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** Many fans feel that the Hulk's appearance in this film is ''very'' lackluster. Some have even said he looks like a UsefulNotes/Playstation2 character.
** The Hulk Dogs, on the other, hand never had a chance.

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** Many Despite all the effort and detail put into the character, many fans feel that the Hulk's appearance in this film is ''very'' lackluster. Some have even said he looks like a UsefulNotes/Playstation2 character.
** The Hulk Dogs, on the other, hand never had a chance.chance with the early 2000s CGI used for the film.


* FriendlyFandoms: With ''Film/{{Logan}}'' because both have very much in common such as the intense mood and very little humor with a harsh depiction of Marvel comics. Not to mention both films have the same running time.

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** This film's get along with fans of
''Film/{{Logan}}'' because both have very much in common such as the intense mood and very little humor with a harsh depiction of Marvel comics. Not to mention both films have the same running time.



** It has this with ''Film/{{Fantastic Four|2015}}'' because they are both films that are misunderstood with similar dark tones.



* VindicatedByHistory: A unique example. The film's still got a bad rating in Website/{{IMDB}} (usually only around 6), but many hardcore comic book fans and amateur movie critics have started to praise the movie's good qualities aside from the score (such as the movie's analogy on Hulk's virtually unlimited strength in the last action scene, where [[spoiler: Bruce defeated his father by releasing a very large amount of gamma energy, turning him into a large bubble]]). The movement has been there since at least [[http://forums.superherohype.com/archive/index.php/t-239245.html 2006]].

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* VindicatedByHistory: A unique example. The film's still got a bad rating in Website/{{IMDB}} (usually only around 6), but many hardcore comic book fans and amateur movie critics have started to praise the movie's good qualities aside from the score (such as the movie's analogy on Hulk's virtually unlimited strength in the last action scene, where [[spoiler: Bruce defeated his father by releasing a very large amount of gamma energy, turning him into a large bubble]]). The movement has been there since at least [[http://forums.superherohype.com/archive/index.php/t-239245.html 2006]]. If anything, the success of similarly dark and serious superhero films like ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' and ''Film/{{Logan}}'' have led some commentators to view this movie as ahead of its time.


* 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 Website/{{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 cult classic 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 backlash 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 Website/{{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 cult classic in certain circles; whatever else you can say about it, it's certainly not a film people feel neutral about.


* CrowningMomentOfFunny: When Hulk makes his arrival to San Francisco, his jump goes noticed by a bypassing car. The car instantly stops right afterwards, the driver most certainly going "[[OhCrap wait a minute, what the fuck?]]".


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** When Hulk makes his arrival to San Francisco, his jump goes noticed by a bypassing car. The car instantly stops right afterwards, the driver most certainly going "[[OhCrap wait a minute, what the hell?]]".

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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: When Hulk makes his arrival to San Francisco, his jump goes noticed by a bypassing car. The car instantly stops right afterwards, the driver most certainly going "[[OhCrap wait a minute, what the fuck?]]".


* AudienceAlienatingPremise: A big reason why the film has such a divisive reception. While drama is absolutely nothing new to the Hulk mythos (thought audiences were likely more familiar with the various cartoon adaptations and the 1978 TV show than the original comics), the idea of a Hulk movie where he's in less than two thirds of the movie and takes a backseat to a slow paced, dead serious, introspective and symbolic drama centered on daddy issues, combined with serious tonal and pacing issues due to these being awkwardly combined with bits of over the top superhero action, did not help the film win over an audience that was expecting a more action packed blockbuster.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: A big reason why the film has such a divisive reception. While drama is absolutely nothing new to the Hulk mythos (thought audiences were likely more familiar with the various cartoon adaptations and the 1978 TV show than the original comics), the idea of a Hulk movie where he's in less than two thirds of the movie and takes a backseat to a slow paced, dead serious, introspective and symbolic drama centered on daddy issues, combined with serious tonal and pacing issues due to these being awkwardly combined with bits of over the top superhero action, action and unfittingly energetic and gimmicky comic book style editing, did not help the film win over an audience that was expecting a more action packed blockbuster.

