History YMMV / Hulk

22nd Jun '17 5:33:19 AM AmuckCricetine
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* ActorShipping: Eric Bana and Jennifer Connelly.
* AwesomeMusic: "Set Me Free," the first song released from what would eventually become the SuperGroup Velvet Revolver.
** Danny Elfman's score counts as well.

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* ActorShipping: Eric Bana Creator/EricBana and Jennifer Connelly.
Creator/JenniferConnelly.
* AwesomeMusic: AwesomeMusic:
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"Set Me Free," the first song released from what would eventually become the SuperGroup Velvet Revolver.
Music/VelvetRevolver.
** Danny Elfman's Music/DannyElfman's score counts as well.



* FollowTheLeader: Hulk started all those gritty superhero trends such as Film/{{Hellboy}} and Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy.
* GenreTurningPoint: Even though Hulk was dismissed at first, it helped begin all the intense and angsty superhero films over the years such as Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy, Film/{{Logan}} and Film/ThePunisher2004.
* HeReallyCanAct: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott and Nick Nolte's acting were heavily praised by critics.

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* FollowTheLeader: Hulk started all those gritty superhero trends such as Film/{{Hellboy}} ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' and Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy.
''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy''.
* GenreTurningPoint: Even though Hulk ''Hulk'' was dismissed at first, it helped begin all the intense and angsty superhero films over the years such as Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy, Film/{{Logan}} ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'', ''Film/{{Logan}}'' and Film/ThePunisher2004.
''Film/ThePunisher2004''.
* HeReallyCanAct: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Creator/EricBana, Creator/JenniferConnelly, Sam Elliott and Nick Nolte's Creator/NickNolte's acting were heavily praised by critics.


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* SlowPacedBeginning: It takes ''forty minutes'' for the Hulk to even show up.
20th Jun '17 8:39:28 AM cwf123
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* ActorShipping: Eric Bana and Jennifer Connelly.


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* FandomRivalry: With the MCU depiction of Bruce Banner.


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* GenreTurningPoint: Even though Hulk was dismissed at first, it helped begin all the intense and angsty superhero films over the years such as Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy, Film/{{Logan}} and Film/ThePunisher2004.


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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/DanielDaeKim as a military member.


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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Talbot was seen as interesting compared to his comic book version but was killed by the second half of the film.
12th Jun '17 3:11:51 AM ACW
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* CriticalDissonance: It's very interesting to view this in comparison to the 2008 ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' in how it was received. This film is generally considered long and boring by regular moviegoers, but the critics tended to like it for its focus on character pieces and big ideas over the violence and CGI. The '08 film had a greater amount of fans agreeing with the critics, but some lamented how the new film took away the big ideas to put in more action and typical comics stuff. Besides all of that information, both films did about the same at the box office.



* CriticalDissonance: It's very interesting to view this in comparison to the 2008 ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' in how it was received. This film is generally considered long and boring by regular moviegoers, but the critics tended to like it for its focus on character pieces and big ideas over the violence and CGI. The '08 film had a greater amount of fans agreeing with the critics, but some lamented how the new film took away the big ideas to put in more action and typical comics stuff. Besides all of that information, both films did about the same at the box office.
12th Jun '17 3:11:42 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: In Peter David's {{novelization}}, [[BigBad Dr. David Banner]] lacks all of his film counterpart's genuinely sympathetic or redeeming traits, replacing them with purely selfish evil. In an attempt to perfect a super soldier serum, Banner tested it on himself, leading to his newborn son Bruce to be infected with a strange disease that comes out in full when the boy is angry. Fascinated by this development, Banner [[AbusiveParents subjects Bruce to a variety of experiments]], from emotionally and physically abusing the boy to harvesting his blood for more experiments, all the while lying to his wife that he is trying to cure the child. Once realizing that he has developed a form of care for Bruce, Banner, disgusted that he could ever care for a "freak", amplifies his torment of Bruce, culminating in him trying to stab the boy to death for "ruining his life" after he is fired for his immoral experiments. Once exposed, Banner tries to blow up his entire workplace, uncaring that the explosion could go nuclear and kill countless innocents. After being released from a mental institution decades later, Banner murders several people while tracking down Bruce, and tries to have Bruce's LoveInterest Betty ripped to shreds by mutant dogs. Bestowing superpowers upon himself through further experiments, Banner hopes to drain Bruce of his Gamma radiation and life itself, then use his new abilities to [[AGodAmI become a god]] and kill all those who slighted him, from those he thinks ruined him to those [[EvilIsPetty who simply ticked him off]]. David Banner is a {{narcissist}}ic monster who shrugs off his accidental murder of his wife, uses it as a sob story to manipulate others, and [[ArchnemesisDad treats his own son as a lab rat]] to be used then discarded at Banner's leisure.
5th Jun '17 7:13:35 AM cwf123
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* JerkassWoobie: Even though David Banner has caused many chaos, he regretted some of it and wanted people to care about his work.
4th Jun '17 3:20:01 PM cwf123
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* HypeBacklash: Many fans were excited to see Marvel's green monster in theaters only to make them disappointed in the more cerebral take.
3rd Jun '17 5:04:51 AM cwf123
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* LoveToHate: Both David Banner and Glenn Talbot.

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* LoveToHate: Both David Banner Banner.
** David's experiments on himself
and Glenn Talbot.the dogs.
** David being an almighty elemental.
3rd Jun '17 5:02:05 AM cwf123
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*** Later became averted with a flashback of Edith seeing the green mushroom cloud.
29th May '17 9:27:02 AM cwf123
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* MemeticMutation: "You wouldn't like me when I'm Creator/AngLee." A pun on the director.
25th May '17 10:54:19 PM Draghinazzo
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* BrokenBase: The film did alright with critics but was ultimately a box office bust. It broke even and had a [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk "sequel"/reboot]] made five years later. It was (in)famous for the InternetBackdraft that accompanied its release, especially when a full cut was leaked for download to much nerd rage. Surprisingly, despite the reboot taking the opposite track both films did almost exactly the same [[http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hulk/ with]] [[http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_incredible_hulk/ critics]] and [[http://boxofficemojo.com/showdowns/chart/?id=hulkvs.htm financially]] (though the reboot has a far higher Imdb rating), which may be a measure of how popular the character is in the mainstream. Nonetheless, the 2003 film is slowly becoming something of a CultClassic in certain circles; whatever else you can say about it, it's certainly not a film people feel neutral about.

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* BrokenBase: The film did alright with critics but was ultimately a box office bust. It broke even and had a [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk "sequel"/reboot]] made five years later. It was (in)famous for the InternetBackdraft that accompanied its release, especially when a full cut was leaked for download to much nerd rage. Surprisingly, despite the reboot taking the opposite track both films did almost exactly the same [[http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hulk/ with]] [[http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_incredible_hulk/ critics]] and [[http://boxofficemojo.com/showdowns/chart/?id=hulkvs.htm financially]] (though the reboot has a far higher Imdb rating), which may be a measure of how popular the character is in the mainstream. Nonetheless, the 2003 film is slowly becoming something of a CultClassic cult classic in certain circles; whatever else you can say about it, it's certainly not a film people feel neutral about.about.
*CultClassic: While it's still panned by a lot of people, it does have its fair share of defenders who praise its dark, psychological approach to Bruce Banner's character and consider it superior to 2008's ''The Incredible Hulk''.
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