History Film / TheIncrediblehulk

13th May '17 4:51:27 PM mlsmithca
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* MythologyGag: Has [[MythologyGag/TheIncredibleHulk its own page]].

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* MythologyGag: Has [[MythologyGag/TheIncredibleHulk MythologyGag:
** The scene in which the Hulk tears a car in half and uses the pieces as impromptu boxing gloves is a direct nod to the "Steel Fists" move in the video game ''[[VideoGame/TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction]]''. He also uses the Sonic Clap, and the Earthquake Smash, both from the same game.
** Betty buying Bruce stretchy purple shorts, only for Bruce to refuse to wear them.
** During the montage of Bruce's travels after his first "HulkOut" the ending theme of ''The Incredible Hulk'' TV series can be heard. Bill Bixby (that version's Banner) even makes a "cameo" from beyond the grave, via a clip from his earlier series ''The Courtship Of Eddie's Father'' playing on a television near the beginning. Also, when said {{Hulk Out}}s occur, [[GlowingEyesOfDoom his eyes turn green]], just like in the series.
** During the last scene we see Bruce in, he opens mail addressed to "David B." In the series, "David" was Banner's first name, not "Bruce."
** Lou Ferrigno, the Hulk to Bixby's Banner, makes a genuine cameo as a security guard. Also, he provides the Hulk's voice.
** The device Banner exposes himself to in the flashback of his origin is identical to the one used in the TV show. Also, aside from the addition of a few glimpses of his LoveInterest, the origin-flashback is a shot-for-shot ''recreation'' of the TV series' opening-credits sequence, right down to the clothes Norton wears.
** When Ross' team is tracking Bruce's correspondence to Mr. Blue, his email runs through a database that briefly flashes the ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} logo. The Mr. Green/Mr. Blue email correspondence itself is a reference to the comics written by Bruce Jones around 2003/2004.
** The strike team isn't sure if the Hulk is green or grey in the dark, a reference to the coloring issue in the original comic that led to the Hulk's current color. Also, there is a scene where Hulk is shouting in the rain, and each time the lightning flashes, his skin looks gray in the light.
** One of the students who witnesses the fight at the university is named Jack [=McGee=], a reference to the investigative reporter from the TV series.
*** The other student being interviewed is Jim Wilson, the Hulk's former KidSidekick and ComicBook/TheFalcon's nephew.
*** The university is the Culver University obviously a shout out to the Culver Institute in the live action series that starred Bill Bixby
*** Similarly, the novelization identifies the student in the computer lab as Amadeus Cho, now better known as [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules' buddy]].
** Paul Soles played Bruce Banner in ''The Marvel Super Heroes'' and Spider-Man in ''WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967'', now is the pizzeria owner Stan.
** Blonsky's slide into madness after taking the serum mirrors that of the 1950s Captain America. In fact, since the ''Captain America'' movie is in the same continuity as this one, it's entirely possible that the serum that is given to Blonsky is precisely the same one. It's stated in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' that the super serum strengthens the user's main personality traits. For Cap, it was his heroism, for ComicBook/RedSkull, it was his evilness, and for Blonsky, it was his [[BloodKnight love of fighting]]. This is confirmed in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', where it's also mentioned that Bruce's accident was the result of attempting to recreate Erskine's work by using gamma radiation instead. It's possible therefore in this continuity, Banner also took a version of the serum which brought out his repressed anger.
** The [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Super Soldier Serum]] used in the movie is shown to have been developed by an organization known as Weapon Plus. Weapon Plus had several programs working on supersoldiers, the most famous being [[{{Wolverine}} Weapon X]].
** Earlier Banner mistranslates one of the Hulk's {{catchphrase}}s: "You won't like me when I'm... hungry?"
** The laboratory setting for the Hulk's origin and the equipment therein are based on details from the 1978 TV series, right down to the targeting light creeping across Banner's face. Likewise the eye-color effects, which also originated in the series.
** In stumbling Portuguese, Banner begs a trio of Brazilian toughs, "Don't make me... hungry. You wouldn't like me when I'm ... hungry" -- a playful reference to the famous line from the ''Hulk'' TV series, featured in
its own page]].opening credits.
** When Banner is begging in the Guatemalan marketplace, a short excerpt from "The Lonely Man", aka the "Banner walking away at the end of an episode" music from the TV series, plays.
** When Blonsky is debriefed about the Hulk, he describes him as being "Green... or gray. Grayish green. I couldn't tell, it was dark," which references the Hulk's original grey color in his first few comic appearances. While simultaneously being true to life; in dim light we can't differentiate colors.
** The two college students who talk to the TV reporter about the battle with the Hulk at the University are named for other Hulk characters: one is "Jack [=McGee=]", the tabloid reporter from the TV series, and the other -- "Jim Wilson" -- is named for an orphan who befriended the Hulk in a plotline from the comic book.
** Shortly after they go on the run together, Betty gives Banner a pair of [[MagicPants purple shorts]], saying, "they were the stretchiest pair I could find."
** The cryonic storage capsule holding the "super soldier serum" is labeled with the name "Dr. Reinstein", the original name of the doctor who gave Captain America his abilities in the comics. [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger It's not just a gag.]] It's {{foreshadowing}}.
** The package from the pawn shop which contains Betty's pendant is addressed to "David B.", referencing the TV series' Banner, whose first name was "David".
** General Ross makes several references to Banner being on the run for five years -- the time between this film and the earlier 2003 ''Film/{{Hulk}}'' film.
** The name Weapon Plus -- related to the Weapon X program that created Wolverine -- is seen at one point. In the comics, [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Captain America]] was Weapon One. Wolverine was Weapon Ten.
** During the opening credits, one of the list of people suspected to have contact with Banner is "Richard Jones".
