My Grade: A- (Number 4 out of 17, under Avengers. I'll show you my favorite list before Infinity War comes out)
Since this was made by a comedic director, I heard it was really funny. My verdict out of that? Well yes, it is funny, however it's not overblown since this still has serious moments. Take the third act, where it does contain a few funny moments, but it is quite serious like when Hela cuts out Thor's right eye. (I'll get to that in a bit) The comedy and the action mix in quite well, but some of them are quite stand out, so here is a list that is my favorite that I can remember.
-Des and Troy: Skurge's guns he named
-Loki's play with his "death" from the Dark World: I have to admit, Matt Damon was a surprise.
-"I've been falling...for thirty minutes!"
-A drunk Valkyrie failing her grand entrance by falling off her ship.
-Pure Imagination Music/Grandmaster and his cousin Carlo: "You are pardoned from life!"
-Everything about Korg
-Stan Lee going to cut Thor's hair
-Loki's reactions to Hulk
-The puny god scene from The Avengers returns, but this time Thor gets the end. (Also known as the lullaby fail)
-"That's in my mind now." aka Thor gets to see the front of Hulk naked.
-"THOR GO AGAIN!" aka Hulk's reaction to Thor electrifying himself.
-Thor knocks himself out with a ball.
-Bruce Banner getting annoyed by Thor's lullaby method/"I'll be Tony!'
-Thor's childhood snake story
-Devil's anus puns
-This I am quite neutral on, but Banner falling off the ship but instead of transforming, he splats on the bridge in front of Fenris.
-"Hulk! For once in your life DON'T SMASH!" "...But big monster!"
-I feel like I noticed this on my second viewing, but in the very end, when Loki walks up to Thor, you can see Hulk faintly smile down at him and you get the feeling he wants to ragdoll him again.
Besides The Avengers and Guardians soundtrack, this has to be at least Marvel's best. It sounds very retro in some spots, while in others it sounds action packed. My favorites include:
-The Ragnarok Suite and also the main title.
-Twilight of the Gods, Flashback, What Heroes do, and Grandmaster's Jam Session
-No one escapes and Arena Fight
THE VISUALS LOOK AMAZING:
-Hela flashback and the 'Revengers" going up Asgard are the most notable, along with Thor surrounded by Lightning flying down on Hela's army,
The not quite funny/serious scenes/or scenes that have more context.
-Hela is one of the few villains that I know of besides Loki, that adores killing everything. Before seeing the movie, I thought she would be Loki's mother (since in the comics she is his daughter; don't ask), but Thor's sister was an interesting concept. Odin basically rewrote history so no one would remember her. I get her motivation, however we don't really see her that much. The only scenes that you know she is something you don't WANT to be dealing with (In my view) was her destroying Mjnoir (sorry for misspelling), killing the army of Asgard, and taking out Thor's eye.
-Mid Credits Scene: I feel like a lot of those asgardians are going to die in Infinity War. Why? Well, that is Thanos's ship...probably because Loki has the tesseract hidden (since he most likely stole it when going to revive Surtur. And going by the leaked teaser, something happens to Thor that makes him crash to the guardians, while Banner somehow ends up on Earth. Also please don't kill Valkyrie (Because she just got here and she is amazing) or Korg (since he is pretty interesting and funny)
Some of Hulk's scenes to a certain degree. I'm really glad he is talking now, so we can understand him more unlike Age of Ultron. (I liked him in AOU, however he should of said some words) His friendship with Valkyrie is pretty sweet and his banter with Thor is great. The argument with Thor after the fight though gives out more of Hulk's child like mind. He gets extremely upset and throws things at Thor when he (Thor) is quite angry at himself and directs it at Hulk. And when Thor tells him that Earth actually hates him, Hulk drops a small weapon and goes to sit on his skull bed in silence. This starts the raging fire conversation from the second trailer.
-Another scene that took itself very seriously is how he transformed back to Banner in two years. Some people might not agree on Hulkwidow, but when Thor accidentally puts the video of Black widow from AOU, where she is trying to coax Hulk to come back, Hulk stops trying to smash the quinjet and utterly has a sad face on him when he sees the video. Once its done, he starts banging on the walls and punches his face, and even screams "NO BANNER!". You can tell he is frightened, but eventually he collapses where Banner returns. Quite powerful stuff.
Thor loses his eye. I honestly thought that would be bloodier, but if there was blood all over his face, then the rating would verge to R. I'm glad that he has a patch, but honestly that was quite a bad sight to see.
Alright, The Immigrant song was a great thing in the teaser, but playing twice in the movie?! That is amazing. The second time it played though, has to be the one of the best parts of the movie. Thor with his lightning powers going against Hela's army along with Loki and Valkyrie while Hulk is fighting Fenris with the song playing is quite memorable.
The Hulk vs Thor fight is a bit better than the one in the Avengers. The two go at it more viciously and then Thor gets his lightning powers. Honestly, Thor would of won, however Grandmaster ruined the fun by cheating.
Alright, time to explain some things on the 2003 film.
Grade: C+ range
Honestly, it's not a bad movie, but compared to the 2008 film and above, it's either average or very underrated. Let's start with the bad things and get it over with.
The number one thing that didn't age quite well is the CGI on the Hulk. It looks a bit too cartoony in most of his shots and based on many internet jokes, he looks like Shrek. However, his very first scene has him in the shadows for the most part, and it looked good. Another issue with Hulk is him growing more when he gets angry enough. I don't think that's a bad thing since I believe that happens in certain comics, but here it looks strange. His tallest height from what I read, is 15 feet. Thats a bit too tall for my taste and you can see it with his scene with betty before the Hulk dogs attack.
Some of the editing panels. It is fine for a bunch of comics and even star wars, however most of the editing is a bit distracting and when you see it, you will understand.
Jennifer C. (Betty) doesn't show that much acting skills or emotion when she sees Hulk or when there is action. I'm not saying she is a bad actor, all I am stating is that maybe show more shocked faces.
Pacing. It takes a while for the action to start, but the most noticeable thing is that Hulk doesn't actually appear until 42 minutes in and the first action scene where he fights Hulk Dogs (don't ask), that is about an hour. Most of the runtime deals with Bruce's family issues (much more serious in the comics), random moss shots with jellyfish dreams, and a long prologue with Bruce's childhood and a lot of flashbacks.
Neutral or just plain silly: Talbot's death. Don't ask why, just search it up.
The soundtrack. David Elfman uses some chorus and mellow instruments to make the movie dramatic and have a moody feeling. My favorites:
-The Main Theme
-Betty's Dream and The Truth Revealed
Most of the dreams and flashbacks look interesting. The editing panels sometimes show up, but it doesn't give an odd feeling.