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Old March 31 2011, 05:24 PM   #811
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^ Looks like that from the trailer all right.
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Old March 31 2011, 06:15 PM   #812
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I'm not talking about him being cast out, I'm talking about him not having any powers beyond being a tough guy.
Same diff. The idea early on was that Odin punished Thor in an attempt to teach him humility.
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Old March 31 2011, 06:59 PM   #813
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Yes, I get that. But once Blake tapped the stick, he turned into Thor, complete with hammer, powers and archaic English. Thor himself wasn't just a tough guy.

It may play just fine on screen. In comics and TV shows, the act removing a superhero's powers tends to be a lazy way of challenging the hero. Hopefully, that's not the case here.

In the Ultimate Marvel comics, they twisted it around by giving him full powers, but calling into question whether he was actually a god or just believed himself such. For a while, they did a good job of making the reader suspect he might just be crazy.
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Old March 31 2011, 09:22 PM   #814
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yeah, millar managed to do a good job of keeping it going even well into Ultimates 2, with it never being clear whether Thor was nuts or really seeing things others couldn't.

and then wraps it up saying, oh, yeah, he IS a god by having trolls, giant dogs, giants and Odin-only-knows what else showing up.
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Old March 31 2011, 09:35 PM   #815
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Yes, I get that. But once Blake tapped the stick, he turned into Thor, complete with hammer, powers and archaic English. Thor himself wasn't just a tough guy.
Because they've more or less eliminated the Blake character here, but they're going with the same premise - that in order to be taught a lesson he's brought down to Earth, literally.

I don't think they could have sold Hemsworth as Blake - the character's not Clark Kent.
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Old March 31 2011, 11:11 PM   #816
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Foster's assistant seems to be the highlight of everything that's been shown so far.

"You dare threaten Thor with so puny a weapon?"
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Old April 1 2011, 03:03 AM   #817
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Good stuff. The God of Thunder gets tazed. Welcome to earth

Kat Dennings is awesome. Apparently her role was beefed up in rehearsals and it's easy to see why. With Jane Foster as the oblivious nerd scientist, you need another character who is more focused on reacting to Thor's bizarre behavior.

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Old April 1 2011, 03:22 AM   #818
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I'm liking the character stuff and humor in these clips a lot more than the early sword-and-sorcery visuals (the bit in the trailer with them all in the diner is a hoot as well; Hemsworth himself comes across as a fish-out-of-water goof, which is a nice surprise). One of my best friends wants to see it with, so I'm pretty sure now that I will - particularly since it's rumored to have the next Green Lantern trailer attached.
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Old April 1 2011, 05:30 AM   #819
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I just watched the new trailer on the official site, and I think that was the best one yet. With this, Captain America, and X-Men: First Class it looks like it will be a hell of a year for Marvel. I just wish the Green Lantern trailer could have gotten me this excited. Hopefully the next one can redeem it.
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Old April 3 2011, 07:11 PM   #820
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http://spinoff.comicbookresources.co...eres-for-thor/

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Old April 3 2011, 08:52 PM   #821
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I didn't realize it was 3D. But then again, every big movie is now, so I guess I should have expected it.
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Old April 4 2011, 01:15 AM   #822
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In the TV spots, the stuff on Earth looks better and better compared to the Asgard stuff which just looks hokey as all hell. The big metal thingie that's supposed to be threatening the humans isn't particularly convincing...but Hemsworth has some magnetism.
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Old April 4 2011, 01:22 AM   #823
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In the TV spots, the stuff on Earth looks better and better compared to the Asgard stuff which just looks hokey as all hell. The big metal thingie that's supposed to be threatening the humans isn't particularly convincing...but Hemsworth has some magnetism.
The "big metal thingie" is the Destroyer and I'm sure it'll get your attention in the movie.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destroyer_(Thor)
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Old April 4 2011, 01:24 AM   #824
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I may go see this the day of the royal wedding
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Old April 4 2011, 01:29 AM   #825
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The "big metal thingie" is the Destroyer and I'm sure it'll get your attention in the movie.
Yeah, I kinda figured that was the point of it, there. In fact I'll stick my neck out and guess that it figures significantly in the action climax of the film.
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