Originally Posted by BatFitz
I like them both, but I prefer the 2003 film. I was blown away by Ang Lee's 'Hulk' when I saw it in the theater. It's been ten years and I still think it works as a thoughtful film that dives into the character. And as a film that meditates on the subject of anger/repression. The cinematography is gorgeous too! (And one of Danny Elfman's more underrated musical scores as well) The comic book editing is pretty brave. There are times when you can see how it serves the film but it can be alienating at times. (and this is a personal preference, but I always like it when Hulk is set against the back drop of the American desert. Visually, it just works for me.)
'The Incredible Hulk' works best as a piece of the puzzle in the context of the new Marvel Cinematic Universe. If it was just on it's own, I believe it would be more forgettable. That said, I still think Norton's Bruce Banner was good and first act in Brazil was very cool.
Wow, this couldnt sum my feelings anymore than I could myself, I still love Ang's Hulk as much as if not more than when I first saw and loved it in the cinema in 2003. I too love how it delves deep into both Banner and The Hulk and what drives them, and how repression/anger can have a major effect on a persons psyche, in this case to the point were it literally turns him into what first appears to be a monster, but we learn through isnt. Its just great stuff from start to finish in my eyes.