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keg in kc
05-16-2009, 04:43 PM
So sayeth Nikki Finke

EXCLUSIVE: Chris Hemsworth Is 'Thor' (http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/exclusive-chris-hemsworth-is-thor/)

EXCLUSIVE: Talk about spot-on casting. I've just learned that Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige and director Kenneth Branagh have chosen their THOR -- and it's Chris Hemsworth, who can currently be seen as "George Kirk" in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot and also just snagged the lead in Red Dawn for United Artists on Thursday. (He's currently filming Joss Whedon's horror flick Cabin In The Woods for UA, and I heard the studio was so hot on him that it cast Hemsworth in the action pic.) The 25-year-old Australian hunk is a virtual unknown here in the United States. But he played "Kim Hyde" on 171 episodes of Home and Away, the successful Oz TV series chronicling the lives and loves of the residents of Summer Bay, a small Aussie coastal town. Hemsworth is repped by partner and co-founder William Ward at ROAR management and agent Ilene Feldman. Marvel Studios has scheduled Thor for a May 20, 2011, release.

The way Chris Hemsworth got the part of Thor is one of those great Hollywood backstories that happens only once in a blue moon. Ward had found Chris during one of the manager's many scouting trips to Australia. Ward brought him to Los Angeles and really put him out there to casting directors and production executives. As for the major agencies, I hear CAA passed on the meeting, Endeavor took it but passed on repping him, and ICM was interested but dragged their feet. But Eileen Feldman got his appeal immediately.

Chris had read for the part of Thor but wasn't given a test because a casting director had nixed him early on. I'm told Chris' younger brother Liam (who's also a ROAR client) then tested for the role of Thor, but Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige passed. Then, after a conversation with Ward ("You've got to reconsider Chris, he's your guy"), Feige decided to let Chris read again. And once Marvel put him on tape, it was "Oh my god". Branagh came to town last week and saw the Chris test and made the final casting decision today.

What a week for Chris since, on Thursday, he just got cast as the Red Dawn lead. Brother Liam, who's only been in Los Angeles for 3 weeks and doesn't even have an agent yet, just got cast the male lead in Last Song opposite Miley Cyrus in the Disney film based on the Nicholas Sparks novel. Both brothers live in William Ward's guest house. Unreal!

Thor's character, in a nutshell, is the Viking god of thunder who wears a winged helmet and speaks in King James Bible-style Olde English, as well as referring to himself in the third person as “the Odinson.” He wields a magic hammer, and can “fly” by throwing the hammer really hard and hanging on to it. Not only is there the movie Thor, but he'll also be interacting later with the likes of Iron Man and Hulk. Marvel tapping Kenneth Branagh is considered a smart move to elevate the pic since the UK helmer has so much experience with Shakespearean battle movies and has the ability to balance action with convincingly delivered old English.

For months now, I've been tracking this Thor process though casting directors, agents and the like. Daniel Craig reportedly turned down the lead role. Other names reputedly in consideration were Rome’s Kevin McKidd and WWE champion Triple-H, who previously entered the Marvel universe as a villainous vampire in Blade: Trinity. And also a host of little knowns. (See my previous, Those Who Would Play Thor: Unknowns?) The following actors were tested: Charlie Hunnam (the British co-star of the F/X series Sons Of Anarchy); Tom Hiddleston (award-winning British actor and RADA graduate who played Winston Churchill's son in HBO's The Gathering Storm), Alexandar Skarsgard (Stellan's son who has appeared in the HBO Iraq War miniseries Generation Kill and vampire drama True Blood), Liam Hemsworth (offered a significant role in The Expendables after Sly Stallone saw his tape), and Joel Kinnaman (some Swedish-American dude).

I'd heard Marvel wanted to finalize casting Thor this month. The pic's release was recently pushed back from July 16, 2010, to now May 20, 2011.

Pants
05-16-2009, 05:13 PM
Nice choice.

Count Zarth
05-16-2009, 06:09 PM
Who knew Branagh was into comics?

keg in kc
05-16-2009, 06:11 PM
The script is apparently not very 'comic'.

Ultra Peanut
05-16-2009, 11:41 PM
Triple H is going to be devastated.

keg in kc
05-16-2009, 11:43 PM
Triple H is going to be devastated.So should we all. I might have gotten him off TV for a while.

Miles
05-17-2009, 12:26 AM
I didn't really know that Thor was a comic book character but I now have more clarity about certain events in Adventures in Babysitting.

Branagh seems kind of odd to direct this type of movie but I usually like acting/directing.

Ultra Peanut
05-17-2009, 03:39 AM
So should we all. I might have gotten him off TV for a while.Awwwwwwww, even more reason for it to happen.

http://j.photos.cx/Triple20H20as20THOR-1f3.JPG

Reaper16
05-17-2009, 12:14 PM
It should have been Paul Levesque.

Mr. Krab
05-17-2009, 03:40 PM
Chris Hemsworth doesn't seems to have the face, or body, to play Thor. He's supposed to be a muscular,veteran, warrior god not a baby-faced, pretty boy.

Cave Johnson
05-17-2009, 04:21 PM
Chris Hemsworth doesn't seems to have the face, or body, to play Thor. He's supposed to be a muscular,veteran, warrior god not a baby-faced, pretty boy.

Roids, bro, roids. I'm sure he'll go Mickey Rourke method actor on the role.

noa
05-17-2009, 04:24 PM
Should have been alexander skarsgard

patteeu
05-17-2009, 08:01 PM
I didn't really know that Thor was a comic book character but I now have more clarity about certain events in Adventures in Babysitting.

