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Speaking of a bag of hammers, the International trailer for THOR hit today!

Published at: March 15, 2011, 2:37 a.m. CST by AICNStaff

Hey folks, Harry here...

Been doing SXSW stuff all day today - just got home and discovered that the international trailer for THOR hit today - and it is a bit more Asgardian based - but I think at this point - I'm just dying to see the movie.  The more I see, the more I want to see - and I've seen enough to be anxious to hear Patrick Doyle's score - and begin to see the Warriors Three's banter...  I want to see those characters brought to life, and they're quite significant in this film - yet so far...  curiously absent from anything beyond a background shot here or there.   At least this trailer features more Odin, but we still don't have a real great Loki scene or moment.   

 

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  • March 15, 2011, 2:38 a.m. CST

    by Tighxo

    finarrry!

  • March 15, 2011, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Looks cool.

    by Aragorn742

    I'm down.

  • March 15, 2011, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Le Suck

    by Dhaemon

    Looks like Krull 2. Oh and the CGI still looks bad.

  • March 15, 2011, 2:45 a.m. CST

    You can have her toes..

    by ShogunMaster

    I want to lick the rest of her.. And this actually doesn't look as bad as the previous trailers made it out to be. I'm still VERY worried about it, but hopefully it doesn't suck as hard as I want to on Natalie..

  • March 15, 2011, 2:45 a.m. CST

    Wow

    by Fridge

    This looks bad. Real bad. Not even any of the action or fight scenes look interesting enough to distract from the shit everything else. I really hope Loki isn't completely terrible, if only because it looks like he'll be the villain in The Avengers. When this bombs, I wonder if that will change.

  • March 15, 2011, 2:49 a.m. CST

    you know you really want

    by Spanky

    to lick my toes

  • March 15, 2011, 2:57 a.m. CST

    The Thor trailers are about as cool as aids

    by oreopimp

    I mean, wtf, not one of them has given me a hard on. Feels like it has no life or back bone to it (it doesn't feel like its going to go outside the bounds of a cut'n'paste father banishes son, loki takes over, son comes back to the bosum at the end). Captain America, now that looks like a movie.

  • March 15, 2011, 3:05 a.m. CST

    So I'm alone with digging this.

    by David Cloverfield

    I like the way Thor talks.

  • March 15, 2011, 3:21 a.m. CST

    The teaser had me...

    by justmyluck

    ... the subsequent trailers not so much - especially the 'high-jinks' with the girls on Earth. I forget the few THOR comics I read eons ago, so that fire blasting giant keeps reminding me of the child-catcher's whip-wielding assistant from BARBARELLA. Still hoping for the best...I'll probably pay to see it.

  • March 15, 2011, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Harry, either you have extraordinarily low standards and poor taste...

    by Toruk_Makto

    or it's your job to hype this garbage up. The more I see...the less I want to see -- as I've already seen this movie a 1000 times

  • March 15, 2011, 3:27 a.m. CST

    The only danger I see ...

    by GINGE_MUPPET

    Is that they have overused the whole Portman rom-com side side of things .... Rest of it looks about as good as a Thor film could. The guys a Norse God, not Batman ... How do film that without getting crazy?

  • March 15, 2011, 3:33 a.m. CST

    The Philadelphia Experiment

    by tailhook

    Looks like that. Road movie where chick encounters unknown guy with a mysterious past from elsewhere, romance ensues.

  • March 15, 2011, 3:33 a.m. CST

    Thor could have been cool

    by Fridge

    if they had just been serious with making a film about a Nordic god. I mean, Thor is a god. That automatically puts him in a different class than 90% of superheroes. Instead, Marvel looks to be trying to replicate what worked for Iron Man in all their subsequent movies. So, yeah. It's a romantic comedy now...

  • March 15, 2011, 3:36 a.m. CST

    WHERE IS STRINGER BELL?

    by Jonathhan Kana

    so I guess in the international version, they dont feel the need to showcase the black guy's brief scene like they did in the american trailer, since we all know how racists the international people are. Riiight.

  • March 15, 2011, 4:02 a.m. CST

    NO HELMET? NO FLY?

    by iwontwin

    REALLY.....this is going to suck

  • March 15, 2011, 4:07 a.m. CST

    that " this is going on facebook " chick.

    by Richard

    i hope Thor fists her in the rear with his Hammer. Then photographs that and puts it on her facebook.