** During the fight with the Abomination, Hulk rips a car in half and uses it like a pair of boxing gloves. This was one of the many, many fun things you could do in the ''[[VideoGame/TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction Ultimate Destruction]]'' video game.
** "Hulk smash!"
** Bruce flicks past an episode of ''The Courtship of Eddie's Father'' while watching TV in Brazil; the series starred Bill Bixby before he was the star of ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'' series. Later in the film, he runs into Lou Ferrigno, who played the Hulk himself in the same series. Ferrigno also voiced the Hulk in this movie and in ''The Avengers'' movie.
** When Bruce sneaks his way into the university laboratory, we see a student with whom he shared his pizza. In the novelization, the student identifies himself as Amadeus Cho, a supporting character for Hulk and [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]].
** [[spoiler:We see the creation of the Hulk villain Leader, created when the AppliedPhlebotinum goes into the scientist's head. Probable SequelHook.]]
** [[spoiler:Similarly, Betty's boyfriend is obviously a pre-mutated Doc Sampson.]] According to the novelization, yup, he is.
** And at the very end, [[spoiler:the movie's continuity is cemented with the appearance of [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]].]]
** "Stark Industries" was written on the rocket launcher.
4th Apr '17 10:02:03 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Due to ContinuityDrift between this and later movies.
** Besides having Edward Norton instead of [[TheOtherDarrin Mark Ruffalo]] as Bruce Banner, the Hulk also looks slightly different from his appearances from ''The Avengers'' onward, with more ripped muscles. The Hulk's face also doesn't match Norton's face as well as Ruffalo's Hulk (and Eric Bana's, for that matter) matches his respective Banner. This was due to time constraints. Banner's eyes also glow green when he transforms, which was a nod to the TV series but was dropped in later films.
** The Super Soldier Serum is revealed through a FreezeFrameBonus to have been developed by "Dr. Renstein". In ''Captain America: The First Avenger'', the serum's inventor is named Dr. Abraham Erskine. The comics had Renstein as the original name of the doctor (obviously alluding to UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein) which was later {{retcon}}ned to Erskine, with Renstein explained as an alias. But given how the Captain America film plays out, it is likely that this serum was reverse-engineered from Captain America's blood by a different person.
10th Mar '17 5:43:15 PM NightShade96
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* MythologyGag:
** The scene in which the Hulk tears a car in half and uses the pieces as impromptu boxing gloves is a direct nod to the "Steel Fists" move in the video game ''[[VideoGame/TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction]]''. He also uses the Sonic Clap, and the Earthquake Smash, both from the same game.
** Betty buying Bruce stretchy purple shorts, only for Bruce to refuse to wear them.
** Several to the [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk television series]]:
*** During the montage of Bruce's travels after his first "HulkOut" the ending theme of ''The Incredible Hulk'' TV series can be heard.
*** Bill Bixby (that version's Banner) even makes a "cameo" from beyond the grave, via a clip from his earlier series ''The Courtship Of Eddie's Father'' playing on a television near the beginning. Also, when said {{Hulk Out}}s occur, [[GlowingEyesOfDoom his eyes turn green]], just like in the series.
*** During the last scene we see Bruce in, he opens mail addressed to "David B." In the series, "David" was Banner's first name, not "Bruce."
*** Lou Ferrigno, the Hulk to Bixby's Banner, makes a genuine cameo as a security guard. Also, he provides the Hulk's voice.
*** The device Banner exposes himself to in the flashback of his origin is identical to the one used in the TV show. Also, aside from the addition of a few glimpses of his LoveInterest, the origin-flashback is a shot-for-shot ''recreation'' of the TV series' opening-credits sequence, right down to the clothes Norton wears.
** When Ross' team is tracking Bruce's correspondence to Mr. Blue, his email runs through a database that briefly flashes the ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} logo.
*** The Mr. Green/Mr. Blue email correspondence itself is a reference to the comics written by Bruce Jones around 2003/2004.
** The strike team isn't sure if the Hulk is green or grey in the dark, a reference to the coloring issue in the original comic that led to the Hulk's current color.
*** Also, there is a scene where Hulk is shouting in the rain, and each time the lightning flashes, his skin looks gray in the light.
** One of the students who witnesses the fight at the university is named Jack [=McGee=], a reference to the investigative reporter from the TV series.
*** The other student being interviewed is Jim Wilson, the Hulk's former KidSidekick and ComicBook/TheFalcon's nephew.
*** The university is the Culver University obviously a shout out to the Culver Institute in the live action series that starred Bill Bixby
*** Similarly, the novelization identifies the student in the computer lab as Amadeus Cho, now better known as [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules' buddy]].
** Paul Soles played Bruce Banner in ''The Marvel Super Heroes'' and Spider-Man in ''WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967'', now is the pizzeria owner Stan.
** Blonsky's slide into madness after taking the serum mirrors that of the 1950s Captain America. In fact, since the ''Captain America'' movie is in the same continuity as this one, it's entirely possible that the serum that is given to Blonsky is precisely the same one. It's stated in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' that the super serum strengthens the user's main personality traits. For Cap, it was his heroism, for ComicBook/RedSkull, it was his evilness, and for Blonsky, it was his [[BloodKnight love of fighting]]. This is confirmed in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', where it's also mentioned that Bruce's accident was the result of attempting to recreate Erskine's work by using gamma radiation instead. It's possible therefore in this continuity, Banner also took a version of the serum which brought out his repressed anger.
** The [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Super Soldier Serum]] used in the movie is shown to have been developed by an organization known as Weapon Plus. Weapon Plus had several programs working on supersoldiers, the most famous being [[{{Wolverine}} Weapon X]].
** Earlier Banner mistranslates one of the Hulk's {{catchphrase}}s: "You won't like me when I'm... hungry?"

