History Film / Hulk

30th Dec '17 5:39:44 PM cwf123
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* DarkerAndEdgier: When compared to the source material.
30th Dec '17 11:59:05 AM rjd1922
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7th Nov '17 9:41:53 AM dangerdan97
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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. [[note]]Eventually {{Hand Wave}}d by WordOfGod: Hulk doesn't really jump so much as push himself with his SuperStrength-having legs.[[/note]]

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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. [[note]]Eventually {{Hand Wave}}d by WordOfGod: Hulk doesn't really jump so much as [[VoodooShark push himself with his SuperStrength-having legs.his]] SuperStrength-[[VoodooShark having legs]]... but in different way than regular people [[ShapedLikeItself push with their legs to jump]].[[/note]]
7th Nov '17 8:50:10 AM WaterBlap
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-->--> '''David''': Think of all those men out there, in their uniforms! Barking and swallowing orders! Inflicting their petty rule over the entire globe! Think of all the harm they've done! To you! To me! To humanity! And know this, that we can make them, and their flags and their anthems and their governments disappear! In a flash! You and me!

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-->--> --> '''David''': Think of all those men out there, in their uniforms! Barking and swallowing orders! Inflicting their petty rule over the entire globe! Think of all the harm they've done! To you! To me! To humanity! And know this, that we can make them, and their flags and their anthems and their governments disappear! In a flash! You and me!
3rd Nov '17 10:02:55 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.

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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]] 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 and pulls on Hulk's crotch until he yanks the poodle off.
** To make the bull mastiff let go of his leg, Hulk lifts it up by its legs and punches it in the groin.



** While he's fighting the Hulk Dogs, the poodle bites Hulk in the groin and pulls on it.
** He also punches one of the Hulk Dogs in the groin, after lifting it up by its legs.
28th Sep '17 9:07:06 AM cwf123
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* MindScrew: The film's broad symbolism can be baffling, especially the dogs and [[spoiler:David Banner's transformation.]]



** There are a couple of key uses of the TV show's tag line, "You wouldn't like me when I'm angry."

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** There are a couple of key uses is one use of the TV show's tag line, line in [[spoiler:Spanish]], "You wouldn't like me when I'm angry."



* OscarBait: A ''rare'' superhero film example. Stands in stark contrast to most CriticProof superhero movies including ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk''. Though this pleased the critics, this formula for a superhero film did not work well at all for ''Hulk'' at the box office, where it made a record drop in revenue from first to second week. It was so bad that film franchise was rebooted after only four years.

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* OscarBait: A ''rare'' superhero film example.example before Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy and Film/{{Logan}}. Stands in stark contrast to most CriticProof superhero movies including ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk''. Though this pleased the critics, this formula for a superhero film did not work well at all for ''Hulk'' at the box office, where it made a record drop in revenue from first to second week. It was so bad that film franchise was rebooted after only four years.



* PaintingTheMedium: Certain shots are framed in comic book panels.

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* PaintingTheMedium: Certain shots are framed in comic book panels.panels to give the feeling that the film is based on a comic book.



* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: Homaged when Talbot is roughing up Bruce, causing him to growl, "Talbot, you're making me angry!" before HulkingOut. At the end of the movie, the complete line is given as a PreAssKickingOneLiner.

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* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: Homaged when Talbot is roughing up Bruce, causing him to growl, "Talbot, you're making me angry!" before HulkingOut. At the end of the movie, the complete line is given as a PreAssKickingOneLiner.
PreAssKickingOneLiner in Spanish.
3rd Sep '17 3:44:23 AM Dingbot
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Bruce and Betty are still separated at the end, and Betty is under constant surveilance from the government for her own protection. But Bruce is still alive and trying to help people, and Betty's relationship with her father is much better than it was in the beginning of the film.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Bruce and Betty are still separated at the end, and Betty is under constant surveilance surveillance from the government for her own protection. But Bruce is still alive and trying to help people, and Betty's relationship with her father is much better than it was in the beginning of the film.]]



-->--> '''David''': Think of all those men out there, in their uniforms! Barking and swallowing orders! Inflicting their petty rule over the entire globe! Think of all the harm they've done! To you! To me! To humanity! And know this, that we can make them, and their flags and their anthems and their governments dissappear! In a flash! You and me!

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-->--> '''David''': Think of all those men out there, in their uniforms! Barking and swallowing orders! Inflicting their petty rule over the entire globe! Think of all the harm they've done! To you! To me! To humanity! And know this, that we can make them, and their flags and their anthems and their governments dissappear! disappear! In a flash! You and me!



* 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.

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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, Surprisingly, ''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.



* VoodooShark: Bruce's transformation into the Hulk is throughly explained every step of the way. But then his father, who has taken the same meds and undergoes the gamma ray bathing, turns into... the Absorbing Man, for some reason. It's implied David Banner transformed so differently because his genetic treatments were self-administered rather than naturally born like Bruce's, but it is a hugely different process to go from the fairly plausible "growing tons of muscle" to the fantastical "turn yourself into water, metal, concrete, electricity..."

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* VoodooShark: Bruce's transformation into the Hulk is throughly thoroughly explained every step of the way. But then his father, who has taken the same meds and undergoes the gamma ray bathing, turns into... the Absorbing Man, for some reason. It's implied David Banner transformed so differently because his genetic treatments were self-administered rather than naturally born like Bruce's, but it is a hugely different process to go from the fairly plausible "growing tons of muscle" to the fantastical "turn yourself into water, metal, concrete, electricity..."
6th Aug '17 2:38:24 PM cwf123
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* MilitariesAreUseless: [[spoiler:David Banner's philosophy after his work was completely denied by the military.]]
5th Aug '17 10:49:23 PM Lightning4119
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: It was General Ross' fault David was unable to cure Bruce.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: It was General Ross' fault David was unable to cure Bruce. Also happens for a certain value of "hero" at the end. With the super-powered Bruce and David Banner throwing down and Bruce over-loading his father's absorbing powers, Ross decides the best solution is to hit them both with a gamma bomb. As that wasn't exactly how Bruce's (and David's, but Ross doesn't necessarily know that) powers were awakened in the first place, all it does is remake the Hulk.



** With the super-powered Bruce and David Banner throwing down, Ross decides the best solution is to hit them with a gamma bomb. Because that wasn't exactly how Bruce's (and David's, but Ross doesn't necessarily know that) powers were awakened in the first place.
5th Aug '17 10:45:18 PM Lightning4119
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** The Raptor that the Hulk hitches a ride on appears to reach escape velocity and drift away into space right when the Hulk passes out from lack of oxygen, although whether it's just sloppy editing is hard to tell. An F-22 couldn't even reach close to that altitude before its engines would stall from lack of oxygen, let alone go fast enough in a vertical climb to reach space.



** Hulk does this to himself in one of the film's truly funny moments, during the scene when the tanks are attacking him. When he tears the turret off one of them, he's standing over the barrel and racks himself. (See [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wrNMPRriwc here]], at 0:36 in.)

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** Hulk does this to himself in one of the film's truly funny moments, during the scene when the tanks are attacking him. When he tears the turret off one of them, he's standing over the barrel and racks himself. (See [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wrNMPRriwc here]], at 0:36 in.)


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** With the super-powered Bruce and David Banner throwing down, Ross decides the best solution is to hit them with a gamma bomb. Because that wasn't exactly how Bruce's (and David's, but Ross doesn't necessarily know that) powers were awakened in the first place.
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