Originally Posted by Optimus_Prime_
I also would say that Hulk should be a movie most people appreciate because what it does well it does very well. It just failed in some pretty major places, and unfortunately while it doesn't change the good parts it certainly hurts the film overall. They really needed something better at the end to tie the whole film together. The set up is great, very deep, very complex, but the payoff is very bland and uninspired. You simply cannot put all that work into polishing a script and then have some "meh" ending to bring it altogether.
How is the ending meh and uninspired? It's very inspired. What would be uninspired is Hulk and the villain just beating the crap out of each other, like in TIH.
What happened at the end was a great way of showing that the Hulk's rage is what gives him that limitless power. Without resorting to a brawl. His dad is absorbing the gamma radiation/power out of him, but then Hulk totally loses his **** and his anger keeps fuelling that power, making it limitless. His dad keeps trying to take it and eventually it overloads him.
I thought it was a great ending. Some amazing visuals like when they are travelling through the lightning. And it was a clever and original way of showing how Hulk is powered by rage, as an actual emotion, instead of this elevated heartbeat crap.