to:

* MythologyGag:
** The scene in which the Hulk tears a car in half and uses the pieces as impromptu boxing gloves is a direct nod to the "Steel Fists" move in the video game ''[[VideoGame/TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction]]''. He also uses the Sonic Clap, and the Earthquake Smash, both from the same game.
** Betty buying Bruce stretchy purple shorts, only for Bruce to refuse to wear them.
** Several to the [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk television series]]:
*** During the montage of Bruce's travels after his first "HulkOut" the ending theme of ''The Incredible Hulk'' TV series can be heard.
*** Bill Bixby (that version's Banner) even makes a "cameo" from beyond the grave, via a clip from his earlier series ''The Courtship Of Eddie's Father'' playing on a television near the beginning. Also, when said {{Hulk Out}}s occur, [[GlowingEyesOfDoom his eyes turn green]], just like in the series.
*** During the last scene we see Bruce in, he opens mail addressed to "David B." In the series, "David" was Banner's first name, not "Bruce."
*** Lou Ferrigno, the Hulk to Bixby's Banner, makes a genuine cameo as a security guard. Also, he provides the Hulk's voice.
*** The device Banner exposes himself to in the flashback of his origin is identical to the one used in the TV show. Also, aside from the addition of a few glimpses of his LoveInterest, the origin-flashback is a shot-for-shot ''recreation'' of the TV series' opening-credits sequence, right down to the clothes Norton wears.
** When Ross' team is tracking Bruce's correspondence to Mr. Blue, his email runs through a database that briefly flashes the ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} logo.
*** The Mr. Green/Mr. Blue email correspondence itself is a reference to the comics written by Bruce Jones around 2003/2004.
** The strike team isn't sure if the Hulk is green or grey in the dark, a reference to the coloring issue in the original comic that led to the Hulk's current color.
*** Also, there is a scene where Hulk is shouting in the rain, and each time the lightning flashes, his skin looks gray in the light.
** One of the students who witnesses the fight at the university is named Jack [=McGee=], a reference to the investigative reporter from the TV series.
*** The other student being interviewed is Jim Wilson, the Hulk's former KidSidekick and ComicBook/TheFalcon's nephew.
*** The university is the Culver University obviously a shout out to the Culver Institute in the live action series that starred Bill Bixby
*** Similarly, the novelization identifies the student in the computer lab as Amadeus Cho, now better known as [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules' buddy]].
** Paul Soles played Bruce Banner in ''The Marvel Super Heroes'' and Spider-Man in ''WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967'', now is the pizzeria owner Stan.
** Blonsky's slide into madness after taking the serum mirrors that of the 1950s Captain America. In fact, since the ''Captain America'' movie is in the same continuity as this one, it's entirely possible that the serum that is given to Blonsky is precisely the same one. It's stated in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' that the super serum strengthens the user's main personality traits. For Cap, it was his heroism, for ComicBook/RedSkull, it was his evilness, and for Blonsky, it was his [[BloodKnight love of fighting]]. This is confirmed in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', where it's also mentioned that Bruce's accident was the result of attempting to recreate Erskine's work by using gamma radiation instead. It's possible therefore in this continuity, Banner also took a version of the serum which brought out his repressed anger.
** The [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Super Soldier Serum]] used in the movie is shown to have been developed by an organization known as Weapon Plus. Weapon Plus had several programs working on supersoldiers, the most famous being [[{{Wolverine}} Weapon X]].
** Earlier Banner mistranslates one of the Hulk's {{catchphrase}}s: "You won't like me when I'm... hungry?"
MythologyGag: Has [[MythologyGag/TheIncredibleHulk its own page]].
10th Feb '17 9:54:43 PM BookReaderUSA
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The film received a fair amount of critical success, but, [[ScrewedByTheLawyers thanks to legal issues with Universal]], has not gotten a sequel. Even worse, when the Hulk next appeared in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' alongside Film/IronMan, Film/{{Thor}} and [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Captain America]], he was [[TheOtherDarrin recast]] with Creator/MarkRuffalo, and few references were made to any of the events in this film [[note]]Aside from a quip said by Banner himself about [[spoiler:he "broke Harlem" the last time he was in New York]][[/note]]. This left its place within the MCU in limbo; it was easy to assume that Ruffalo's version of the character was a second reboot (lack of origin story notwithstanding). Its canonicity was finally reinforced when Hurt reprised his role as General Ross in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''.