Branagh seems kind of odd to direct this type of movie but I usually like acting/directing.

Vincent D'Onofrio owns this character as far as I'm concerned! I love that movie and I've still got a crush on Elizabeth Shue.

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Deberg_1990
05-17-2009, 08:03 PM
Branagh seems kind of odd to direct this type of movie but I usually like acting/directing.

He did direct a really pulpy version of Frankenstein back in the early 90's.

Bowser
05-17-2009, 09:23 PM
Should have been alexander skarsgard

Agreed. Most likely he had a conflict with True Blood, though.

Thig Lyfe
05-17-2009, 09:26 PM
Should have been Hugh Grant.

keg in kc
05-17-2009, 09:33 PM
Should have been Hugh Morrus.

Mecca
05-17-2009, 09:35 PM
Triple H can't even get the role he was born to play, that's sad, he looks just like the damn character.

keg in kc
07-13-2009, 12:02 PM
And Thor's love interest is....Natalie Portman.

NATALIE PORTMAN LOVES THOR (http://chud.com/articles/articles/20123/1/NATALIE-PORTMAN-LOVES-THOR/Page1.html)

* By Devin Faraci, CHUD.com

It was rumored months ago and now it's official: Natalie Portman is starring in Thor as Jane Foster, the Thunder God's love interest. In the original comics the character was a nurse who worked for Dr. Donald Blake, a regular old cripple who sometimes turned into Thor. The new version of Jane will be updated in some way; I don't think there is a Don Blake in the movie, so that will be a start.

The press release announcing Portman also includes what I believe is the first concrete info about the story of the movie. Here's the synopsis:

Marvel Studios expands its film universe with a new type of superhero: THOR. This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Kenneth Branagh directs, of course, with Captain Kirk's dad, Chris Hemsworth, in the title role.

JD10367
07-13-2009, 01:39 PM
And Thor's love interest is....Natalie Portman.

Ooh, Natalie Portman... I'd like to make her so Thor she has trouble walking. :hump:

Ebolapox
07-13-2009, 03:50 PM
And Thor's love interest is....Natalie Portman.

thor don't sleep, mothafucka, off that yak and that bourbon.
doin' 120 gettin' head while he's swervin'

Valiant
07-13-2009, 04:57 PM
Vincent D'Onofrio owns this character as far as I'm concerned! I love that movie and I've still got a crush on Elizabeth Shue.

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LOL, What about the guy who played Brad on home improvement.. He was thor in a scifi special movie..

keg in kc
07-29-2010, 12:59 AM
The footage from Comic Con:

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DaneMcCloud
07-29-2010, 01:02 AM
The footage from Comic Con<object width="669" height="360"></object>

Thanks for linking me to shit I have to sign up for to watch.

It makes my otherwise cloudy day, very sunny.

keg in kc
07-29-2010, 01:08 AM
Thanks for linking me to shit I have to sign up for to watch.

It makes my otherwise cloudy day, very sunny.Huh?

I just watched it. I didn't have to sign up for anything.

:shrug:

Anyway, that looks much, much cooler than I ever thought it could.

Tribal Warfare
07-29-2010, 01:17 AM
The footage from Comic Con:

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wicked badass!!!!!!!

DaneMcCloud
07-29-2010, 01:25 AM
Huh?

I just watched it. I didn't have to sign up for anything.

:shrug:

Anyway, that looks much, much cooler than I ever thought it could.

It must be my ip address.

That's happened quite a bit recently with clips that people have linked recently.

It goes right to iReel and asks for username and password.

I've tried both standard and hi def.

Deberg_1990
07-29-2010, 09:57 AM
Trailer from Comic Con is online..probably wont last long


http://pursuitist.com/arts/thor-comic-con-trailer-watch/

the Talking Can
07-29-2010, 11:41 AM
ruler of ass guard?

The Elder
07-29-2010, 11:53 AM
ruler of ass guard?

Wow. I havent heard that one since 1975. lol

Deberg_1990
12-11-2010, 10:41 AM
The "Official" trailer is finally out. I think this looks really good


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Bowser
12-11-2010, 11:36 AM
Why does every new "blockbuster" movie have to be in fucking 3-D?

That being said, this movie looks better than I imagined it would. Is the guy playing Thor the same dude that played Kirk's dad in Star Trek? Looks like he went on the Jake Gyllenhaal "enhanced" workout plan.

Bowser
12-11-2010, 11:39 AM
And Natalie Portman is just freaking hot. Some dumbass could try to argue it, but that dumbass would be wrong.

Deberg_1990
12-11-2010, 11:45 AM
Why does every new "blockbuster" movie have to be in ****ing 3-D?



So the studios can price gouge the general public. Its a cash grab.


Is the guy playing Thor the same dude that played Kirk's dad in Star Trek?

Yes

Deberg_1990
12-11-2010, 11:46 AM
And Natalie Portman is just freaking hot. Some dumbass could try to argue it, but that dumbass would be wrong.

This

Guru
12-11-2010, 12:15 PM
If it is 3D only in my area I won't be seeing it.

Deberg_1990
12-11-2010, 12:23 PM
This certainly IMO looks alot better than the Green Lantern movie. Marvel is just doing a great job developing their properties right now.

Brock
12-11-2010, 12:27 PM
Guess they really couldn't get Charlie Hunnam.

Pushead2
12-11-2010, 12:36 PM
yawn....

keg in kc
12-11-2010, 12:48 PM
Saw the trailer before i passed out this morning. Thought it was good. Always thought this was going to be a difficult movie to get off the ground, but the trailer at least makes it look worth watching.

