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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 July 3 2011, 01:13 AM   #676
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Re: THOR: Grading, Discussion, Review **SPOILERS***

One issue potential sequels would have to deal with is the balance between sci-fi and magic; the series tilts decidedly toward the former, but a character like Hela (the God of Death) would be hard to do in that environment.
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Old July 3 2011, 05:34 AM   #677
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Perhaps they could get Alice Eve? She looks like she could play Amora.
And it could make up for her being dumped from X-Men: First Class.
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Old July 3 2011, 05:54 AM   #678
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One issue potential sequels would have to deal with is the balance between sci-fi and magic; the series tilts decidedly toward the former, but a character like Hela (the God of Death) would be hard to do in that environment.
Yeah, I think that would be the big challenge with Hela. Is Hel another planet, like Jotunheim? That doesn't really fit. Still, not an unsurmountable problem, I don't think.

With Surtur the only real issue I think is that you wouldn't want him to come across as the Balrog 2.0. He's inspired by the same mythological material as the Balrogs in Tolkien and, in the comics, he tends to be visually pretty similar. But again, not really a big deal. Here the sci-fi angle would actually be helpful, since you could then do Surtur partly as a mythological demon and partly as an alien of some kind.
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Old July 3 2011, 04:23 PM   #679
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So if they did do Surtur do you think they'd try to change him into something less humanoid, like the did with Galactus and Parllax (well Parallax isn't humanoid necessarily but I think you get my point)?
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Old July 3 2011, 05:12 PM   #680
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I doubt it, but you never know. Marvel studio's m.o. seems to be to stay closer to the comics, where Surtur has always been a gigantic, more or less humanoid fire demon.

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Old July 3 2011, 06:54 PM   #681
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I'd say stick with the fire demon look. I'm sure they can tweak it enough to be not too Balrog-y. Or if you wanted to lampshade it, have some minor human character comment on the similarity.
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Old July 3 2011, 06:58 PM   #682
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I think there are plenty of ways to make Surtur look unique. The Balrog is bit of a design obstacle, as you wouldn't want it feel too derivative of that, but really only a minor one.
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Old July 11 2011, 12:39 AM   #683
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THOR saw an increase of 45 screens this weekend. A likely indicator that it's fully entering the discount/bargain/$1 theaters about the country. Due to that it saw a 40% spike in it's take bringing it's total now up to $178.7m domestic and $440m worldwide.
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Old July 11 2011, 12:46 AM   #684
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^Very nice. It should reach $180 million domestic and, I guess, fall just short of $450 million WW.

Now, here's hoping Cap does at least equally well
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Old July 11 2011, 03:53 AM   #685
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Overall I'd say that's a good performance. It was well-reviewed, and I imagine that Marvel is planning/anticipating that between that and the hopeful boost of the Avengers film will make future installments perform bigger (probably even moreso with Captain America).
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Old July 11 2011, 03:54 AM   #686
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I think Captain America will do a little better domestically, and a little worse internationally.
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Old July 11 2011, 07:45 AM   #687
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it was a good 1st movie not great but good!
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Old July 11 2011, 03:12 PM   #688
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I think Captain America will do a little better domestically, and a little worse internationally.
Intuitively, that's certainly what one would expect.
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Old July 11 2011, 03:16 PM   #689
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Yeah, it is kind of the safe bet, isn't it?
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Old July 24 2011, 11:57 PM   #690
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THOR placed 20th this weekend in the rankings but the news is it's domestic total crossed the $180.1m domestic mark. Kinda of nice it did it same as Captain America opened. Thor's worldwide total is $446.1m
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