The Incredible Hulk is just that, incredible.
Edward Norton brings fierce intellect and unassuming charm to his rendition of Bruce Banner. While Lou Ferrigno (who appears in a delightful cameo and provides the voice of the Hulk) was muscular and lumbering whether he was the Hulk or Bruce, Norton’s slight frame making the transformation into a mean, green muscle machine is that much more tantalizing.
Hollywood’s new genre is the actor’s action film. Rather than relying on lame effects and mindless violence; nuance, vulnerability and mental prowess are the superpowers of Christian Bale’s Batman and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man. Add Norton’s Hulk and you have a new holy trinity of action heroes.
The Incredible Hulk is currently in theaters.