  • March 15, 2011, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Looks like total shit....but that's no surprise

    by Mel

    One liners, CG action, bad jokes.....same old comic book movie faggotry.

  • March 15, 2011, 4:16 a.m. CST

    the only thing that really bothers me..

    by Righteous Brother

    is the small town setting. It looks a bit cheap, the rest of it I think looks ok, I'll still go and see it.

  • March 15, 2011, 4:25 a.m. CST

    See Thor throw a hammer! A hundred times!

    by Mozzerino

    I really want to dig this, but I can't. It looks like this movie has two action scenes (ice creature attack & Destroyer attack) and they both look kinda lame. Maybe it is just the trailers, but CAPTAIN AMERICA looks infinitely cooler than this.

  • March 15, 2011, 4:29 a.m. CST

    Helmet! Fly! Loki throwing knives! Thor vs Odin!

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Thor vs Destroyer! Real sets! Thor vs frost giants! Asgard! Black Heimdal! Set up for Avengers! Kirbyesque! Norse myth as sci-fi! What's not to like?

  • March 15, 2011, 4:34 a.m. CST

    I bet all the Thor haters...

    by Johnny Wishbone

    ...would prefer it if the movie was called "American Thor".

  • March 15, 2011, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Said it before and will say it again.....

    by TheBoyFromUlster

    One of these mega budget comic book movies is going to bomb and bomb big, not even scrape back the food catering on it and critics will tear it apart. This will then bring to the end this current cycle of big budget comic book movies (you can tell its nearly coming to an end of the cycle organically as what with this and Green Lantern, they are running out of comics to bring to the big screen, at least recognisable ones).....and I have a feeling that this could be the one, this or the afore mentioned Green Lantern.

  • March 15, 2011, 4:44 a.m. CST

    theboyfromulster

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Iron Man was deemed not recognizable enough by many. But yeah, I agree there's a big bomb to come. I hate that argument tho, if that was true we could only ever get remakes/revamps/"based on" and so on movies, never anything original. My bet is this will be a better movie than Green Lantern, but GL will make more money. That said (thanks Harry), when things like Crap of the Titans get sequels, there's still hope.

  • March 15, 2011, 4:55 a.m. CST

    No johnny wishbone, I wouldnt

    by Mel

    I dont give a fuck if hes british, american, or chinese. its just more gay ass "Dude in a Costume Fighting CG shit"....just another cash in because idiots are the ones that fill up the box office. That's a fact.

  • March 15, 2011, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Ι agree with the above.One of the upcoming comic

    by KilliK

    movie is going to bomb hard.Captain America,Green Lantern or Thor. And judging by this fuckfest trailer my money is on Thor.

  • March 15, 2011, 5:02 a.m. CST

    See, all this bitching about a trailer

    by Denty420

    is useless because you can't make an informed decision off a two minute preview. Look at the Phantom Menace trailer back in the day - looked fucking awesome, but the movie was seven different varieties of goose shit. I have enough faith in Kenneth Branagh to go and see this, although I do agree the Facebook line was a bit shite.

  • March 15, 2011, 5:16 a.m. CST

    Re: dhaemon

    by MakNeil

    While I don't agree with your comment, Krull was a jewel in the rough. Lots of potential there (most of it went unrealized), so if Thor is a more intense version of Krull, then I'm so there.

  • March 15, 2011, 5:26 a.m. CST

    The Lord of Negativity

    by MakNeil

    The Lord of Negativity, starring killick. Just curious, is there anything you feel secure enough admitting you like, or is hating stuff your 'thing?' By the way, just about every film you mentioned is going to be box office gold (though admittedly Green Lantern has me on the fence).

  • March 15, 2011, 5:31 a.m. CST

    makneil,should I?

    by KilliK

  • March 15, 2011, 5:35 a.m. CST

    The taser scene and Fakebook line still irk me....

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    But I don't think they'll ruin the movie. Natalie Portman will. She always looks so out of place in movies like this. Is it the shitty dialogue? Or is it she just doesn't care and only does these kinds of movies for the paycheck?

