THE INNER BEAST WILL BE RELEASED.
After being exposed to gamma radiation, Bruce Banner (Eric Bana), a scientist, turns into a green giant whenever he loses his temper. Director Ang Lee shaped the entire movie like a comic book where the viewer is thrown from frame to frame as the story progresses. The film looks great; the cinematography is in a very discreet shade of green and the computer-animated Hulk is certainly impressive. But the writers make the mistake of getting too philosophical for their own good, resulting in an excessively long running time and a confusing climax. Bana is excellent as the hot-tempered researcher.
2003-U.S. 138 min. Color. Directed by Ang Lee. Screenplay: James Schamus, John Turman, Michael France. Comic Book: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby. Music: Danny Elfman. Visual Effects: Dennis Muren, and others. Cast: Eric Bana (Bruce Banner), Jennifer Connelly (Betty Ross), Sam Elliott (General Ross), Josh Lucas, Nick Nolte, Kevin Rankin. Cameos: Stan Lee, Lou Ferrigno.
Trivia: The TV series The Incredible Hulk ran from 1978-1982; Ferrigno played the green giant. Followed by The Incredible Hulk (2008).
Quote: “You’re making me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.” (Bana)