History Film / Hulk

15th Mar '17 3:01:55 PM TitoMosquito
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* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Lampshaded at the end. Even though General Ross thinks there's no way Bruce could have survived an atomic explosion, he has his daughter under full surveillance in case he's wrong.

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* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Lampshaded at the end. Even though General Ross thinks there's no way Bruce could have survived an atomic explosion, he has his daughter under full surveillance in case he's wrong. While Betty hopes Bruce doesn't contact her if he survived.



* OffingTheOffspring: By the end, David wants to kill Bruce so he can absorb Bruce's Hulk powers back into himself to stabilize his mutated body, arguing that he gave him life in the first place and should give it back.

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* OffingTheOffspring: By At first, he David tried to kill baby Bruce, after Ross shuts him down and finding no other way to cure him. Though by the end, David wants to kill Bruce so he can absorb Bruce's Hulk powers back into himself to stabilize his mutated body, arguing that he gave him life in the first place and should give it back.



* SequelHook: The scene in South America at the end, showing Bruce trying to help others and deal with his condition. Surpisingly, Film/TheIncredibleHulk film picks up on this plot point, and could in fact act as a sequel to the general elements of this film. The subsequent [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Avengers film]] calls back to this by having him in a similar situation, hiding and providing help to the poor in India.
* SignatureStyle: Critics and viewers alike had a better reception of the film if they were aware of director Ang Lee's other work, Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon, which has many similarities: SceneryPorn, an abundance of [[ActionFilmQuietDramaScene Quiet Drama Scenes]], a rather inspired(if bizarre) application of {{Wuxia}}, and {{Tragedy}}.

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* SequelHook: The scene in South America at the end, showing Bruce trying to help others and deal with his condition. Surpisingly, Film/TheIncredibleHulk ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' film picks up on this plot point, and could in fact act as a sequel to the general elements of this film. The subsequent [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Avengers film]] calls back to this by having him in a similar situation, hiding and providing help to the poor in India.
* SignatureStyle: Critics and viewers alike had a better reception of the film if they were aware of director Ang Lee's other work, Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon, ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon'', which has many similarities: SceneryPorn, an abundance of [[ActionFilmQuietDramaScene Quiet Drama Scenes]], a rather inspired(if inspired (if bizarre) application of {{Wuxia}}, and {{Tragedy}}.
9th Mar '17 5:36:13 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Lampshaded at the end. Even though General Ross thinks there's no way Bruce could have survived an atomic explosion, he's GenreSavvy enough to have his daughter under full surveillance in case he's wrong.

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* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Lampshaded at the end. Even though General Ross thinks there's no way Bruce could have survived an atomic explosion, he's GenreSavvy enough to have he has his daughter under full surveillance in case he's wrong.
7th Feb '17 1:28:18 PM Peridonyx
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* HumanoidAbomination: Hulk, natch. [[spoiler:David joins this trope near the end -- and arguably even becomes an outright EldritchAbomination just before dying.]]
7th Feb '17 12:59:38 PM Peridonyx
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** Even if super-jumping is a power that the Hulk has in the comics, the jumps he make in this film just do not work. Something of that much mass would weigh a couple of tons, and yet he jumps like gravity is reduced for him. Gravity does not work that way.
** The liberal use of NotTheFallThatKillsYou and SoftWater.

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** Even if super-jumping is a power that the Hulk has in the comics, the jumps he make in this film just do not work. Something of that much mass would weigh a couple of tons, and yet he jumps like gravity is reduced for him. Gravity does not work that way.
way. [[note]]Eventually {{Hand Wave}}d by WordOfGod: Hulk doesn't really jump so much as push himself with his SuperStrength-having legs.[[/note]]
** The liberal use of NotTheFallThatKillsYou and SoftWater. [[note]]Granted, Hulk is NighInvulnerable with a HealingFactor.[[/note]]
24th Dec '16 11:29:56 AM CoherentPantherine
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* DreamingOfThingsToCome: In Betty's dream, when she was a child she was picked up and set down by [[spoiler: Bruce]]. This also happens during her first encounter with the Hulk when he picks her up and places her on top of her car. The difference being that, in Betty's dream, [[spoiler: Bruce]] is shown as a threatening presence to Betty, while as the Hulk, he's not a source of danger but a protector.



** While he's fighting the Hulk Dogs, the poodle bites Hulk in the groin and pulls it.

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** While he's fighting the Hulk Dogs, the poodle bites Hulk in the groin and pulls on it.
16th Dec '16 1:36:33 PM CoherentPantherine
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* BeastAndBeauty: Hulk and Betty.



** While he's fighting the Hulk Dogs, the poodle bites Hulk in the groin and pulls.

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** While he's fighting the Hulk Dogs, the poodle bites Hulk in the groin and pulls.pulls it.
16th Dec '16 7:46:48 AM CoherentPantherine
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** While he's fighting the Hulk Dogs, the poodle bites Hulk in the groin and pulls.
6th Dec '16 4:20:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* LittleGreenMen (or in this case, Big Green Man). Ross grumbles that Bruce Banner has now become the latest kook craze. [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat Which couldn't mean that he survived, of course...]]
6th Dec '16 4:20:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* HealingFactor: What both Bruce and David Banner's experiments were trying to create; a secondary superpower of the Hulk.

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* HealingFactor: What both Bruce and David Banner's experiments were trying to create; a secondary superpower of the Hulk. Specifically, they used [[LegoGenetics starfish DNA]].



* LittleGreenMen (or in this case, Big Green Man). Ross grumbles that Bruce Banner has now become the latest kook craze. [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat Which couldn't mean that he survived, of course…]]

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* LittleGreenMen (or in this case, Big Green Man). Ross grumbles that Bruce Banner has now become the latest kook craze. [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat Which couldn't mean that he survived, of course…]]course...]]
6th Dec '16 4:17:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Angst}}: Boatloads of it.

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* {{Angst}}: Boatloads of it.it, many of them freudian. Bruce's insane father (who also mudered his mother) is the source of his mutation who still wants to continue his 'experiment', and Bruce is hounded by the authorities because any moment he could turn into a giant green monster.
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