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Old 05-08-2011, 07:52 PM   #26
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That charm is why I was so drawn to reading things like Longshot, Ghost Rider (and Midnight Sons spin-offs), Wetworks, and Darkness.

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Old 05-08-2011, 10:58 PM   #27
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How come the helmet didn't get its due in the post-credit scene?

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Old 05-08-2011, 11:13 PM   #28
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I personally thought if Thor would've worn the helmet through a majority of the scenes he was wearing his costume, it would've been too much. I love the whole "crown" idea, that's what I thought about when viewing the movie.

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Old 05-08-2011, 11:17 PM   #29
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The helmet had a purpose in the scene(s) that it had it on in...

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Old 05-08-2011, 11:36 PM   #30
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The helmet had a purpose in the scene(s) that it had it on in...
Exactly. It's just one of those little things that fanboys get mad about (which I fully understand), but I guess as a fan of the Thor without the helmet, the movie costume worked better for me. I just think one shouldn't let the whole movie experience be ruined from a minor (or major in their case) detail. I mean...at least he wasn't in a leather zip up costume lol. I'm just thankful the character made it to the big screen, and was actually looked like from the comic to film.

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Old 05-09-2011, 12:07 AM   #31
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He looks better without the helmet

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Old 05-09-2011, 12:46 AM   #32
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he could have had the helmet when he got his power back. loki wore the hell out of his helmet. i think thor needs to wear his more. im sure they can streamline it a bit more, im sure it's difficult to do a hammer twirl with big wings.

think of this, you have a scene in avengers where thor gets ko'd. you can have a slowmo shot of his helmet hitting the ground. couldn't do that with mjolnir since it would hit the ground and not move at all. his helmet atleast would rock back and forth.

it's not a really big deal for me, but i would like to see him wear the helmet a bit. if not that's fine, but i still would like to see him in it some more in the future. if only just for some cool screencaps.

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Old 05-09-2011, 12:54 AM   #33
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Interesting idea to use Batman as an example. Movie Batman's costume looks less like the comic than most.

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Old 05-09-2011, 01:37 AM   #34
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I was hoping to have at least one fight scene with him wearing the helmet, even if it were to get knocked off early. Oh well.

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Old 05-09-2011, 01:41 AM   #35
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The helmet looked good, I wish we could have seen it for more than just a cameo. Hopefully in The Avengers and Thor 2 we see it more.

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Old 05-09-2011, 08:07 AM   #36
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It won't make any difference. Superheroes still wear capes after The Incredibles, don't they? The glorious ridiculousness of half of everything you see in the superhero genre is a big part of its charm.

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Old 05-15-2011, 11:58 AM   #37
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gotta love fan boys
i mean im still just geeking out about having an excellent thor movie.

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Old 05-15-2011, 04:19 PM   #38
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How come the helmet didn't get its due in the post-credit scene?
Probably because even Thor himself said he wasn't ready for the Title of King of Asgard.
The helmet is being used as a crown, and he technically has yet to be made king, he was literally a couple words away from being made king when the Frost Giants first tried to take the Casket back.

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gotta love fan boys
i mean im still just geeking out about having an excellent thor movie.
we ARE "alittle" biased aren't we? lol

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Old 05-15-2011, 04:29 PM   #40
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Because it looked cool in that one scene? Honestly I think he could have put the helmet on after making out with Natalie and worn it for that entire "Return to Asgard" sequence until Loki shot him out of the tower. Then he could "lose" it in the fall before the final showdown between Thor and Loki.

But it looked great in that one early sequence.

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Old 05-24-2011, 06:17 AM   #41
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Considering the fact that the helmet is a crown more than anything else Im pretty sure you will hardly see Thor with the helmet in sequels-until he beomes king

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Old 05-24-2011, 01:03 PM   #42
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Because it looked cool in that one scene? Honestly I think he could have put the helmet on after making out with Natalie and worn it for that entire "Return to Asgard" sequence until Loki shot him out of the tower. Then he could "lose" it in the fall before the final showdown between Thor and Loki.

But it looked great in that one early sequence.
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:48 AM   #43
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Thor should have at least had his helmet for the final battle against Loki. Didn't Loki have his on during that scene? Loki wore his helmet a lot more than Thor, and I originally thought that Loki might not wear his at all because that helmet could potentially look more ridiculous with the long curved horns.

I think they designed Thor's helmet wings too large and maybe some of it obscured his face too much. The classic helmet isn't as huge as that and shows a lot more face. It certainly doesn't have these side flaps or straps or whatever they are.

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Like we've said Thor wasn't made KING. Loki was ACTING King while Odin was in the Odinsleep

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Old 05-26-2011, 07:05 PM   #45
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What it comes down to is that superheroes costumes have this problem: they often cover the actor's face, so the actor hardly gets to play the role except when out of costume. That makes the character harder to understand and identify with.
Am I the only person who doesn't get all this 'identify with' stuff? "I identify with Batman, 'cuz he's a human" and so forth. I don't identify with any of these people. I'm not a billionaire, I'm not a god and I'm not a loony. I never read stories to 'identify' with any of the characters, I read the story because the characters are awesome and do cool stuff. The second I identify with a fictional thunder god, something is wrong. It's precisely what I DON'T have in common with them that makes them cool: the fact that they can throw a bus and not go to prison, or fly into space on a whim. I know if I had that kind of power I wouldn't waste it having a boyfriend...lol.

Same thing with music, too. I hope to God I never identify with Nine Inch Nails.

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There are elements that are relatable to every hero. For Thor, it's the family drama between himself, Loki, and Odin. That's a pretty universal touchstone that most people can relate to, since most people have at least one parent or one sibling, if not both. But outside of that, I agree, a lack of relatability is just a crutch writers use when they can't come up with ideas for a character.

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There are elements that are relatable to every hero. For Thor, it's the family drama between himself, Loki, and Odin. That's a pretty universal touchstone that most people can relate to, since most people have at least one parent or one sibling, if not both. But outside of that, I agree, a lack of relatability is just a crutch writers use when they can't come up with ideas for a character.
Heh, I don't get the family dynamic stuff, either. I don't even talk to my family except for one sister and a cousin I actually like, and even there they're just friends of mine. I don't see biological accident to be some automatic claim to importance.

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The women (and some of us guys) in the audience will swoon as his long blonde hair blows in the wind over a vanquished foe. So I suspect the helmet will have limited appearances in future movies.

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Loki wasn't acting king when he had his helmet at the beginning so boo-urns.

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Old 11-09-2011, 09:17 AM   #50
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The real reason is so the studios (including Marvel) can sell the actor and his likeness to audiences. Notice how Chris Evans is maskless in almost all of the Captain America posters? And how Tobey Maguire kept getting his mask damaged in all 3 of the Spider-Man movies so he can get more screentime by needlessly showing his face?

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Well in the Movie Universe the Helmet represents Thor being a king, and Thor says himself he's not ready to be king yet, and he has alot to learn yet.
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