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(Slate)   Thor: The Dark World is the "Crocodile Dundee II of superhero films." You call that a hammer? This is a hammer   (slate.com ) divider line
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2013-11-09 11:31:21 AM  
I liked it. I'll probably go see it again with my brother over Thanksgiving weekend.
 
2013-11-09 11:51:29 AM  
I thought it was very good. I took my son to see it for his seventh birthday. He even got to dress up in his Thor Halloween costume for it.
 
2013-11-09 11:58:37 AM  
Although it's aged terribly, one of the things I really liked about Tim Burton's first Batman movie was that it wasn't an origin story, despite being the first film in the series.  He had already been running around Gotham as a full-fledged Batman, complete with a finalized Batsuit and Batmobile.

I grew up reading comics, so I know the origin stories of almost all of the heavy-hitters in The Avengers and The Justice League.  I always look forward to seeing the second films, so I can see the heroes at 100%.

I haven't seen Thor II yet, but we're probably going to check it out this weekend.
 
2013-11-09 12:51:56 PM  
Does this mean Matthew Berry is going to write Thor 3?
 
2013-11-09 01:20:58 PM  
It was better then Thor, it was a fun movie.  It was full of "Steampunk Bullshiat of the Gods"* and the plot is a bit thin but it worked regardless.


* Rifftrax Thor
 
2013-11-09 01:54:07 PM  
I don't need a hammer.  I've got a Donk.
 
2013-11-09 02:01:44 PM  
I'm pretty sure Heimdall's dagger has "Bad Motherfarker" carved on the hilt.
 
2013-11-09 02:15:50 PM  
It's fun. The writers clearly don't have to worry about origins and there's a lot of history from the other movies they can start working with.

Loki was awesome.
 
2013-11-09 02:16:27 PM  

Sgt Otter: Although it's aged terribly, one of the things I really liked about Tim Burton's first Batman movie was that it wasn't an origin story, despite being the first film in the series.


I don't think it age terribly. The FX and matte paintings looked crappy even when I was 12 years old. It was still a better Batman movie than most of the other Batman movies.
 
2013-11-09 02:48:41 PM  

Sgt Otter: Although it's aged terribly, one of the things I really liked about Tim Burton's first Batman movie was that it wasn't an origin story, despite being the first film in the series.  He had already been running around Gotham as a full-fledged Batman, complete with a finalized Batsuit and Batmobile.

I grew up reading comics, so I know the origin stories of almost all of the heavy-hitters in The Avengers and The Justice League.  I always look forward to seeing the second films, so I can see the heroes at 100%.

I haven't seen Thor II yet, but we're probably going to check it out this weekend.


That's why I don't get the obsession with origin stories in the recent glut of superhero movies over the last 10-15 years. You're either going to:

1. Piss of the fanboys who don't think it's true enough to the original comic, or...
2. Bore the rest of the audience to death for the first 30-45 minutes of the movie.

That's why these things usually do so well on physical media or downloads; you can easily skip the first half of the movie and get to the punchin' and blowin' stuff up.
 
2013-11-09 02:48:59 PM  
I literally finished watching it at the top of the last hour.  Excellent movie.  Though in the final battle, with the worlds aligning and reality coming unraveled a bit, the fighting got a bit slapsticky.  And poor Eric Selvig.. put your pants back on, dude!

Loki.. ahh.. you just didn't quite know how things stood, with him around.

And of course, stay for ALL of the credits.  Don't get up until the theater is completely done.
 
2013-11-09 02:50:01 PM  
Thor II: The Quickening
 
2013-11-09 02:52:35 PM  

dittybopper: I don't need a hammer.  I've got a Donk.


A what?
 
2013-11-09 02:53:01 PM  

Sgt Otter: Although it's aged terribly, one of the things I really liked about Tim Burton's first Batman movie was that it wasn't an origin story, despite being the first film in the series.  He had already been running around Gotham as a full-fledged Batman, complete with a finalized Batsuit and Batmobile.

I grew up reading comics, so I know the origin stories of almost all of the heavy-hitters in The Avengers and The Justice League.  I always look forward to seeing the second films, so I can see the heroes at 100%.

I haven't seen Thor II yet, but we're probably going to check it out this weekend.


For those of us not immersed in comics to know the historical details of superheroes down to the last minutiae, origin stories can always be pretty enlightening towards understanding their motivation, which can make great plot material and an awesome movie.
 
2013-11-09 02:55:19 PM  
Why the hell is Natalie Portman in such a steaming comicbook turd?
 
2013-11-09 02:57:11 PM  
Comic book movies have to be PG-13 and I understand that. But would it completely destroy society if Kat Denning let the puppies fly?
 
2013-11-09 03:00:09 PM  

Mugato: Comic book movies have to be PG-13 and I understand that. But would it completely destroy society if Kat Denning let the puppies fly?


again?
 
2013-11-09 03:01:08 PM  

timujin: dittybopper: I don't need a hammer.  I've got a Donk.

A what?


It's like a cock but much smaller.
 
