History YMMV / TheIncredibleHulk

8th Apr '16 11:56:51 AM JamesAustin
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* HilariousInHindsight: WordOfGod explained that he wanted to change Hulk to red, but Stan Lee denied the permission. Years later in the comics, The Red Hulk became an actual character separate from the green Hulk.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight
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WordOfGod explained that he wanted to change Hulk to red, but Stan Lee denied the permission. Years later in the comics, The Red Hulk became an actual character separate from the green Hulk.



* MemeticMutation: "Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry". More often than not, it's followed up by "I don't like you now".

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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation
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"Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry". More often than not, it's followed up by "I don't like you now".



* NightmareFuel: The series has been described as most frightening TV series ever for young children, with its focus on radical change into a creature making animal-like sounds.
** Word is that Bill Bixby wouldn't even allow his children to watch the show for various reasons as he was afraid it would terrify them. An episode of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood would later go behind the scenes of the show to reveal the actors and makeup process, in hopes of making children less afraid of the transformation.

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* NightmareFuel: The series has been described as most frightening TV series ever for young children, with its focus on radical change into a creature making animal-like sounds.
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sounds. Word is that Bill Bixby wouldn't even allow his children to watch the show for various reasons as he was afraid it would terrify them. An episode of Mr. ''Mr. Rogers Neighborhood Neighborhood'' would later go behind the scenes of the show to reveal the actors and makeup process, in hopes of making children less afraid of the transformation.



-->'''Hulk''': Betty. Rick. Friends.
-->'''Betty''': No, Hulk. We're not friends. I'm frightened of you. You're destructive and...I don't love you, I hate you.
-->'''Hulk''': Hate Hulk?
-->'''Rick''': You've ruined our lives, man. You've ruined everybody's life! We wish you'd just...just go away. Just leave us alone.
-->'''Hulk''': No. No. Rick? Betty?
-->'''Betty''': You're a monster. I never want to see you again. Do you hear me? Never!
-->'''Hulk''': BETTY!

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-->'''Hulk''': -->'''Hulk:''' Betty. Rick. Friends.
-->'''Betty''':
Friends.\\
'''Betty:'''
No, Hulk. We're not friends. I'm frightened of you. You're destructive and...I don't love you, I hate you.
-->'''Hulk''':
you.\\
'''Hulk:'''
Hate Hulk?
-->'''Rick''':
Hulk?\\
'''Rick:'''
You've ruined our lives, man. You've ruined everybody's life! We wish you'd just...just go away. Just leave us alone.
-->'''Hulk''':
alone.\\
'''Hulk:'''
No. No. Rick? Betty?
-->'''Betty''':
Betty?\\
'''Betty:'''
You're a monster. I never want to see you again. Do you hear me? Never!
-->'''Hulk''':
Never!\\
'''Hulk:'''
BETTY!



* BrokenBase: The arguments about which is better: This or ''{{Film/Hulk}}''. Seriously, there are [[IncrediblyLamePun civil]] [[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar wars]] that have been less heated.
* FanonDiscontinuity: Not intentionally, but a lot of people seem to forget that this movie is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel themselves haven't done much to raise awareness of the film, as it's had no sequels and none of its characters reappeared in the MCU until ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar Civil War]]'', save for Banner who was recast.

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* BrokenBase: The arguments about which is better: This this or ''{{Film/Hulk}}''. ''Film/{{Hulk}}''. Seriously, there are [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} civil]] [[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar [[ComicBook/CivilWar wars]] that have been less heated.
* FanonDiscontinuity: Not intentionally, but a lot of people seem to forget that this movie is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel themselves haven't done much to raise awareness of the film, as it's it had no sequels and none of its characters reappeared in the MCU until ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar Civil War]]'', ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', save for Banner who was recast.



** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', it's revealed that the super soldier serum strenghtens the user's main personality trait. In that movie, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's heroism was increased and Red Skull's evilness was increased. In this movie, Blonsky's willingness to fight slowly turns into full on BloodKnight tendencies, combined with DrunkOnTheDarkSide.

