Questions about The Avengers Movie
May 19, 2012 6:59 AM Subscribe
At the risk of sounding like an idiot, I have some questions about The Avengers (the movie). Mild spoilers inside.
posted by crapples to media & arts (22 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I loved the movie, and I know it is not meant to be over analyzed, but as we drove home from the theater we had some questions:
1 - Why did the Hulk want to kill Scarlett Johansson (and Thor, for that matter) while they were in the flying aircraft carrier? He was pretty reasonable, and definitely "good" during the Manhattan battle. But on the aircraft carrier he was just a crazy monster who wanted to kill anyone in his path, even innocents. What's up with that?
2 - Why is it that Thor and Hulk seemed to be about equally matched for strength while on the aircraft carrier, but later in Manhattan Hulk seemed to be 1,000 times stronger than Thor? Remember on the aircraft carrier Thor actually blocked one of Hulk's punches and held his arm still. There's no way he could have done that in Manhattan. Note the difference between Thor's ability to fight with Loci hand-to-hand and Hulk's. To Hulk, Loci may as well have been a rag doll.
3 - Why is it that Banner's secret to controlling the monster is "that he's always angry"? Huh? Then why isn't he always The Hulk?
I know the most tempting answer to my question is "lighten up - it's just a movie". And believe me, I'm not taking any of this seriously. It was a really fun movie - we laughed, we cried. But I'm just wondering if there's something about the Marvel universe mythology that I don't understand (or something that I missed in the movie) that explains some of these things.