Hulk Vs. (2009) is a Direct-to-Video animated film from Marvel Animation and Lionsgate, featuring the Incredible Hulk in two short film battles, one against Wolverine, the other against The Mighty Thor.Hulk Vs. ThorIn Hulk vs. Thor, Bruce Banner is abducted by Loki and brought to Asgard with the help of the Enchantress. Loki angers Banner to induce the Hulk transformation, at which time the Enchantress magically separates the Hulk from Banner, giving Loki control over the Hulk. With his newfound pawn, Loki charges the gates of Asgard to try to claim Odin's realm during the week when he is resting. Only Thor has a chance of stopping him...Hulk Vs. WolverineIn the segment Hulk vs. Wolverine, Department H sends Wolverine to hunt down a mysterious beast known by the US Military as the Hulk, who is rampaging across the Canadian wilderness. Tracking the beast by a distinctive toxic scent left at the wreckage of a small town, Wolverine soon finds Bruce Banner sitting and crying at the edge of a small lake. Noticing the same toxic scent clinging to Banner, Wolverine starts to violently interrogate him, ignoring Banner's warnings until... oops. Hello, Hulk. And this is only the beginning of Wolverine's problems.This is also the first time Deadpool has a speaking role in an animated appearance, as well as his first non-cameo role in an animation.Hulk Vs. Wolverine was generally met with favorable reviews by critics and fans, but Hulk Vs. Thor suffered a more negative response due to what fans and critics perceived as an unbalanced and weak depiction of Thor and his fellow Asgardians in combat.
Ass Kicking Pose: After Wolverine and Bruce Banner escape captivity, the Weapon X team all strike Ass Kicking Poses before running off to hunt them down. Deadpool lampshades this by shouting "Strike a pose!"
Anti-Hero: Wolverine is a Type IV, in the height of his pre-X Men days and Not So Different from the Weapon X stooges. Hulk is a Type III. He saves passersby and only fights back when provoked, but Lord help you if you make him angry...
Body Horror: People are stabbed, arms are ripped and sliced off, and other assorted not-so-Bloodless Carnage. Made funny when Deadpool spends about a minute re-attaching his Logan-severed arm pieces!
Bloodless Carnage: Averted. The Wolverine segment is the first non-comic appearance of the character to not use it.
Child Hater: Deadpool states babies creep him out and expresses a desire to kill the infant Weapon X clones.
Continuity Snarl: According to Word of God, the Wolverine short takes place in the same universe as Wolverine and the X-Men. However, a number of things contradict each other. In the series, Wolverine doesn't remember Weapon X or Sabretooth when he runs into Sabretooth after years, whereas in the short, he does remember them and Deadpool, Lady Deathstrike, and Omega Red well. Also, on WatXM, Bruce Banner, after transforming from the Hulk, has no idea who Wolverine is, whereas in the short, Wolverine's first meeting with Bruce is while he's Bruce and Wolverine is the reason for his two main Hulk-outs in the short.
It gets worse as Avengers: The Earth's Mightiest Heroes is apparently in the same universe with no proof except Wolverine having a very short cameo. ...Well some of the staff say that, whether or not they all agree is up for debate.
Plus, in the DVD commentary they explicitly say at the end that Sabretooth is dead.
Curb-Stomp Battle: The Hulk versus most of the characters he fights - some put up a decent fight at first, but once Hulk gets a single hit in they are very soundly and brutally beaten down. Omega Red gets the worst of this.
Empathy Doll Shot: A single lonely teddy bear is left behind after the Hulk's rampage... though it's shown later that it's thanks to the Hulk that the girl and her father weren't made into Swiss cheese by Deadpool.
Only Sane Man: Ironically enough the Hulk. Considering that everyone else is a Ax-CrazyBlood Knight (Wolverine included) whose in it only for the sake of violence or revenge, the Hulk looks positively saintly in comparison, given that he goes out of his way to save people from Weapon X. The worst thing he does is attack Wolverine, and given that Wolvy threatened to gut him and stabbed him in the chest, it's hard not to argue that he had good reason.
The Starscream: Sabretooth expresses lasting distaste for The Professor's decision to keep Logan alive, which eventually leads him to betray him to take over Weapon X himself, in part because he really wants to help Deathstrike kill Logan. Amusingly, when he attempts to lie to the others about who attacked the Professor in order to deflect blame onto Wolverine and keep their loyalty they don't buy it for a second, but join up with him anyway because they really like the idea of killing Wolverine.
Shooting Superman: Deadpool tries shooting Hulk with his guns, which works as well as you would expect.
The Worf Effect: A rare variation where it's the villains and not Wolverine who suffers from this. Probably helps that he can actually stab people. Wolverine is shown to kick Deathstrike, Sabretooth and Deadpool around with relative ease (in the comics one is normally enough to slow him down at least, and the only thing that stops his fights with Deathstrike being complete stalemates is her lack of a healing factor). Omega Red is the only one really capable of holding his own, but that's at least true to the comics.
The "Thor" segment contains examples of:
Balancing Death's Books: Hela eventually sends Bruce Banner back to the mortal plane after claiming him. She eventually takes Loki instead (since he tricked her in the first place.)
Curb-Stomp Battle: All of Hulk vs. Thor. Hulk beats the everlasting crap out of everything that gets sent his way. He smashes through pretty much every single Asgardian, and when Hela brings the Hulk to Hel, he causes so much damage that she ultimately happily releases his and Bruce's souls.
Magic Pants: The Hulk always has these, but this time it's taken to an extreme: When Banner and the Hulk are separated, both are wearing the trademark purple pants. Of course, gods and magic were involved.
The Worf Barrage: After getting the crap beat out of him repeatedly by the Hulk, Thor finally decides to get serious and launch a powerful lightning attack complete with a hammer throw. After the smoke settles, the Hulk gets up unharmed and fights back.