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** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', it's revealed that the super soldier serum strenghtens the user's main personality trait. In that movie, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's Steve Rogers is a selfless {{Determinator}} accustomed to taking a beating and keeping his cool, so as ComicBook/CaptainAmerica his heroism was increased increased; while Johann Schmidt was an evil and ambitious MadScientist, so as Red Skull's Skull his evilness was increased. In this movie, Blonsky's Blonsky lives to fight, so after taking the serum his willingness to fight slowly turns into full on BloodKnight tendencies, combined with DrunkOnTheDarkSide.DrunkOnTheDarkSide. As a plus, Schmidt and Blonsky both received an ''incomplete'' serum. Steve is the only one to get the formula as it was meant to be given (refined, in a lab, with someone who can handle it) which is why he is the only one that doesn't suffer [[BodyHorror horrific side effects]].



** The incomplete serum has GoneHorriblyRight by emphasizing existing character traits. Bruce Banner has anger management issues. Blonsky lives to fight. Johann Schmidt was an evil and ambitious MadScientist. Steve Rogers is a selfless {{Determinator}} accustomed to taking a beating and keeping his cool. Steve is the only one to get the formula as it was meant to be given (refined, in a lab, with someone who can handle it) which is why he is the only one that doesn't suffer [[BodyHorror horrific side effects]].



** Thanks to a brief shot of one of Ross' soldiers sitting with a long item attached to his back (he was really leaning against the vehicle's business-sized antenna), fans immediately assumed it was an EasterEgg, of ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}'s EarlyBirdCameo. Amusingly, [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Hawkeye]] (Creator/JeremyRenner) and this version of Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) ''do'' appear together in ''[[Film/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Legacy]]''.
** William Hurt mentioned he based his portrayal of General Ross off of [[Literature/MobyDick Captain Ahab]]. 3 years later and [[Film/MobyDick guess who plays him.]]
** The last time we see Bruce, he's in hiding again, and his new daily regime involves drinking a bright red tea. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roselle_%28plant%29 Roselle]] is discovered to have the ability to ''lower blood pressure'', when made into tea. It is bright red. This leads to FridgeBrilliance: Remember all the times we see green drinks? This is a literal case of "red means stop, green means go".
** In a interview with MYV where Louis Leterrier discussed an idea of having Tobey Maguire cameo as Spider-Man in this film, which was scrapped, that "Years from now you'll see Peter Parker meeting Bruce Banner", Fast-Foward to 2015; and his prediction came to pass.
** This film's introduction of The Leader has notoriously gone without any follow-up in the MCU thus far. In ''Film/FantasticFour2015'', Tim Blake Nelson got screwed out of a recurring villain role (well, until the film's horrible performance killed the possibility of sequels) ''again'' when his character was first written as Mole Man, then was changed to a CanonForeigner and killed off.

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** Thanks to a brief shot of one of Ross' soldiers sitting with a long item attached to his back (he was really leaning against the vehicle's business-sized antenna), fans immediately assumed it was an EasterEgg, of ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}'s EarlyBirdCameo. Amusingly, [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Hawkeye]] the guy who did end up being Hawkeye (Creator/JeremyRenner) and this version of Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) ''do'' appear together in ''[[Film/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Legacy]]''.
** William Hurt mentioned he based his portrayal of General Ross off of [[Literature/MobyDick Captain Ahab]]. 3 Three years later and [[Film/MobyDick guess who plays him.]]
** The last time we see Bruce, he's in hiding again, and his new daily regime involves drinking a bright red tea. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roselle_%28plant%29 Roselle]] is discovered to have the ability to ''lower blood pressure'', when made into tea. It is bright red. This leads to FridgeBrilliance: Remember all the times we see green drinks? This is a literal case of "red means stop, green means go".
** In a interview with MYV MTV where Louis Leterrier discussed an idea of having Tobey Maguire cameo as Spider-Man in this film, which was scrapped, that "Years from now you'll see Peter Parker meeting Bruce Banner", Fast-Foward Fast foward to 2015; and his prediction came to pass.
now seems possible, as Spider-Man was introduced in the MCU (though in a film that doesn't have the Hulk.)
** This film's introduction of The Leader has notoriously gone without any follow-up in the MCU thus far. In ''Film/FantasticFour2015'', Tim Blake Nelson got screwed out of a recurring villain role ''again'' (well, until the film's horrible performance killed the possibility of sequels) ''again'' when his character was first written as Mole Man, then was changed to a CanonForeigner and killed off.



* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Betty Ross was initially not that well liked for being seen as boring or even whiny compared to most of the other MCU love interests. After being inexplicably ignored in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', and having a romantic storyline which is more developed and substantial than some of the ones found in later MCU films (including that of Bruce's other love interest Black Widow), she's gained a small fandom who wants to see her return, especially on Website/{{Tumblr}} or Website/YouTube.

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Betty Ross was initially not that well liked for being seen as boring or even whiny compared to most of the other MCU love interests. After being inexplicably ignored in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', and having a romantic storyline which is more developed and substantial than some of the ones found in later MCU films (including that of Bruce's Banner's other love interest Black Widow), she's gained a small fandom who wants to see her return, especially on Website/{{Tumblr}} or Website/YouTube.



* RewatchBonus: Try watching this movie after ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and look for the WorldBuilding references (i.e., [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger the Super-soldier serum]] and [[Film/IronMan the Stark Industries-designed weapons]]). It's a ''very'' different experience from watching ''TIH'' ''before'' the ''Avengers''.

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* RewatchBonus: Try watching this movie after ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and look for the WorldBuilding references (i.e., [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger the Super-soldier serum]] and [[Film/IronMan the Stark Industries-designed weapons]]). It's a ''very'' different experience from watching ''TIH'' it ''before'' the ''Avengers''.



** This movie has the origin story of The Leader, but he's had essentially zero presence in the MCU past this point despite being one of Hulk's arch-enemies and having very good villain potential. However, given he is canonically still alive, it cannot be discarded he will be reused in the future (hopefully).

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** This movie has the origin story of The Leader, but he's had essentially zero presence in the MCU past this point point, despite being one of Hulk's arch-enemies and having very good villain potential. However, given he is canonically still alive, it cannot be discarded he will be reused in the future (hopefully).arch-enemies.
24th Mar '16 11:09:43 AM VoiceInTheWasteland
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* BrokenBase: The arguments about which is better: This or ''{{Film/Hulk}}''. Seriously, there are [[Pun civil]] [[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar wars]] that have been less heated.

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* BrokenBase: The arguments about which is better: This or ''{{Film/Hulk}}''. Seriously, there are [[Pun [[IncrediblyLamePun civil]] [[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar wars]] that have been less heated.
24th Mar '16 11:09:10 AM VoiceInTheWasteland
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* BrokenBase: The arguments about which is better: This or ''{{Film/Hulk}}''. Seriously, there are civil wars that have been less heated.

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* BrokenBase: The arguments about which is better: This or ''{{Film/Hulk}}''. Seriously, there are civil wars [[Pun civil]] [[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar wars]] that have been less heated.
15th Mar '16 4:54:55 PM RaustBD
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** "The Lonely Man" has become go-to background music for underscoring over-the-top despair played for laughs.
13th Mar '16 12:58:12 AM GrammarNavi
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** At one point, Doc Samson mentions that it's a point of pride with him that he can always tell when someone is lying. Emil Blonsky's actor, TimRoth, later went on to play someone who could do just that in ''Series/LieToMe''.

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** At one point, Doc Samson mentions that it's a point of pride with him that he can always tell when someone is lying. Emil Blonsky's actor, TimRoth, Creator/TimRoth, later went on to play someone who could do just that in ''Series/LieToMe''.
5th Feb '16 8:43:05 PM BookReaderUSA
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* RewatchBonus: Try watching this movie before and ''after'' Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}. They are two ''very'' different experiences.

