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teh_blumchenkinder
05-08-2011, 03:45 AM
You really should see it. ._____.
It's scenery porn (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SceneryPorn), really-- and yet... it contrasts with the town in NM they're at on Earth-- it's pretty damn awesome.
So. Hot.
(and I'm not just talking about Hemsworth or Portman)
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
I mean, look at this! It's like the 80's meets Scandinavian Mythos meets AWESOME.
LOOK.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_t-Dy2G2jvCI/TETFT6e9D3I/AAAAAAAAAng/hgZy4w_oBEc/s1600/odins-throne-room-asgard-thor-movie-large.jpg
*swoon*
This isn't even the most epic shot. It's actually very, very simple. One note, maybe.
And what they did with Bifrost?
And Jotunheim?
:D
You really should see it.

AdminAssistant
05-08-2011, 04:19 AM
The film was directed by Kenneth Branagh who is known more for his film adaptations of Shakespeare, most particularly the 4 hour unabridged Hamlet, which is pretty much the most awesome thing *ever*. You can see in it (and in this photo) that he does grandiose really, really well.

teh_blumchenkinder
05-08-2011, 04:39 AM
Oh YEAH. The STORY.
:lol:
also J. Michael Straczynski.
(why yes I watched Babylon 5 as I was growing up, why do you ask?)

MoonCat
05-08-2011, 04:59 AM
Supposed to go see that Sunday. Looks cool.

Elspeth
05-08-2011, 05:04 AM
So want to see this. Hopefully next weekend

teh_blumchenkinder
05-08-2011, 05:23 AM
:ot:
I'm out of my head with excitement for Captain America.
(I love you Joss.)

Sliceanddice
05-08-2011, 09:48 AM
:ot:
I'm out of my head with excitement for Captain America.
(I love you Joss.)

you got your movies mixed up joss is doing the big come together Avengers not Captain America

Sapphire Silk
05-08-2011, 01:36 PM
Warning: spoiler.

I saw it yesterday.

They did a great job paying homage to Jack Kirby's vision of Asgard.

The visuals are nothing short of stunning.

Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston are nothing short of HOT.

I look at Hemsworth's abs and think of one word: LAUNDRY! Whooo baby.

And Hiddleston has the tall, dark, broody handsome thing down cold. He is fabulous as Loki.

My only complaint is they really didn't spend enough time building up Portman's character . . . the focus is clearly on the Asgardians. And yet I didn't mind.

I didn't even mind that Heimdall is a black guy . . . he did a GREAT job playing the role.

draggar
05-08-2011, 03:00 PM
I haven't seen it yet and I'm on the fence. I may go see it in a week or so (I heard the 2-d version is much better than the 3D version?).

Also, am I the only one who isn't impressed by the picture above? Yes, the scene is very elaborate but it looks very 2-dimensional to me (and not because it's a picture but it clearly looks like that set isn't as deep as it should be. (Maybe it's just not the best picture?).

Sapphire Silk
05-08-2011, 08:36 PM
I haven't seen it yet and I'm on the fence. I may go see it in a week or so (I heard the 2-d version is much better than the 3D version?).

Also, am I the only one who isn't impressed by the picture above? Yes, the scene is very elaborate but it looks very 2-dimensional to me (and not because it's a picture but it clearly looks like that set isn't as deep as it should be. (Maybe it's just not the best picture?).

Go see it in 2D. It was not shot in 3D, and quite frankly, I did not think the 3d effects were worth the extra price. There were very few "jump off the screen" effects that make a 3 d movie worth while.

That shot isn't among the best. The scenes with Bifrost are nothing short of stellar.

I think you'll enjoy it :)

Severen13
05-08-2011, 09:01 PM
Chris Hemsworth is about as sexy as a bowl of oatmeal. I'll pass.

teh_blumchenkinder
05-08-2011, 11:17 PM
Draggar: yeah, it's only a tiny morsel. Panacea... quit with the puns! :lol: It is amazing, 2d or 3d. I really didn't notice the 3d stuff, honestly. Jane Foster (Portman) was really developed more towards the end-- especially the ending part. Also, there is totally a sting at the very end.
Also, yes. LAUNDRY! (or really at that point it was a fuzzy feeling somewhere warm.)
Hiddleston: new actor I must see everywhere now. :love: He is a very good actor imo.
...
*cough* I totally knew Whedon's only directing the Avengers one. It's just that Cap=in charge=my mind made that jump.
Meh. Facts remain, even though they are now not quite as connected. Out of my head for Captain America; I love Joss.
EDIT: Elba tore it apart. EVEN BETTER ACTING.
EDIT: Severen :lol: to each their own! More for me and Panacea! :roll:

MoonCat
05-09-2011, 01:34 AM
So we saw it today. Hemsworth shirtless was worth the $8. Wish he'd spent more of the movie that way! :eyewaggle:

The special effects were great, I guess. I'm not a real big fan of comic book-based movies. Loki was interesting, but Odin should have been grimmer and darker.

