Ang Lee’s 2003 Hulk has been much maligned, and not without some basis. But of the two film Hulk’s that have come since (namely Ed Norton and Mark Ruffalo), neither have been part of anywhere near as good a film. That said, they all still aspire to the TV series—but for me Ang Lee’s comes closest. Sure it takes itself too seriously, and Banner’s father (when played by Nick Nolte) gets ridiculous quick, but of all three Hulks, Eric Bana’s has stuck with me most. What’s more, I’ve come back to the above scene in particular again and again in posts, conversations, and presentations. It’s the scene wherein the slimy military contractor Glenn Talbot gets shot down by Bruce Banner when offering to buy his research. It’s his simple response that gets me every time: “We’re doing the basics science for everyone.” For me, that’s the simple ideal that should guide all publicly funded research conducted at universities. The seemingly lost ideal that certain knowledge should represent a basic contribution to the common welfare of humanity. All very simplified and melodramatic in this scene, but maybe that’s why I love it so much.
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