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    In anticipation of the opening of THOR, here's a nice new thread with a spoiler warning. Enjoy.

    Jan
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

  • #2
    Other thread answered my question so I'm editing my post out. I'm very excited for the movie though. Hopefully this will re-set the bar for comic book superhero movies. There's a lot to compete with this summer, certainly.
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    • #3
      I saw this last night. It was excellent. Much funnier than I was expecting, but not in a way that undermined the drama. And the sets and effects were dead on (the bifr÷st was beautiful) and the hundred unobtrusive little in-jokes for followers of the comics delighted. And most crucially: Hemsworth was just right as Thor, whether he's being smug and arrogant or fish-out-of-water or eager-to-please puppy.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Morwen View Post
        I saw this last night. It was excellent. Much funnier than I was expecting, but not in a way that undermined the drama. And the sets and effects were dead on (the bifr÷st was beautiful) and the hundred unobtrusive little in-jokes for followers of the comics delighted. And most crucially: Hemsworth was just right as Thor, whether he's being smug and arrogant or fish-out-of-water or eager-to-please puppy.
        I saw it in Denmark (one of the countries of the origin of the myth) :
        THOR - the movie (I saw it in 2D - Not really liking 3D, though it might work for this film)
        On Thor's Day (Thursday)
        at a cinema placed on Thor's Hill

        I absolutely loved how they did this. It has the humour and drama you mention - and the Bifrost and the Asgaard etc is just stunningly beautiful - artistically brilliant.

        All in all a very fine retelling of the mythical story.
        Jan from Denmark

        My blog :

        http://www.babylonlurker.dk

        "Our thoughts form the Universe - they *always* matter"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by babylonlurker View Post
          I saw it in Denmark (one of the countries of the origin of the myth) :
          THOR - the movie (I saw it in 2D - Not really liking 3D, though it might work for this film)
          On Thor's Day (Thursday)
          at a cinema placed on Thor's Hill

          I absolutely loved how they did this. It has the humour and drama you mention - and the Bifrost and the Asgaard etc is just stunningly beautiful - artistically brilliant.

          All in all a very fine retelling of the mythical story.
          Thanks for sharing Jan from Denmark.

          ComicbookMovie.com
          Ed Gross 5/1/2011
          http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansit.../news/?a=36295
          PART 1: The Making of Thor
          With Thor opening Friday, CBM is taking an in depth look at the film's making, told in words, video interviews and clips. ...

          It was the larger-than-life Thor that also captivated director Kenneth Branagh as a boy growing up in 1960s Belfast. ôIt rained a lot in Northern Ireland and could sometimes seem grayish,ö Branagh recalls. ôThe color of the Marvel Comics covers would pop out from the book shelves, and The Mighty Thor was the one I was always drawn to. ...

          ôThe success of the Marvel connection with Norse mythology is an understanding that the human dimension at the center of epic tales is the glue that holds everything together,ö observes Branagh, who knows a thing or two about mythic tales, having made his reputation interpreting (as performer, theatrical director and filmmaker) ShakespeareÆs stories of royal family intrigue. ôThereÆs an exhilaration, a visceral kind of enjoyment in seeing those kinds of characters go through the same things we do.ö ...

          Producer Feige seconds, ôWhen characters respond to situations the way one would, when theyÆre thrust into overwhelming situations and just canÆt deal with it very easily, when there are trials and tribulations to overcome just like all of us deal with all the timeùthatÆs real, thatÆs relatable. So it doesnÆt matter if youÆre a billionaire weapons manufacturer, or the son of Odin, if youÆve got these problems or issues to overcomeùeven character flaws deep within yourselfùthat makes you, essentially, one of us. There are a lot of fun things that Stan and Jack did in the early Thor comicsùthat Walt Simonson brought to life laterùthat J. Michael Straczynski has done an amazing job handling in the recent comics. He has taken the myths and brought them home. You may have heard of Thor, Loki, Odinàwhat you didnÆt know is that theyÆre real. And that if you could get intergalactic transportation, and bust through a few dimensions and other spatial rifts in the process, you would come upon them. ThatÆs the concept that has been developed and has been brought to this adaptation.ö

          J. Michael Straczynski, an award-winning screenwriter (2008Æs multi-Oscar«-nominated ôChangelingö) and writer of MarvelÆs Thor comic from July 2007 until November 2009, was thrilled that Branagh was chosen to direct the heroÆs motion picture debut: ôWith his classical training and his grounding in language, Ken has the ability to make this both lofty and accessible. He can bring these gods down to where a person can understand them.ö ...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dan Dassow View Post
            Thanks for sharing Jan from Denmark.

            ComicbookMovie.com
            Ed Gross 5/1/2011
            http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansit.../news/?a=36295
            PART 1: The Making of Thor
            Thanks Dan, I have mor spoilerific comments once more people have seen it.