Ebolapox
12-11-2010, 12:55 PM
I'll see it if I'm not forced to pay 3d prices. I fucking hate the 3d fad.

bowener
12-11-2010, 06:30 PM
And Natalie Portman is just freaking hot. Some dumbass could try to argue it, but that dumbass would be wrong.

Because of her, this movie is going to be watched by me.
Naked.

Tribal Warfare
12-11-2010, 08:02 PM
So the studios can price gouge the general public. Its a cash grab.




Yes

harder to bootleg too

Christofire
12-15-2010, 01:54 PM
According to the trailer I saw last night, Thor's being released in both 3d and 2d. Looks awesome either way. Not sure why, but I don't love the casting of Anthony Hopkins as Odin. Too recognizable, perhaps?

And actually, the Green Lantern trailer looked pretty good, too.

scooter
12-24-2010, 01:45 AM
I don't see a ton of movies, but I've only seen one where I thought the 3D was anything special. Even in my crappy local theater "How to Train Your Dragon" was pretty awesome. I'll see Thor either way, though.

As for Odin, you have to look out for him...Verily, he may just eat your liver with some fava beans and a nice mead.

keg in kc
02-17-2011, 11:22 PM
This is looking more and more epic with every trailer...

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Tribal Warfare
02-17-2011, 11:31 PM
This is looking more and more epic with every trailer...

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swveet!!!!!!!!!

Brock
02-18-2011, 09:01 AM
I must admit, this is looking like it may be the first great (non-Batman) comic movie ever.

asdf
02-18-2011, 10:49 AM
They should have used this guy...

http://www.whowouldkickass.com/_images/t_large/23e2ae931a0d30feb1a874f003452105.jpg

Buehler445
02-18-2011, 11:54 AM
They should have used this guy...

http://www.whowouldkickass.com/_images/t_large/23e2ae931a0d30feb1a874f003452105.jpg

Looks kind of like him....

Halfcan
02-18-2011, 12:13 PM
They should have used this guy...

http://www.whowouldkickass.com/_images/t_large/23e2ae931a0d30feb1a874f003452105.jpg

:thumb:

dancing meth head Thor-that would have been awesome!!

Bowser
02-18-2011, 12:16 PM
The first time I heard of this, I thought there is no way they can pull it off. With every trailer, it's looking more and more promising.

mnchiefsguy
02-19-2011, 09:50 PM
I have high hopes for Thor as well. It would be very cool if it met expectations.

Red Brooklyn
02-19-2011, 09:58 PM
I have high hopes for Thor as well. It would be very cool if it met expectations.

This. All the way.

keg in kc
03-31-2011, 06:59 AM
I'm not sure what to think about this. It seems...off, but it's out of context, so hard to tell.

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Bowser
03-31-2011, 10:50 AM
I'm not sure what to think about this. It seems...off, but it's out of context, so hard to tell.

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Do you have the direct link? All I've got is the red x.

keg in kc
03-31-2011, 10:58 AM
http://bcove.me/tmuubgmo

That may just give you the same red x.

Pestilence
03-31-2011, 10:58 AM
Natalie Portman AND Kat Denning?

Fuck. :drool:

Brock
03-31-2011, 11:18 AM
Excuse me, Idris Elba is an amazing actor, but playing a Norse god is a bit of a stretch.

Bowser
03-31-2011, 11:49 AM
http://bcove.me/tmuubgmo

That may just give you the same red x.

Nope, did the trick. Thanks!


I'll be honest in saying I expected next to nothing with both the Thor and Captain America movies. The more I see of both, the better they look. This is going to be a fun movie summer.

Rausch
03-31-2011, 12:01 PM
Excuse me, Idris Elba is an amazing actor, but playing a Norse god is a bit of a stretch.

I'm not a fan of the casting decisions but, hey, at least the studio put some respectable money behind it.

It's got 1/2 the budget and twice the name recognition Hulk Or even Iron Man had...

keg in kc
03-31-2011, 12:09 PM
I'm not a fan of the casting decisions but, hey, at least the studio put some respectable money behind it.

It's got 1/2 the budget and twice the name recognition Hulk Or even Iron Man had...I just watched the Ed Norton hulk movie again a few days ago, and I still can't believe it didn't do better at the box office. I liked it a lot.

Deberg_1990
03-31-2011, 01:53 PM
I just watched the Ed Norton hulk movie again a few days ago, and I still can't believe it didn't do better at the box office. I liked it a lot.

Its a good movie....Marvel is doing good work. I think the problem is the Hulk character itself, hes just not very compelling and he has limited general mainstream appeal.

Iron Man didnt have mainstream appeal either, but they caught Lightening in a bottle with Downey Jr.


THOR's grosses will be closer to Hulks than Ironmans if i had to take a guess....

bowener
04-01-2011, 12:56 AM
I'm in the minority, flame away, but I liked the first Hulk. I liked that they went into the mental aspects of it all... didn't appreciate hulk-dogs so much, though...

I also like the most recent Hulk as well.

keg in kc
04-01-2011, 06:28 AM
I'm in the minority, flame away, but I liked the first Hulk. I liked that they went into the mental aspects of it all... didn't appreciate hulk-dogs so much, though...I was fine with it until the last 20 minutes or so. It just fell off a cliff.

Deberg_1990
04-01-2011, 06:38 AM
I'm in the minority, flame away, but I liked the first Hulk. I liked that they went into the mental aspects of it all... didn't appreciate hulk-dogs so much, though...