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* RewatchBonus: Try watching this movie before after ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and ''after'' Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}. They are two look for the WorldBuilding references (i.e., [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger the Super-soldier serum]] and [[Film/IronMan the Stark Industries-designed weapons]]). It's a ''very'' different experiences.experience from watching ''TIH'' ''before'' the ''Avengers''.
22nd Jan '16 2:00:21 PM StFan
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* HilariousInHindsight: Possible copyright disputes led to SHIELD in this series being represented not by ComicBook/NickFury, but one of his old comrades from the HowlingCommandos, Gabe Jones. (Audiences in TheNewTens will know him as the black dude in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''.) This was well before UltimateMarvel really did turn Nick Fury into a black dude. And just to seal the deal, this Gabe Jones had a full head of hair with white streaks, which was precisely how black Nick Fury appeared in ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' and Season One of ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Possible copyright disputes led to SHIELD in this series being represented not by ComicBook/NickFury, but one of his old comrades from the HowlingCommandos, Gabe Jones. (Audiences in TheNewTens will know him as the black dude in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''.) This was well before UltimateMarvel really did turn Nick Fury into a black dude. And just to seal the deal, this Gabe Jones had a full head of hair with white streaks, which was precisely how black Nick Fury appeared in ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' and Season One of ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''.''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''.



** Thanks to a brief shot of one of Ross' soldiers sitting with a long item attached to his back (he was really leaning against the vehicle's business-sized antenna), fans immediately assumed it was an EasterEgg, of ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}'s EarlyBirdCameo. Amusingly, [[Film/TheAvengers Hawkeye]] (Creator/JeremyRenner) and this version of Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) ''do'' appear together in ''[[Film/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Legacy]]''.

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** Thanks to a brief shot of one of Ross' soldiers sitting with a long item attached to his back (he was really leaning against the vehicle's business-sized antenna), fans immediately assumed it was an EasterEgg, of ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}'s EarlyBirdCameo. Amusingly, [[Film/TheAvengers [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Hawkeye]] (Creator/JeremyRenner) and this version of Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) ''do'' appear together in ''[[Film/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Legacy]]''.



* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Betty Ross was initially not that well liked for being seen as boring or even whiny compared to most of the other MCU love interests. After being inexplicably ignored in ''Film/TheAvengers'' and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', and having a romantic storyline which is more developed and substantial than some of the ones found in later MCU films (including that of Bruce's other love interest Black Widow), she's gained a small fandom who wants to see her return, especially on Website/{{Tumblr}} or Website/YouTube.

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Betty Ross was initially not that well liked for being seen as boring or even whiny compared to most of the other MCU love interests. After being inexplicably ignored in ''Film/TheAvengers'' ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', and having a romantic storyline which is more developed and substantial than some of the ones found in later MCU films (including that of Bruce's other love interest Black Widow), she's gained a small fandom who wants to see her return, especially on Website/{{Tumblr}} or Website/YouTube.



* WhatAnIdiot: Blonsky, Blonsky, Blonsky. After the military unloads everything they have on the Hulk, he's still standing. Blonsky did do an impressive job of dodging the Hulk, but did precisely no damage. When ordered to fall back, he walks up to the Hulk in convenient striking range and challenges him. This results in him getting a kick to the chest that basically liquifies his skeleton.

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* WhatAnIdiot: Blonsky, Blonsky, Blonsky. After the military unloads everything they have on the Hulk, he's still standing. Blonsky did do an impressive job of dodging the Hulk, but did precisely no damage. When ordered to fall back, he walks up to the Hulk in convenient striking range and challenges him. This results in him getting a kick to the chest that basically liquifies liquefies his skeleton.
30th Dec '15 11:39:41 AM Seraphine
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* RewatchBonus: Try watching this movie before and ''after'' Film/{{TheAvengers}}. They are two ''very'' different experiences.

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* RewatchBonus: Try watching this movie before and ''after'' Film/{{TheAvengers}}.Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}. They are two ''very'' different experiences.
19th Dec '15 5:48:24 PM nombretomado
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* TheScrappy: Fans prefer to forget the way SheHulk was portrayed in Season 2.

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* TheScrappy: Fans prefer to forget the way SheHulk ComicBook/SheHulk was portrayed in Season 2.
15th Dec '15 7:43:24 AM Pren
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** This film's introduction of The Leader has notoriously gone without any follow-up in the MCU thus far. In ''Film/FantasticFour2015'', Tim Blake Nelson got screwed out of a recurring villain role (well, until the film's horrible performance killed the possibility of sequels) ''again'' when his character was first written as Mole Man, then was changed to a CanonForeigner and killed off.
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