            Very nice quote you found there.

            I thoroughly enjoyed the JMS run of Thor, and (no spoiler here) seeing JMS in the movie. He does fine as an actor as well, despite his own comments on his acting abilities
            Jan from Denmark

            My blog :

            http://www.babylonlurker.dk

            "Our thoughts form the Universe - they *always* matter"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by babylonlurker View Post
              Thanks Dan, I have mor spoilerific comments once more people have seen it.

              Very nice quote you found there.

              I thoroughly enjoyed the JMS run of Thor, and (no spoiler here) seeing JMS in the movie. He does fine as an actor as well, despite his own comments on his acting abilities
              When I see Thor, I am likely to embarrass myself by cheering loudly when JMS appears on screen. I will probably wait until the crowds die down a little so I annoy as few people as possible.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Dan Dassow View Post
                When I see Thor, I am likely to embarrass myself by cheering loudly when JMS appears on screen. I will probably wait until the crowds die down a little so I annoy as few people as possible.
                Interesting enough , at the first 2D show of the film (afternoon), my friend and I were the only people present . . .
                so no embarrassment cheering when JMS appeared . . .
                Jan from Denmark

                My blog :

                http://www.babylonlurker.dk

                "Our thoughts form the Universe - they *always* matter"

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                • #9
                  If you're on Facebook, here are some nice pics of folks arriving for the LA premier, including JMS and Pat Tallman:

                  https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/se...00001831220691

                  Jan
                  Last edited by Jan; 05-04-2011, 05:34 AM.
                  "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                  • #10
                    I thoroughly enjoyed the film, and I must admit to producing a sound when JMS appeared that can only be described as a very loud squee.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jonas View Post
                      I thoroughly enjoyed the film, and I must admit to producing a sound when JMS appeared that can only be described as a very loud squee.
                      Since I am likely to replicate that very loud squee upon seeing JMS on the screen, I probably need to gag myself in preparation so I affend as few people as possible.

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                      • #12
                        OK, seen it and it was good. Very similar vibe to jms' Thor comics, and fits in well with the other Marvel films. I don't know if the 3D added much, felt like I missed what was happening sometimes because of the 3D, would've preferred 2D maybe but it's only playing in 3D here.

                        Anyway, as far as the script goes, didn't notice much flaws, plot moved along without any problems with a nice pace. Though a bit odd they didn't explain much about the Casket of Ancient Winters, and didn't even name it. Just referred to it as the 'casket'. They showed the Frost Giants using it and freezing stuff and people with it, and then it was stored in some vault and people stared at it and acted like it was important, but they didn't explain why. Would've only taken a couple of lines. I'd seen the recent Avengers cartoon show where they explained the casket in more detail, but I wonder how confusing it was to Thor-newbies. A minor point anyway perhaps.

                        Chris Hemsworth was great as Thor, and of course Anthony Hopkins as Odin. Also Tom Hiddleston as Loki. Idris Elba was bad-ass as Heimdall, he should've had more to do. There should be a Heimdall movie really. He was already great in The Wire, and recently in Luther.

                        JMS and Stan Lee were great in their cameos too. Colm Feore and Joshua Cox were pretty much unrecognizable as Frost Giants, have to pay more attention to them when seeing it again...

                        Anyways, had a good time. One of the better superhero movies for sure.

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                        • #13
                          Interview: Director Kenneth Branagh Talks Creating Marvel's 'Thor'

                          FirstShowing.net
                          May 4, 2011
                          by Alex Billington

                          ... This past weekend I was lucky enough to sit down with Branagh for an interview, covering Shakespeare, challenges, VFX and more ...

                          Watch my full interview with Kenneth Branagh, director of Marvel's Thor (mostly spoiler free):

                          http://player.vimeo.com/video/23220075

                          I tried to cover various topics regarding the elements of Thor that amazed me when I saw it, including the visual style and effects, to Branagh's history with Shakespeare and how that connected to the story, to Marvel's involvement with the movie. More than anything, I wanted this interview to be informative and insightful, and Branagh had a lot to say, so I just let him give his answers. I got to watch Thor before this interview and thought it was an awesome, an epic and entertaining way to kick off the summer, I really enjoyed it. Paramount is releasing Thor in theaters this weekend, on May 6th. It's already playing almost everywhere else worldwide. Thank you to Paramount and Mr. Branagh for the interview! Good answers?
                          At 6:12 in the interview "... the kind of Thor that JMS pioneered ...".
                          Last edited by Dan Dassow; 05-04-2011, 08:18 PM.

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                          • #14
                            PR Photos
                            "Thor" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
                            2011-05-02 - El Capitan Theater
                            Hollywood, CA, USA - United States
                            J. Michael Straczynski

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                            • #15
                              So the gossip in me wants to know are Pat and Joe dating or was that just for fun? Going to see the movie this weekend!

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