I also like the most recent Hulk as well.


I think its a noble failure. Its got some good stuff in there, but mostly just sort of lays there flat.

keg in kc
04-08-2011, 10:52 AM
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durtyrute
04-08-2011, 12:55 PM
I didn't really know that Thor was a comic book character but I now have more clarity about certain events in Adventures in Babysitting.

Branagh seems kind of odd to direct this type of movie but I usually like acting/directing.

Great movie...:thumb:

Pitt Gorilla
04-08-2011, 01:09 PM
Vincent D'Onofrio owns this character as far as I'm concerned! I love that movie and I've still got a crush on Elizabeth Shue.

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Pitt Gorilla
04-08-2011, 01:10 PM
I was fine with it until the last 20 minutes or so. It just fell off a cliff.Yeah, I remember watching in the theater and thinking WTF.

keg in kc
04-11-2011, 03:52 PM
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Deberg_1990
04-17-2011, 10:41 AM
First review ive seen of it..from IGN. Positive overall


http://movies.ign.com/articles/116/1161564p1.html



Thor may be the proverbial fish out of water here, but we're thankfully spared many of the goofy things that come with that oft-tread movie territory. Thor understands Earth and humans; he's just a little out of step with our customs and tech. Judging from the taser and hospital clips that have been released, you might think the film is chock full of physical comedy, but happily they are just a few moments in an otherwise straightforward Thor tale.



Thor may not be a game-changer for comic book movies, but it's a solidly entertaining one most noteworthy for taking what could have been utterly campy material and making it dramatic and relatable. There's action and otherworldly elements to appease the core fans and possibly even win over some skeptics, and enough humor and humanity to engage general audiences.

Deberg_1990
04-17-2011, 09:05 PM
Another Positive review:


http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/motion-captured/posts/review-thor-offers-up-colorful-cosmic-introduction-to-asgards-greatest-hero

Deberg_1990
04-22-2011, 09:54 PM
Secret THOR post credits scene leaked online....NO idea what it means...



http://youbentmywookie.com/entertainment/spoiler-watch-the-post-credits-end-scene-from-thor-now-12265

AustinChief
04-23-2011, 12:40 AM
Secret THOR post credits scene leaked online....NO idea what it means...



http://youbentmywookie.com/entertainment/spoiler-watch-the-post-credits-end-scene-from-thor-now-12265

I know, I know!


Cosmic Cube! Pretty much confirms that Avengers bad guy will probably be Thanos...
Although I am secretly hoping for Korvac instead...

keg in kc
04-23-2011, 04:17 PM
New Trailer!

http://cms.springboard.gorillanation.com/embed_code_lightbox/index/45/single/282197/wo005/10/350/279/0/false/source/

(LMAO)

Bowser
04-23-2011, 05:14 PM
New Trailer!

http://cms.springboard.gorillanation.com/embed_code_lightbox/index/45/single/282197/wo005/10/350/279/0/false/source/

(LMAO)

:facepalm:

Amnorix
04-23-2011, 05:29 PM
I just watched the Ed Norton hulk movie again a few days ago, and I still can't believe it didn't do better at the box office. I liked it a lot.


I also really liked it, and Hulk is not at all one of my favorite superheroes.

Count Zarth
04-26-2011, 10:36 AM
96%

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/thor/

30 fresh, 2 rotten

DBOSHO
05-06-2011, 12:02 AM
I really had no interest in this movie, but a friend of mine invited me to an advanced screening.

It was a really good movie. For not having any big name actors outside of hopkins and portman i enjoyed it alot. I may have to go see it again. Proably the best superhero movie ive seen in a while.

Pestilence
05-06-2011, 12:14 AM
I'm going to see this tomorrow at 10:45 AM.

mnchiefsguy
05-06-2011, 12:52 AM
Just got back from watching Thor (in 2D). Pretty good flick, story was good but not great. Thought the casting was spot on. Was surprised the movie was as short as it was (it clocked in at about 1:55, with a good 8 minutes of that being credits.) Also, as with almost all of the Marvel Movies, stay tuned to the end of the credits, as their is an additional scene.

All in all, good but not great. Liked it better than Iron Man 2, but not nearly as much as Iron Man. Looking forward to Captain America though, that one has the potential to be the best one yet.

Tribal Warfare
05-06-2011, 01:37 AM
Just got back from watching Thor (in 2D). Pretty good flick, story was good but not great. Thought the casting was spot on. Was surprised the movie was as short as it was (it clocked in at about 1:55, with a good 8 minutes of that being credits.) Also, as with almost all of the Marvel Movies, stay tuned to the end of the credits, as their is an additional scene.

All in all, good but not great. Liked it better than Iron Man 2, but not nearly as much as Iron Man. Looking forward to Captain America though, that one has the potential to be the best one yet.

The movie was good and I would recommend it for a popcorn flick, but IMO the comedy was a bit forced and sometimes unneeded.

JD10367
05-06-2011, 05:48 AM
Seems like "Thor" is getting better reviews than expected and, much like "Fast Five", might be a surprise hit in terms of doing better at the BO than the experts thought it would. I think I'll catch an early afternoon show today.

keg in kc
05-06-2011, 11:59 AM
Just saw it. I thought it was really good. Way better than any Thor movie had a right to be. A few (minor) beats in the final act were just a hair off for me, a couple of lines that didn't work and some musical cues I didn't like, but otherwise it was better than I expected it to be. And I went in expecting it to be good...

