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Parents' Guide to

Hulk Vs.

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Hulk smashes...and smashes...and smashes...

Movie PG-13 2009 100 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 12+
age 9+

Only reason I said nine is because of blood,if your child can handle it and let them see it

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (13 ):

Hulk and Marvel Comics fans can do much better than this. Though fans like to say that Marvel Comics brought real-world anxieties and problems to the superhero funny pages, this Hulk-ing double-header pretty much amounts to lots of Pro Wrestling-style (and Japanese-anime-looking) smackdowns -- and shockingly, an occasional dismemberment -- with very little time for drama. In fact, the bloody "Hulk Vs. Wolverine" (which does double-duty by investigating the origins of Wolverine a little bit) finishes in mid-fight, with no definitive ending.

Measurably better is "Hulk Vs. Thor," which mixes immortal combat with compelling conflict, not only in Bruce Banner's pain and sacrifice but Thor himself questioning the endless cycle of good-vs-evil violence that comprises his mythic existence. Arguably there's even too much side detail here, like a bit about how a love triangle in Thor's personal life somehow set all this in motion. Newcomers who don't know these characters and their long backstories (who is that Betty person?) will be confused; longstanding Marvel scholars will get more out of it.

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