Film The Incredible Hulk Discussion

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09:25:14 PM May 19th 2012
So does anyone else see the Actor Allusion with Edward Norton and his inner violent self? Granted, the Hulk and Tyler Durden are worlds apart, but I can't NOT see it.
01:14:09 PM Jul 25th 2011
Okay, I object to the Broad Strokes entry. It just plain isn't so. The entire origin of the Hulk, the entire characterization of Ross and his relationship to Banner, and the total absence of even the slightest hint of David Banner are *not* "minor details."
12:45:11 PM Aug 6th 2011
So, is anyone going to actually make a counter argument, or are they just going to try and edit it back in? I'm open to someone trying to explain how TIH did not change vast and important parts of the plot of Hulk 2003.
04:25:33 PM Aug 8th 2011
I already replied to the topic you made in the film forum, but I might as well explain it here. The purpose of Broad Strokes in this case is not that the '03 movie is rock solid CANON in the '08 movie, but that the '08 movie used elements of the '03 movie to tell its story. The fact it doesn't show the Hulk's origin directly is the strongest evidence of that. It may have been a Continuity Reboot but the implication is "If you saw the '03 movie, you kind of know how we got to where we are now."

We can also look at it as well just from an audience perspective, you can watch the '03 movie and the '08 movie back to back and they actually work okay together because they are detailing different time periods of the Hulk's story. The audience is smart, they caught on to the changes made to the details of the '03 story. But regardless of the details being MAJOR, MINOR or "vast and important parts" there were elements that were shared. That is what the trope is about.
03:12:59 PM Aug 20th 2011
edited by KJMackley
I waited some time hoping you would respond, but since you haven't I put it back in. I think it might have been the way the example was worded that you didn't like, so I changed to something that would likely be less confrontational. Again it's not saying that the '03 movie is canon to the '08 movie regardless of what people think. Canon Discontinuity is almost mandatory for the trope and most of the examples are almost identical to this one.
12:10:57 PM May 2nd 2011
I'm watching the film right now and I notice a similar love pattern in Superman Returns and possibly other films as well.

Superman and Hulk takes a leave of absence Louis and Betty date/marry other men after a certain period Superman and Hulk return from their leave of absence Louis and Betty falls in love with Superman and Hulk, respectively, all over again

Is there a term for this
09:09:44 PM Jun 21st 2010
I notice that this refers repeatedly to the 2003 film of the same name. Anyone care to make a page for that one?