The Official 'Thor Rate & Review' thread - Part 1

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  1. DarthDaveBanner Registered

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    Ok the stuff about Loki being like movie Doom is absolutely laughable. Loki is both brilliantly written and performed.
     
  2. Darkness Falls We Could Be Heroes.....

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    that review is bull****
    loki was perfect
     
  3. S.A.A.D. Registered

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    That review doesn't read like a 3 stars review at all.
     
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    haha I just can't believe that guy and that review and his gripe with the beginning of the film, which in my opinion was fantastic

    As for Loki, even I expected a more twisted and sinister approach for the character, but it is clear that they went for the routes when he discovers his past, without much hatred or concept of ruling all the realms. A much smarter approach, because in the sequels we'll see his complete fall from grace as his hatred will grow towards Asgard.
     
  5. djkris PLG Founder

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    I watched the movie with my girlfriend this afternoon. We both had much fun, I think the rest of the audience did too. Here is my review:

    From the opening scenes to the post-credits "eye-wink", THOR never misses the mark. It is, for all intends and purposes, a superhero movie about gods, maybe too stereotypical but it works. The 1st Marvel movie to have a true epic scale, spawning 3 realms, it looks expensive, bold and well- crafted. Credit goes to Brannagh for delivering a movie that's entertaining, fun and true to the comics.

    Chris Hemsworth is acting with ease, credibility and he radiates charisma. I kept imagining him talking to Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man and I smiled. Solid as a presence and as an actor. I liked that they edited out his "Oh, no this is Earth" line from the trailer.

    Natalie Portman... Let me say, never before has she been more beautiful in film! She looks great, while maintaining the girl-next-door look. Very earthly and casual, yet stunning and charming, she acts like she wants to say "**** you George Lucas, look my chemistry with my co-actor!". Very, VERY natural acting and great timing.

    I found Kat Dennings to be fairly amusing, not getting to annoying, as most people feared she would be. Stellan Skarsgard brought decency to a, maybe, ungrateful part, but he turns out to be important in the end.

    Let's talk about the gods. Loki is a show stealer. He uses both his silver tongue and his magic and Hiddleston is doing a great job with the part. They changed his origin a bit, but I am cool with that.

    Hopkins is VERY good as Odin, he really commands the screen (like expected). I like that he is shown to be all powerful, especially in the introduction. Also, how cool is that they have Rene Russo play his wife, with only minimal dialogue and screen time? I mean, they cast even the smallest part perfectly.

    The effects are very good. Designs are over the top, but everything works. The trained eye may spot some minor flaws, but nothing too obvious. I liked that it was bold, colorful and original - I am talking about Asgard and everything that had to do with the Asgardians. I also liked the sound and thud the various weapons made, like they had actual weight on them.

    The music is also good, although, once more, Marvel deprived us of a memorable theme. But Patric Doyle really delivered an epic score, it really adds to the feeling of the movie.

    Overall, I think it was a very fun, entertaining movie. The action was there, the humor was never cheap, the cameos cool, the production values are high - what more can you ask? 8,5/10
     
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  6. TheVileOne Registered

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    The only thing I kind of agree with in that "mediocre" review is about hawkeye.
     
  7. The Bruce The First and Best

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    Thor is an amazing comicbook movie nuff said.
     
  8. marcvader Lurker #1

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    Pretentious *****e thinks he's funny.:dry:
     
  9. Quasimod0 Bell-Ringer

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    but he's not :|
     
  10. antonydelfini Strange Tales

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    I just watched it in 3d.

    REVIEW

    Positives:

    Thor is epic. All the Asgard scenes radiate a really grand scale and epic feel, think Lord of the Rings and the Na'Vi planet in Avatar. The visual effects, the music, the art direction, and the cinematography all help make this film truly epic. Epic awesomeness: this is the niche of Thor, and the filmmakers of the sequel should capitalize on this and spend more time in Asgard and the other realms. He is the only superhero who can give us this. While watching the first act of the film, the scenes in Asgard and Jotunheim, I was actually saying in my head "Nolan, Favreau, Donner, Raimi, and Singer just got owned", but then the Earth scenes brought it down for me (more on that later).

    Chris Hemsworth and the character of Thor- perfect as Thor, there is nothing to complain about in his performance and character. Chris captures the arrogance and nobility of the character perfectly, and he looks the part better than I could ever hope for. His action scenes are cooler than I thought it would be. Kids would definitely be buying some Mjolnir replicas after watching this movie. They did Thor justice.

    The Asgardians and the Frost Giants- everyone did a great job especially Odin, Laufey, Loki, and Sif. The ones supposed to be likeable are really likeable, the ones supposed to be scary are really scary. Thor's relationships and interactions with each character gave a smile to my face.

    Negatives:

    The Earth sequences- the scenes in Midgard pale in comparison with the scenes in the other realms. While the Asgard and Jotunheim scenes crackle with epicness, grandeur, and originality, the Earth scenes feel somewhat boring, predictable, flat, long, and forced. The transformation of Thor from a war hungry son to a humble and piece loving guy isn't developed as well as I hoped it would be, so as his relationship with Jane, and I was actually thinking how more epic and interesting it would have been if they used the Donald Blake origin instead. It would have made the Earth scenes even longer, but his journey would have been more involving and interesting.

    But I was wondering if watching this in 3d made me disinterested in the Earth scenes, that is why I'll watch it in 2d later. I will give another review after watching it for the 2nd time.

    Bottomline: The scenes in the other realms are fantastic stuff, while the Earth scenes made me deduct a point from the movie. One of the best and most ambitious superhero movies ever.

