They made a movie a few years ago that'll serve just fine as a litmus test for how you're going to feel about this summer's next big release, The Incredible Hulk. The litmus film: 2003's Hulk. A commercial and critical disappointment, Hulk '03 has now been dealt the ultimate ignominy: It's been rebooted. Hulk, meet Superman IV: The Quest for Peace and Batman Forever.
Hulk '03 director Ang Lee and stars Eric Bana (Bruce Banner/Hulk), Jennifer Connelly (Betty Ross), and Sam Elliott (General Thunderbolt Ross) have been replaced in The Incredible Hulk with director Louis Leterrier and actors Edward Norton (Bruce), Liv Tyler (Betty), and William Hurt (Gen. Ross).
If you're like most, you probably thought Hulk '03 was too long, too slow, and too self-absorbed to kick much ass. If you're in this camp, rejoice: Your Hulk movie has arrived. The Incredible Hulk gets it right. It's a fistful of fun, with riveting action, thrills, scares, and laughs. It's gleefully cognizant of its comic-book roots -- with fanboy-centric moments.
To read the rest of Greg Akers' review, go here.