I loved Loki in particular. Hiddleston played him completely straight, so he was a dramatic character and not a moustache-twirling wink-at-the-audience villain like he can sometimes be in the comics. There was subtlety and depth to him, and he wasn't just a trickster or evil for the sake of evil. I thought it was perfect.

Oh, and Kat Dennings. Good god. Where can I get me one of those?

chasedude
05-06-2011, 12:32 PM
Oh, and Kat Dennings. Good god. Where can I get me one of those?

http://www.celebrities-collection.com/blog/pics/kat-dennings/2010-11-25/kat-dennings-topless-nude-boobs-01.jpg
http://www.celebrities-collection.com/blog/pics/kat-dennings/2010-11-25/kat-dennings-topless-nude-boobs-04.jpg

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Pestilence
05-06-2011, 01:53 PM
That was way better than I thought it was going to be. Definitely a must see.

Kat Dennings is now at the top of my list of hot chicks I'd give up an arm to bone.

DBOSHO
05-06-2011, 04:24 PM
I dont get the denning love

Deberg_1990
05-06-2011, 04:30 PM
I dont get the denning love

I dont either? With Portman around, id figure she would get more love??

keg in kc
05-06-2011, 05:11 PM
I don't know, I just thought Kat looked amazing in the movie. I'd never really noticed her before.

JD10367
05-06-2011, 06:43 PM
Saw it this afternoon. I'd PII Kat Denning's B for sure, as well as the chick in Thor's buddy group (IIRC she was the female test-tube superteen in the second season of "Kyle XY").

As for the film... not bad at all. I did find it a bit short and, thus, didn't really buy the Hemsworth-Portman relationship. And I think a lot of the platitudes the film is getting is simply because of the name recognition of Kenneth Branagh; IMO if "Joe Schmoe" had directed it, it wouldn't be getting looked at the same way. Frankly, I found it very similar to the first "Hulk" film in terms of pacing, a bit more dialogue than I'd prefer, not as much action as I expected, etc.,. Not that saying that is a bad thing, since I was in the minority that didn't mind the first "Hulk" film. I think what's happened is this: the recent spate of superhero movies has led to a more educated and more patient audience. When "Hulk" came out in 2003, it was only a year after "Spiderman", two years before Batman was reborn in "Batman Begins", and way before "Iron Man". If that film was released today I think it would get better reviews. So, to make a long story short, fans are more willing to embrace a film like this "Thor" than they would've been 8 or 9 years ago.

I'll tell you one thing: it's setting up for an ass-kicking "Avengers" film.

Oh, yeah, one other note: IMO it's interesting how Marvel has managed to keep the tone of all their films fairly similar. The Spiderman films, the Iron Man films, the Hulk films, this Thor film, and even the coming attractions for the Captain America film; they all are very similar in style, music, cinematography, etc.,. It's making for a nice cohesive body of work. In the hindsight of history I think all these films will be looked upon as being better than we think right now, because they'll all be viewed as parts of a single thing.

Mr. Laz
05-06-2011, 06:46 PM
I don't know, I just thought Kat looked amazing in the movie. I'd never really noticed her before.
she's naughty hawt

she's daddy issues hawt

:p

http://www.foreveryoungadult.com/wp-content/upload/2010/03/Kat_dennings_tough.jpg http://www.myconfinedspace.com/wp-content/uploads/tdomf/108163/Kat%20Dennings%20wants%20to%20melt%20your%20brain-372x500.jpg

JD10367
05-06-2011, 06:49 PM
she's naughty hawt

she's daddy issues hawt

:p

She's got the full-lip thing going on, like Liv Tyler. I saw her in that "Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist" film a couple of years back and found her intriguing. She's not "Hollywood-pretty", but there's something about her.

Pestilence
05-06-2011, 06:51 PM
She's hot because she looks like the type of chick that you could get. Portman is smoking but she's unattainable hot.

Deberg_1990
05-06-2011, 08:05 PM
So anyone ever seen scientists as smokin as Portman and Dennings?
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Deberg_1990
05-06-2011, 08:10 PM
Saw it this afternoon. I'd PII Kat Denning's B for sure, as well as the chick in Thor's buddy group (IIRC she was the female test-tube superteen in the second season of "Kyle XY").

As for the film... not bad at all. I did find it a bit short and, thus, didn't really buy the Hemsworth-Portman relationship. And I think a lot of the platitudes the film is getting is simply because of the name recognition of Kenneth Branagh; IMO if "Joe Schmoe" had directed it, it wouldn't be getting looked at the same way. Frankly, I found it very similar to the first "Hulk" film in terms of pacing, a bit more dialogue than I'd prefer, not as much action as I expected, etc.,. Not that saying that is a bad thing, since I was in the minority that didn't mind the first "Hulk" film. I think what's happened is this: the recent spate of superhero movies has led to a more educated and more patient audience. When "Hulk" came out in 2003, it was only a year after "Spiderman", two years before Batman was reborn in "Batman Begins", and way before "Iron Man". If that film was released today I think it would get better reviews. So, to make a long story short, fans are more willing to embrace a film like this "Thor" than they would've been 8 or 9 years ago.

I'll tell you one thing: it's setting up for an ass-kicking "Avengers" film.

Oh, yeah, one other note: IMO it's interesting how Marvel has managed to keep the tone of all their films fairly similar. The Spiderman films, the Iron Man films, the Hulk films, this Thor film, and even the coming attractions for the Captain America film; they all are very similar in style, music, cinematography, etc.,. It's making for a nice cohesive body of work. In the hindsight of history I think all these films will be looked upon as being better than we think right now, because they'll all be viewed as parts of a single thing.

