Anti-Smoking Zealots Target The Incredible Hulk
06.11.08 by REELZ
Sure, he may be 10 feet tall and invulnerable to just about any force known to man, but can the Hulk withstand an assault from the most dreaded nemesis of them all? Anti-smoking advocates from the American Medical Association Alliance have trained their guns on The Incredible Hulk, demanding that the MPAA upgrade the film's PG-13 rating to an R because one of the characters, William Hurt's General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross, has the audacity to smoke a cigar -- on film. "Universal Studios and the other Hollywood studios should be especially embarrassed for using comic book movies, which they market to children and know youth will want to see, to promote tobacco," Alliance president Dianne Fenyk raged via press release today.
In related news, members of Americans for the Prevention of Gamma Ray Exposure decried the film's promotion of electromagnetic radiation for muscle-building purposes.