Ranking the Marvel Studios movies from Iron Man to Thor: Ragnarok

Number 13: The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk - Abomination vs Hulk

Beyond fixing the damage done by the 2003 Hulk, the Marvel Studios’ version finally showed the green guy cutting loose. For those old enough to remember the Lou Ferrigno/Bill Bixby TV show, seeing Hulk actually causing massive property damage was impressive. Edward Norton’s first and only turn in the Marvel Cinematic Universe made for a terrific and underappreciated film.

There wasn’t a tedious extended origin sequence as Director Louis Leterrier understood Hulk movies need a ton of action. Norton struck the right balance of brilliant scientist turned paranoid fugitive on the run. I love how Mark Ruffalo has made the character his own, but Norton was the more fitting comic accurate Bruce Banner

My biggest gripe with the film was the uninspired and overly generic design for Abomination. And the advancements in CGI dramatically improved since 2008 so the effects don’t fully hold up. Still, this was light years ahead of Ang Lee’s ill-fated version.

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