Ang Lee thinks he knows what went wrong with his much-maligned Hulk

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Jan 14, 2013, 1:38 PM EST

Ang Lee's one of the most talented directors around. And back in 2003, he brought Marvel's Hulk into the 21st century. Unfortunately, his superhero outing was met with mixed reviews. These days, Lee thinks he knows where it all went wrong.

Lee received a fair share of criticism regarding his incarnation of the Hulk. Everything from the story to the casting and even the character design was questioned. Nearly a decade later, Lee reveals that he may taken things a little too far.

"I learned quite a bit about CG from The Hulk, and I wouldn't have been able to do Life of Pi without that," Lee says. "But it's easier to create an animal, because there exists a good reference—so a tiger or a hyena is easier than a 2,000-pound rage monster. The hardest thing to do is the weight, not the skin, because there's no reference for something that size that is agile. And the technology's improved, so you can have more details with Mark's Hulk. My problem is that I took the whole thing too seriously. I should have had more fun with it, instead of all the psychodrama! [Laughs.]"

Do you agree? There was definitely a lot going on in his Hulk. The film could have been streamlined a bit. But honestly, the Hulk may be one of those characters that work better in a group setting. He was easily the best part of The Avengers. Unfortunately, Hollywood continues to have trouble with his solo adventures.

Where do you think Lee went wrong with the Hulk?

(via Vulture)