  • March 15, 2011, 5:37 a.m. CST

    melgibsoncalledmethenword

    by Denty420

    It's endemic of the film industry that most big-budget action movies contain too much CGI and massively overblown setpieces. Apologies for using another prequel as an example, but look at Revenge of the Sith. Had both. I agree with you that superhero movies are becoming samey, but you'll never get a movie of this type made the same way as, say, Superman was made.

  • March 15, 2011, 5:43 a.m. CST

    TPM trailer

    by TheBoyFromUlster

    Had a locked in audience that was going to see no matter what the critics, etc said about it. Green Lantern and Thor are not recognisable enough, at least not enough for big opening weekends on name brand alone. People, including myself to be honest will look at what the common consensus is, i.e. is it any good before I pay my 10 quid and bribe the Wife with popcorn and sweets to see a mash up of CGI and bad dialogue.

  • March 15, 2011, 5:44 a.m. CST

    Nah, I liked it!

    by BenBraddock

    Could be onto a winner here.

  • March 15, 2011, 5:49 a.m. CST

    theboyfromulster: "locked in audience"

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    So does this: Me!

  • March 15, 2011, 5:59 a.m. CST

    theboyfromulster

    by Denty420

    Granted. No argument there. TPM DID have a locked-in audience. My point is that you can be deceived either way by a trailer, regardless of the quality of the film. I think you're also greatly underestimating the fan base that Marvel commands

  • March 15, 2011, 6:18 a.m. CST

    Marvel fanbase

    by TheBoyFromUlster

    Take your point guntata but Marvel fanbase does not equate to 500mil plus which these films expect and need to turn profits. Its just that for example in my office here there are ones that enjoy going to the cinema and have a pretty good knowledge of films. If you said to them or showed them the trailers for Thor and GL, they would go firstly, ‘who or what is that?’ And then quickly by, ‘that looks terrible’. Hollywood exectutives do not want to hear that only the ‘Marvel fanbase ‘ are interested in their film. Listen, don’t get me wrong, all said and done, I really hope they are good, especially Thor as I love Ken Branagh. Just looking at them at face value, I think there will be no core audience queuing to see them and worst of all, the don’t look very good. That is why I reiterate my first point in saying, one of these is going to stink the room out.

  • March 15, 2011, 6:20 a.m. CST

    Big camp b-movie

    by biscuithead

    nothing wrong with that

  • March 15, 2011, 7:10 a.m. CST

    What I Want to Know Is

    by Peter David

    How come it opens abroad two weeks before us? What's up with THAT? As for the Thor haters, you guys seriously have no idea how great you have it. The last time Thor was portrayed in live action, he was a supporting character in a Hulk movie. He wasn't even a god (because the networks were concerned that the sensibilities of the religious right would be offended.) He was just a Viking warrior who was "channeled" through the mortal Don Blake, except they didn't even switch places. Thor would materialize and then he and Blake would engage in some painful banter while Thor got into bar fights. Yet here you've got Thor, Asgard, the Destroyer, and you STILL complain? Seriously: Go dig up a copy of "The Incredible Hulk Returns" and watch it, and realize just how far the depiction of Marvel characters has come. PAD

  • March 15, 2011, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Bitching about Facebook in a 2011 movie

    by David Cloverfield

    Is like bitching about television in a movie in the 60's. It's part of the world now.

  • March 15, 2011, 7:31 a.m. CST

    This was bad enough

    by Marat

    The facebook shit put it over the edge. Facebook isn't like TV, it's a company. Next!

  • March 15, 2011, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Looking forward to this flick.

    by JDanielP

    Based on appearances, I think this movie will do fairly well at the box office. Kudos to all involved. It looks good!

  • March 15, 2011, 7:41 a.m. CST

    How could they miss the mark like that??

    by Astronut

    Why the hell did they not give us a scene where Thor winds up Molinr (sic) and lets it loose to soar across the sky? That's like his signature move!! I will go to see this but I am concerned it's going to be a let down judging by the "made for TV" vibe I'm getting from these trailers...

  • March 15, 2011, 7:43 a.m. CST

    And btw, a Facebook mention does not equal shitty movie

    by Astronut

    I mean, come on. Granted, when you add up several elements from these trailers, yeah, sure, you have a right to be concerned.