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** It has this with ''Film/{{Fantastic Four|2015}}'' because they are both films that are misunderstood with similar dark tones.


** The [{AngryGuardDog Hulk Dogs]] would be a ''tiny'' bit more threatening if one of their ranks wasn't a French poodle.

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** The [{AngryGuardDog [[AngryGuardDog Hulk Dogs]] would be a ''tiny'' bit more threatening if one of their ranks wasn't a French poodle.

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** The [{AngryGuardDog Hulk Dogs]] would be a ''tiny'' bit more threatening if one of their ranks wasn't a French poodle.


** There's also some overlap between fans of this film and fans of the ''Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse'' who like this film for it's unconventional take on the superhero genre and it's ambition, serious treatment of it's title character and more artistic directing style. A few DCEU fans have even said that, if Creator/BenAffleck ever leaves, they'd love to see Creator/EricBana have a go at playing ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''.

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** There's also some overlap between fans of this film and fans of the ''Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse'' who like this film for it's its unconventional take on the superhero genre and it's its ambition, serious treatment of it's its title character and more artistic directing style. A few DCEU fans have even said that, if Creator/BenAffleck ever leaves, they'd love to see Creator/EricBana have a go at playing ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''.


* AudienceAlienatingPremise: A big reason why the film has such a devisive reception. While drama is absolutely nothing new to the Hulk mythos, the idea of a Hulk movie where he's in less than two thirds of the movie and takes a backseat to a dead serious, introspective and symbolic drama centered on daddy issues, combined with serious tonal and pacing issues due to these being awkwardly combined with bits of over the top superhero action, did not help the films case.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: A big reason why the film has such a devisive divisive reception. While drama is absolutely nothing new to the Hulk mythos, mythos (thought audiences were likely more familiar with the various cartoon adaptations and the 1978 TV show than the original comics), the idea of a Hulk movie where he's in less than two thirds of the movie and takes a backseat to a slow paced, dead serious, introspective and symbolic drama centered on daddy issues, combined with serious tonal and pacing issues due to these being awkwardly combined with bits of over the top superhero action, did not help the films case.film win over an audience that was expecting a more action packed blockbuster.


* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Given the film's subject matter and dark themes, it is quite surprising that it got a mere '''PG-13''' and is equally intense as Film/{{Logan}}.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Given the film's subject matter and dark themes, it is quite surprising that it got a mere '''PG-13''' and is equally intense as Film/{{Logan}}.''Film/{{Logan}}''.


* AudienceAlienatingPremise: A big reason why the film has such a devisive reception. While drama is absolutely nothing new to the Hulk mythos, the idea of a Hulk movie where hes in less than two thirds of the movie and takes a backseat to a dead serious, introspective and symbolic drama centered on daddy issues, combined with serious tonal and pacing issues due to these being awkwardly combined with bits of over the top superhero action, did not help the films case.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: A big reason why the film has such a devisive reception. While drama is absolutely nothing new to the Hulk mythos, the idea of a Hulk movie where hes he's in less than two thirds of the movie and takes a backseat to a dead serious, introspective and symbolic drama centered on daddy issues, combined with serious tonal and pacing issues due to these being awkwardly combined with bits of over the top superhero action, did not help the films case.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: A big reason why the film has such a devisive reception. While drama is absolutely nothing new to the Hulk mythos, the idea of a Hulk movie where hes in less than two thirds of the movie and takes a backseat to a dead serious, introspective and symbolic drama centered on daddy issues, combined with serious tonal and pacing issues due to these being awkwardly combined with bits of over the top superhero action, did not help the films case.


* MisaimedMarketing: The movie had TONS of kid-friendly tie-ins such as pudding, ice cream, board games and Hulk Hands to a very angsty and depressing adaptation.

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* MisaimedMarketing: The movie had TONS of kid-friendly tie-ins such as pudding, ice cream, board games and Hulk Hands to a very angsty and depressing adaptation. Fifteen years later, a fan [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlK8aP_g_b0 averted this]].

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