Hulk (2003)

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Corrected entry: In the scene where the Hulk destroys the tanks, we see see a close-up of the tank tread on the soft sand. Later in the scene the Hulk swings a 20 ton turret around and throws it off into the distance. While the Hulk has incredible strength, the desert sand does not, so it would not bear the immense reaction forces required. Simply, he should have sunk into the sand.

Correction: It could be just a layer of sand on a layer of rock below it. Some of the fighting does take place on a cliff.

Quantom X

Corrected entry: Near the beginning of the film when Bruce first turns into the Hulk, he tosses the gamma machine out of the lab and into the road outside, but if you use frame by frame or slow motion from a view on the inside the gamma machine reaches the outside, and a view from the outside is showing the machine just coming out of the wall.



Correction: This is a filming technique known as overlap. Its where a shot is shown twice from two different locations (In this case the inside and then the outside of the building).


Corrected entry: After The Hulk kills the poodle he transforms back to Bruce. The Hulk was naked, which means that Bruce will be naked, but when Bruce is approaching Betty's car a flesh colored covering is visible, used to protect Eric Bana's modesty.


Correction: The Hulk wasn't naked. He was wearing the tattered remains of underwear to cover his modesty.

Corrected entry: David Banner extracts DNA from one of Bruce Banner's hairs. He prepares it by cutting off the ends with a razor, but there is no DNA in the shaft of a hair, only in the root.

Correction: Not true. mitochondrial DNA, or mtDNA, can be found in the hair shaft. The root is only needed for nuclear DNA, or y-DNA. But it's still a mistake, considering mtDNA can only verify maternal ancestry. Unless David Banner had a sample of Edith's DNA somewhere, the mtDNA from the hair shaft would not have been able to tell him anything regarding whether or not Bruce was his son.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bruce is tied up and talking to his dad (in front of the incinerator) the boom mike is visible for a fraction of a second.

Correction: I watched this scene in slow motion many times, and I didn't see any boom mike in the frame. but what I did see were those little circular reflections that show up on the screen from bright lights near the top of the frame. I don't know what the technical term for them is, but no boom mike is visible.

Corrected entry: After Hulk had fought off the large dogs, he goes over by the creek. As he goes over, the shot lets us see the car with the broken windshield, but Betty is not in there.

Correction: Betty is inside the car. She's watching the Hulk go down to the water.

Corrected entry: Ross is in the 7th Armored Cav unit, as shown by the yellow shield with the line and horse worn on his shoulder. The same unit Sam Elliot was in when he co-starred in We Were Soldiers.

Correction: The yellow shield patch on his shoulder is actually the 1st Cavalry, and it's on his right shoulder, which signifies that he WAS in the unit during combat. His left shoulder has no patch, in keeping with the covert status of his current unit.

Corrected entry: Near the end of the movie, when Bruce has been captured by the military, General Ross claims that he will incinerate him on the spot if he shows any signs of transforming again. At this point, Ross is well aware that the change is triggered by anger and/or emotional distress, yet he sits back and does absolutely nothing as Bruce's father works him into a veritable frenzy.

Correction: There's no contradiction here; while Banner Snr is putting Bruce through the wringer, Bruce is upset, but still staying reasonably in control. Ross has ordered the incineration if Bruce shows any sign of transformation - he hasn't, so no incineration. The change only begins after his father has already wrecked the incineration unit.

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Corrected entry: If David Banner was locked away for thirty years after accidentally killing his wife, then how was he able to find out where Bruce Banner lived, where he worked, or even that he was adopted by the Krenzler family? All he had of Bruce was articles about him and his research, but nothing that suggested that Bruce was his biological son until later in the movie when he went into Bruce's lab and took a hair sample.

Correction: Even if he was locked in solitary confinement for som of his prison stay, the rest of the time he'd have access to a library, computers, public records, his attorney.... Any one of these could be used to keep track of his son.

Corrected entry: The amount of gamma radiation the Hulk was exposed to would kill any human.

Correction: Bruce Banner was not a normal human. His DNA was altered because of his father's injection.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bruce is fighting tanks in the desert, in one shot he picks up a tank, twirls it around, and tosses it. Now let's think about that. He would have to get that 60 ton tank moving about 180 MPH to throw it that far away. That would take about 200,000 horse power, roughly the strength of an aircraft carrier. But in the very next shot, he takes the turret of that same tank and hits another with it, making only a moderately sized dent.

Correction: People are capable of using differing levels of strength when performing tasks - the Hulk is no different.

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Corrected entry: Why didn't the mutated dogs get bigger as they got angrier? They were exposed to the same gamma rays as Bruce.

