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Thor 2 The Dark World Post Release
#36
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Originally Posted by doubledown1138 View Post
 


It's an Avenger...


all I need to know.  Thanks!

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#37
A[quote name="doubledown1138" url="/community/t/149455/thor-2-the-dark-world-post-release/30#post_3611463"]

And there is a funeral scene about midway through the film that will take your breath away.

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I was amazed by how effectively that scene worked. Probably the most beautiful looking sequence in all the Marvel Studios films.
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#38

I can't wait for this film!  The first Thor was a lot better than most people give credit it for.

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#39
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Originally Posted by Mike's Pants View Post


I was amazed by how effectively that scene worked. Probably the most beautiful looking sequence in all the Marvel Studios films.


Yeah, the actual ascension to Valhalla (or whatever their version of it actually is) was quite beautiful.



Gotta say, Hemsworth delivers some of his lines like a pro.  When he first comes back to Earth, the -



"So, you're back!  Still all muscle-y and stuff . . . how's space?"


"Hello Darcy.  Space is fine, thanks."



absolutely fucking killed me.  It was just so earnest.

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#40
AThor and Loki's bickering made my day.

"I thought you said you could fly this thing!"
"I said 'How hard could it be?'"
"Don't punch it press it!"
"I'm trying to press it! IT ISN'T WORKING!"
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#41
ADo we get more Ray Stevenson this time out?
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#42
ALess if anything, sadly.
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#43
AWut? Noo...
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#44

I was going to see this because I geek out for Marvel and I'm a completist, but the marketing has done nothing to convince me. You all have. Disney owes you a royalty.

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#45
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Originally Posted by Mike's Pants View Post

Thor and Loki's bickering made my day.

"I thought you said you could fly this thing!"
"I said 'How hard could it be?'"
"Don't punch it press it!"
"I'm trying to press it! IT ISN'T WORKING!"


"Out of the two of us, which one can fly?!"

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#46

I hate to bump this thread with not much to say but honestly I'm so wanting to see this so bad, nerdgasms are prepared.

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#47
Ahttp://www.hitfix.com/motion-captured/review-thor-the-dark-world-expands-the-universe-even-while-suffering-some-sequel-issues

McWeeney is a lot less enthusiastic. (Sorry it's not hyper linked)
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#48

I really dug this. The premise isn't anything spectacular - the aether's really just another Ulitimate Powaaaah Thingy, much like the Tesseract - but like the first Thor, it gets through on charm and some genuinely novel action sequences.



I agree that the Earth sequences are momentum-killers up till the third act, and the film goes a little overboard with the comic relief characters (Off the top of my head, I can name Skarsgaard, Dennings, Stevenson, O'Dowd, the intern and Portman at times) but the increased focus on Asgard  is fantastic. It's also nice to see Heimdall do more than stand by the Bifrost  and look imposing; apart from the aforementioned killer action scene, there's also a nice little character-led scene with Hemsworth that gives Elba a chance to add an extra dash of humanity to the character. Nothing in-your-face, just a nice quiet moment between friends that helps sell the sense of history between the two. Just a shame that the Warriors Three still seem to miss out on the screen time they deserve.



Malekith does indeed fall a bit flat despite strong work from Eccleston. There's a hint of something deeper in his performance but it never gets aired, and I'd definitely love to see a cut of this with some of that character work restored. What Malekith's lack of impact does do is add emphasis to the film's already forceful statement of just how vital Loki and Hiddleston are to these movies: he's still the best villain in Marvel's cinematic stable, and Hiddleston is regularly the best performer. Commonly accepted wisdom has always singled out RDJ as the MVP, but honestly Hiddleston has done a lot of the work of keeping these films cohesive.



Really dug the effects and design work as well. I wasn't hugely impressed with the aesthetic of the Dark Elves in the pre-production stuff, but their aesthetic grew on me a ton. Ditto Asgard itself, which we see a lot more of this time. Overall, this was a good time... And yeah, killer cameos. Say no more.

