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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 April 18 2011, 07:25 AM   #16
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Re: THOR: Grading, Discussion, Review **SPOILERS***

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you're a bit keen ain'tcha?
Just being prudent.
It does open this week with the world premiere and all. Being a global community a place now exists outside the lead up thread for those to discuss the film.
Indeed. Australia is the only country where it opens this week, and lots of European countries next week, and a limited release in USA also.

I did have plans to see it on Thursday, but will have to wait a few weeks until seeing it. It sucks being broke. I'm hearing lots of positive reviews on facebook from the people who saw it last night.
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Old April 18 2011, 08:56 AM   #17
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An advance review that calls Thor "the best Marvel film yet".
Better than Howard The Duck?
Impossible, still one of my favorite films, too.
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Old April 18 2011, 11:24 AM   #18
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Empire have their review up, they give it four stars. I'm really looking forward to it, going to try and see it as soon as possible.
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Old April 18 2011, 05:20 PM   #19
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A few more reviews all positive, more random and not the 'big ones' but they are good.
RottenTomatoes: 86% Fresh as of now.

From DIY.Co.UK they give it an 8/10.
While the trailers suggested a cheesy, Dutch-angled, all brawn and no brains kinda flick, what we have here is Shakespearean tragedy set to production designer Bo Welch's gorgeously retro sets and Branagh's unleashed fanboy enthusiasm. A stellar effort that has raised the bar for this year's endless comic adaptations.
From comes there review and 4/5 stars. RT contributor also.
With fantastic effects, strong characters and a story you’ll find yourself wanting to see again straight afterwards, Thor kicks off the summer in style. Even if it occasionally stumbles, most blockbusters don’t even try to reach the heights Thor attains. It definitely enters Marvel Studios’ canon somewhere near the top, and if nothing else, it’s made life much, much more difficult for Captain America. It's just become the film to beat this summer.
From HeyUGuys.Co.UK is there score of 3/5 stars
The strangest thing about Thor though is how it lived up exactly to expectations. The early casting news sounded impressive, and it was. The trailers set in Asgaard looked like Flash Gordon, and the film delivered.
From Variety, no score but praise. The cries of 'plastic armor' by the 'net are shot down in his description here.
Assembled by A-list artisans in non-gimmicky 3D (the first such Marvel superhero entry to utilize the stereo format), "Thor" looks great. Production designer Bo Welch, costume designer Alexandra Byrne and lenser Haris Zambarloukos present striking visions of Asgard as an otherworldly utopia constructed from gleaming golden materials and bathed in a warm amber glow, and Jotunheim as the dank and forbidding lair of the mythical world's most malevolent outcasts. Effects work is on the money, with the suspended, glowing Bitfrost gateway from Asgard to other worlds an eye-catching highlight. All other technical credits are thoroughly pro.
List of positive reviews to date. 7/10 Marvel's best yet 5/5 4/5 4/5 On par with Iron Man

And in fairness the One Negative review to date. C+
There are quite a few characters in the mix but my reaction throughout much of Thor was apathetic. It’s not a horrible film but it’s one that doesn’t want to take any chances. It has been crafted from the familiar PG-mould used by many other comic books adaptations over the past decade. It wants to impress with dazzling special effects rather than through an emotive, captivating story. There’s clearly an audience for this film but I don’t think I’m part of it.

The performances in Thor aren’t too bad. The dialogue is expectedly cheesy (particularly from those in Thor’s small army) but I had a soft spot for Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgard and Kat Dennings. They inject the film with much-needed humour. Australian Chris Hemsworth also deserves credit. He takes his shirt off when required (sure to please many) and taps into Thor’s rough, arrogant nature. It’s just a shame I didn’t care more about his character (a fault of the screenplay).

I confess to becoming tired of comic book films. They offer few surprises and continually reiterate the same themes. There are exceptions however. I’ve enjoyed the darker undertones contained within the rebooted Batman series. The Dark Knight highlighted the fine line that often exists between good and evil. Christian Bale also captured the torturous nature of being a hero through his strong performance.
The entire film is a risk. A film blending superheroes with magic/sorcery/aliens this guy misspoke or just doesn't get risk. He does admit bias to comic films by now so maybe that's why he doesn't see the risk this film is. All in all his C+ is hardly all that negative but that is how he is submitting it to RottenTomatoes apparently.

