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Old November 9 2013, 04:52 PM   #31
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we got the trailer for Captain America 2 twice, for some reason.
Was it the extended trailer with the elevator scene?
No, it was the normal one. But I saw it in 2D, anyway.
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Old November 9 2013, 07:17 PM   #32
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Saw it yesterday. More awesome and funny than the first Thor movie.
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Old November 9 2013, 07:56 PM   #33
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If the whole movie had been The Adventures of Thor & Loki I would have liked it more. Loki steals every scene he's in and has great chemistry with Thor. Natalie Portman, not so much. Their romance feels tacked on in the worst way. Did she do anything in the movie other than get the MacGuffin stuck in her for a while? I've already forgotten. The villain was surprisingly a non-entity throughout much of the movie too. I kept forgetting that he was in the film even as I was watching it.

On the plus side, the script had plenty of witty moments and Asgard was beautifully realized. As I said before I enjoyed the Thor and Loki moments, most of which felt more like a followup to the Avengers than a necessary element of the story told in this Thor sequel, which I guess goes to show how forgettable the whole thing seemed. I did like the final battle with Thor and the evil elf falling through multiple realms while fighting.

And as a fan of "Chuck" it was nice to see Zachary Levi in something again, even if I had to squint to recognize him.
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Old November 9 2013, 09:45 PM   #34
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Of course it wouldn't. This isn't Guardians of the Galaxy, though. This is Thor. The scene doesn't fit and makes no sense whatsoever without already having the knowledge that it's setting up GotG. All of the previous stingers have at least felt like they were part of the same movie.
what are you talking about? that was not a scene from Thor. it was a mid credits scene of the Guardians universe. this has been confirmed already. its tonally different intentionally. do your research pal.
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Old November 9 2013, 11:52 PM   #35
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Of course it wouldn't. This isn't Guardians of the Galaxy, though. This is Thor. The scene doesn't fit and makes no sense whatsoever without already having the knowledge that it's setting up GotG. All of the previous stingers have at least felt like they were part of the same movie.
what are you talking about? that was not a scene from Thor. it was a mid credits scene of the Guardians universe. this has been confirmed already. its tonally different intentionally. do your research pal.
What are you talking about? I saw a movie called Thor: The Dark World, which contained the scene in question. Guardians of the Galaxy is not until next year. Fury showing up to recruit Stark wasn't part of The Avengers. It was part of Iron Man. Thor's hammer was part of Iron Man 2. Fury showing the Tesseract was part of the first Thor, etc. I knew exactly what the scene was about. I'm a comic book fan, and I know who all of these characters are. Yeah, it's a tease for an upcoming film. It doesn't change the fact that the tone of the scene was awkwardly at odds with the rest of the film. To anyone without the knowledge of what's going on, it's going to be a real headscratcher.
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Old November 10 2013, 03:31 AM   #36
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^^^
To anyone without knowledge of what's going on, the significance of a hammer in the middle of the desert pertaining to Tony Stark and a glowing blue box are headscratcher's as well.
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Old November 10 2013, 03:55 AM   #37
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I thought thor was great loki stole show as soon as he got out his jail. Kat dennings was awesome as well ( . ) ( . ) . I was wondering at the end was the collector adam warlock?
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Old November 10 2013, 03:57 AM   #38
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No, he was the Collector...
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Old November 10 2013, 04:07 AM   #39
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What book was he in?
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Old November 10 2013, 04:12 AM   #40
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Just got back from it a short while ago, really enjoyed it. Contrast to others here I liked it much, much better than the first. The first movie was good but it lacked scope and "does it matter?-ness." I mean if Thor failed, bo-hoo, some planet full of asshole Frostgiants goes boom. Oh-no, some nowhere town in New Mexico got damaged. Yawn.

In this movie it seemed things mattered, the UNIVERSE was at stake... or nine universes... or something.

Loki was a great show-stealer in pretty much all of his scenes and while I did not see his illusions re-conning his "death" I did see him posing as Odin as being a Loki illusion. The surprise attack on Thor being part of their "plan" also worked nicely.