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#49
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Say no more.



Nudge nudge?  Don't tell me HE'S in this?

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#50

OK, you got me. It's all true. Wreck-Gar cameo. TASTE MAH SPOILERZ!!



Another thing: You'll have no problems picking the scenes that received a Joss Whedon punch-up. The banter has Whedon written all over it.

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#51

Just got back from this a few minutes ago and I god-damn loved it. It wasn't quite at the same level as Iron Man 3 which benefited from RDJ's charisma but, by God, this was the perfect movie for me to see today. I've had a rough time in recent weeks (for reasons I'll explain elsewhere at some point no doubt) but this movie was the equivalent of the Bare Necessities song for me. For its entire running time I forgot about my worries and my strife. As this is the Post Release thread, I won't be spoiler-tagging anything so stop reading if you'e not seen the movie yet!



From the opening sequence through to the inventive climax, there wasn't a moment where I wasn't invested in this movie and there were so many little touches I loved; none more so than a scene I'd seen a thousand times in the trailer (Loki causing the furniture in his cell to scatter and explode into pieces) which, when viewed in the context of him discovering the death of his mother, broke my heart. I love Heimdall's few scenes here and they continue to make him one of the most badass of Asgardians. I also, much to my surprise, really liked what they did with Malekith. He doesn't get a lot of dialogue but the combination of his awesome appearance, the seething anger under Ecclston's performance, and the fact that he was obviously committed to his crusade at any cost (Kill all of my men to escape? Okay then!) made him a pretty formidable figure in my eyes. Oh and the Loki/Thor relationship continued to be awesome here, and they even successfully tricked me into briefly believing that Loki had been killed off at one point. The conclusion of the movie was fantastic (Loki on the throne? Hell yeah!)  and I'm already pumped to see that scenario play out in the next one.



Yup, no complaints from me at all. My initial fear about the director was completely unjustified and he handled himself pretty well. I especially love the shot of Malekith being blasted by lightning from his point of view, rather than showing Thor's entrance. This was just good, solid fun and it has put me in a bubble of happiness since I walked out of that theater. Judging by the large audience numbers in my 12:30pm showing (although it is a half term holiday over here), this thing is going to make bank over here in the UK and I'm glad about that. Much like Thor says in the first movie:



"I like it! Another!"

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#52

Oh and can someone spoil the mid-credit and after-credit extras for me? I completely forgot to wait for them and only remembered on my journey home!

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#53
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"I like it! Another!"
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!One of us! One of us!!

And in all seriousness, sorry to hear things aren't great. How they pick up ASAP.
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#54
A[quote name="MrSaxon" url="/community/t/149455/thor-2-the-dark-world-post-release/50#post_3611802"]

"I like it! Another!"
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!One of us! One of us!!

And in all seriousness, sorry to hear things aren't great. How they pick up ASAP.
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#55
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!One of us! One of us!!

And in all seriousness, sorry to hear things aren't great. How they pick up ASAP.

I didn't want to post in this thread excessively because I've not seen it yet, but yes, Saxon you're good people and one of my favourite chewers. We are thinking of you!

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#56
A[quote name="MrSaxon" url="/community/t/149455/thor-2-the-dark-world-post-release/50#post_3611825"]Oh and can someone spoil the mid-credit and after-credit extras for me? I completely forgot to wait for them and only remembered on my journey home!
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[SPOILER=Warning: Spoiler!]The first one is Sif and Volstagg delivering the Aether to Benecio Del Toro's The Collector. It's a shame you missed it because it's really, really weird. Still trying to figure if it worked for me or not. The second is Thor returning to earth and smooching Jane, it's quite, quite pointless.[/SPOILER]
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#57

Thanks for the kind words, Doc, and thanks for the descriptions, Mike!

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#58
AI love you more than Harford does! I'm not sure how to prove it but I do!
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#59

Sax:  If you need an ear, ping me.

