have catapulted the film higher, the product of what we receive here isnt bad at all. the animation is a bit plain but the film is exactly what you would expect if youre a marvel fan, it was just plain fun.

- sanjurosamurai, Wednesday, December 8, 2010

4 stars

Finally Marvel makes an animated film worth watching with a great story (from the comic books) that has an interesting angle. The animation is not amazing, but it isn't awful as well. A lot of some of the new direct to video Marvel animation is awful and has an awful storyline. In this instance Marvel has the right formula and the result is an enjoyable animated production that doesn't treat us comic book fans as Saturday morning sugar cereal eating children, but as thinking adults. The comics never did this and Japanimation doesn't do this. So it's nice to see that maybe Marvel is getting the picture. DC got it long time ago.

- tedrohe, Thursday, January 6, 2011

3 stars

PLANET HULK. Yep, a cartoon! (LOL)If you?re a fan of'll be a fan of this. The Hulk has apparently been hanging out with some super heroes...Hulk thinks everything's cool...but the super heroes think different...I guess Hulk's been crushing things left and right...making a mess off thing?so...the super heroes decide to shoot him off into another planet...where the Hulk can just chill and be his Hulk self...BUT...something goes wrong and the ship goes through some kind of worm hole...and the Hulk lands on this other planet. On this's ruled by this evil dictator. (Now PICTURE THIS ? RUSSELL CROWE IN GLADIATOR) Yep?you got?mix in some Hulk?with the movie, the Gladiator?and you have PLANET HULK. (Hulk is Maximus!) You get the picture, right? You know what happens now, right? I hope so! I enjoyed the movie?perfect for the kiddos!

- mikethemovieguy, Sunday, August 1, 2010