The Incredible Hulk's True Size

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  1. Odin's Lapdog

    Odin's Lapdog Well-Known Member

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    well if banner changed from himself to gray hulk, to professor hulk to savage hulk, wouldn't you consider that some form of growth or continuous growth?

    I know it wasn't in teh comics but at least one subsequent growth to show he's particularly mad doesn't bother me as long as it is in relation to his surroundings and he aint nekkid.

    realistically speaking he's altered in size throughout the years, the same way spiderman has become leaner over the years even though the bite was supposed to sort out his physique for good.

    at least ang attempted to justify this variation in a manner that fitted in with the character's characteristics of stronger/madder/bigger.
     
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  2. Nivek

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    The Hulk is a Shapeshifter (like most Gamma Mutants), and depepending on his psychological state he changes into certain forms.
     
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  3. Kirmit

    Kirmit Big Green Machine.

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    Hulks size has nothing to do with his strength, his strength is dependant on his anger level, this is something LL and co have taken into consideration, so expect enormous feats of strength from this film.
     
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  4. Xclaim

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    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. 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.

    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.
     
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  5. sean61675

    sean61675 Spider-Freak

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    I have been on this site since 2001. I read a lot of threads. I just choose not to pipe in often. My point was just that people complained about Ang's "King Hulk" and the gripes and what people wanted then is what we got this time around and now people are griping about how the '08 Hulk should have more traits of the '03 Hulk.

    It just made clear that fan boys (and we all are) will never all be satisfied as a whole and that is fine.
     
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  6. Kirmit

    Kirmit Big Green Machine.

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    Yerp you can never please everyone, luckily though the majority seem to prefer this 9ft Hulk.
     
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  7. The Hulk

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    yes and it gets a tad frustrating. they are trying to make up for the mistakes the first made and peolpe dont want to appreciate that fact. IMHO this hulk at a consistant 9ft size is spot on.
     
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  8. ironwez20

    ironwez20 Well-Known Member

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    lol why is everybody concered with his freakin size, no offense but do you rather have some green midget or some gigantic godzilla guy,hes the hulk man.
     
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  9. Odin's Lapdog

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    I'm not directly comparing size to strength. I mentioned superman picking up a continent and that was fine. Picking up stuff from underneath (which was pretty much all of superman's feats) or above means you don't really have to worry about size.

    the hulk's gimmick is basically having everything seem puny in comparison to himself. not miniscule but puny and definitely on a different scale.

    just instead of using something the size of a dishwasher as a football, he may have to use a microwave because he's not scaled large enough to wrap his hands round a dishwasher.

    It's not big deal, it just limits him, that's all.
     
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  10. Odin's Lapdog

    Odin's Lapdog Well-Known Member

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    is this in the comics or in the films

    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...


    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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  11. Odin's Lapdog

    Odin's Lapdog Well-Known Member

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    well 'good' for those people. :cool:

    I am not 'people' and I didn't complain back in 03.

    There is always going to be someone not particularly happy with a final product of something because we are dealing with a medium where the imagination fills a large percentage of gaps in story telling

    ultimately when it comes down to it, i'm more of a story purist than a cgi one so all these points won't really be mentioned after the film, it's just there is nothing else to speak about at this time.
     
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  12. Kirmit

    Kirmit Big Green Machine.

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    But that's the thing, it doesn't. This hulk could likely still throw a dishwasher like a football, his hand may not wrap around the whole thing but he could still likely get a really firm grip with one hand and toss it like a football.
     
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  13. Odin's Lapdog

    Odin's Lapdog Well-Known Member

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    his hands are too small for that, he'd have problems tossing emil like a football let alone a washing machines.

    have a closer look
     
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  14. Knightsaber Priss

    Knightsaber Priss Lone Wolf

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    I've seen average looking men with average levels of physical strength throw each other. Why can't Hulk do something like that?
     
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  15. Nivek

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    Odin, let's not get on the discussion of size to comparitive strength on a board about superheroes and villians. Because we can start with Wolverine, and work our way down.
     
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  16. Wilhelm-Scream

    Wilhelm-Scream Well-Known Member

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    This is how big the Hulk should be.

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Spade

    Spade Seeking new challengers

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    I don't think a movie's interpretation of that would be impressive. As much as I respect Kirby's art, the scale of his Hulk is a little underwhelming for a being described as "incredible."
     
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  18. Wilhelm-Scream

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    Mmm, when a green man effortlessly wraps his hand around your entire torso, I'd love to see how underwhelmed you are.
    I think the eye would buy it as more "real".
    When he's 10 feet tall it just screams out "giant inflatable Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon, or rented inflatable green ape parked in the lot of a used car dealership for a promotional event".
     
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  19. Obi-Ron

    Obi-Ron Deal with it

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    Wait, you mean the leaping scenes in Ang Lee's Hulk were actually based on something from the comic?? :dry:
     
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  20. Wilhelm-Scream

    Wilhelm-Scream Well-Known Member

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    Huh?
    Hulk has always leaped around to cover great distance. :huh:
     
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  21. Kirmit

    Kirmit Big Green Machine.

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    It doesn't matter about the method, it's the result that counts. New Hulk may not be able to wrap his hands round the entire dish washer, but he can still grip it in one hand and throw it as good as old hulk. Same goes for Blonsky, new hulk might not be able to wrap his entire hand round him and toss him a mile but he can grab him with a grip and chuck him as far. I really don't see how the size is limiting him if every action has the same result.
     
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  22. Duende Verde

    Duende Verde Well-Known Member

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    Start watching a at 3:07
     
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  23. Wilhelm-Scream

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    Hahaha, I wish they would've done it exactly like that in the movie. All of these geeks would've rioted in the streets and then had strokes and fallen over dead.

    *sPrOiNg!*
    *sPrOiNg!*
    *sPrOiNg!*
    *sPrOiNg!*

    That cartoon also reminded me of how lame it is that it's not even known ( as far as I've heard. :eek: ) if Hulk even TALKS.

    HULK TALKS.
    **** your realism...that's why comic books are so great, they are an E.S.C.A.P.E. from reality. :whatever:

    heh
     
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  24. Obi-Ron

    Obi-Ron Deal with it

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    Yep, Lou Ferrigno is doing the voice. :hulk:

    And I knew about the jumping, of course, there's just been some talk lately about how some folks (Liv Tyler for one) didn't like the leaping scenes in the 03 movie.

    Best part of the movie, IMO.
     
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  25. 3 Dev Adam

    3 Dev Adam I AM THE GREEN VENOM!

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    Obviously. He goes cross country with his leaps.

    That question shows how much of haters know about the source, heh.
     
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