Marvel has been making movies in this current wave as far back as Blade in 98...but prior to Iron Man all those were basically still studio run. Everything starting with Iron Man and the rest of their Avenger movies were controlled by Marvel studois. That's why they feel cohesive. X Men is still controlled by Fox. Its why they keep making them, so they don't lose the rights.
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keg in kc
05-06-2011, 09:13 PM
And I think a lot of the platitudes the film is getting is simply because of the name recognition of Kenneth Branagh; IMO if "Joe Schmoe" had directed it, it wouldn't be getting looked at the same way.I can't really speak for anybody but me, but I doubt that has any really pertinence to anybody reviewing it here. I certainly don't grade it on a curve because it was Branaugh.Frankly, I found it very similar to the first "Hulk" film in terms of pacing, a bit more dialogue than I'd prefer, not as much action as I expected, etc.,. Not that saying that is a bad thing, since I was in the minority that didn't mind the first "Hulk" film. The first hulk movie was fine until it completely unraveled in the final act, which this one didn't fortunately. I actually wouldn't relate the two I don't think. This one was more...serious. And I don't mean Shakespearean; this is not a Branagh thing. Ang Lee tried to be serious, as well, obviously, but then he chose to cut between scenes using shots like panels in a comic, and so on. Which I thought at the time was corny as hell.

I thought that was the real difference, and what's making this modern string of comic book inspired movies so much better than the old ones. The emphasis being "inspired", and not just comic book movies. They're real movies, and they take themselves seriously. Not just comic books translated to the screen. They have film depth, and they're more grounded in the real world (which was difficult to do for Thor...). Batman, Spider-Man (especially 2), Iron Man. They've lost the campiness, even if it's something that seems like it would be campy as hell on the big screen (Thor...). And next we have Green Lantern as a gigantic space opera and Captain America set as a period piece.

Deberg_1990
05-06-2011, 09:36 PM
I certainly don't grade it on a curve because it was Branaugh. .

heh, yea...its not like Branuagh is cant miss. Hes made some bad movies. He really hasnt been relevent for awhile now to be honest.



The first hulk movie was fine until it completely unraveled in the final act, which this one didn't fortunately. I actually wouldn't relate the two I don't think. This one was more...serious. And I don't mean Shakespearean; this is not a Branagh thing. Ang Lee tried to be serious, as well, obviously, but then he chose to cut between scenes using shots like panels in a comic, and so on. Which I thought at the time was corny as hell.



I havent seen the first Hulk movie in a long time. From what i remember it was corny and frankly kind of weird. Noble failure IMO. Eric Bana was boring and Nick Nolte was so far over the top he was in another movie.....weird vibe.

Psyko Tek
05-06-2011, 11:44 PM
loved the CGI sets
and costumes
Thor is THOR
princess amadala is hot but do you want darth vader's sloppy seconds?
loved the warriors 3
Loki needed to be more slimy and less butt hurt
Rene Ruso is still hot
put it just below xmen 1 on my comic movie scale
below
dark night
iron man
batman begins
spidey 2
xmen 1
FAREWELL and give me my hammer back

JD10367
05-07-2011, 06:07 AM
The Branagh comment was aimed more at the reviewers, who seem to mention the interpersonal family relationships in "Thor" in the same breath as Branagh's name and the fact that he does a lot of Shakespeare. If Joe Schmoe had directed it, the critics probably would've simply said there was too much dialogue.

Deberg_1990
05-07-2011, 01:31 PM
Just watched it. I liked it a lot. They did a good job of keeping things from getting too loony and cheesy. It could have been easy with this material if u think about it. Loved the Hawkeye cameo.
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Munson
05-07-2011, 03:17 PM
Just got done watching it in IMAX 3D. I thought the movie was badass. The special effects were great, and the story line kept me interested throughout the whole thing. But the most important thing that you must know is.........Natalie Portman just keeps getting hotter!!! She's now in my top 3 list. Damn her for being so fine!

Deberg_1990
05-07-2011, 07:03 PM
Oh.....the casting was perfect on this. Hemsworth was great and so was the guy who played his brother.
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Chiefs Pantalones
05-07-2011, 09:42 PM
Call me an idiot but I think this is the second best comic book super hero movie behind The Dark Knight that I've seen. My fiancee' really enjoyed it as well. It's worth seeing again and again, IMO.

Brock
05-07-2011, 09:49 PM
It was just okay. Disappointing.

Tribal Warfare
05-07-2011, 09:53 PM
It was just okay. Disappointing.

It was better than what I thought, but the humor was hokey IMO.

Chiefspants
05-08-2011, 10:31 AM
http://www.celebrities-collection.com/blog/pics/kat-dennings/2010-11-25/kat-dennings-topless-nude-boobs-01.jpg
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http://www.verypink.com/Images/jingles/koolaidman.jpg

Rausch
05-08-2011, 11:58 AM
It was just okay. Disappointing.

This, kind of.

I felt it would be the big push for Marvel this season and while good, you can tell they wanted GREAT.

It wasn't.

The humor missed. Almost always. And they did try.

I do think it did an excellent job introducing the character to audiences. I'd bet money more people would leave enjoying this film than the first HULK/Daredevil/Punisher/etc.

And I think they did a good job concentrating on supporting cast over spending on huge FACE talent and then scrubs. It helped. The film built a foundation I think could carry itself.

The whole THOR love story is the weak point. You don't really notice with all the father/brother/war/earth/banishment issues but for some reason they tried to include the love aspect and it's an afterthought.

