The Hulk

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Universal Studios / Marvel Enterprises Released 2003

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Director:
Ang Lee
Released:
2003
Rating:
PG-13

The film centers on scientist Bruce Banner, and his alter ego, the Hulk. He is a brilliant scientist that works with his ex-girlfriend, Betty Ross, in a laboratory funded by the United States Military. Banner is conducting research in genetics when he is accidentally exposed to massive amounts of gamma radiation. Soon after, Banner meets his father David Banner, who was also a scientist working in genetics and radiation. David tells of an incident in which Bruce's DNA was mutated as a child, which has caused him to react to the gamma radiation in a unique way. Bruce soon discovers the effect of the mutation when he is angered by all of the problems in his life and transforms into the Hulk. The Hulk destroys the laboratory and escapes before transforming back into its alter ego. Bruce awakens to find that he has now become the highest priority for military officials who hope to weaponize his mutation.

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  • 70

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    This impeccably crafted piece of megabuck fantasy storytelling aims to pull off the tricky feat of significantly reworking the superhero format while still providing the expected t...

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Manohla Dargis

    However nifty, Lee's Cubist gambit fails to capture the graphic tension that makes great comic-book art jump off the page and great pop movies jump off the screen with pow, zap and...

  • 20

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    The movie is bulky and inarticulate, leaving behind a trail of wreckage and incoherence.

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      • Production Budget - $137,000,000
        Domestic Gross - $132,177,234 (14th)
        Worldwide Gross - $245,360,480 (15th)

        Domestic Adjusted fro 2013 - $178,866,704
        Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $332,030,102

      • Production Companies:
        Good Machine
        Valhalla Motion Pictures

      • Filming locations:
        Arches National Park, Moab, Utah
        China Dry Lake, California
        Clive, Utah
        Dumont Dunes, California
        Universal Studios, Universal City, California
        Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California
        Berkeley, California
        Los Angeles, California,
        Maui, Hawaii
        North Beach, San Francisco, California
        Mountain Home State Park, Springville, California
        Page, Arizona
        Porterville, California
        San Francisco Bay, California
        Three Rivers, California
        Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, California
        Treasure Island, San Francisco Bay, California
        Victorville, California
        Wendover, Utah
        Yermo, California

      • Taglines:
        1. On June 20th Let it All Out.
        2. The inner beast will be released.
        3. Unleash the fury!
        4. Unleash the hero within.
        5. Rage. Power. Freedom.

      • Music:
        Set Me Free
        Written and Performed by Velvet Revolver
        Mother
        Written by Mychael Danna
        Young Scientists
        Written by Danny Elfman & Kenneth Burgomaster
        Hulk Escapes
        Written by Danny Elfman, Don Harper & Trevor Morris
        Featured Vocals by Natacha Atlas
        Song for cal Guitar
        Written by Marc Ferrari & Don Great
        Performed by Don Great

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