12. HULK (2003)
Screenplay by James Schamus, Michael France, and John Turman, story by Schamus, based on the comic book by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Starring Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott, Josh Lucas, Nick Nolte.
Lee dipped his toes into superhero filmmaking with this talky, interminable Marvel adaptation. In telling the origin story of Bruce Banner (Eric Bana), a genetics researcher who turns big and green whenever he’s angry, the director puts a lot more emphasis on human relationships than the average comic book movie (especially when it comes to the fraught relationship between Banner and his father, played by Nick Nolte). Unfortunately, though, the Hulk doesn’t do a lot of smashing, making for an overlong and rather dull blockbuster.