As noted above, Bruce next appears in ''The Avengers'', released in 2012. After [[spoiler:a cameo in TheStinger of ''Film/IronMan3'' in 2013]], his next proper appearance would be in 2015's ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. He will next appear in 2017's ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' and 2018 and 2019's ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''.

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The film received a fair amount of critical success, but, [[ScrewedByTheLawyers thanks to legal issues with Universal]], has not gotten a sequel. Even worse, when the Hulk next appeared in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' alongside Film/IronMan, Film/{{Thor}} and [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Captain America]], he was [[TheOtherDarrin recast]] with Creator/MarkRuffalo, and few references were made to any of the events in this film [[note]]Aside from a quip said by Banner himself about [[spoiler:he he "broke Harlem" the last time he was in New York]][[/note]].York[[/note]]. This left its place within the MCU in limbo; it was easy to assume that Ruffalo's version of the character was a second reboot (lack of origin story notwithstanding). Its canonicity was finally reinforced when Hurt reprised his role as General Ross in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''.

As noted above, Bruce next appears in ''The Avengers'', released in 2012. After [[spoiler:a a cameo in TheStinger of ''Film/IronMan3'' in 2013]], 2013, his next proper appearance would be in 2015's ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. He will next appear in 2017's ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' and 2018 and 2019's ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''.
7th Feb '17 1:31:56 PM N8han11
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* KickTheDog: During the raid on the favela, Blonsky shoots Banner's dog because its barking annoyed him. [[spoiler: Thankfully, it was a tranquilizer round, but still it's a dick move.]]

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* KickTheDog: During the raid on the favela, Blonsky shoots Banner's dog because its barking annoyed him. [[spoiler: Thankfully, it was a tranquilizer round, but still it's a dick move.]]round.
31st Dec '16 7:14:00 PM Kalaong
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--> '''Ross:''' You must realize that what I'm about to tell you is very sensitive, both to me and to the Army. You know that we have a Bio-Force Department, [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger and that we had a bio-force enhancement research project developed during World War II...]]

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--> '''Ross:''' You must realize Let me emphasize that what I'm about to tell share with you is very tremendously sensitive, both to me personally and to the Army. You know You're aware that we have a Bio-Force Department, we've got an Infantry Weapons Development program. Well, [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger and that we had in WWII, they initiated a bio-force enhancement research project developed during World War II...sub-program for Bio-Tech Force Enhancement.]]
31st Dec '16 7:07:01 PM Kalaong
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--> '''Doc Samson''': He ''protected'' her. You almost got her ''killed!''

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--> '''Doc Samson''': He ''protected'' her. You almost got her ''killed!''''killed'' her!
14th Dec '16 3:39:47 PM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Toronto standing in for Harlem.
25th Nov '16 7:22:00 PM The12thDoctor
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-->-- '''Bruce Banner'''

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-->-- '''Bruce Banner'''
'''Dr. Robert Bruce Banner / [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk]]'''
25th Nov '16 6:33:34 PM The12thDoctor
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