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Old 05-10-2011, 05:11 PM   #1
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Default Did you connect emotionally to this film?

I know it's kind of a funny question, considering it's a comic book film .... but I think this is the first time I actually connected emotionally with this genre.

The scene with Thor trying to lift the hammer, Loki confronting Odin, Loki visiting Thor, and Loki/Thor's battle .... all were amazing, also helped quite a bit by the amazing score.


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Old 05-10-2011, 05:15 PM   #2
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I connected "emotionally" with a few scenes... specifically when Loki was ranting at Odin (and Odin sat down on the steps)... and then the scene between Thor and Odin at the end. I'm a softie for father/son moments.

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Old 05-10-2011, 05:21 PM   #3
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The scene that got me the most was When Mjolnir returned to Thor's hand.

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Old 05-10-2011, 05:37 PM   #4
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omg I just posted a similar thread ...lol great minds think alike

the whole concept of the one son being more in the spotlight and praised than the other got to me .. because sadly it does happen in society , in this case it really was the classic jock vs the scientest/artiest. The whole root of the story is what can happen when one feels alone and neglected , in today's society people turn to drugs and do other things . Very sad

In loki's case know matter what he did , he could never measure up to thor . Alot of it I think was as I said before odin loved loki true .. but deep down he couldn't get pass the fact that he is not his , because he is so different from thor maybe if they were more alike prehaps it would have been different . Like loki says I cant remember the line but its someting like you would never allow a frost giant to sit on the throne ..very sad indeed !!


So I like the fact that is an epic superhero movie but a story that is relatable and has a real truth to it .


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Old 05-10-2011, 05:43 PM   #5
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Ultimately...yes..er well, kinda. And hey at least that's something. I think I could have connected more but at least a connection is there.

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Old 05-10-2011, 05:43 PM   #6
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Very much so. This was the most emotionally driven superhero movie to date. Especially the story with Loki. Finding out he's adopted, being jealous of Thor, wanting to fit in, and killing his biological father in order to connect to his adopted father and look like a hero.

I darn near cried at the end where Thor tells Odin, "there will never be a wiser King than you, nor a better father."

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I found all the emotional scenes to be rather well-done, such as the heated argument between Odin & Thor before Odin banished Thor to Earth, the confrontation between Loki and Odin, and Loki's visit to Thor in the SHIELD tent. The climax also worked very well indeed, and credits should go to Branagh for putting alot of efforts to make sure the performances are top-notch to make the scenes not just an afterthought in this summer blockbuster movie.

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Old 05-10-2011, 07:58 PM   #8
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Parts in the film that I found myself emotionally invested in:

1. Loki and Odin's conversation in his vault; revealing Loki's true heritage

2. Thor's failing to lift up his own hammer and falling in defeat. The music playing along with the expression and emotion that Thor was emitting really helped me feel on how devastated Thor must have been to have come to the realization that not only was he stranded on Earth forever, but that he was no longer the worthy hero that he had thought himself to be at the start of the film.

3. Granted the romance may not have been seen as the best for some, but I thought the scene where Jane was looking up at the sky to see the clouds returning back to normal, and her realization that Thor may never be able to come back spoke more volumes to me than the scene with Betty Ross looking over at Bruce's picture on her camera at the end of TIH.

4. Thor's scene with Loki in the interrogation room. You really see on how much Thor regrets his recent actions. And for the second real time in the film, you really see Thor in his most vulnerable moment. He's not the mighty prince in this scene but a son wanting to return back to his home and loved ones, and yet he's told that no one wants him back up there and that his actions caused the death of his father.

5. Loki telling Odin that he did it all for him at the climax of Thor's fight with him. Like many have said, even though we didn't want Loki to win, you could really understand why Loki did what he did and really feel sorry for him.

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Old 05-10-2011, 08:10 PM   #9
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i still love the scene where thor tries to lift mjolnir and then yells to the heavens. then sinks to the ground and just looks completely crushed. then when he ask loki is he can come home.

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Old 05-10-2011, 08:14 PM   #10
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i still love the scene where thor tries to lift mjolnir and then yells to the heavens. then sinks to the ground and just looks completely crushed. then when he ask loki is he can come home.
That scene was truly epic. No.1 his appearance as he looked up into the rain soaked sky. I swear to God that WAS Thor ..... reminded me of some of the illustrations I have seen. His angry face was so much grittier than he normally looked throughout the movie.

Such a sad scene though. His yelling really gave you a sense of the torture and disappointment of having the hammer there, yet not being able to lift it. It was like the straw that broke the camel's back. He really thought he was abandoned at that moment in time.

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Old 05-10-2011, 08:21 PM   #11
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The thing about that yelling at the sky scene... it was different than the cliched howling at the heavens in anger seen in so many other movies, one of the worst being in Wolverine Origins, because Thor was actually screaming at his Father there.

