Hulk (2003) (part 5 of 13)

Betty arrives at the lab the next day, and there’s another 24-style shot of a guy sitting in the waiting room. The camera stays on both of them for this entirely gripping and exciting… random small talk. At one point, there are two different split-screen angles on their conversation. We find out the guy is Glenn Talbot, and the movie strongly implies he and Betty used to be a couple.

Betty asks why he’s not in uniform, and Talbot explains he left the military to work in the private sector for more money. Then he kind of hits on Betty, coming off like that one weird cousin that always seems a little too friendly.

He makes Betty an offer to buy out her lab, and she turns him down. Bruce shows up and Talbot… leaves. Doesn’t make a big deal out of it, doesn’t say anything slimy, he just calmly walks out. Bruce doesn’t say anything either—he just looks directly at the camera as if he’s asking us if we knew what the point of that moment was.

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  • drdvdplayerhandbook

    “But at least stuff gets blowed up real good.”

    I’m not a natural English speaker, but don’t you mean “blown up”?

    • TheWanderingJewels

      It’s a play on a quote from an late70-early 80’s sketch comedy series from Canada called Second City Television

      • drdvdplayerhandbook

        Oh, I was never gonna guess that.