I've said this many times here but I'll say it again. I liked Ang Lee's Hulk. Really liked. Ok, so the ending was a bit "out there" but I thought it was smart, great looking and remarkably faithful to its comic book origins. I also know that I'm in a minority and that most fans hated it and box officewise it wasn't considered a success. And so we have Hulk 2.0 or The Incredible Hulk which is anything but. More like The Okay Hulk. Or The Good For About Half Its Running Time Hulk.
Norton I liked. Ditto the Brazilian opening, the Bourne-like chase through the favela and the first appearance of the big green guy which director Louis Letterier kept brief and under wraps. I liked it right up until Bruce turns up on Liv Tyler's college campus and he and the now super serum-charged Tim Roth go at it for a second time. But then something happened, the filmmakers seemed to give up the ghost on trying to have the script make sense and the plot just treads water until the time comes when, as is the way with these films, the hero and villain must duke it out, and so we have Hulk and Abomination going at it on a street that clearly wasn't New York.
The effects were an improvement on Lee's movie (given the advances in technology since they bloody well should be), I liked the Bixby and Lou F cameos, and I smiled at Tony Stark's walk on.
But is it any better than Lee's movie? Hell no. Don't believe me? Go watch it again. I dare you...