Anyway yes, I did connect to this movie emotionally. And i'd say i'm usually a cynical bastard. It's hard for me to connect to fiction on an emotional level. Think the only other time i can remember is the Green Mile.

For me, the scene where Loki confronts Odin was just... heartbreaking. When he screams "TELL ME!!!!!!" it gave me goosebumps and my heart just sank.

Also when Loki visits Thor and Thor is like "Can i come home?".

Just amazing performances from the two leads. Brilliant.

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The thing about that yelling at the sky scene... it was different than the cliched howling at the heavens in anger seen in so many other movies, one of the worst being in Wolverine Origins, because Thor was actually screaming at his Father there.

Anyway yes, I did connect to this movie emotionally. And i'd say i'm usually a cynical bastard. It's hard for me to connect to fiction on an emotional level. Think the only other time i can remember is the Green Mile.

For me, the scene where Loki confronts Odin was just... heartbreaking. When he screams "TELL ME!!!!!!" it gave me goosebumps and my heart just sank.

Also when Loki visits Thor and Thor is like "Can i come home?".

Just amazing performances from the two leads. Brilliant.
I had the same experience watching that scene as well.

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The first time I saw it, not too much. The second time, yes, definitely. This was probably due to a number of factors, but anway, it is the second time I saw it that the movie really clicked with me.

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Loki was a character I connected with the most.

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Old 05-15-2011, 01:03 PM   #15
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Yeah, same here.

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Old 05-15-2011, 01:17 PM   #16
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Well I am a father for a 2nd time and my second is a boy....so when Odin took Loki....yeah it was a connection...



also at the end..... when Thor was still all about his girl

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I connect very much to a lust-filled Natalie Portman.

I only wish she was looking at me that way.

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Old 05-16-2011, 10:33 AM   #18
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Surprisingly, yes. During the first half at least. They set up Thor and Loki so well. I was really moved when Loki told Thor his father was dead, and Thor accepted his banishment. And I felt Thor's humiliation and frustration when he couldn't lift the hammer.

The first half feels really sincere. But the second half feels forced. Thor and Jane are so underdeveloped, but the movie asks us to really feel something for them at the end. I just couldn't do it.

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Old 05-16-2011, 10:49 AM   #19
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Absolutely! Just seeing these characters whom i've been a fan of for four decades, up on the big screen in a live action format is an emotional expierience in itself...

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In short, yes, I totally connected with the characters on an emotional level, pretty much all of them in fact, but especially Thor and Loki, I just thought their relationship was superbly done, with some great acting thrown in for good measure.

I lost count of the amount of times the hairs on the back of my neck stood up in this movie, if anything shows you i was invested, THAT does.

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In short, yes, I totally connected with the characters on an emotional level, pretty much all of them in fact, but especially Thor and Loki, I just thought their relationship was superbly done, with some great acting thrown in for good measure.

I lost count of the amount of times the hairs on the back of my neck stood up in this movie, if anything shows you i was invested, THAT does.
I think this is one of the things that Thor as a movie did really well, and kudos must be given to Branagh for putting alot of efforts to make the scenes between Thor & Loki, as well as other characters, great and not just phoned-in (which unfortunately IM2 was guilty of). I think this is why Thor has great leg even in its second weekend.

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The scene I most connected with emotionally was the one where Thor gets Mjolnir back. I also felt moved at the end when Thor was talking with Odin and mourning his inability to return to Jane. Other than those I can't say I felt much in regard to Thor.

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I think this is one of the things that Thor as a movie did really well, and kudos must be given to Branagh for putting alot of efforts to make the scenes between Thor & Loki, as well as other characters, great and not just phoned-in (which unfortunately IM2 was guilty of). I think this is why Thor has great leg even in its second weekend.
That it did, and considering I dont know much about the characters, that is some feat in my eyes.

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Old 05-18-2011, 05:40 PM   #24
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Not really. Portman was godawful. Like, they need to Katie Holmes her before another film is made bad. The love story was forced and high school. "O hi Thor, you're hot, I'm attracted to you" "O hi human lady, you like stars and stuff and even though you have a shapeless body, your face is cute, I like you too" that's basically the depth of it. Had they written out the "love" story and focused more on the amazing Loki story, it would have been awesome.

I DID connect emotionally with everything they did with Ki and Thor. I felt bad for LoKi. The love story severely dragged the movie down though. The scene when Thor gets the hammer back was pretty cliche and borderline goofy. Pretty much Beauty and the Beast.

More Loki/Thor and I'd love this movie, instead it's just "good".

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On a relative scale? Sort of. It's stronger for the genre than is typical.

But I can't honestly say I've ever been emotionally moved by a superhero film.

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