Correction: The effects are different for each being. That is why his father doesn't befome the same type of being as Bruce.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where we first meet Betty in the hallway of the laboratory, she seems to have just enough hair to pull up into a small amount on her head , yet by the end of the movie she has long thick beautiful black hair.

Correction: In the early shots, Betty's hair is done up in a complex knot at the back of her head, which would make sense in a laboratory environment. The knot can be seen briefly several times during her conversation with Bruce, and also during the subsequent "exploding frog" experiment. The size of the knot is quite consistent with the amount of hair that she has on those occasions in the film when she wears it down.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When the Army pursues the Hulk to San Francisco, there's a rather spectacular battle in the vicinity of the Golden Gate Bridge...and yet there's normal rush-hour traffic on the bridge. A giant green man slugging it out with jet fighters and attack helicopters is apparently a normal sight for Bay Area residents as none of them stop to watch or flee for their lives.


Correction: With the thick fog between the hulk and the bridge the traffic probably couldn't see the battle.

Corrected entry: When Betty comes through the door to see the hulk, she sets her keys down on the table. Then when her father tells her to leave, she grabs her jacket and not her keys, but moments later she starts her car with the same keys.

Forrest Wilkinson

Correction: You can hear her pick up the keys after Banner says "I'll be fine", you can also see light reflecting off the keys (in her right hand) as she turns to pick the jacket up.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the helicopters were going to drop off some cargo in the desert, some of the helicopters did not have a shadow.

Correction: They actually all have one, the shadows are just far from them because the sun is still low.

Corrected entry: Sam Elliots' mustache is out of limits for military standards. The military standard for a mustache is it will not extend downward beyond the upper lip or extend sideways beyond a vertical line drawn upward from the corner of the mouth. He's good on the first half, but in violation of the second half.

Correction: As a high-ranking officer in charge of a very unusual installation, he's probably granted a certain amount of leeway by his superiors on what is ultimately a very minor matter.

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Corrected entry: If Bruce came home as the Hulk the night he first transformed, how were his bike and helmet there in the morning when Betty came over?

Correction: It's not shown that Bruce rode into work that morning - he might have accepted a lift that day.

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Corrected entry: In the beginning of the San Francisco scene when Hulk lands on top of the Golden Gate Bridge and the jets start to fire at him; only the tip tops of the bridge show through the thick fog. Next scene, maybe 10 seconds later when the jet nearly crashes into the bridge, sunshine, no fog.

Correction: This scene is fairly consistent. If you watch just after The Hulk lands on top of the North tower the camera goes wide and then follows the jets East. Here you can see the fog is starting to burn off half way to Alcatraz, so by the time the plane gains control and starts to climb again there would be no fog.


Corrected entry: When General Ross enters the control room just after Bruce is brought into the desert base under sedation, the ranking officer in the room says "Attention on deck". This is a naval term not used in the Army.

Correction: True, but it was said by a Marine, and the operation seems to be joint Army/Marine Corps. When the Hulk is being brought to the base, he is escorted by Cobra gunships, which are now used almost exclusively by the Marines.

J I Cohen

Corrected entry: Banner stands in front of a gamma ray source to protect his friends. Gamma rays will penetrate anything except for concrete and lead. A renowned nuclear physicist should know this basic property, and know that his body would do nothing but absorb the deadly energy.

Correction: Banner was trying to protect his fallen friend from the gamma rays and that is why he jumped in front of the gamma ray source. His personal safety was not his main thought at that moment. One could also say that he was using his knowledge of gamma rays since his body absorbed the gamma rays and in turn protected his friend.

Corrected entry: The first time Bruce turns into The Hulk, after he fights with the dogs and turns back into his human form, he's completely naked. However, the other time he changes from Hulk to Bruce, he's clothed.

Correction: Actually, after the fight with the dogs, when he's changing back you see his tattered pants fall off as he staggers towards Betty.

Corrected entry: Bruce remembers the rat experiment, but he wasn't there when the experiment was made by his dad.

Correction: It's not a memory. It's part of the establishing scenes on how the Hulk was created.

Corrected entry: The Hulk makes a very small splash for something that just fell from the upper atmosphere.

Correction: It doesn't matter how far something falls, once it reaches it's terminal velocity (the point at which the downward force of gravity is equal to the upward force from air resistance), it stops accellerating. If anything, as the Hulk came closer and closer to the earth, the air would get thicker and he would slow down.

Corrected entry: When Bruce is remembering when his dad killed his mom, he sees that the door gets broken, but when he and Betty go to Bruce's old house, the door is OK.

Correction: There is no reason to suspect that these government quarters were never used again by a different family in the intervening years. As such, necessary repairs would have been made.

Corrected entry: General Ross is wearing a Ranger shoulder patch and a black beret. U.S. Army Rangers wear tan berets.


