The Single Greatest Thing In Each MCU Movie

24. The Incredible Hulk - Cutting To The Chase

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The forgotten MCU film, The Incredible Hulk is an entertaining-enough flick but it isn't very memorable at all and most of its elements, from its performances to its screenplay, are a wildly mixed bag.

The film does still have one huge positive: it cuts to the chase. Rather than redoing Bruce Banner's (Edward Norton) origin story, it starts at a point where Banner has been the Hulk for some time.

The decision to start the story here instead of just retelling what audiences had already seen in Ang Lee's disastrous 2003 Hulk film just five years earlier really helped make this film far better-paced and easier to get into. Sure, it's no great movie, but it would've been worse had it been a pointless origin story.


Film Studies graduate, aspiring screenwriter and all-around nerd who, despite being a pretentious cinephile who loves art-house movies, also loves modern blockbusters and would rather watch superhero movies than classic Hollywood films. Once met Tommy Wiseau.