14Hulk vs. Abomination (The Incredible Hulk)

Hulk fighting the Abomination in The Incredible Hulk

As mixed as the overall movie may have been, 2008’s The Incredible Hulk was still worth watching, if only for the brutal final battle. No really, this thing is brutal. Allowed by General Ross (William Hurt) to transform into his green

alter ego, Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) confronts the freakish Abomination (Tim Roth), who has injected himself with a super soldier serum gone wrong. Played out on the streets of New York City, Hulk vs. Abomination wastes no time netting the prize for most destructive solo fight. Makes sense, given the Hulk’s stature, but this anticipation is still shattered in the wake of smashed cars, smashed buildings, and smashed everything. Hulk just smashes.

That he eventually strangles Abomination with the world’s biggest bike chain is awesome in a myriad of different ways. Being able to see two, for lack of a better word, hulk-sized creatures going at it was cool enough, let alone the fact that director Louis Leterrier comes through with a fanboy fulfillment of savagery that stands out in the MCU. Mark Ruffalo’s take on the jolly green giant has yet to earn these vicious stripes (though who doesn't love to watch that "Puny God" bit from the first Avengers over and over?), but there’s still hope he does so in Thor: Ragnarok, Infinity War or even that rumored Planet Hulk movie. 

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