The Cells of the Banner Patriarch and the Son

The Cells of the Banner Patriarch and the Son

A key symbolic element of Ang Lee’s Hulk (2003) is the cellular structure of both David and Bruce Banner.

David Banner’s cells are weak and unstable due to his age, which is the reason why his abilities are powerful yet absorb too much energy.

Bruce Banner’s cells are used to his father’s genetic inheritance that it is natural inside of him and that his abilities are youthful, strong and structured.

I am not being ageist but the symbolism is that as people age, their cells are unstable and that is why David failed after absorbing Bruce’s energy.

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