Good use of Jane and even D'Arcy didn't make me want to smack her in the head in this one. I didn't much like what they did with Selvig he went from a brilliant astrophysicist to complete loon in the intervening time? Does this mean Clint Barton is in the same position in the aftermath of The Avengers?

I'd grade the movie an A-. Pretty damn good movie overall with some good humor moments and great use of Asgard and the other realms. And, man, is Sif hot. Please let her become Wonder Woman. Thor is a fool for not getting some of that, I mean Jane is great and all too but.. You know what, Thor? You're a god. Take the mortal AND the warrior chick!

Fun movie with a lot of great action scenes, good use of Thor and hilarious cameo by "Captain America."

I do have a question that I don't quite get not being too up on my Norse Mythology or too knowledgeable on the Marvel Universe, or even what we're going with in the MCU.

It seems to me they rebuilt the Bifrost, meaning that travel between re realms is again possible. But Thor seemed to say something to Jane that this alignment of the realms was making it possible.... That this was temporary hence the rush to bring peace to them? Did I misunderstand things?

And I still don't "get" the "Nine Realms" thing. Is it saying theirs only NINE inhabited worlds in all of the universe? Or as Asgard, an millennia old society is only aware of nine of them? Or are there nine known, separate, universes and Earth just happens to be the one Asgard has latched on to for this universe, which contains countless habitable planets?

I saw the movie in 3D which I'm not sure added anything, can't even say I noticed it. It was just the most convenient show time. But it did allow me to see the extended CA trailer with the scene excerpt. Also looks like its going to be a good movie but it needs more Black Widow.
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Old November 10 2013, 05:55 AM   #41
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Wondering if SHIELD's absence in all but name here isn't part of the set-up for the months leading up to Winter Soldier. Something - one more thing? - for Fury's bosses to scold him for not catching in time, rightly or wrongly...?

Anyway, digression over.
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And I still don't "get" the "Nine Realms" thing. Is it saying theirs only NINE inhabited worlds in all of the universe? Or as Asgard, an millennia old society is only aware of nine of them? Or are there nine known, separate, universes and Earth just happens to be the one Asgard has latched on to for this universe, which contains countless habitable planets?
These are likely the "key" worlds for Asgardian historical, political and strategic purposes. Everything else is there, just not as important to Asgard.
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Old November 10 2013, 06:12 AM   #43
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Another alien invasion and we must rely on Thor's big dumb hammer. Meanwhile Tony Stark is at home having a panic attack
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Old November 10 2013, 06:16 AM   #44
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Another alien invasion and we must rely on Thor's big dumb hammer. Meanwhile Tony Stark is at home having a panic attack
Maybe, for the Special Edition, they can CGI Iron Man arriving after it's all wrapped up.
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Old November 10 2013, 06:18 AM   #45
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The Collector thing was weird. He reminded me of a silly-looking Doctor Who villain. It's one of those scenes only someone familiar with the comics would know. And it has the heroes again being fooled by someone.
They likely knew that he was an asshole.

Did you see the girl under glass?

But a powerful asshole who once he got hold of the Infinity Stone was not going to let any other bugger get it off him.

His evil ####ish behaviour is the vault, not his vault.

No fucker is getting that stone off the collector unless it's over his dead body, and then because of intense spite the solar system is bound to blow up because this S.O.B. can take "it" with him when he goes.

As long as the 6 stones are separated it doesn't matter who has them.

Actually if the bastards of the universe kill each other trying to get the same 3 or 4 Infinity Stones off each other, over and over again, if you can forgive the collateral damage, that's pretty sweet.

Besides, the collector collects. That's his end game. A perfect collection. Even if he gets all 6, his master plan is to put them under mylar and marvel at them on a pedestal.

Besides in comparison what is Thanos' plan?

Too open doors for his armies to walk through?

Weak.

Or is that just the Mad Titan killing time till he has an Infinity Gauntlet, which is when shit gets real.
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