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#60

Cheers, Judas! Seriously, all of you peepz totally rock and it highlights why I enjoy posting here on CHUD. I'll have to go and post in Spook's I Love You Guys thread! <img src=" src="http://files.chud.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" />



(Also: go see Thor: The Dark World when it opsns in the U.S! It's wicked good!)

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#61
AAlso what are we doing about spoilers, because dammit some of us want to talk about possibly the best placed cameo in forever.
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#62

I'm assuming it's all good, as long as it doesn't appear at the start of the post (i.e the bit that is previewed). This is the Post-Release thread after all.

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#63
AWell, I'm sold. Wasn't that pumped for this. After reading this thread, I've decided to get my ticket. Watching it in an hour.
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#64

Sorry to hear things have gone temporarily tits up, Saxon - but you're a good egg, mate.  You'll be back on your feet in no time!



In the past two days I've had a buttload of friends text or FB me or whatever saying they saw it and loved it.  "Haven't laughed so hard in ages!" seems to be a common statement, and I have to say the crowd I saw it with saw erupting in laughter all over the place.  That cameo ("I can feel the righteousness!") absolutely KILLED at my screening, as did the coat rack scene.


Definitely going back to see that again, and the missus is keen to go again, too, which is a rarity indeed.  One of her favourite moments was during the final battle, when Thor and Malekith are tumbling between realms, all those shots of Mjolnir heading into deep space to re-unite with Thor, then turning around and coming back over and over whenever they went through another portal - gotta admit, it was a pretty great touch.



Was reading this morning that apparently it's already smashing the international B.O the original did, so that's a pretty good sign.

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#65
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The first one is Sif and Volstagg delivering the Aether to Benecio Del Toro's The Collector. It's a shame you missed it because it's really, really weird. Still trying to figure if it worked for me or not. The second is Thor returning to earth and smooching Jane, it's quite, quite pointless.


I caught the mid-credits scene when it leaked on Youtube yesterday, and I'm not sure what I thought of it either.  There was something a little flat about the footage (hope that doesn't translate over to the actual Guardians film), and the alien designs - basically humans with obvious make-up jobs - were a little cheap-looking.  We'll have to see, I guess.
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#66

Glad to hear people enjoying this.  For me, the Thor franchise is the one I have the most love for.  It's the cast, plain and simple.  I love their chemistry in the first film, even if it's the cheapest looking film of the MCU and the one Marvel had to sort of get through to get to the Avengers.



But, this character and his mythos have the absolute most potential out of all the franchises.



Here's hoping I love it because I want Alan Taylor to fucking nail this film.  I need Thor The Dark World to work.

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#67
AI thought it was pretty good!
Even though I don't think Hemsworth is a particularly gifted actor, he is very likable. Everyone else acts circles around him, though.

I wasn't as crazy about it as most around here, however. It was entertaining, but never surprising to me.

I loved the comic bits and, especially, the production design.

Loved the first stinger and also loved the weirded out look an the audience's faces after it.

The biggest laugh, however, came from the 14 year old girl sitting behind me who at one point exclaimed how hot she thought Anthony Hopkins was in this film. I laughed so loud it made her uncomfortable.
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#68

Haha dude!  "I'm going to laugh so hard at your crush on Sir Anthony that you feel publicly shamed!"



The man's a treasure.  I'd fuck him.

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#69
AIt was just so out of left field...

You have Hemsworth and Hiddlestone, two bona fide heartthrobs, and this RIDICULOUSLY young girl says that...

quoth the internets: "I LOL'D".
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#70
AOn a more serious note; the film's depiction of women is just horrible...

Jane is a smart, educated scientist who just loses all her brain cells whenever she sees Thor. Her ONLY motivation in the film is "I wanna bang him".

Darcy doesn't fare much better;

SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
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She is tough and independent and sassy until a man saves her life. Her immediate reaction is, of course, to kiss him.

Sif is also only there to try to hook up with Thor.
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