THOR: Grading, Discussion, Review **SPOILERS***

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Captain Craig, Apr 17, 2011.

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What grade do you give THOR?

Poll closed Nov 3, 2011.
  1. A+

    25 vote(s)
    12.2%
  2. A

    48 vote(s)
    23.4%
  3. A-

    49 vote(s)
    23.9%
  4. B+

    33 vote(s)
    16.1%
  5. B

    24 vote(s)
    11.7%
  6. B-

    9 vote(s)
    4.4%
  7. C+

    5 vote(s)
    2.4%
  8. C

    6 vote(s)
    2.9%
  9. C-

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  10. D+

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. D

    2 vote(s)
    1.0%
  12. D-

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. F

    3 vote(s)
    1.5%
  1. Savage Dragon

    Savage Dragon Savage Mod Moderator

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    ^You've gotta wonder how many times a waiter has asked him if he wanted a nice Chianti with dinner.
     
  2. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    They don't want to see Anthony Hopkins after some chianti - they really, really don't. :lol:
     
  3. Captaindemotion

    Captaindemotion Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I don't know, has Harry Knowles got any acting experience?
     
  4. Turtletrekker

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    Probably this guy...
     
  5. Captaindemotion

    Captaindemotion Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ^ I thought this was telling:

    Idiot doesn't even know that GL has nothing to do with The Avengers and is from a different studio and stable.
     
  6. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    He's appeared as a background extra more than a few times, I think the first for him was The Faculty.

    But the dude can't stand up for long - every time I've seen him in person, he's been in a wheelchair.
     
  7. Captaindemotion

    Captaindemotion Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ^ Yeah, he has awful spinal and leg problems not helped by his weight (IIRC he started the website when laid up as a result). He writes about it quite a bit on the site.
     
  8. marillion

    marillion Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ^^ I thought he had done gone the gastric bypass route last year or something, but haven't seen much about it since.
     
  9. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I caught that also.
    When one sets out to hate a particular film or sub-genre then there is nothing the film can do to win over that person. I wonder if it was LonePirate from BoxOfficeMojo who summitted that review?

    Frankly I'm amazed when I get to the bottom that he gave it 1.5 stars. Seems high for such a waste of time as that reviewer was trying to drive home.

    Edit: I left a comment on the Weekly Volcano review, guess I'll see if it gets approved and posted.
     
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  10. Gaith

    Gaith Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Speaking of Stevenson, anyone else wish that Kevin McKidd had played the blond warrior? :rommie:
     
  11. Captaindemotion

    Captaindemotion Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ^ Nope. Nor do I wish Alexander Skarsgard did (though I did marvel at how they by-passed him for a long time). Hemsworth was perfect.
     
  12. Obiwanshinobi

    Obiwanshinobi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Be that as it may, Hemsworth was good, but Alexander Skaarsgard (Eric from True Blood) was on the list to play Thor too. Imagine if he had played Thor and his father Stellan played Odin. That would have been just as awesome.
     
  13. Captaindemotion

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    ^ That was one of the rumours at the time. Of course, Stellan ended up in the movie anyway, but I really don't think he would have been right for the role. You needed someone with Hopkins' bombast.

    The thing about Alexander is that he has a sort of sly glint in his eye that is wrong for Thor. He'd almost be a good Loki, if they decided to make Loki more physically imposing.
     
  14. Gaith

    Gaith Vice Admiral Admiral

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    No, no, not McKidd as Thor, McKidd as that blond Warriors Three dude. ;)
     
  15. Captaindemotion

    Captaindemotion Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ^ Oh right. I forgot he was up for that - at one stage he was supposed to be in the running for Thor himself, as was James Bond, Daniel Craig.

    It would have been a nice little Rome reunion if he and Stevenson had comprised two of the warriors three, wouldn't it?!
     
  16. Obiwanshinobi

    Obiwanshinobi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    He was way better in this movie than in The Punisher Warzone, thats for sure.
     
  17. Captaindemotion

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    ^ And sticking with the HBO connection, in each he played opposite a star of The Wire (Dominic West in Punisher, Idris Elba in Thor).
     
  18. Aeolusdallas

    Aeolusdallas Captain Captain

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    Why would you think Loki gave a damn about Thor never seeing her again? He just didn't want Thor to break the bridge and was desperately throwing out a reason for him not to do it.
     
  19. Aeolusdallas

    Aeolusdallas Captain Captain

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    I remember and interview where some reporter asked Judy Dench why she did the Ridick movie. She asked in a very incredulous and snooty way. Lady Dench replied (as if talking to a slow child) "They paid me an obscene amount of money"
     
  20. Aeolusdallas

    Aeolusdallas Captain Captain

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    Burn.. but actually yes he was in the Faculty.