  • March 15, 2011, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Suck it... this looks dope.

    by Huckshine_Saints

  • March 15, 2011, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Hey nerds, go out and direct your own. Oh, thats right...

    by dr sauch

    You have no talents. You are only good at picking apart two minute previews because they mention "Facebook," which you are all obviously too sophisticated to use. Do you realize you're a parody of yourselves?

  • March 15, 2011, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Remeber when this was supposed to be like LOTR? HAH!

    by estacado1

    Starting to look silly doesn't it.

  • March 15, 2011, 8:03 a.m. CST

    people hating on this trailer

    by palewook

    should stay home and watch lifetime when thor comes out. for the rest of us, does this movie continue to surprise and amaze in the trailers? it looks better and better. in a year where there are so many superhero movies coming out, who would have thought thor would be the champion.

  • March 15, 2011, 8:30 a.m. CST

    I really laugh at you losers! Thor will do well!

    by JarJar25

    First it was Avatar, then Battle: Los Angeles and now Thor. The latter films did well, and so will Thor. You fucks go on and on about hating something, saying that you had enough of it or it will be crickets, but as usual your just full of shit. This film will do well and be good too! All you do is complain, and don't realize that films like Thor are some much better now, than most things in like the 1970s. They can do almost anything, and still you fuckers complain.

  • March 15, 2011, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Word

    by dznutzforu

    I think it looks great. More coffee! Smash!

  • March 15, 2011, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Looks cool.

    by BrooklynBred

    I'll peep it.

  • March 15, 2011, 8:34 a.m. CST

    You're wasting your breath, peter david

    by rev_skarekroe

    These guys have no sense of perspective.

  • March 15, 2011, 8:34 a.m. CST

    If a Facebook mention = a bad movie, then...

    by Cletus Van Damme

    ...I bet a movie entirely about Facebook would REALLY suck. Mo-rons.

  • You Fakebook users get so defensive when we shit on your time wasting hobby. Does a movie about an alien who wields a magical hammer really need a dose of "reality" for people to be able to relate to it? It's such an obvious plug. So sad. The Dr. Pepper machine also seen in the trailer is another example of obvious product placement. For shame.

  • March 15, 2011, 8:35 a.m. CST

    This looks great

    by ZOMBRE

    I love the robot baddie at the end. Screams kirby to me. I cant wait to see this! I really hope we see the rumored Hulk vs Thor scenario in Avengers.

  • March 15, 2011, 8:36 a.m. CST

    This film looks great, what the hell is with you people?

    by JarJar25

    Saw the trailer again, and loved it. It's the comic come to life, what the hell more do you want. If you truly don't like it, then why the fuck do you haters keep posting comments then?

  • March 15, 2011, 8:41 a.m. CST

    the looks FUCKING. AWESOME.

    by THE_ONE_MAN_GANG

    cant believe these movies are being made finally..

  • March 15, 2011, 8:55 a.m. CST

    All that facebook stuff totally ruined The Social Network

    by Alfa Jerk

    fart

  • March 15, 2011, 9 a.m. CST

    Wow a bunch of assholes on here today...

    by TitusPullo

    ... actually, that's everyday on AICN. At the very least this looks like it could be "Flash Gordon 80's" fun. And I don't see any difference in this trailer than the last American one. Looking forward to it.

  • March 15, 2011, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Fuck the haters. This looks GREAT.

    by ChickenStu

  • March 15, 2011, 9:06 a.m. CST

    I'm a DC guy, but I'm pretty jazzed about this movie

    by Snookeroo

    Looks great to me -- keep the comic book flicks coming, I say. These are great geek times, indeed.

  • March 15, 2011, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Peter David..Humm..

    by Dark Doom

    Sir, if you are the real Peter David.. (thanks for all the good work) well... there aren't that many good feelings here for anyone's work, mostly there is just trolling and outright hatred. But there are a few blessed, informed individuals who do have sci-fi, comic cred. And yes, we are lucky to live in age that doesn't have the old bad TV versions of Thor, Spidey, etc. Hey I wait to actually see a movie before I decide I hate it. Thor looks good.