His review did give confirmation to a post credit sequence though.

The ushers will probably be cleaning up around you but make you stay all the way through the lengthy end credit sequence. You’ll get a sneak peak at The Avengers, the 2012 Joss Whedon film that brings together Thor, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and Captain America. Now that looks interesting!
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Old April 18 2011, 08:33 PM   #20
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Empire's reviewer is too cute by half, and protests too much - and at too great length - on the subject of cheese.
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Old April 20 2011, 12:08 AM   #21
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Yahoo loved it.

The first big comic book movie of the year is a real hammer blow to the genre. Chris Hemsworth is perfectly cast in the lead role and director Kenneth Branagh shows a complete understanding of the material. The film's grasp on what entertains is second to none in recent years, and outside of the Nolan universe this is the best superhero film since 'Spider-Man'.

Last word must go to the star of the show. Hemsworth looks and acts the part, and all things considered he is the best superhero we've seen since Christopher Reeve perfected Superman. And yes that includes Bale's take on Batman and Downey Jr's performance in 'Iron Man'.
Hemsworth is getting wonderful reviews. Being compared to Bale and RDJ is high praise.
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Old April 20 2011, 01:33 AM   #22
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Nice to see Branagh successfully add another genre to his resume of movies made. Shakespearean Epic, Shakespearean Tragedy, Noir detective/mystery, horror/supernatural and now superhero.
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Old April 21 2011, 08:08 PM   #23
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From Deadline Hollywood:

"Fast Five" Runs Over "Thor 3D" in Australia - Well, this is a surprising start for the first two big films of Summer 2011. Marvel/Disney's Thor 3D distributor Paramount opened on Thursday in Down Under thinking its Norse God would steal Fast Five's thunder from Universal, which opened its street car racing pic the day before. Didn't happen. Day Two of Fast Five beat Thor by 38% -- $2.02 million U.S. dollars vs $1.5 million U.S. dollars -- even though both films are playing in the same number of theaters (220), Fast Five is only 2D so can't command the higher 3D ticket prices, and Thor's lead Chris Hemsworth is Australian. Universal is crowing that its Day 2 of Fast Five was ahead of Iron Man 2 and Spider-Man 3 and its cume there is now $4.43 million U.S. dollars. Meanwhile, also today, Fast Five's previews in Korea are running 34% bigger than Fast And Furious (the fourquel in the franchise). In North America, Fast Five opens April 29 and Thor on May 6.
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Old April 21 2011, 11:09 PM   #24
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At the moment, on RottenTomatoes Thor has 21 positive reviews and only 2 negatives. So far, so good.
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Old April 22 2011, 12:15 AM   #25
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It's 9.20am now(ish) and I'm seeing it at 1.20pm - only four hours to go!
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Old April 22 2011, 12:25 AM   #26
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Llama, are you going to see it in 3D or 2D? I'm still trying to decide which I'm going to go with. Apparently the live action stuff was filmed in 2D, but all of the special effects were done in 3D, rather than being converted after the fact.
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Old April 22 2011, 01:09 AM   #27
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Is there an IMAX option without 3D?
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Old April 22 2011, 01:34 AM   #28
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No IMAX option here. There was only one 2D session today (at 11.15am - too early for me) so I'm seeing it in 3D, although I'm no fan on the 3D fad...
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Old April 22 2011, 01:41 AM   #29
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If you didn't already know, The Asylum has "Almighty Thor" coming out to ride the coattails of Thor, and they have Richard Greico as Loki!

Here's the trailer for you to view if you've ever wanted to see Thor using a submachine gun.
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Old April 22 2011, 03:37 AM   #30
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I watched the movie last night. I thought it was probably comparable to Iron Man in quality....quite good for this type of movie, but not at the level of, say, Nolan's Batman, and not as subversive as a movie like Kick-@$$. Of course, given the subject matter, there's no way to make a movie like this as grounded as "The Dark Knight". So it was as good as it had any right to be, given what it was aiming for.

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