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    My squee for the Cap film is on a bit of a ridiculous level, especially since it'll be a period piece (my weak spot) and it looks like a practical costume. The only time lycra is practical is in the gym or on the dancefloor.

    Thor... it looks pretty, but I have allergies to Kirby design. Cast looks good, mind you. and I like that they're doing a lot've SHIELD stuff.
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    • CommentAuthorPablo
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2011
    It's scary how well it works.
  3.  (9515.24)
    It really is.
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2011
    Oh, wow. Just, wow.
    • CommentAuthormunin218
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2011

    I find myself annoyed when filmmakers toss in inappropriate ethnicities in an effort to simply be "multicultural". It mostly ends up looking stupid, because its never really thought out. If the placement made sense, that'd be one thing. And they do it a lot. Remember that horrid Dungeons and Dragons movie? I hardly think the elf was supposed to be a Drow. :P
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2011
    @munin218: I think the tack they're taking with people of non-European ancestry in Thor is that whatever power elevated the humans who would eventually become the Asgardians (help me out here, was it the Celestials?) did so from other parts of the world than Scandinavia. That's second hand knowledge, though--I missed out on a lot of the comics.
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2011
    The Thor movie is supposedly running off the ULTIMATES story line rather than the traditional classic Marvel fare. Basically it's this: No one knows where he came from, people think he's insane and used to be in a mental institution, and he stole "super soldier equipment" to get his power set. Spoiler:
    (Later of course it is revealed that this was all because of Loki, and everyone learned to STFU about Thor when he summoned the rainbow bridge into New York and called thousands of dead Norse soldiers to his aid.)
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2011
    The CA trailers aren't interesting me so far, and nothing I've read about the production really gets me excited. IMHO what makes Cap special is the character, and we've got a long history of comic book movies that say characterization largely doesn't work thru a mask. Frankly, I don't think Chris Evans has the chops to pull it off, even (or especially?) with a Whedon script.

    The Thor trailers aren't much better, but after seeing some interviews with Hemsworth, Hopkins and Portman, I'm more optimistic. Hemsworth described walking onto the Asgard set with Hopkins, both in full costume. They looked at each other, grinned, and said something to the effect of it being the most majestic setting ever. He quickly added that the film lives up to the set. :-) And when Branaugh is on his game, he's freaking great.

    Besides, any film that upsets white supremacists is OK by me.
  4.  (9515.30)
    If you ask me the Boss Badass that Thor has to take down at the end of the film, if its that Gort looking robot thing, seems pretty lame.

    I forsee a bit of an anticlimax when that thing steps in
  5.  (9515.31)
    The Destroyer is the act 2 action set piece. Loki is the climactic fight. The structure (at least as far as I can suss out from the trailers) is: Act I:
    Asgard: Thor, Loki, and the Warriors Three go to Niflheim and start some shit with the frost giants, Odin declares Thor unworthy and kicks him out.
    Act II:
    Thor on Earth. Scuffles with SHIELD agents around Mjolnir and other hi-jinks ensue. Loki sends The Destroyer to Earth, de-powered Thor fights it, thus regaining worthiness, recovers Mjolnir.
    Act III:
    Thor goes back to Asgard to kick Loki's ass. Returns to Earth to protect people. Roll Credits. Post Credits Avengers Tease: Nick Fury tracks down Thor and asks him to join the team.
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    Thor looks like a remake of the He Man movie from the 80s and Captain America looks like a paint by numbers action flick.

    I'm willing to be pleasantly surprised since Iron Man 1 was pretty entertaining. I can't say that for their other flicks, which mere mediocre through and through.
    • CommentAuthorMartinSheen
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2011 edited
    There is a new Thor clip here:

    The scene seems pretty lame if you ask me.

    edited because I couldn't get the thing to imbed
    • CommentAuthorKidVector
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2011
    Marvel have certainly embarked on an impressive project. Essentially attempting to establish 4 movie franchises leading to an unprecedented celluloid crossover. Whether Thor or Cap are going to be good movies in their own right, who can say. They all have the potential to be absolute stinkers. I don't think I was the only one expecting Iron Man to be shite. But, luckily it ended up being a pretty decent blockbuster. I'll watch em as I think it's really interesting what Marvel are trying to set up, and I'll probably forgive them a few mistakes along the way. But the Avengers film is where it's really at for me. Whedon, don't fail us now!