Character driven superhero movie that received much negative reviews just because it wanted to be different and more intelligent than expected. I love how Ang Lee's used split-screens to make the movie feel like a live-action comic book. What is the downfall of the film is the strange anti-climatic ending and Nick Nolte disappoints enormously as a mumbling villain, but Jennifer Connelly and Sam Elliott are excellent.
As moving as it is frustrating. Given the bipolar nature of the titular character, this might seem perfectly appropriate. Ang Lee's knack for tackling domestic drama and repressed characters is nonetheless undermined with unintentional camp by its kitschy editing style. The use of comic panels to gloss up the content suggests that in 2003, filmmakers still doubted how much they could elevate the genre.
"Desire" list. Mr. Hyde is the green monster that afflicts all, Dr. Jekyll is the beautiful Eric Bana, one of the rare contemporary actors who carries - as a transfert - the facial dimension of classical actors - see Charles Farrell. In this film, by far the best of Ang Lee, due to the mutations that is constantly subjected, Bana is regularly naked and the least that can be said is "sacrosanct" mutation.