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View Poll Results: What grade do you give THOR?
A+ 25 12.25%
A 48 23.53%
A- 49 24.02%
B+ 33 16.18%
B 24 11.76%
B- 9 4.41%
C+ 5 2.45%
C 6 2.94%
C- 1 0.49%
D+ 0 0%
D 2 0.98%
D- 0 0%
F 2 0.98%
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Old May 8 2011, 04:29 AM   #196
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i think the part I enjoyed best about the movie was when he put the hammer on loki's chest and pinned him to the ground....
That was clever.
Yeah, I liked that bit, too.

But it was one of a bunch of bits I liked in a movie I really enjoyed.

Gotta try & figure out when I can take my nephews to go see it, unless my sister takes 'em first.
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Old May 8 2011, 06:58 AM   #197
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Just came back from seeing it and wow was it fantastic. A solid B +. Had some minor problems with the pacing of the film, and Kat Dennings, but other than that I thought it was great! Good thing my expectations had been lowered after reading the leaked script. I think my favorite scene was when Thor wielded Mjolnir! The fight with Loki was quite good. Tom Hiddleston was fantastic as Loki, and I enjoyed Chris Hemsworth as Thor. Natalie Portman was fine as Jane but they could have cast someone else. Didn't buy their romance. I don't like forced, quick romances in films like that. I'm really pumped for "Captain America: First Avenger" now.
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Old May 8 2011, 09:43 AM   #198
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I just saw it tonight too. It was good, but I think some of the other comic book movies will be better. Some of the effects and cinematography, especially in the last part of the movie seemed like it came out of a higher budgeted Hallmark movie.

I also didn't feel like there was that much sense of urgency in this movie. Didn't seem like a whole lot was at stake or in peril. I guess if you counted Asgard's security or Odin's life then maybe, but that ended up being a ruse by Loki to get Loufy in and kill him, thus solidifying more trust with his kingdom. Or maybe I missed something. And I guess The Destroyer and some small town in New Mexico.

In addition to Thor's sudden change in character in a span of 2 days maybe 3. If anything that felt more rushed than the romance with Jane. Still had a great time watching it! Great to see Renner as well.

I didn't really follow Thor all that much prior to watching this. Is this fairly accurate to his story in the comics?
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Old May 8 2011, 11:27 AM   #199
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I just got back from seeing it. I had no idea that JMS wrote the story for this. It was a really fun movie and the acting was top notch. I really liked the chemistry between Hemsworth and Portman. I loved the Asgardian scenes and was shocked how funny the movie was. Bravo Branagh Bravo!!!
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Old May 8 2011, 11:31 AM   #200
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@ObiWan yeah it's fairly accurate to the comics. I'm not a huge "Thor" fan as others are but I'm pretty satisfied with the film's adaption of the comics. JMS co-wrote the story and had a cameo in the film as well
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Old May 8 2011, 02:01 PM   #201
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One review pointed out that we never got to see the POV of the "normal" Asgardians. We see them at the highest level but get no sense of the regular society.
I think that's kind of a silly point. You may as well criticise Hamlet for not showing commoners in Denmark or Macbeth for not showing ordinary Scottish society.
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Old May 8 2011, 02:11 PM   #202
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I'm not up on the Thor comic continuity these days - is Loki being a frost giant from the comics, or invented for the movie? Or, for that matter, does it go back to the original folk mythology, about which I also know only the most general stuff?
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Old May 8 2011, 02:55 PM   #203
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Just came back from seeing it and wow was it fantastic. A solid B +. Had some minor problems with the pacing of the film, and Kat Dennings, but other than that I thought it was great! Good thing my expectations had been lowered after reading the leaked script. I think my favorite scene was when Thor wielded Mjolnir! The fight with Loki was quite good. Tom Hiddleston was fantastic as Loki, and I enjoyed Chris Hemsworth as Thor. Natalie Portman was fine as Jane but they could have cast someone else. Didn't buy their romance. I don't like forced, quick romances in films like that. I'm really pumped for "Captain America: First Avenger" now.
Portman and Hopkins were no doubt cast to give the film name actors since Thor and Loki were played by relative unknows.

