Box art for The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk

action & adventure


The Incredible Hulk Academy Award-nominee Edward Norton assumes the iconic role of scientist Bruce Banner, who is living in the shadows, scouring the planet in search of an antidote to his...temper problems.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    67%
  • Audience Score
    72%

common sense

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

Bloodier action than other comic book adventures.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this big-budget comic-book adaptation features extensive, graphic super-heroic violence. There's a strong sci-fi/fantasy element, but unlike the gleaming technological feel of Iron Man, this movie has a much messier, more biological style. Expect plenty of injections and experiments, lots of spilled blood, and more general ickiness than in other superhero movies. The Hulk and his nemesis also look quite monstrous, which might scare the pants off young kids. And there's some language (including "a--hole" and "bitch") and a semi-clothed kissing scene.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about anger. Do your kids feel they have the equivalent of a green monster inside sometimes? Do they think that superheroes express human problems made really big?
  • Talk about Bruce Banner's struggle for control. What does he give up in order to be responsible? Can you think of any similar situations people might face in real life?
  • Another good discussion is about the popularity of comic book films. Why do your kids think there are so many of them? What's the appeal? How is this movie different from the previous 2003 version? And how is it different from movies like Iron Man and Batman Begins?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Audience Reviews

3 stars

I belong to the people who thought Ang Lee's "Hulk" was actually pretty decent. This film doesn't reboot the franchise but begins more or less were the 2003 film ended, explaining the creation of the Hulk merely in the opening credits. The cast is well picked, Norton makes for a great Banner and has a good chemistry with Liv Tyler. Hurt is perfect as General Ross and Roth is a wonderfully creepy hunter. All those aren't the problem of the film. The action is rather well filmed too, the movie never gets boring. The main problem is simply that the computer animated Hulk still does not look convincing, in some aspects even less so than the one from 2003. To give him a similar opponent who doesn't look much better makes for a showdown that feels like looking at a computer game sequence and leaves the audience somewhat unimpressed. Considering the amount of talents being involved in this film, that has to be a major disappointment. At least the last minute cameo that sets up the Avengers film got a smile on my face again. They better make sure The Hulk looks okay until then.

- ironclad1609, Friday, August 20, 2010

4 stars

B+

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Thursday, July 29, 2010

1 star

I'm just glad I finished it. There's little wrong with this movie if I were to judge it based on its peers, but I abandoned it for a Yankee game and fell asleep before I finally completed it. It's very basic SFX-laden, violent-lovers' porn. As is the case in all of his movies, William Hurt gives a strong performance. He tries to make his co-stars look good, but the script simply won't co-operate.

- hunterjt13, Monday, July 19, 2010