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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 November 2 2011, 03:05 AM   #781
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Re: THOR: Grading, Discussion, Review **SPOILERS***

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One thing I liked is that Thor actually had a character arc. Cap really didn't.
It may not have been as pronounced as Thor's, but he did have a minor arc in coming to terms with his newfound sexual desirability...
This gave the climax of Cap an extra emotional punch, beyond what I felt at the end of Thor.


I agree with this spoilery discussion of the ending of Thor: http://www.badassdigest.com/2011/05/...e-wrong-ending
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Old November 2 2011, 04:59 AM   #782
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I agree with this spoilery discussion of the ending of Thor: http://www.badassdigest.com/2011/05/...e-wrong-ending
I wouldn't have objected to that alternative ending, but I don't think it would have made THAT much of a difference to the movie. One way or the other, Thor is making a huge sacrifice by destroying the bridge.

Plus I think we kind of needed that final scene with his father to see just how radically more mature and adult he had become.
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Old November 3 2011, 03:07 AM   #783
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I think it was unnecessary for the Thor film to leave that dangling plot for Avengers to resolve before it can tell its story. I agree that the other suggested ending for Thor would have left the story in a better place for Avengers; Thor 2 could have then dealt with the more Thor specific elements that needed resolution.
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Old November 3 2011, 06:34 AM   #784
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Maybe the ending of Thor was necessitated by the story for The Avengers. Perhaps Whedon wanted Thor in Asgard at the beginning of his film.
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Old November 3 2011, 08:51 AM   #785
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The ending of "Thor" was also designed to provide an emotional stumbling block for Thor regarding going back to see Jane. Having the Bifrost destroyed served several possible story plots for both "Avengers" and "Thor 2". The most obvious one being how does Thor get back to Earth? I'm guessing that since Fury put Dr. Selving in charge of figuring out how to use it that it will be used somehow to bring Thor back to Earth and have a side consequence of bringing back Loki as well. Just a guess though.
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Old November 3 2011, 08:59 AM   #786
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^ I agree, but it has all the suspense of whether the Pope is really Catholic, if you know what I mean. Thor's going to get to Earth, no question.
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Old November 3 2011, 09:02 AM   #787
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^ I agree with that. I thought that as well even with understanding what they were going with it.
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Old November 3 2011, 02:06 PM   #788
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What Jane was working on in Thor was wormhole research, I think the implication being that with SHIELD's help she might be able to make a gateway back to Asgard for Thor to come through.
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Old November 3 2011, 06:54 PM   #789
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Old November 4 2011, 12:26 AM   #790
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What Jane was working on in Thor was wormhole research, I think the implication being that with SHIELD's help she might be able to make a gateway back to Asgard for Thor to come through.
That's part of what bothers me. So under that scenario, we open Avengers with Jane accomplishing something enormous, but we don't see Jane do it (given Natalie Portman isn't appearing to my knowledge). Comes off as cheap to me.
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Old November 6 2011, 10:59 AM   #791
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We assume she isn't appearing because we haven't heard anything about it. I'm sure we would have heard something if she was in the film, but there's always that possibility, I mean if it's just a short scene (or cameo) there's a chance it's not even filmed yet.
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Old November 6 2011, 11:12 AM   #792
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I'm pretty sure that it was acknowledged at the "Avengers" unveiling at comic con last year that Natalie Portman isn't part of the cast. She was at the "Thor" panel of course but not part of the "Avengers" cast reveal. This article is from April and contains a quote from Nat herself.

http://www.movieweb.com/news/the-ave...atalie-portman

Gwyenth Paltrow has said "maybe, we'll see" about "Avengers". Which is switch from what she stated last winter when she said she wouldn't be.

http://www.totalfilm.com/news/gwynet...n-the-avengers
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Old November 6 2011, 02:52 PM   #793
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Well, I might not be able to take the awesomeness of Paltrow, Portman, and Johansson sharing the same movie frame. If that were to happen, it would just be too awesome. So, it's probably a good thing anyway.
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Old November 6 2011, 10:55 PM   #794
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Gwyenth Paltrow has said "maybe, we'll see" about "Avengers". Which is switch from what she stated last winter when she said she wouldn't be.

http://www.totalfilm.com/news/gwynet...n-the-avengers
While not always the most reliable source, IMDB lists Paltrow as appearing in The Avengers.
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Old November 6 2011, 11:00 PM   #795
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Yeah until it is confirmed somewhere else I'll take it as a grain of salt.
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