2013-11-09 03:01:28 PM  

Mugato: Comic book movies have to be PG-13 and I understand that. But would it completely destroy society if Kat Denning let the puppies fly?


That she was essentially in a parka the whole movie was my prime disappointment.
 
2013-11-09 03:01:45 PM  

assjuice: Why the hell is Natalie Portman in such a steaming comicbook turd?


1) What makes Natalie Portman too good to be in a comic book movie?

and

2) What great actor hasn't starred in a goofy ass movie at one point or another?
 
2013-11-09 03:01:51 PM  
It was good but it sucks that Loki dies halfway through.
 
2013-11-09 03:02:55 PM  
Pros:
Action sequences are top notch.
Loki being Loki.
OMBWTFBBQ end credits stuff setting up future movies.
It's genuinely funny in a lot of spots. "Can I have my shoe back now?"

Cons:
Takes awhile to get rolling.
Natalie Portman and (to a lesser extent) Anthony Hopkins don't even phone it in, they practically text message.
SHIELD is super ultra incompetent, letting Dr. Selvig run around w/o any supervision like that.
London PD being stupid oblivious; again, SHIELD should have stepped in and told them wot's wot.
Hogun doing jack all the whole movie. Come on, how can you only have two of the Warriors Three?
 
2013-11-09 03:03:13 PM  
^thats a joke by the way, I haven't even seen it yet
 
2013-11-09 03:03:23 PM  
There's a Chris Evans sighting in the middle of the movie.. technically, Loki is trying out some disguises on himself and Thor, but it's a funny scene.
 
2013-11-09 03:05:48 PM  

Alphax: There's a Chris Evans sighting in the middle of the movie.. technically, Loki is trying out some disguises on himself and Thor, but it's a funny scene.


Chris Evans needs to do a straight up comedy movie. He was the best thing in Scott Pilgrim and The Losers.
 
2013-11-09 03:06:14 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: ^thats a joke by the way, I haven't even seen it yet


I saw it.. and I can't say for sure what his status is.
 
2013-11-09 03:07:43 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: It was good but it sucks that Loki dies halfway through.


hey if that's true, thanks for spoiling it for me

\Loki is way hotter than Thor
 
2013-11-09 03:07:50 PM  

Trocadero: Chris Evans needs to do a straight up comedy movie


The Fantastic Four movies don't count?
 
2013-11-09 03:20:03 PM  
I can't wait for Thor 4, it just sounds too fun saying Thor 4.
 
2013-11-09 03:24:07 PM  
The surprise invasion of Asgard was impressive.. though there were a few aspects of it that reminded me of Mongo, and Ming the Merciless' capitol city.
 
2013-11-09 03:27:25 PM  

Trocadero: Alphax: There's a Chris Evans sighting in the middle of the movie.. technically, Loki is trying out some disguises on himself and Thor, but it's a funny scene.

Chris Evans needs to do a straight up comedy movie. He was the best thing in Scott Pilgrim and The Losers.


upload.wikimedia.org
Mindbogglingly stupid, but entertaining enough to watch at least once.
 
2013-11-09 03:33:27 PM  
Was most of the movie a farking love story
 
2013-11-09 03:35:34 PM  
Thought it was awesome and exactly what I was hoping for. The initial assault on Asgard out Star Warsed anything from Episode 1-3. Had some of the funniest moments of any of the Marvel movies and Hemsworth plays Thor perfectly. The mid credits and post credits scenes were great as well, especially the very last scene of the end credits.

I know the reviewer enjoyed the movie, but if you're going to nitpick details then at least get the facts straight and pay attention.

The dark elves have been trapped in their spaceships for millennia, hibernating in H.R. Giger pods. In all that time, the Asgardians haven't advanced their society or weaponry?

First of all, why would the Asgardians even need to advance their weaponry for a threat that the thought no longer existed. All we got at the beginning was the final battle between the ancient Asgardians and the Dark Elves, we have no idea what Asgard had in its arsenal at that time. As I recall, the ancient Asgardians won that battle with their ancient tech, didn't they?

In addition, how can you miss the biggest advancement in Asgardian tech when it's Thor's friggin' trademark, Mjolnir?

The elvish assault on Asgard pits the elves' spaceships against what appear to be magic, flying canoes armed with cannons, and elvish laser guns against ... spears.

Like I said, the ancient Asgardians won the original war with their tech at the time. The reviewer must have forgotten that point.

Later, a group of elves large enough to slaughter a demigod earlier in the film is taken down by a hurled sedan.

Not only was the point about the law of physics being different implied, but Jane Foster actually had a line that covered that point.

The elves who get high on Aether are completely invincible, until the plot necessitates that they be vanquished by a sword or a good Mjolnir blow.

The reviewer must have missed the part where only the Kursed were invincible, not the regular Storm Troopers...er Dark Elves. Thor only faced one of the Kursed, and he would have "lost" had Loki not used one of the Dark Elves singularity grenades against him.
 
2013-11-09 03:43:36 PM  
You call that a hammer? This is a hammer

And by hammer, I mean penis.

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2013-11-09 03:44:08 PM  

timujin: dittybopper: I don't need a hammer.  I've got a Donk.