  • March 15, 2011, 9:25 a.m. CST

    All of you armchair movie critics need a new career

    by MAD_MIKE

    This looks like a good adventure. It follows much of the established comic book lore and even puts him in Broxton which is where the book has been based for the last 5 years. There are more superhero movies being greenlit everyday. Even if one of them bombs hard, it will not bring them to an end, because the track record of success on these flicks is far better than standard movie fare. So get your heads out of your asses and stop hating just to hate.

  • March 15, 2011, 9:27 a.m. CST

    I wish Thor would hammer all of the haters to death!

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    THOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

  • March 15, 2011, 9:28 a.m. CST

    I'm in

    by prince_fufu

    Is this going to be PG-13? I've got kids to think about...

  • Iron Man 2 opened overseas early because they wanted it to have more time in theaters before the World Cup began. It was talked about endlessly online for more than a week before opening in the US, and when it did it came in under most predictions for opening box office here. People like to be the first to see these kinds of films due to bragging rights and so they can take part in all the discussions about the film while avoiding spoilers. We all share the same Internet though, so that goes out the window if you're seeing something 2 Weeks after the initial explosion of posts about it. That's an eternity in Net time. The US is by far the largest market for films in the world, and that's especially true when it comes to super-hero flicks, where the US box office usually equals the rest of the world combined. Handicapping your opening in that market at all doesn't make a lot of sense, unless the terms of Paramount's distribution deal gives them a greater share of overseas box office then it does with the domestic. Either way, I'm glad that Disney bought out their distribution of "The Avengers" and "Iron Man 3".

  • March 15, 2011, 9:50 a.m. CST

    It's a CBM that wants to make it's money back...

    by UltimaRex

    It's PG-13.

  • March 15, 2011, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Are they selling this movie to teenage girls?

    by Knugen

    Beacause it certainly looks like it. They spend their money like no other though.

  • March 15, 2011, 9:59 a.m. CST

    'TIS MAGNIFIQUE!

    by BringingSexyBack

    Fuck le haterz!

  • March 15, 2011, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Hrmmm, I've got a dilemna

    by prince_fufu

    My youngest son turns 7 the day this opens. I was thinking about letting him go to this, but PG-13 is really pushing it for a 7 year old. I wonder what is going to push this to the PG-13 category? Non-Graphic violence and intense action? I'd be ok with that, I suppose.

  • March 15, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Why so much hate for the "haters?"

    by kiwicanuck

    The hypocrisy of hurling so much hate at the 'haters' seems ridiculous and hypocritical, especially when the term 'haters' is very generalized; referring to people who simply don't like what's on display. I'm referring to people expressing their discontent not just by screaming "that sucks," but by pointing out exactly why in their opinion, in this case Thor, looks like it "sucks." I mean Jesus, is this trailer such a goddamn work of art that you can't even stand back for a second and see that there could be flaws seen through someone else's eyes? Sure we've come a long way since the TV movies of the 80's/90's but the bar was set pretty damn dog-shit level low. Can you really not see how the CGI and the Destroyer might make it look 'made for TV,' or how the real-world diologue is trite, the small town location appears cheap, and the costumes more cheeseball than god-like? I don't agree with all of the above points, but if I don't agree, I can certainly see how they could be interpreted that way. I've got some serious doubts, but here's hoping Thor's amazing.

  • March 15, 2011, 11 a.m. CST

    IT'LL LOOK A LOT BETTER IN IMAX 3D

    by BringingSexyBack

    Especially at 0:39.

  • March 15, 2011, 11:03 a.m. CST

    prince

    by deelzbub

    I think a 7 yr old could handle this. My 4 yr old is a big Thor fan, from watching the '66 cartoons and Avengers:EMH. We are gonna see it. If it gets scary, I will just cover his eyes.

  • March 15, 2011, 11:17 a.m. CST

    I recall hearing *many* times.....

    by Damned if I can login

    ...how the nipples on the Bat-suit (and that movie in general) would spell the end of all comic book movies forever. It would appear that they did NOT.

  • March 15, 2011, 11:22 a.m. CST

    This is the summer where comic fad dies.

    by knowthyself

    With a string of Bombs...thor...lantern...captain...it will spell the end of the comic book movie fad.

