I saw it too. There's too much comedy for my taste, Hulk smiles for some reason, and I found various errors in the movie such as Hulk's incapacitation to recognize friend from foe the first time he appears, but then he DOES in the final battle, thus it's not on my favorite movies list. These are: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Taxi Driver Scarface Marathon Man Heat Citizen Kane No Country for Old Men Inception The Prestige Batman Begins The Dark Knight Pan's Labyrinth The Devil's Backbone
Ax was saying that it was weird that the first time Hulk appeared he was attacking everyone including his team mates, but the second time he shows up he's able to tell friend from foe without any real explanation why it was different that second time.
Anyways, I thought it was a fantastic movie. The action sequences, especially the final battle, were SO huge and epic I was just amazed, they did some really cool stuff there and it looked awesome in 3D. I thought that all of the movie storylines converged quite nicely and I'm excited to see where things go from here. It'll be hard to top for sure.
Yeah, that's what I meant. Thanks, Dess. :} Anyway, it was a good movie. I'm honestly more a DC guy, so I'm hoping they make a Justice League movie with the same Green Lantern, same Batman and same Superman (Man of Steel movie) and the rest of the cast would obviously be new actors, then they can make individual movies for Wonder Woman, Flash, Martian Manhunter, etc. and then after a while a Kingdom Come movie with all of the same cast, except with make up to make them look old(er). That would be awesome, and seeing as to how the Avengers is being very successful, I wouldn't doubt DC did something like that. But, yeah, good movie overall, Avengers, well played.
When they all first arrived nobody trusted anybody. There was tension about S.H.I.E.L.D. holding secrets, and pretty much everyone was tense around each other as well. Bruce Banner was probably the most noticeable one.
Now Tony made a sort of bond with Bruce, when the Hulk was unleashed, he never fought Tony (never had the chance). When Hulk transformed for the second time, he probably recognized Tony and recognized Tony's allies as allies of his own.
Then there's also the fact that Hulk tends to gain some human consciousness from time to time (as in The Incredible Hulk when he can start differentiating threats from non-threats, and friends from foes).
Overall, I think this was the best superhero movie I've ever seen. I'm not too into intellectual films, or a hardcore critic. And I've seen a lot of superhero movies and though they usually suck (imo), I had my expectations really high for this one, and was STILL better than what I imagined.
The only thing that left me scratching my head was... ...there was chaos in Manhattan, and we didn't get a single Spider Man cameo? WTF? Where the hell was he? At least an off-screen Spider Man glove popping into the scene and throwing a web wouldn't have hurt, or one of the TV's showing a familiar yet blurry Web Slinger passing by, or some other clever way of implementing a cameo, you know?
Not a dealbreaker I guess. But TL;DR: The film was really worth it, I wouldn't mind going to see it again a few times.
I've been thinking about it too and I may have an idea. The first time Bruce hulked in the movie, he was pretty stressed out and things were going really crazy all around him and his mind was obviously racing. Perhaps that makes it even harder for him to control his Hulk form.
The second time he calmly changes voluntarily, he had resolve and a goal and his mind was clear to begin with. Maybe that's the key to the whole "Crazy Hulk"/"Hero Hulk" thing... Or something.