    Grade: 8/10

    My new top 10 superhero movies ranking
    THE DARK KNIGHT 9.5/10
    BATMAN BEGINS 9/10
    SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE 9/10
    IRON MAN 8.5/10
    SPIDER-MAN 2 8.5/10
    X2: X-MEN UNITED 8.5/10
    THOR 8/10
    SPIDER-MAN 8/10
    X-MEN 8/10
    SUPERMAN II 8/10
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    Exactly a week from now, I'll be sitting in the theatre, waiting for the movie to start. I hope the week goes by fast!
     
  12. BigThor God of Thunder

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    Thor's Earth scenes = controversy
     
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    I've seen the movie two days ago, here's my quick review...
    The movie is very good, well directed, well acted, good designs, good sets, good story...
    but there are a few gripes... first the fight with the destroyer ends too quickly... may be it's not that it ends too quickly actually, but when it happens, eventhough you have already seen Thor using all his powers and fighting skills with Mjolnir in the beginning, you want to see him showing them off on earth, in front of all those who have doubted him during the film, you want the world (in the movie) to witness there is a f...ing god among them... but no, he fights 20 sec (in a little town in the desert) then goes back to Asgard (I guess they are keeping that for the Avengers).Also, as many said too, his conversion from "unworthy" to "worhy" is too quick, not in "movie time" but in "lifetime", the movie seems to span on less than a week (on earth, because in Asgard it looked like more time was passing) and i think it would have been better if Thor had to live a human life for month or even a year before being able to gain his godhood back, the lesson Odin taught him would have had more weight, and at last the music, without being bad, is totally forgettable....
    Curiously, in France, the movie is getting mixed reviews, from what i've read, half the critics like it, the other hates it, but when i read the bad reviews, i've got the feeling they are reviewing the trailers, not the movie, especially when i read that Antony Hopkins (and/or the other actors) is (are) over the top, which is something i was afraid of before seeing the movie because it's true that often, when an actor of this caliber is cast in a blockbuster, he will tend to be over the top (or far under the top, like he doesn't care at all)... but frankly Hopkins is very good in this film, he is sober, but very credible.... Hemsworth is also good and Hiddleston... wow.... (but i think that's also because his part is very well written).
    Another little disapointment, I thought that having Sif and Jane Foster in the same movie would create somekind of a tension... but no... actually Sif has no real purpose in the movie, it's like she's just the female member of what sould be called the "warrior four"...
    Final word: very very good and enjoyable movie, i think i'm gonna see it again!
     
  14. BigThor God of Thunder

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    The Destroyer fight = Thor's other main controversy
     
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    The destroyer fight wasn't dispointing for itself (at least not for me) as was Iron Man and War Machin vs Wiplash fight, but it's just that I wanted to see a fully powered Thor do more things on earth... actually I was more sad for the poor humans characters who had spend some tims with the real viking god of thunder and helped him acquire back his powers, and in reward all they had is to witness him using them for 20 seconds.... and he was in a sand tornado, so i'm not even sure they saw anything...
     
  16. BigThor God of Thunder

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    Yeah, I knew it couldn't be as dissapointing as Iron Man 2's final fight with Whiplash.
     
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    Loved it, just got back from the theatre.

    9/10

    The movie says that Bruce Banner/Hulk is under SHIELD control.
     
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  18. BigThor God of Thunder

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    the movie doesn't say such a thing, Selvig thinks the SHIELD is responsible for Banner disappearance, but it's never confirmed that Hulk is under Shield control
     
  20. Spikey Registered

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    Ok then, change the "is" with a "might be"
     
  21. Wolvieboy17 Anthropomorphic Clock

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    Not the case either, he's just talking about how Banner disappeared from public view, meaning the general public doesn't know about the connection between Banner and Hulk.
     
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    9/10. Finally watched it and I loved it. The story and acting are great, but sometime it felt a little bit rush.
     
  23. Ponyboy Serenity now!

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    saw it with my wife tonight at the Embassy... the theatre wasn't nearly full... very small crowd. We both enjoyed it. It's good fun. Chris Hemsworth is massive... jeez talk about roided up ;)

    Overall I give it a 7.5. It moved kinda slow in places. I really dug just about everything about Asgard. Good performances (Hiddleston as Loki is fab)... and yes, stay thru to the end credits.
     
  24. Ponyboy Serenity now!

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    Agreed.
     
  25. SuperSAINT Where's Chewy gone?

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    Watched it last night.

    Really enjoyed it. The 3 H's (Hemsworth/Hopkins/Hiddlestone) all do sterling work. The Asgard part of the movie opens with a big sweeping back-story, narrated by Odin, and man, Hopkins really sells it. Asgard looks regal, epic, and huge.

    Just some quick bullet points.

    - Thor. Chris plays him arrogant, fearless, hot-headed, vengeful, awkward romantic, heroic all with equal measures of greatness.
    - Loki. Tom really nailed it. Conflicted, dangerous & best of all mischievous. The scene where he's slumped on his throne caused me to smile so much, it might have to be surgically removed :)
    - Odin. I can't imagine anyone else playing him. Hopkins just gives anything he does gravitas.
    - Warriors 3 do nice work. Could've done with more of them, though.
    - Sif was lovely. Jaimie Alexander plays her really well.
    - Heimdall is an absolute badass.
    - Natalie Portman is just adorable. I know people complain about the love story being rushed, but c'mon, it'd take me about 5 seconds to fall in love with her :)
    - Great seeing Coulson (aka 'Son of Coul') back again, even though SHIELD could do with some tactical improvements in regards of how they hold onto dangerous suspects :)
    - Darcy, whilst hot, didn't really do that much.

    Some of the Midgard stuff is a bit clunky - But I can't wait to see it again.

    3.5 Stars / 5.
     
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