  • March 15, 2011, 11:37 a.m. CST

    i think this looks fantastic.

    by Mr. Waturi

    Great cast. Solid director. Epic imagery. Doesn't look hyper-edited or have some retarded pop score. I have a feeling this movie will be great.

  • March 15, 2011, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Comic fad dies

    by red rover

  • March 15, 2011, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Comic fad dies

    by red rover

    Dammit. The summer of my discontent.

  • March 15, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST

    IF FF COULDN'T KILL THE COMIC BOOK MOVIE, NOTHING WILL

    by BringingSexyBack

    Thor looks sick. I'm so in.

  • March 15, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Gotta Agree, If the F4 couldn't kill the trend then it's here to stay...

    by The Founder

    for a while at least. I think all these comic films will rake in 150 mil a the least domestically.

  • March 15, 2011, 12:09 p.m. CST

    I'm really a fan of Thor but this trailer is so mediocre and lifeless

    by The Founder

    Just my opinion. Ive watched it a few times and I just don't see a good movie. I'm really trying not to be negative.

  • March 15, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST

    LE COMBAT

    by 3D-Man

    For some reason, the juxtaposition of those two words is hilarious.

  • March 15, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Thor just doesn't look powerful at all.

    by The Founder

  • March 15, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    This looks dumber than a... well, dumber than something anyway.

    by Frank Conniff

    Kat Dennings > Natalie Portman

  • Some of these characters are too popular. The genre has been to profitable for Hollywood. They aren't going to stop cause one flick bombs. Based on this summer I think it's between Thor and GL that will rake in the lowest box office. Even with that being said I think the lowest performing one will still break over a 100 mil and limp to 150 mil domestically. It really won't be a bomb cause it'll make something of a profit.

  • March 15, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    kiwicanuck

    by coop

    The reason people are hating on the haters is because there is nothing about these trailers that says it's anything other than what it's supposed to be. It's a movie of the Thor comic books directed by a good director. It isn't a hacky low budget version with bad acting and cheesy special effects. It's people trying to take it seriously. If there's a problem with it, it's the source material.

  • March 15, 2011, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Looks good to me

    by K-Gin

    would I prefer it to be mostly in Asgard...sure...but doesn't mean this still can't be good. Does remind a bit of the most current iteration of Thor with the small town. Here is hoping it is a fun time.

  • March 15, 2011, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Comment

    by D Jones

    I love how every armchair critic seems to glean the whole movie from a trailer; by all means Nostrafuckingdamus tell us how the rest of our summer movie viewing is going to be so I can save some coin.

  • March 15, 2011, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Green Lantern...

    by zinc_chameleon

    Any news of a new trailer? I'm assuming something will come out soon, as right now Captain America and Thor are getting all the press. I'm more worried about Green Lantern than I am about anything from Marvel at this point.

  • March 15, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Coop

    by kiwicanuck

    Perhaps, but as a person who isn't completely familiar with the Thor comics, and certainly not more recent incarnations (used to collect Avengers and Iron Man though, so I'm not completely ignorant of the universe), I find some of the content actually does look suspiciously hacky and cheesy - despite the huge budget and acclaimed director. Are you saying that you can't point out foibles in movie content when you're not intimately acquainted with the source? And by that rationale for example, if I haven't read Lord of the Rings, I can't criticize the flims? Or if I haven't read the Superman books, I can't review the movies, or even comment on atrailer's material? Not trying to be a douche, just saying, I still think it's easy and fair to understand why people see fault in the material as it stands so far.

  • March 15, 2011, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Agreed on Kat Dennings' hotness.

    by kiwicanuck

    Her chest is not of this world.

  • March 15, 2011, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Natalie Portman is in this? She seems to vanish behind Kat Dennings HOTNESS.

    by the Green Gargantua

    She kills me.