As much of a Hulk fan as I am this was done MUCH better with better acting and much more rounded storyline...

Mr. Laz
05-10-2011, 06:23 PM
http://img120.imagevenue.com/aAfkjfp01fo1i-19363/loc216/12958_Kat_Mat55_122_216lo.jpg


http://img211.imagevenue.com/aAfkjfp01fo1i-31379/loc761/12750_Kat_Mat31_122_761lo.jpg


http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/6391/katmat6.jpg

Buehler445
05-16-2011, 10:15 AM
I finally caught this Saturday. I liked it. I was really worried about the whole "God" thing. They melded it with current science pretty well (as well as can be expected). And the explanation of it worked pretty well into the story and the characters, particularly Thor's personality.

I'll be interested to see how how he comes back for the Avengers. Overall, the movie was a success IMO.

I must say, though, that Portman, while unbelievably hot, doesn't play a particularly good nerd. I just wasn't feeling it.

Guru
05-16-2011, 10:25 AM
I really enjoyed this movie. More than I expected too.

Tribal Warfare
12-17-2011, 02:08 AM
'Thor 2' Star Natalie Portman Furious Over Director Patty Jenkins' Departure (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/thor-2-natalie-portman-marvel-patty-jenkins-272978)

The actress is said to be deeply unhappy with Marvel over Jenkins' dismissal but is contractually obligated to stay with the project.

The success of Marvel Studios has allowed it to operate by its own rules, so perhaps it’s not surprising that its top executives neither knew nor cared that dropping Patty Jenkins as director of its Thor sequel would shock Hollywood. But perhaps the studio didn't count on shocking Natalie Portman, who is said to be deeply upset by the decision.

While the parties spun the Dec. 6 parting as an amicable split over creative differences, sources say Jenkins was fired without warning from a job that would have made her the first woman to direct a superhero tentpole. The news was out before anyone had told Portman, who had strongly urged Marvel to hire the director of 2003’s Monster (a film that won Charlize Theron her Oscar). According to sources, Portman had begun to question whether she wanted to continue acting at all right now -- possibly for several years -- because she wants to spend time with her baby boy, who was born in June. Portman was said to be re-engaged in Thor 2 because of Jenkins' involvement and especially proud that she would have played a role in opening the door for a woman to direct such a film. The Oscar winner is contractually obligated to stay with the project and Marvel is now said to be working overtime to smooth over the situation by including her in discussions about whom to hire as a replacement.

Meanwhile, insiders are telling widely divergent stories about why Marvel dropped Jenkins. A source with firsthand knowledge of the production says Marvel became concerned that Jenkins was not moving decisively enough and feared the film might miss its November 2013 release date. Exactly how Jenkins should have acted more decisively is unclear since no script was in place. Marvel had commissioned one from Don Payne before Jenkins came onto the project in October, but the studio now wants a rewrite.

Still, the source says the company felt she showed “a lack of overall clarity in her choices,” which led to concern that the process would be “difficult.”

But an insider in Jenkins’ camp says the lack of clarity might be on Marvel’s part. This person says Jenkins was so explicit about her vision for the film that she didn’t expect to be hired in the first place. The source speculates that Marvel executives might have been won over initially by Portman’s enthusiasm for Jenkins but then, “when they started to interview writers for the rewrite . . . may have decided they really weren’t comfortable.”

Marvel had certain things they needed to achieve, says another source. There were constraints on what she could do creatively.

These sources say Jenkins respects Marvel’s imperatives and still wants to work with the company. She also doesn’t want this to be seen as gender-related, though that might be inevitable. A recent Annenberg study showed women directed only 3.6 percent of the top-grossing movies of 2009.

The directors Marvel is now considering to replace Jenkins -- Game of Thrones vets Daniel Minahan and Alan Taylor — are both men.

Sexual politics aside, Marvel has a reputation for calling its own shots. This is the company that offered Scarlett Johansson and Mickey Rourke a less-than-princely $250,000 for Iron Man 2 (that was negotiated up to something north of $400,000). The Disney-based studio has said in the past that it doesn’t mean to be disrespectful, just budget-conscious. But with certain exceptions — say, Robert Downey Jr. for the Iron Man series — the company is happy to lowball talent.

But as long as Marvel movies pull in those big global audiences (like $448.5 million for Thor), it has no reason to change course. “There’s a real arrogance,” says a film agent. “But in this environment where everybody’s struggling to stay employed, their behavior is amplified.” And agents can’t combat that. “We don’t have leverage,” he says. “The movies are the stars.”

Guru
12-17-2011, 02:38 AM
You work in Hollywood Natalie. What did you expect?

Bowser
12-17-2011, 12:21 PM
I figured The Avengers would in essence be Thor 2.

Deberg_1990
12-17-2011, 01:16 PM
I figured The Avengers would in essence be Thor 2.

Just a hunch, but it might be more like Iron Man 3 and buddies.
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Valiant
12-18-2011, 04:42 PM
Natalie, I love you. But, you are not important in the story. They could replace you easy

JD10367
12-19-2011, 10:14 AM
For "Thor", no one knew Hemsworth and Portman was needed as a name draw.

Now that Hemsworth has established himself as the character--and will be doing it further in "The Avengers"--they could pretty much pick any pretty chick to be opposite him (see "Transformers 3").

Fried Meat Ball!
12-19-2011, 10:15 AM
Natalie, I love you. But, you are not important in the story. They could replace you easy

Shut your whore mouth.

And stay away from my woman!

