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Hulk

Hulk (2003)

42 mistakes

Directed by: Ang Lee

Starring: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte

Genres: Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning, when Banner arrives at the lab with his helmet on, he removes the helmet when he sees Betty. A close-up of his face is shown and his hair is messy with part of his fringe on his forehead. Betty is shown quickly, then the same shot of Banner is shown again, but this time his hair is perfect.

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Continuity mistake: The hole in the car windshield changes size from when the Hulk throws the dog through it to when it's shown the next morning.

MCKD

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning, when the other scientist accidentally trips the gamma machine on, Bruce helps to get the guy's gas mask on. In one shot, when Bruce throws the scientist to the ground, he is holding onto the gas mask with his right hand, then in the following face shot he is holding it with his left.

Continuity mistake: The breast pockets on Betty Ross's denim jacket switch from buttoned to unbuttoned between shots when she is confronted by David Banner in her house at night, and again, later, when she approaches the Hulk in downtown San Francisco.

Continuity mistake: When the Hulk is standing in the street, we see him standing in the fountaining water from the smashed hydrant but his hair never gets more than damp.

Continuity mistake: When the dad of the hulk comes to see his son for the "deal" he made to turn himself in to the military. You can see the type of handcuff the dads wearing changes kind two or three times in the scene.

Kelsey H.

Continuity mistake: When Bruce first turns into the Hulk, his wallet is seen coming out of his back pocket. When it lands on the floor it is in front of him.

Continuity mistake: In the scene just after the Hulk has destroyed the tanks in the desert, the camera cuts to the genera. In the first shot we see him touch the side of his head with his hand, then in the following shot his hand his on his forehead.

Continuity mistake: When Bruce first arrives at the lab in the beginning of the movie, Betty tells them that they have to present to the review board on Tuesday. After the experiment where the frog explodes Bruce asks Betty what should they present for Monday.

Factual error: The Hulk picks up a tank, swings it around and hurls it about a mile away where it crashes into a sand dune. The impact should have been as strong as a plane crash, but a few shots later, they show one of the tank crewmembers standing casually outside the tank, watching the Hulk, as if nothing happened to them. All of the men inside the tank should have been seriously injured from the impact, if not dead.

Continuity mistake: When Bruce and Betty are in the cabin, Betty gives Bruce breakfast, and in one shot we see Bruce look at Betty, then a shot from the back shows he is looking down at the plate, then a face shot shows him looking up and at Betty again.

Factual error: In the scene where General Ross is calling in the desert with a satellite telephone, he is using a Thuraya satellite phone. These phones only have coverage in Europe and a large part of North Africa. Since he is using the phone in the US, the phone shouldn't work there.

Continuity mistake: Near the middle when Bruce and Betty have lunch, she says "were you at the lab?" Bruce isn't looking at Betty, he just shakes his head. In the following shot, his head is slightly turned and he is now looking at Betty.

Continuity mistake: When Bruce and Betty are in the middle of the desert, Betty walks to the door where Bruce's parents were arguing, he walks to the door and opens it. He looks in but Betty is still looking at Bruce in this shot, yet in the following shot she is looking in the room.

Continuity mistake: In the middle of the film when Bruce is being taken down into the underground facility in the desert, we see guards standing around his container where he is sleeping. Look at the front, and there is a guard in front of the container with his left arm resting on it. Then it cuts to another shot, this guy is no longer in front of the container nor has his arm on it, this happens between shots. (Zoom in is required).

Factual error: The jet aircraft that the Hulk hangs onto couldn't have flown as high as it's shown to. The max altitude of the F-22 is currently 50,000 feet, any higher than that and the pilot would have to wear a specialised flight suit. To see 'space', an aircraft must reach a height of 90,000 feet, which is almost double the 'safe' altitude for pilots, not to mention the F-22 lacks the engines of the SR-71 or U-2 to cope with the low oxygen levels of the upper atmosphere.

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film when the Hulk gets up on the cliff side to look at the choppers hovering by him, if you look where he is standing there is a small round rock behind him in this shot, but in all other shots that rock has vanished.

Factual error: In the final duel between the Hulk and his energy-absorbing father in the remote lake, an aerial military task force drops a tactical nuclear missile on the lake, effectively sub-atomizing the Hulk's dad in an instant. While acknowledging that, yes, the Hulk himself might even survive a nuclear detonation, there is no doubt that the small lake (as well as Hulk's one-size-fits-all purple pants) should have been completely vaporized at temperatures of tens of thousands of degrees. However, immediately after the blast, we see the normal Bruce Banner drifting peacefully in the lake (which is not boiling nor even steaming) with his form-fitting purple pants entirely intact.

Factual error: When the Hulk is jumping from mountain tops to mountain tops, it is amazing at which speed he falls back on the next mountain. There is nothing wrong with him jumping very quickly at a 20,000 foot altitude (because he is very strong), BUT, the Hulk should not go down faster than a free falling object. Unless he has superman powers, falling from the top of his trajectory to the next mountain top should take something like 2-3 minutes. In other word he should not fall faster than the average skydiver.

gaelito

Plot hole: When the military is shooting at the Hulk inside the bunker, his skin is shown healing, along with his pants. Regardless of what military enhancements they made to the shorts, there is simply no way they could've made the shorts to seal bullet holes shut instantly.

Brad

Audio problem: During the scene where Bruce's father is giving him the green dinosaur toy and the monkey toy and suggests making them have a fight, the boy "Roars" but his lips don't move at all, in fact his mouth is shut.

Continuity mistake: In the middle of the film when David Banner transforms himself at the lab's gamma machine, he attacks a black cop. Watch closely, just after David Banner lifts the floor up sending the cop flying towards him you can see he is lying on his back in one shot then lying on his side in the following shot. (Slow-mo is required).

Factual error: In the scene where they're in the lab and on the computer screen they show a strand of DNA you see cc matched up many times. If they knew anything about biology they would have matched C (cytosine) with G (guanine) which is the proper way in which DNA replicates.

Deliberate mistake: When Hulk meets his father at the lab, each one's eyes have a special light on them. This adds for dramatic effect, but it's absurd because there is no direct source of light since each one is in front of the other and their faces are in shade in the rest of the shots.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: In the beginning when Bruce and Betty are talking, her fringe changes several times during the scene.

Mortug

Other mistake: In the scene in the desert, when the Hulk picks up the tank by the turret, the hull of the tank stays attached. The turret actually isn't attached to the base, it sits on a rotator ring and is held in place by gravity. (Turret weighs about 25 tons, if I recall).

Visible crew/equipment: When Betty is driving to see Bruce's father, she is looking in her notebook. When she puts it away, it cuts and a truck passes on the right side. Watch carefully in the lower right corner, right after she passes the truck. Something is quickly coming into frame. Hard to tell what it is, but whatever it is, it is not supposed to be there.

Mortug

Factual error: In every scene that Gen. Ross is wearing his service dress uniform, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (second to bottom row, viewer's left) is upside-down. The three center stripes should be (from viewer's left to right) blue, white, red; not red, white, blue.

Continuity mistake: In the middle of the film when Bruce is in the cabin with Betty, just after he discovers a noise outside and gets shot by a tranquiliser, if you watch closely the tranquiliser is at the side of the leg, then in the following shot when we get another view of it from the floor it is at the front of the leg.

Other mistake: In the scene in the underground base, where the Hulk is destroying the area, when the General orders them to turn out the lights and show him the way out, the keyboard that she grabs to type in the commands is not plugged in. Right as she grabs the keyboard, you can see the plug laying on the floor beside it.

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