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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 9 2011, 05:30 AM   #241
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I would have thought this sets up Avengers stuff more than Captain America stuff. Especially with Loki and the Cosmic Cube stuff.
Well, Captain America and the Red Skull had a few famous tussles over the Cosmic Cube.
Oh ok so that cube wasn't the same one Loki had?
I kept thinking it was the Cosmic Cube, but I soon realized it was the Casket of Ancient Winters.

We also don't know what happened to the Casket, it's possible Loki still has it on Earth with him to prepare for his next attack someday.
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Old May 9 2011, 05:35 AM   #242
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The props looked the same to me. This movie also kind of reminded me of Masters of the Universe and a little bit of Howard the Duck.
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Old May 9 2011, 05:46 AM   #243
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^ Yes. Sadly MOTU is in development hell right now I thought Asgard looked pretty similar to Eternia. Colin Feore would be a good, unconventional choice for Skeletor.
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Old May 9 2011, 06:02 AM   #244
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Box office is stumbling.

Not surprising. I never thought Thor was one of the characters likely to draw big crowds - it's the relatability issue - and the movie doesn't have the benefit of a charismatic actor like Robert Downey Jr. It'll probably end up as a moderate success and a good building block for other Marvel movies.

Good to hear they're melding the "real" and "magical" worlds of Marvel well. That's a necessary foundation to other characters, who may be getting their own movies soon. I love that there's an overall game plan behind all this.
Either that article is wrong or you spoke to soon. Thor is doing very well at the box office
it's at almost 67 million US and like 130 million over seas. Not a world record but still very strong opening weekend. They were initially projecting 60 million for the opening weekend.
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Old May 9 2011, 06:10 AM   #245
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I dug it. Enjoyable flick.

It did leave me wondering what Thor needs with the other Avengers, though.

Oh, and those 3D space shots during the end credits made me all the more eager to see Star Trek 2 in 3D!
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Old May 9 2011, 06:40 AM   #246
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^ Thor doesn't need the other Avengers, but since Loki is involved in the plot most likely teams up with them to stop his brother like in the comics.
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Old May 9 2011, 06:52 AM   #247
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Loki has been the linchpin for both the original Avengers to unite, but also the big bad for the ultimates.
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Old May 9 2011, 06:53 AM   #248
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I would have thought this sets up Avengers stuff more than Captain America stuff. Especially with Loki and the Cosmic Cube stuff.
Well, Captain America and the Red Skull had a few famous tussles over the Cosmic Cube.
Oh ok so that cube wasn't the same one Loki had?
There are a lot of cosmic cubes. They aren't unique like the Eye or the Infinite Gauntless.
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Old May 9 2011, 07:21 AM   #249
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For the non-comic book fans out there: Cosmic Cube.

EDIT: Is Hawkeye the guy from The Hurt Locker? I thought it might have looked like him, but I've only seen the trailers and award show stuff for THL, so I'm not familiar enough to with him to be able to recognize him with 100% certainty.
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Old May 9 2011, 08:06 AM   #250
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^ Yes. Jeremy Renner.
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Old May 9 2011, 08:37 AM   #251
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I give it a B. The action should have been a bit more balletic, I wish Branagh had played the Skarsgård role, and I actually found Portman annoying; her character was just too cookie-cutter bombshell paranormal-nerd. It would have helped if they'd given her some more depth during the nighttime scene.

Everything else was strong, though; Asgard looked fantastic and the script was wise to include so many humor beats. I especially loved Hawkeye's "Got anyone else? Because I'm starting to root for him"; awesome line.

I did keep wondering, however, when the Asgardians picked up contemporary English, and why the humans never asked about it.

The least of the Marvel Cinematic Universe flicks so far, but it gets the job done; I'm glad I saw it - in 2D, of course.
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Old May 9 2011, 11:27 AM   #252
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^ Honestly I was puzzled by that grade. From Trekker's review it sounds like he enjoyed it but had a lot of problems with it. For me that'd be at least a C grade. I thought I was conservative giving it a B + LOL.
My grading system is pretty steep.

If I was sufficiently entertained I'll give it a high grade even if the story is a confusing mess.

For a movie to get a C, well, it has to suck. (I gave Skyline a C, IIRC) for a movie to get a D it has to really suck. (I gave Transformers 2 a D) for a movie to get an F? It has to be abysmal. I've never handed out that grade to a movie in recent memory.

I went into Thor and was entertained, the characters were mostly interesting, the action was well done, and I was never really bored. Sure, I wasn't too engaged by the plot on the home planet/whatever and I didn't really understand it but that didn't take away from the fact that the movie still entertained me.
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Old May 9 2011, 11:54 AM   #253
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Re: THOR: Grading, Discussion, Review **SPOILERS***

Just saw the movie last night, loved it, give it an A

What a brilliantly family friendly fun movie, not one curse word, just a darn good movie that was highly entertaining.

Not very knowledgeable on the marvel comics side of things, but I feel this movie explained things good, it was easy to follow for a n00b like me, so that's good.

Overall, excellent film, recommend it, look forward to more marvel films.

Oh, and Natalie Portman was HOT as a geeky astrophysicist :P
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Old May 9 2011, 01:18 PM   #254
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Either that article is wrong or you spoke to soon. Thor is doing very well at the box office
it's at almost 67 million US...
The article headline overstates; the article makes a clearer reference to the fact that the studio was projecting 70 million for this one and it fell short. Studio projections tend to be conservative because, rather obviously, they'd rather surpass the estimate than fall short. So Thor is a bit of a domestic disappointment so far, but not by much.
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Old May 9 2011, 01:38 PM   #255
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The movie cost $150 million and has already made $200 million worldwide. I don't think they're that disappointed.
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