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Old May 8 2011, 10:10 PM   #1
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SYFY movie ALMIGHTY THOR comments and ciscussions

just currious if any saw this on on syfy this weekend?
it stars WWE superstar KEVIN NASH.it was'nt that bad
for a syfy made movie.
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Old May 8 2011, 10:38 PM   #2
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Old May 8 2011, 10:46 PM   #3
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I'm thinking most people on this board are above movies from The Asylum.
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Old May 9 2011, 04:00 AM   #4
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Above alligators on steroids, giant pythons and Debbie Gibson? I don't wanna know people who are "above" that.
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Old May 9 2011, 06:14 AM   #5
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I'm thinking most people on this board are above movies from The Asylum.
Tell me, what do clouds smell like?
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Old May 9 2011, 06:19 AM   #6
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Haha how high up is the top of Mount Pius?
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Old May 9 2011, 06:26 AM   #7
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Haha how high up is the top of Mount Pius?
Surprisingly, not that high.
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Old May 9 2011, 06:53 PM   #8
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Above alligators on steroids, giant pythons and Debbie Gibson? I don't wanna know people who are "above" that.
I'll watch anything that has the Mega-Shark in it.
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Old May 9 2011, 07:10 PM   #9
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Wow. I just watched the trailer. Thor wielding a machine gun. Need I say more?
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Old May 9 2011, 07:17 PM   #10
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I'll watch anything that has the Mega-Shark in it.
Captain USA vs. Canadian Mega-Shark?
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Old May 9 2011, 07:18 PM   #11
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Wow. I just watched the trailer. Thor wielding a machine gun. Need I say more?
Whosoever, if he be worthy shall possess.....this machine gun!!
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Old May 9 2011, 07:34 PM   #12
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A couple of you may have heard that another Hollywood studio is releasing a movie this weekend based loosely on Norse mythology.

And you might think from reading stories like this one that the two films are somehow in competition.

We actually hope that the Paramount film kicks ass!

You see, we have discovered that when the big budget film we’re drafting on is a hit, our Mockbuster is also a hit (on a much more modest scale of course), and, conversely, when the studio version bombs, ours usually does too.

So we wish Thor the best of luck and hope it has the same success in North America that it did in the rest of the world.

Of course, we also hope you’ll stay home on Saturday night and watch ALMIGHTY THOR on Syfy.
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Well, I have to disappoint them - I went out and saw the one with George Kirk in it, instead.
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Old May 10 2011, 02:38 AM   #13
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Sharkopus, time to hang up the tentacles.* Skiffy's getting into the "classy" movie business.

If only they'd get into the "sci fi" TV business. I glanced the photo of the nerd taking over Syfy Films - now that's the kind of guy who will bring back Farscape! - and assumed they were talking about TV...no such luck.

*Just kidding. I'm sure the Sat night sleaze shows will continue in parallel.
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Old May 10 2011, 03:09 AM   #14
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^^ crazy url!

I think this might work better:
http://www.deadline.com/2011/05/greg...-films-top-job

USA did the original Pitch Black so maybe Syfy can produce something respectable.
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Old May 10 2011, 09:32 AM   #15
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I'm a big B-Movie aficionado and I try to tape the Saturday night movie most weeks. This one was terrible, of course, but not in a good way. Here's a review that I wrote for another BBS:

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Good Grief, this was awful.

Man, even by Asylum standards this was lame. Most of it seemed to be shot in random parking lots, rooftops and side streets, without any effort to stage the scene. Random cars and pedestrians were going by all the time, including one woman pushing a baby carriage who seemed a little bewildered by coming across a movie shoot. All of the usual Asylum failings were there, but to an even worse degree, if that's possible. Absolutely no continuity between shots, characters spouting non sequiturs and shouting random names and words, awkward post-production voiceovers to tell us important things that they forgot to actually write into the script, and terribly staged stunts filmed with quick cuts and close ups because they had no capability of actually doing stunts.

They played fast and loose with Norse mythology, of course, but everybody does that. I did get a kick out of how Thor was able to keep that huge hammer out of sight under his overcoat; but the attempted kewlness of having him use a machine gun just made me groan. Overall, the connection to folklore, aside from the use of the names, was pretty much non-existent.

The characters were just pathetic-- not to mention in short supply. Aside from Odin and the brother, who died early on, there was only Thor, the trainee Valkyrie and Loki. I will say that Richard Grieco made a pretty entertaining Loki, but the other two were pretty boring. Thor was an idiot who kept doing idiotic things and then promising to stop doing idiotic things and then doing idiotic things again. And the woman kept telling him to let the world be destroyed and go into training for a few centuries and then kill Loki and rebuild, and then wondered why he didn't like the idea. And then suddenly they were in love for no apparent reason. Maybe because they were the two stupidest people in the universe and therefore made for each other.

As absolutely terrible as it was, the script actually did contain two good ideas. The first was that Thor made a better hammer when he was sent to Muspelheim, and the second was when he destroyed the loom of the Fates, ending their machinations. Maybe somebody else will use these ideas someday in a better movie.

The special effects were typical Asylum. The monsters were average CGI and most of the rest was the usual cracking of streets and walls. The movie used a lot of stock footage, some from other Asylum movies and some was just generic. And they used a lot of it. The movie started to look like that Gilligan's Island episode where every time they look out the window there's another random catastrophic event.

I know they knocked this off to capitalize on Marvel's Thor, but I swear they must have filmed the live action in one day and did the special effects in another. It looked that bad.

Anyway, very laughable but not in a fun way. Not recommended.
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