Originally Posted by Mulholland-Jr
Both films were close. They both succeeded where the other one failed I think.
Agreed. And note that the biggest success with the Hulk yet was in the Avengers, where the Hulk was. . . still a facet of Banner's mind. Which, frankly, is what the Hulk almost always is in the comics, too.
One can argue that not giving the Hulk a speaking role is a mistake, but there isn't any good reason to make the Hulk a literal separate person, ala Rick Jones/Mar-Vell.