7. How Did Bruce Banner Suddenly Control His Hulk Powers in The Avengers?
The whole point of The Hulk is that he’s a bit unpredictable. Sure, he’s a superhero with extremely powerful strength and is basically immortal in Hulk form, but he’s not supposed to be able to control his transformation. His tag line is even “don’t make me angry — you won’t like me when I’m angry.”
In The Avengers, they spend a lot of time talking about making sure Dr. Bruce Banner doesn’t get upset or needlessly stressed, in case the “other guy” makes an unwelcome appearance. But then at the end of the movie, when he’s needed most, Banner simply declares “that’s my secret. I’m always angry,” and transforms into the Hulk at will. So what gives? Can he control his powers or not?
It’s hard to remember now, but The Incredible Hulk movie starring Edward Norton is also considered to be canon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, even though Norton was later replaced by Mark Ruffalo as Banner/Hulk. At the end of that movie, we see Banner learning to control his rage and transforming on purpose. So the answer was right out in the open, the whole time. He does still hulk out randomly when under the influence of mind-altering powers though, as seen by his transformation while under the spell of Loki’s staff or Scarlett Witch’s powers.
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6. Why Didn’t Jack and Rose Share the Door in Titanic?
Even though everyone knew the boat was going to sink at the end, James Cameron’s epic historical drama about the sinking of the Titantic made a killing at the box office and became a critical darling for the sheer accomplishment of it all. It was a really difficult movie to shoot, and Cameron (and his cast and crew) produced some truly stunning visuals. But fans of the love story between Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) were annoyed at what they thought was a glaring plot hole at the end, when Rose was able to escape the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean by floating on a piece of wooden door, while Jack slowly froze to death clinging to the side of it.
“There was room for both of them,” you’ll near critics shout.
Sorry, but that’s not how science works. It’s a simple matter of buoyancy. The door only has so much capacity to float, and adding the 180-pounds of another adult male to equation would have caused it to sink. In fact, they tried. Go watch the movie again, and you’ll notice that both Jack and Rose attempt to get on the door together, only to have to flip over due to the weight. Jack may not be a genius, but he quickly realizes that only one of them will be able to survive on the door.
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