The Incredible HulkGoofs
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(at around 39 mins) When Bruce is searching the computer database from the University computer lab, his search for "B* BANNER" fails to find anything. This is not surprising, since the check box titled "Allow Wildcards" is not checked just above the search field, so the search is only looking for a B followed by a literal asterisk.
(at around 8 mins) When the box of drinks containing the contaminated bottle is packaged, it has 'Brasil / U.S.A' printed on the side to show its destination. However, while Brasil is depicted with its Portuguese spelling, the acronym for the United States of America in Portuguese is 'E.U.A.' for Estados Unidos da América, not 'U.S.A.'
(at around 17 mins) During the Brazil chase scene, the time of day appears to change from night to day and back to night again. When the soldiers first enter Bruce's home, it is night and Bruce is thought to be sleeping. However, when Bruce is running through the city, it is clearly daylight, only to turn into night again as he enters the factory.
An exterior shot of the military helicopter taking Bruce and Betty away after he is captured at the lab, shows it to be a CH-53 or similar variant, heavy-lift Sikorsky S-65 model helicopter with refueling boom. However, the interior is of a much smaller helicopter, more likely a UH-60 Blackhawk or variant.
Errors in geography
When Banner is supposedly in Chiapas, Mexico, it is clearly Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At 00:30:44, an orange garbage can with the logo "Prefeitura do Rio" (Rio's City Hall) is seen behind two seated women. About one minute later, Banner is shown sleeping next to a green large door covered with Portuguese graffiti like "paulista" (people born in São Paulo) and "Ja e?" (Rio slang for "let's go?" or "are you in?").
Emil Blonsky is supposedly a British officer "seconded" (detached) to the U.S. Army. Foreign officers on detached duty to the American armed forces do not wear American uniforms as Blonsky does in one scene. Only duly enlisted or commissioned members of the U.S. armed forces who have taken an oath of allegiance to the U.S. are allowed to wear the U.S. uniform.
(at around 1h 35 mins) As Dr. Betty Ross emerges from the side of the crashed helicopter on the roof top, she is seen grabbing onto the barrel of the Gattling Gun. This would be impossible as the temperature of the barrels would to be too hot to touch after being just fired prior to the helicopter crashing.
(at around 5 mins) Rickson Gracie has a cameo as Banner's martial arts instructor. Oddly, Gracie is listed as an Aikido instructor in the end credits even though he is actually a well-known Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner (a son of one of the founders of the art) in real life, and Banner is learning a throw more typical of BJJ or Judo than Aikido in the shots leading up to the meditation practice scene that features Gracie.
Incorrectly regarded as goofs
Shortly after becoming the Hulk in the factory scene, Banner's trousers are full length, then in the next scene they are knee length shorts. However, it's not inconceivable when a six foot person (Bruce) grows to nine foot (Hulk) while adding huge muscle mass, trousers would appear to be shorts. This is also a recurring image of the comic book.
All pulse monitoring watches, like the one that Bruce is shown wearing requires the large button below the display to be held down for the pulse to appear. Bruce is never touching the watch while it shows his pulse increasing. At best, it would only display the last pulse reading after he had (possibly) removed his finger. This would apply to some heart-rate watches but the Polar F5 uses a wireless sensor strapped around the chest. That watch does not need a finger pressed to it to check the heart rate and will update continuously in monitor mode while exercising.