Correction: Actually Gen. Ross was sporting a 1st Air Cavalry patch on his shoulder.

Corrected entry: I know that the military lab is set up to Talbot's specifications and all, but isn't it curious that there was no visional monitoring of Banner in his cell? After, had he wanted, he could have worked himself into a rage and transformed with no one aware until too late (not that any early detection would have mattered). Plus, it would make it very easy for someone with an electric prod to enter and begin to torture the prisoner.

Correction: This makes no sense. We don't even know for sure that there was not a camera in there, and the electric prod scene was approved by all who might be watching.

Corrected entry: In the flashback that shows the Hulk's dad kill his wife accidentally, when he takes the knife out of her there is no blood on it.

Kelsey H.

Correction: The entire length of the knife is not shown.

Corrected entry: In the scene at San Francisco, just after the Hulk sees Betty coming in the helicopter, the army and police arrive. There is a shot from above the Hulk and the camera is slowly pulling away. The Hulk is standing next to the hole in the ground that he burst out from. The hole is a perfect circle, and is obviously smaller than the Hulk.

Correction: It's not the hole the Hulk burst out of. It is the hole the water was shooting out of.

Corrected entry: In a very early establishing shot that tracks slowly into Bruce and Betty's Institute office, you can see a namplate next to the door that says "Bruce Banner." However, Bruce doesn't even know he's a Banner yet, and everyone calls him Kenschler (after his adoptive parents, I guess.)


Correction: It doesn't say Banner, it has his adopted name on it.

Corrected entry: When Betty goes to check on Bruce after the first rampage (as the Hulk) she finds him on his bed and before that she sees the back dooor is open and later on (when they are eating) it is closed.

Correction: Some time has passed where the door could have been shut by either one of them.

Corrected entry: When Betty walks down the stairs to calm the Hulk her hair is completely dry until she meets him face to face and then her hair is completely wet.


Correction: From the shot from above we see the Hulk has pulled up a fire hydrant, creating a shower of water that would have gotten Betty wet as she approached the Hulk.

Corrected entry: How can Bruce Banner's trousers, which we bought for a slightly built man of no more than 6 feet in height, stretch enough to remain and cover the dignity of a creature that at times seems to be at least 8 and possibly 12 feet tall and is almost three times as wide especially as he lost all his other clothes? Also when he turns back into his normal human form how come they shrink down to a perfect fit again That must be some extra special lycra he has there...

Correction: Although this was obviously done to avoid showing a nude Hulk, it is not necessarily inconsistent within the movie. His first pair of pants could have simply stretched since he did not Hulk up as big the first time. The military was responsible for giving him his second pair of pants, which could have been designed to withstand the stretching (they have other technologies in the film that we don't have, so this is not unreasonable). The shorts could have been made at some point when the military planned to use him for national security and stretchable clothes could have been in the works, eventually developing a U.S. soldier uniform to let other nations know whose side he was on. Also, if any sort of tracking device could be put onto the Hulk, a stretchable fabric would have to be developed. This technology could have even already been developed for another use, such as a protective bladder on oil tankers that would remain strong despite stretching.

Corrected entry: Both Bruce Banner and Betty Ross were in close proximity to a nuclear explosion as children. Why were they not flash-blinded, especially if they were looking straight at the blast when it happened? I could buy it with Bruce, since David's mutation may have given him some immunity, but Betty?


Correction: There is nothing in the film that says Betty was looking directly at the blast. She was 2 years old and crying in the arms of the ice cream parlour worker.

Corrected entry: After the Hulk's first rampage Betty comes in to check on Bruce and she leaves the door wide open. Later she goes to the door (when the military is there) and it is closed.

Correction: Bruce is also eating a prepared meal, meaning that time has elapsed and either of them could've shut the door in that time.

Corrected entry: During Bruce's first transformation, he was wearing blue pants or jeans, but when Betty finds him lying face down on the bed the next morning, his ripped pants are purple.

Correction: Not so. If you look when he makes the transformation, you can clearly see they are purple(ish). Particularly when the wallet pops out of his back pocket.

Corrected entry: Why in the world did Ross tell the officer to show the Hulk the way out of bunker? He says he wants to face him outside, but why? Don't they have an advantage over him when he can't leap away, especially if he calms down and reverts to Banner?

Correction: Ross had just witnessed his soldiers shoot the Hulk up with bullets and the Hulk beat them up. Ross knew it was a good decision to risk letting the Hulk get out so the tanks and choppers could take him out. Anyway, how did he know the Hulk could leap such distances? I sure didn't!

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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.



The face of The Hulk is a computer generated image of Erik Bana, Jennifer Connelly, and director Ang Lee combined into one.