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Movie Renter's Guide - October, 2008

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"The Incredible Hulk" (Blu-ray)

movie-october-2008-incredible-hulk.jpgSynopsis

The Hulk series picks up here with Bruce Banner hiding out in Brazil, corresponding with a scientist back in the US about ways of solving his problem, which is that when he gets really upset, he turns into The Incredible Hulk, who obviously has a very bad temper. This was all caused by gamma poisoning when Banner was doing research on ways to protect the human body from radiation.

In the meantime, General Thaddeus Ross (Hurt) has put together a team of special forces, led by Major Emil Blonsky (Roth), to find Banner, capture him, and bring him home alive so they can figure out a way to duplicate his powers and produce an army of super soldiers.

They discover that Banner is in Brazil and the team heads there for the capture. The problem is that General Ross didn't tell Major Blonsky that Banner turns into the Hulk when he is intimidated. Of course, Hulk pretty much trashes Blonsky's special forces.

Bruce, having been discovered, heads back home to Culver University in Virginia, where he connects with his girlfriend, Dr. Elizabeth Ross, who happens to be General Ross' daughter. And of course, General Ross doesn't want Elizabeth to have anything to do with Banner.

Major Blonsky discovers that he has been infected and is starting to turn into his own version of Hulk. When he finds that Bruce and Elizabeth have gone to New York to meet up with the doctor Bruce had been corresponding with, he goes there too and forces the doctor to give him some injections so that the full force of his own Hulk can emerge. When that happens, the two Hulks have it out.

 

 

Specifications

  • Universal Pictures
  • 2008, Color, Rated PG-13, 1 Hr 53 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35: 1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt
  • Directed by Louis Leterrier
    Rating
  • Entertainment:
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Mild

Commentary

In my opinion, this is the best of the Hulk series, and is sort of like a good James Bond movie.

Technical

The image quality is good, but the sound is even better. Great use of surrounds, and the DTS-HD Master Audio really shines.

Extras

These include Alternate Opening, The Making of, Anatomy of a Hulk Out, and other things.