Tribal Warfare
12-24-2011, 09:19 PM
‘Thor 2′ Director Will Be ‘Game Of Thrones’ Helmer Alan Taylor (http://www.deadline.com/2011/12/thor-2-director-will-be-game-of-thrones-helmer-alan-taylor/)
By MIKE FLEMING Saturday December 24, 2011 @ 11:24am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Studios has found its Thor 2 director. I’m told that Marvel has set Alan Taylor, who was widely rumored to be on the short list to replace Patty Jenkins. Taylor is an accomplished TV director whose recent credits include Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and Nurse Jackie, and he directed the feature Palookaville. Jenkins got the job but then fell out over differences with Marvel on the sequel.

This will put the film back on track to meet its November 15, 2013 release date. The sequel brings back Chris Hemsworth as the hammer-wielding superhero, from a script by Thor co-writer Don Payne. The Kenneth Branagh-directed original grossed $448 million worldwide and launched the star of Hemsworth, who reprised Thor in The Avengers and then played the latter title role opposite Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron in Snow White and the Huntsman for Universal. Taylor is repped by UTA.

Tribal Warfare
08-23-2012, 12:28 AM
'Thor' hammers Akinnuoye-Agbaje into villain role (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118058172)
Thesp to play one of lead villains in Marvel's comicbook sequel 'The Dark World'
By DAVE MCNARY
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has joined the cast of Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" as one of the lead villains, playing the dual roles of Algrim the Strong and Kurse.
Disney and Marvel Studios have set the second "Thor" for a Nov. 8, 2013, release with Alan Taylor directing. Chris Hemsworth will again don the armor as the Norse god, with Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Jaimie Alexander, Stellan Skarsgard, Rene Russo and Kat Dennings reprising their roles. Christopher Eccleston will play primary villain Malekith the Accursed, the ruler of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim.

In the comicbooks, Algrim the Strong was the most powerful of a race of Dark Elves, who is coerced by Malekith to fight Thor. After he's betrayed by Malekith and injured during a battle, Algrim is healed and transformed into a much more powerful being called Kurse, who is twice as a strong as Thor.

Shooting on the sequel is taking place in London.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje's credits include "G.I. Joe," "The Bourne Identity" and small-screen roles on "Lost" and "Oz." He will be seen next in "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete" and "Bullet to the Head."

Akkinuoye-Agbaje is represented by APA, Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin Nilon and Saskia Mulder at Ken Mcreddie Associates in the U.K.

AustinChief
08-23-2012, 12:36 AM
'Thor' hammers Akinnuoye-Agbaje into villain role (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118058172)
Thesp to play one of lead villains in Marvel's comicbook sequel 'The Dark World'
By DAVE MCNARY
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has joined the cast of Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" as one of the lead villains, playing the dual roles of Algrim the Strong and Kurse.
Disney and Marvel Studios have set the second "Thor" for a Nov. 8, 2013, release with Alan Taylor directing. Chris Hemsworth will again don the armor as the Norse god, with Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Jaimie Alexander, Stellan Skarsgard, Rene Russo and Kat Dennings reprising their roles. Christopher Eccleston will play primary villain Malekith the Accursed, the ruler of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim.

In the comicbooks, Algrim the Strong was the most powerful of a race of Dark Elves, who is coerced by Malekith to fight Thor. After he's betrayed by Malekith and injured during a battle, Algrim is healed and transformed into a much more powerful being called Kurse, who is twice as a strong as Thor.

Shooting on the sequel is taking place in London.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje's credits include "G.I. Joe," "The Bourne Identity" and small-screen roles on "Lost" and "Oz." He will be seen next in "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete" and "Bullet to the Head."

Akkinuoye-Agbaje is represented by APA, Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin Nilon and Saskia Mulder at Ken Mcreddie Associates in the U.K.

Sweet! That storyline is from my childhood.. I have all those issues of Thor and Secret Wars II with Kurse and the Beyonder.

ThaVirus
08-23-2012, 12:55 AM
Hmm, twice as strong as Thor, huh? Wonder how he's going to defeat him.

On a side note, I want to see more of Heimdall (Idris Elba). His character was raw in the little bit of screen time he got.

AustinChief
08-23-2012, 01:28 AM
Hmm, twice as strong as Thor, huh? Wonder how he's going to defeat him.

On a side note, I want to see more of Heimdall (Idris Elba). His character was raw in the little bit of screen time he got.

[more geek] In the comic, he is actually 4 times as strong as Thor due to the Beyonder doubling his already doubled strength[/more geek]

Aries Walker
08-23-2012, 05:03 AM
I'm surprised they haven't gone for Enchantress and Executioner. Maybe they're saving them for Thor 3.

I wonder if Kurse will keep the disco-rrific yellow spiked executioner's hood. I'm guessing not.

patteeu
08-23-2012, 06:41 AM
Hmm, twice as strong as Thor, huh? Wonder how he's going to defeat him.

On a side note, I want to see more of Heimdall (Idris Elba). His character was raw in the little bit of screen time he got.

In a cross-over from the DC world, cat woman shows up on a bat bike and blows him away.

Passepartout
08-23-2012, 07:50 PM
I love Idris Elba as he is an underrated but awesome actor. Nearly got picked by Quentin Tarentino to play the lead in "Django Unchained" to be shown on Christmas Day!

JD10367
08-24-2012, 05:25 AM
In a cross-over from the DC world, cat woman shows up <strike>on a bat bike</strike> and blows him <strike>away</strike>.

Improved YP.

GordonGekko
08-24-2012, 07:46 AM
Improved YP.

Lol, that was exactly how I read it. Didn't know what he actually typed until you 'fixed' it.