this isn't meant to be anything more than what it is...a movie about a tormented soul whose torment is accentuated or alleviated, depending on how you view catharsis--when bruce banner morphs into the great green beast. that being said, i loved the movie, its too bad that so many people have criticized it as i feel it is more of a distaste for the character than for the movie itself. the characters are captured beautifully, especially sam elliot's portrayal, and the hulk himself as a manifestation of repressed anger mixed with a dose of compassion works to show the same thought out story-line that captured so many imaginations in the comic series. as far as "funny-ing" the movie up--like spiderman for instance, that is not what the hulk was ever about for the most part--it is a different character demanding a different genre--more of a shakespearean tragedy than a "dram-edy". instead, take it in twilight-zone reality--imagine if you will--a place where a seemingly miracle of science (in the healing power that david banner produces) turns rabid--and ultimately unleashes something never meant to be released. it's a good show if you take it for what it was meant to be.