Hulk
2003
**½
Director: Ang Lee
Cast: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, Sam Elliott, Josh Lucas

Ang Lee’s first big budget action movie is an adaptation of Marvel’s popular comic book series. Eric Bana plays Bruce Banner, a scientist with anger (and father) issues, and a gigantic green alter ego. This origin story takes forever to get going. However, once it does, it offers an enjoyable but uneven mix of visual gimmicks, adult drama and CGI action. The final showdown is frankly baffling. The character is rebooted for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in The Incredible Hulk, and recast in The Avengers.