What was JMS's cameo?
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Old May 8 2011, 03:10 PM   #204
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Natalie Portman was fine as Jane but they could have cast someone else. Didn't buy their romance. I don't like forced, quick romances in films like that..
I don't think they presented it quite right, but if you stop and think about it, Thor has known everyone in his Asgardian social circle for about a millenia. If he's still a bachelor, then he's pretty much played that scene. Jane is fresh, new, different and cute, goddam right he'd be intrigued. Meanwhile from Jane's perspective, "Oh. My. God." sums it up.

I think their reaction to each other makes perfect sense in real world terms, and I think they showed some really good chemistry moments. Not so much that this is a true, undieing love, but that this is someone he can't get off his mind and wants to go back to.
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He was the first dude in the truck that tried to pick up the hammer. Stan Lee was the guy who tried to pull it out with his pick up. I didn't catch Walt Simonson though.
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Old May 8 2011, 03:30 PM   #205
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I think their reaction to each other makes perfect sense in real world terms, and I think they showed some really good chemistry moments. Not so much that this is a true, undieing love, but that this is someone he can't get off his mind and wants to go back to.
Right, it was more like the beginning of a romance, really. It's not as if they jumped in bed with one another immediately. They met, they were intriged, they started to fall in love, and then they got seperated abruptly. So they want to see each other again. It's just happening on a cosmic scale. Nothing out of the ordinary, which was, I thought, basically the point.

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I didn't catch Walt Simonson though.
Walt is sitting next to Sif at the banquet table in one of the final Asgard scenes.
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Old May 8 2011, 03:42 PM   #206
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You know, I saw the "Thanks to" section at the end of the credits. I recognized the names of several writers, including Louise Simonson and of all people Ralph Macchio. Did anyone else notice that?

I said this before but I thought the scene where the humans are trying to lift the hammer was pretty damn funny. When you think about it, it is what guys would do. Have a tailgate, get drunk, and then nearly kill themselves trying to lift it.
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Old May 8 2011, 03:48 PM   #207
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^ I gather it was a list of writers who were consulted on the project or whose comics were used as inspiration. Macchio (the Marvel comics editor) wrote Thor for a while, I think.
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Old May 8 2011, 03:53 PM   #208
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I'm not up on the Thor comic continuity these days - is Loki being a frost giant from the comics, or invented for the movie? Or, for that matter, does it go back to the original folk mythology, about which I also know only the most general stuff?
His Frost Giant origins is something that has been in the recent comics. I can't remember the issue I read, but it had Odin recovering him as a child, similar to what happened in the movie, though Loki was much older. His possibly being a Frost Giant predates the Marvel storyline however. I think he has switched back and forth from being an Asgardian to a Frost Giant, according to the story.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loki
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Old May 8 2011, 04:22 PM   #209
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I'm not up on the Thor comic continuity these days - is Loki being a frost giant from the comics, or invented for the movie? Or, for that matter, does it go back to the original folk mythology, about which I also know only the most general stuff?
I think that comes from the comics, but I'm not sure. I haven't read any of the actual comics, but a couple weeks ago I read up on Thor on the Marvel Comic Database, and I think I do remember reading something about Loki being (part?) Frost Giant.
EIDT: I just checked out Loki's entry, and it says that he was the son of the Leader of the Frost Giants, and that Odin found him and took him in after he killed his father in battle.
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^ I gather it was a list of writers who were consulted on the project or whose comics were used as inspiration. Macchio (the Marvel comics editor) wrote Thor for a while, I think.
I'd bet many, many people thought it referred to the former Karate Kid.

(Okay, I admit it. I did)
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