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. Gryffindorian

    Gryffindorian Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Yes, read upthread.
     
  2. Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff Abuse of Power Administrator

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    The answer, of course, is "The one with the 10-foot penis."
     
  3. theenglish

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    The story really missed a key opportunity here. Thor could have died, but if Donald Blake had been introduced as a real character earlier then he could have taken the power of Thor and saved the day. I really liked the movie a lot, but thought that a lot more could have been done with the scenes on Earth.
     
  4. DigificWriter

    DigificWriter Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Two things:
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    As has already been mentioned, all external indicators are that the object in question is indeed the Cosmic Cube

    2) Erik Selvig is merely a colleague of Jane's (as is Darcy) and has no blood relationship to her whatsoever
     
  5. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    While Erik wasn't a family relation...he did work with her father, and is her mentor and played the role of father figure to her.
     
  6. Admiral Buzzkill

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  7. Gep Malakai

    Gep Malakai Vice Admiral Admiral

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    :lol:

    I haven't even seen the movie and I enjoyed that. This was the guy who did the Star Trek one, right?
     
  8. Shazam!

    Shazam! Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I still don't get it, unless you're saying anyone who really liked the movie is an idiot.
     
  9. Gryffindorian

    Gryffindorian Vice Admiral Admiral

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    :lol: Your interpretation, not my words. :vulcan: I'm saying that (1) my expectations were higher than my co-worker's and (2) she was a bit of a dolt for assuming GL is an Avenger.
     
  10. Argus Skyhawk

    Argus Skyhawk Commodore Commodore

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    I have no interest in Norse mythology, but I want to see Thor because it looks like a fun movie. Does that answer your question?
     
  11. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    Might as well as why a Canadian would want to see Captain America or someone with no interest in metallurgy pay to see Iron Man...

    The real question is, did folks with arachnophobia spend money on the Spider-Man trilogy?!?
     
  12. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It's fine not having an interest in Norse mythology, that wasn't why I singled out Trekker...I was just wondering how people could be critical of the names of an ancient religion. Trekker responded. I really didn't intend on dragging this discussion out.

    I personally am a fan of the comic book character and the mythology in question. Combining it both together and having a "realistic" approach to it like Marvel does only adds to that fun for me.
     
  13. DarthPipes

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    Thor had a strong second week, grossing $34.5 million. That's a less than 48% drop, which is pretty good for a summer blockbuster. It's total gross is almost $120 million in the U.S.
     
  14. Admiral2

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    Not entirely. You said you have no interest, but the poster I'm referring to also professed and demonstrated zero knowledge of the mythology. If you at least know where Thor is derived from, I wasn't referring to you.

    The title Captain America: The First Avenger is about as self-explanatory as possible, and the title Iron Man at least hints at what you're getting. No previous specific knowledge is required in either case to decide whether to see it.

    Now tell me: exactly how many famous Thors are there anywhere in literature that aren't the guy with the hammer that uses it to call thunder and lightning? A movie named Thor is likely to involve some variant of norse mythology. If you have no interest in said mythology, and you in fact make fun of the terms involved, I'm going to wonder about your sanity if you decide to pay movie ticket prices to see a film that will naturally be full of that stuff.
     
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  15. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah, just saw that myself.
    It's damn good. I was prepared for at least 55% drop. Hoped for 45-49% and got it!!

    Weekend Estimates at Box Office Mojo.

    Should see solid holds during the week as well with more universities being out and some H.S. in limited areas getting out.

    Will be over $130m by the weekend and even in the face of Pirates be over $150m by next weekend!!! It's overseas numbers are also fantastic. Headed way north of $400m worldwide at this point.
     
  16. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

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    I get needing to use the original names but it makes them harder to remember espeically when they are not disticntly said by people speaking with thick accents. But I'm bad with names to begin with.
     
  17. Dorian Thompson

    Dorian Thompson Admiral Admiral

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    I have little interest in Norse mythology or comic books. I rarely ever see comic book movies with the exception of the Batman films. I hadn't planned on seeing Thor, but the movie we wanted to see last night was sold out.

    I was very pleasantly surprised. I knew nothing going in. I just about fell over dead when I saw that Kenneth Branaugh had directed it. Very pleasant, funny, enjoyable popcorn flick cast with excellent actors.

    Question from a newbie-is Loki a villain in the comics? He's anything but a cut and dried villain as presented on screen in this movie. Credit the actor.....whose name I can't remember. He evoked my sympathy. I actively wanted him not to be bad.
     
  18. Anwar

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    Loki has been a villain for nearly 50 years in the comics, and he's rarely been portrayed with the depth he's gotten in this film. Comic Loki is closer to the Loki of the myths who was always more antagonistic to the Asgardians.
     
  19. Dorian Thompson

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    Branaugh must have had a reason for casting this particular actor. I peeked online after getting home last night and apparently I'm not the only one who was (pleasantly) taken aback by this interpretation of the character. Folks seemed to take notice, and not in an "Oh my God, he's sooo haaaawt" kind of way. I felt for the character. He'd been taught to hate the frost giants his whole life and found out he was one (perhaps abandoned because he was the runt of the litter?). He'd always wondered why his father seemed to favor Thor, who was admittedly bombastic and too eager to start a fight at the beginning.
     
  20. Anwar

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    The good thing was that Thor was well-acted and well-written enough that the audience can still find him sympathetic even against the superb acting job Loki got. He's arrogant and bloodthirsty, but he was also the one character in the film who never mistreated Loki and clearly loved him as a true brother. And his time with Jane also showed his better qualities too once he wasn't fighting anyone.