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Old 12-15-2011, 08:43 AM   #72
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Default Re: The Natalie Portman/Jane Foster Thread

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Originally Posted by BigThor View Post
But a film about Thor pretty much should be a sword and sorcery type flick.

Again, that's where I respectfully disagree.
While writers like JMS have certainly got great mileage out of pushing the story entirely into Asgard and the Nine Realms, it's still an inescapable fact that Thor is a *superhero* and not a *fantasy* hero. That has always kept the character firmly rooted on Earth, in every decade. When you distance him from Earth and humanity, you distance him from his audience. It's harder for GAs to care about what goes on in other realms/dimensions, when the hero is supposed to be a superhero and Avenger who is a protector of mankind.

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