It was fun, but I wouldn't go see it again. We saw the 2D version which was fine with me. BTW, if you go, wait until the credits are done at the end or you'll miss something.

fireheart
05-09-2011, 02:18 PM
I can't wait to see this. Although I already knew that Hemsworth's chest was going to be drawing attention: I got to see it on Home and Away :D :p

Sheldonrs
05-09-2011, 04:51 PM
Would anyone really like to be Thor?

Jay 2K Winger
05-09-2011, 04:59 PM
Having spoken with my friend Sam, who has seen both the 3D and the 2D versions of Thor, don't waste the money on 3D. The only part of the movie that has 3D is the end credits.

I liked how they did it as well. The depiction of the Bifrost and Jotunheim, Heimdall kicks ass (who cares if he's black, HE KICKS ASS), they did away with the Middle Ages dialog (no "I SAY THEE NAY" to be found here), and I liked the subtle nods to other Marvel figures in the movie. (Hint-- keep an eye out for another Avenger and a certain... Man of Power, shall we say. ;) )

As always, stay to the end of the credits for another Marvel movie teaser. Spoiler: The Cosmic Cube! :end Spoiler.

ApolloSZ
05-10-2011, 12:21 AM
I enjoyed Thor. You do need to kinda switch off that which you know about Norse Mythology tho. Otherwise Sif should have been getting really REALLY jealous....

And Sheldon - Yes, I'd like to be Thor. He is teh uber awesome. I was discussing him (Mythos wise) with someone earlier, and the funny bit was about him having two goats -

Thor - "Oh. You have a winged horse. Oh, so and so has horses on their chariot. Dad has a eight legged horse. What do I have? Two goats. And no-one will make fun of that. Cos I'll kick their butt if they do"

Movie wise, I did laugh at the Paperweight manouver. - Spoiler - During a fight scene with Loki, Thor knocks him on his back, then puts his hammer on Loki's chest and walks off.

Sapphire Silk
05-10-2011, 12:48 AM
Would anyone really like to be Thor?

I'd love to be Sif . . . :angel:

I enjoyed Thor. You do need to kinda switch off that which you know about Norse Mythology tho. Otherwise Sif should have been getting really REALLY jealous....

Clearly Sif is a modern woman now . . . too self assured to be jealous :lol:

Thor - "Oh. You have a winged horse. Oh, so and so has horses on their chariot. Dad has a eight legged horse. What do I have? Two goats. And no-one will make fun of that. Cos I'll kick their butt if they do"

Hey, those two goats mean Thor is always ready for a tailgate party . . . and he still doesn't have to worry about transportation the next morning when he sobers up :lol:

Sheldonrs
05-10-2011, 01:49 AM
I'd love to be Sif . . . :angel::

Well if you ever want to be Thor, bend over and you thoon will be. lol!!!

MoonCat
05-10-2011, 02:05 AM
Well if you ever want to be Thor, bend over and you thoon will be. lol!!!

Yeah, that's what I thought you were getting at. :D

Sif should have been blond. Her hair represented fields of wheat (fertility).

And it's not pronounced BY-frost, it's bee-frost. Oh well. Sorry, I'm picky about these things. :o

Sapphire Silk
05-10-2011, 10:51 PM
Well if you ever want to be Thor, bend over and you thoon will be. lol!!!

Oh, I so walked into that one . . . :runaway:

dalesys
05-10-2011, 11:25 PM
Oh, I so walked into that one . . . :runaway:
...the shortest distance between buns is a straight gay line...

fireheart
05-14-2011, 10:07 AM
I saw this today. IT. IS. AWESOME.

I admit, I wolf-whistled at the shirtless scenes with Chris Hemsworth. The visuals were AMAZING. Nice to see as well that they didn't completely go with the "Vikings wore horns on their helms" thing, barring Odin and Loki. (Yes I know it's a comic book but STILL!) I also admit, I squeed at the beginning scene where the mother and child were frozen-why? Cause they got the clothing correct for the mother. (the apron-type thing) :D I was proud that I was able to pick it up as well-gotta love having a boyfriend who knows tons about Viking culture.

But yes, you do have to switch off with your knowledge about Viking culture/myths.

I swear during the bar scene in this film, I could see Thor as Legolas and Solveig as Gimli :p

Sapphire Silk
05-15-2011, 12:22 AM
The visuals were AMAZING. Nice to see as well that they didn't completely go with the "Vikings wore horns on their helms" thing, barring Odin and Loki. (Yes I know it's a comic book but STILL!)

The costuming was a nod to the costuming from the comics, which from a comic geek standpoint is the way to go :)

teh_blumchenkinder
05-15-2011, 12:34 AM
In reference to the myths, it's easy for me to go, "well, this is an alien culture. as in extraterrestrial." I mean, come on. The frost giants. Srsly. ;) but yeah.