Take it from me, there's a difference between anger and rage.
But yeah, there should have been an explanation as to how Bruce obtained that level of control.
Nice job, very nice art.
Norton was boring, absolutely nothing interesting about his performance, in my opinion.
The Hulk exists because Banner spent a lifetime suppressing his rage, denying it's reality, refusing to release it. When Banner stopped doing that, allowed himself the freedom to always be angry, the Hulk had no suppressed emotions to fuel him, thus granting Banner the ability to control his emotions and control the Hulk.
Of course everybody has to have this spelled out for them, instead of reading the subtext.
Thank You for Reading.
I'm not launching any personal attacks, I'm simply frustrated by the stupidity of the average film viewer (and critic) who seem to need everything spelled out in big bold letters, so it makes me a little snappy.
I am informed by the Hulk comics, but not a learned reader of them so I cannot say how much of that informs my reading of the film so you're assessment is probably accurate. I agree that the two different incidents where Banner turns into the Hulk seem to contradict each other and that's a major weakness to the overall plot that bothers me, but I see no real inconsistency with his final transformation and the way Ruffalo play's Banner throughout the entire movie. So one could argue that it's implied that Banner has achieved a certain amount of control but because the audience expects it and because they wanted him to fight Thor, they had to shoehorn a rampaging Hulk into the movie.
This is the central problem with the character, whether it's comics or films. It's expected, even demanded that Hulk be an uncontrollable semi-mindless beast willing to destroy any and all property within range at the drop of a hat. Paradoxically he's supposed to be a hero defending the weak from the forces of evil. These two natures completely contradict each other, which is why Marvel can never really settle on just what to do with the character, one month having Hulk be the intelligent ruler of a barbarian planet, the next month a dim-witted "Hulk Smash" brute on the run from everyone on Marvel Earth. The fans meanwhile demand that Hulk always be heroic enough to fight villains like Ultron and Thanos but uncontrollable enough to also fight Spider-Man and Wolverine. You can't have it both ways.
And every evolution taken with this character is eventually erased back to zero.
This is why I've been enjoying Hulk and the Agents of SMASH, it's something different and FUN for the character, a welcome change of pace. It's also why I'm sure it will be cancelled.
So yes, the character is inconsistent in The Avengers film because he's inconsistent in the source material and until someone with real power decides to stick to ONE version that's the way it's always going to be.
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