THE AVENGERS – I don’t get “THE HULK”
I know something about Ironman from the movie, and I know the Hulk from the old TV show with Lou Ferrigno. I used to like Aquaman, but he seems to be left out of the superhero resurgence.
The sources of superhero’s abilities are of great importance.
Superman was born on a planet with different gravitational pull from earth and though born with normal abilities on his planet, on Earth he could defy gravity, had great strength, had x-ray vision and in short was a super man. Far-fetched? Yes, but it made for great stories and fantasies.
Batman was strong, but his powers came from his intellect and his wealth which enabled him to have access to “toys” which enhanced his natural abilities. A stretch? Sure, but possible…kinda.
Spiderman received his abilities from a spider bite. The bite transferred the amazing abilities of a powerful arachnid to this unassuming human being. Difficult to believe? If a spider can do these things, why not a human? Come on; it’s a comic book.
Ironman, once again was a wealthy man who was able to invent and finance an armored uniform which enabled him to preform super-human feats. If I bought the Batman premise, I can accept Ironman.
I have a problem with The Hulk. I get that a gamma bomb explosion gave him great strength when he became agitated and it is a terrific concept for story lines. What I cannot accept is some of his super abilities. How does he jump hundreds of yards at super speeds? Sure he has great strength, but his weight would make leaping more difficult by at least as great a proportion as his newfound strength. Jumping cannot increase your speed. Scientific experiments show that running is faster than jumping.
Sure Superman can leap miles and his speed is increased by jumping, but he is from another planet with different gravitational pulls. Physics goes out the window when you change planets. Hulk’s abilities defy physics. In the TV show, Hulk became super strong, but I don’t believe he ever leaped to great heights or at increased speeds.
Trailers from the Avenger movie show Hulk leaping on an airplane as it flies well above and past him.
Come on now. That is just absurd!