A what?


A Donk!

i65.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-09 03:48:05 PM  

AbiNormal: timujin: dittybopper: I don't need a hammer.  I've got a Donk.

A what?

A Donk!

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probably my favorite line in the movie
 
2013-11-09 03:58:40 PM  

Alphax: And of course, stay for ALL of the credits. Don't get up until the theater is completely done.


I think I know the plot of the upcoming Agents of SHIELD followup episode.

/I'm calling him Fluffy
 
2013-11-09 04:02:10 PM  

assjuice: Why the hell is Natalie Portman in such a steaming comicbook turd?


Because she was in three steaming scifi turds?
 
2013-11-09 04:03:18 PM  
Just game back from seeing it.  Good movie, enjoyable.  Also tried Karbach Brewing Co's new lager,  Mother In Lager, was good.
 
2013-11-09 04:11:54 PM  

Mentat: Alphax: And of course, stay for ALL of the credits. Don't get up until the theater is completely done.

I think I know the plot of the upcoming Agents of SHIELD followup episode.

/I'm calling him Fluffy


I doubt he likes harp music that much.  :P
 
2013-11-09 04:15:25 PM  
SPOILER

I thought it was interesting that the Tesseract and Aether are two of the Infinity Gems (presumably Space and Power), and I'm guessing that Loki's staff from The Avengers was the Soul Gem.  Looks like that's going to be an important plot point in Guardians of the Galaxy.
 
2013-11-09 04:17:06 PM  
I saw it and really enjoyed it (and I"m not a Thor guy)

I thought it took itself too seriously until all of a sudden, it didn't.  And then I really enjoyed it.

I agree it was weird that Kat Dennings was wearing a jacket buttoned up to her chin the entire movie.

Yes, Natalie Portman is as convincing as a brilliant astrophysicist as Denise Richards is as a nuclear scientist.
She acted more like Jane Foster, the love struck nurse from the comics.
 
2013-11-09 04:17:53 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Just game back from seeing it.  Good movie, enjoyable.  Also tried Karbach Brewing Co's new lager,  Mother In Lager, was good.


Which Alamo did you go to?
 
2013-11-09 04:18:22 PM  

Mentat: SPOILER

I thought it was interesting that the Tesseract and Aether are two of the Infinity Gems (presumably Space and Power), and I'm guessing that Loki's staff from The Avengers was the Soul Gem.  Looks like that's going to be an important plot point in Guardians of the Galaxy.


Loki's staff was the Mind Gem, I think. Going by comments here, and what it did.
 
2013-11-09 04:23:19 PM  

throughthewire: Satanic_Hamster: Just game back from seeing it.  Good movie, enjoyable.  Also tried Karbach Brewing Co's new lager,  Mother In Lager, was good.

Which Alamo did you go to?


Katy.
 
2013-11-09 04:43:27 PM  

Lokasenna: Trocadero: Alphax: There's a Chris Evans sighting in the middle of the movie.. technically, Loki is trying out some disguises on himself and Thor, but it's a funny scene.

Chris Evans needs to do a straight up comedy movie. He was the best thing in Scott Pilgrim and The Losers.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 236x350]
Mindbogglingly stupid, but entertaining enough to watch at least once.


that movie while stupid has a ton of references in it that are fun to watch.
 
2013-11-09 04:56:14 PM  

Buckaroo Beeblebrox: I can't wait for Thor 4, it just sounds too fun saying Thor 4.


Thor 4: 4 Thors

Red Thor: "It's time for four Thors, 'up in this biatch.'"
Blue Thor: *nods approvingly*
Green Thor: *rolls eyes*
Yellow Thor: "QUADRA-MJOLNIR, UNITE!"
 
2013-11-09 05:04:02 PM  

Lokasenna: Trocadero: Alphax: There's a Chris Evans sighting in the middle of the movie.. technically, Loki is trying out some disguises on himself and Thor, but it's a funny scene.

Chris Evans needs to do a straight up comedy movie. He was the best thing in Scott Pilgrim and The Losers.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 236x350]
Mindbogglingly stupid, but entertaining enough to watch at least once.


"Not Another Teen Movie" is not to be confused with all the other "" Movie movies. It was actually funny.

Molly Ringwold: "farking teenagers."
 
2013-11-09 05:06:07 PM  
Trocadero:
Cons:

Hogun doing jack all the whole movie. Come on, how can you only have two of the Warriors Three?


Yeah, that really bothered me, too. Anyone know if there was some background story as to why the actor couldn't (or wouldn't) be around?

Also surprised they haven't introduced Balder yet, but I guess it would ruin the whole "Who should rule: Thor or Loki?" debate if there's  third option.
 
2013-11-09 05:11:28 PM  

Esc7: Buckaroo Beeblebrox: I can't wait for Thor 4, it just sounds too fun saying Thor 4.

Thor 4: 4 Thors

Red Thor: "It's time for four Thors, 'up in this biatch.'"
Blue Thor: *nods approvingly*
Green Thor: *rolls eyes*
Yellow Thor: "QUADRA-MJOLNIR, UNITE!"


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