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Old 04-24-2008, 04:46 AM   #60
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Default Re: The Incredible Hulk's True Size

Originally Posted by Xclaim View Post
Different artist renderings and incarnations over the years aside, I've never heard anything about Hulk getting bigger as he got angrier before the Ang Lee movie. Besides, in all those times I don't think he ever exceded 9 feet.
is this in the comics or in the films

The scene from the first movie when Hulk is towering over Betty and the scene where Talbot tried to use that needle on Hulk (Hulk's head was 2/3 the size of Talbot's whole body) stick out in my mind that they just made him too damn big in that movie.
Alright, I made a thread about the betty scene. The reason I believe he was big then was to mirror a scene earlier in the film where betty had a dream and bruce picked her up at the end and tried to kill her. So she had a big man she cared about try to hurt her.

In the scene they had a big monster pick her up and try to protect her. There was a significant connection between the two scenes that mirror but contrast one another but is subtle enough for those who wish to see it to interpret it. That's the only reason i thought the hulk was so large in that scene, to keep up with the proportions a child would have in comparison to an adult.

Apart from that reason, I also believe he was too big in those scenes and ang should have brought him back down some sizes as well. Have him grow with the tanks when he gets shot so he can throw the and mash them up. have him get smaller on the plane while he's out cold...etc...

Furthermore, one of the most interesting things about Hulk is that all this raw power and mass destruction is caused by one angry and slightly oversized guy. Making him a giant (i.e. 15 feet tall) was a huge cop-out.

As for things like surfing on buses and using cars for roller blades, save that crap for when Hank Pym gets his own movie. This is the Hulk. He breaks things. Period.
I think the real cop out is the artistic licence that has been taken over the years to have him complete feats based on a size he isn't but then people not realising actually how large (not strong but physically large) he'd have to be to do them.

they say in this film he's going to be using cars as boxing gloves, considering he's probably only as tall as a car is long, i'd be interested to see how this feat is performed without looking.....strange...

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