Thor News and Pics Thread: Impending Super Bowl Spot Edition

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  1. JDym Registered

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    It's an action/story device that's been done over and over again. Just a little cheesy. i don't think
    odin had to be three or four words away from making Thor king in order to push the drama of the Frost Giant invasion
     
  2. Michael Frost Frozen Still

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    Well, he didn't had to but it's a way to get that exposition done quickly. I agree that it's been done tons of times but it's one trophe that actually works and doesn't seem ******ed.

    I mean, it's not a deus ex machina or a plothole...
     
  3. Vartha Mod of Thunder

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    Yeah it just doesn't bother me. To ME it's just a quick simple way to introduce everyone involved in the movie and show those movie goers not familiar with Thor and the rest of the Asgardians.
     
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    Agreed.
     
  5. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Kind of makes Odin come off like a really bad judge of character, but I don't mind it.
     
  6. Chewy REDACTED

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    No, [BLACKOUT]Frost Giants show up to steal the casket of Ancient Winters when Odin is a few words from naming Thor king.[/BLACKOUT] Doesn't really have anything to do with Odin's judgement of character.
     
  7. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    And Thor dispatches them with his "nuclear" lightning blast, indicating that he lacks the humility and self-control to be a just ruler and leading to his banishment. So Odin was going to name him king without noticing this ever-so-slightly monumental character flaw.
     
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    I agree, tho Corpy doesn't want to be spoiled lol it's rough telling him about it without giving away to much. lol
     
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    Yeah I think you are right. Some kind of crazy "lightning weapon" :woot:.
    I hope pictures of the other 10" figures come up as soon as possible.
     
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    More importantly, when Thor's position as King is stolen from him just as he's about to get it, that adds a lot of drama and makes his story a little more interesting.
     
  11. Chewy REDACTED

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    True, true. But it's not like his other son doesn't have his own massive character issues to deal with. Odin doesn't exactly have much to work with.
     
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    I'm glad they did that tho, I wouldn't want a hole in the top of Mjolnir. :D
     
  13. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Fair enough. I thought Loki was supposed to be a model child in the movie up until he learns that he's actually a runt giant, though.
     
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    was i intending to stir up the pot just a weeee bit for the spoilerific crowd in light of the lack of new images/trailers? maybe :yay:

    even still, i'm by no means a great writer or anything, but i'm annoyed at the trope
     
  15. Vartha Mod of Thunder

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    hahaha Right?

    Tho Loki didn't even KNOW what he was until the Jotunheim "visit" and he still had that jealous streak. Makes me wonder why Odin never told him in the first place. I like the way the way they did that part of "adopting" Loki over the comic version.
     
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    Some more Hot Toys pictures:
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  17. Chewy REDACTED

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    [BLACKOUT]It may have been intentional by Loki. Not that it happened mid-sentence, but that it happened mid-ceremony. He knew that it would enrage Thor and he could convince him to go to Jotunheim.[/BLACKOUT]
     
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    He was to a point but like Kenneth said there's still that sibling rivalry
     
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    well
    Thor is the older brother, so the throne would go to him first anyway, correct?
     
  20. Chewy REDACTED

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    Also, it may be a good idea to make a script discussion/super-spoiler thread so that those who don't want the spoilers don't have to stumble upon them in this thread.
     
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    GODS I want that!!!
     
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    Yes it would
     
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    Good Idea
     
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    that is a very good point.

    and i agree about the separate thread, though can we face any trouble discussing this stuff openly?

    saying this reminds me strangely of a funny bit from Arrested Development:

    Lucille 2: Buster, do you remember when we were kissing last night?
    Buster: It was a wild, wild ride. But is this something we can do? Is this something society will allow?
     
  25. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    No trouble, but there is a divide between those who wish to be completely spoiled by the script leak and those who don't mind a few spoilers in the course of normal discussion. A separate thread specifically to discuss the script would probably be the most considerate option for your fellow posters.
     
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