  • March 15, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    My main worry is Thor himself in these trailers..

    by steverogers5

    I totally get the points that Peter David raised earlier, and agree with them. I never thought I'd see the day when we watched the Destroyer on film for instance.. But, (And it may just be the trailers that are making it look this way..) in the clips shown so far I do worry that they're just not gonna give us a character that feels like the Marvel comics Thor at all. He just looks really, really unlikeable. Arrogant and foolish in the extreme. I get that that's the redemption style character arc, but do they have to focus on making him look like such an asshole in the trailers? If I didn't know the character of Thor from the comics, and these trailers were my first introduction to him, I really wouldn't wanting to be seeing a film about a guy that looks like a grade A jerk! Heck in the comics wasn't it Odin who was a bit of an asshole, in terms of looking down at mortals? I always remember Thor as being the one Asgardian who was most proud of 'Midgard' (Earth) and who would fall out with asgardians over his own fondness for them. This movie looks like it's completely misunderstanding Thor's relationship with mortals, and is indeed potraying it in the opposite way from what it should be. With the end result that Thor himself doesn't seem very likeable at all. Which given the uphill battle this film faces with the general public, seems like a crucial mis-step to me. Worrying..

  • March 15, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    B-list comic book character movie will never do well

    by thelordofhell

    Oh wait, this isn't the Iron Man talkback from a few years ago. Kat Dennings is hot!!

  • March 15, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST

    I wonder what Norwegian's think of this stuff.

    by Royston Lodge

    I mean, really. I really do wonder that.

  • honestly, the shots in Thor's home in heaven look terrible. the costumes are ridiculous, the acting and dialogue sound beyond ridiculous. honestly, I know it's a comic book movie, but aren't we allowed to have higher expectations after The Dark Knight and Iron Man? how can anyone watch the really cool looking Captain America trailer, and then this one, and be anything but disappointed with this crapfest? Honestly, I think the only way someone can watch this and think it looks good is if they are just a total comic book junkie, and have their blinders on. Thor on the big screen! yes! yaaay! come on, this looks terrible.

  • March 15, 2011, 1:34 p.m. CST

    I'm excited about THOR, and I'm a DC guy

    by David Ortiz

    No matter if you're a DC or Marvel fan, you gotta appreciate this Golden Age of superhero flicks we are currently in. These characters are being taken seriously, and that's simply amazing. Even the less successful ones like DAREDEVIL or FANTASTIC FOUR, while pretty crappy, are light years ahead of 90's CAP and Corman's FF. Just enjoy what we have!!!

  • March 15, 2011, 1:42 p.m. CST

    This movie looks like...

    by SteveasaurusRex

    Pure sex. I want crush this trailer into little pieces and snort it. I want to melt it in chocolate, use it to cast a mold of Thor's hammer and eat it while I sit in my underwear weeping. I want to tear it apart thread by thread and make myself a sweater out of it and wear it to a nice restaurant on a date with my girlfriend. This movie is going to be FUN, it's not going to be super intelligent or Oscar-worthy or anything. It is going to be cool as fuck, though.

  • March 15, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    C.R.A.P

    by Arkhaminmate001

  • March 15, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    This looks friggin' awesome.

    by wierdo27

  • March 15, 2011, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Just saw the Russian X-Men First Class Trailer

    by tommyleespenis

    Pretty epic!

  • March 15, 2011, 2:56 p.m. CST

    steveasaurusrex: I found your post incredibly annoying.

    by Frank Conniff

    Just so you know.

  • March 15, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Ramirez: How can you say that about delicious, refreshing Dr. Pepper?

    by Frank Conniff

    That’s crazy talk. I’m ambivalent about Portman though, and her earlobes.

  • March 15, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    I saw this trailer at the theater when i watched BLACK SWAN

    by AsimovLives

    But then again, i'm the foreigner here, so i would, wouldn't I?

  • March 15, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    You like the Conan teaser but hate on Thor...

    by PorkChopXpress

    ...if this is you, you have officially gone full retard.

  • March 15, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Fuck Dr. Pepper?

    by Frank Conniff

    All right, I can see you don't want to be cheered up here, dude. en 3D.

  • March 15, 2011, 4:28 p.m. CST

    "It's just a comic book movie."

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Love this. See, when a movie like The Dark Knight comes along, you geeks beat your chests. "You see? Comic book movies can be just as great as any other kind of art movie!" But when one is really shitty or cheesy you roll out the excuse that "it's just a comic book movie" and it should be forgiven for its ridiculous shortcomings. Which is it? Are comic book movies just like any other movie, or do they deserve special treatment?

  • It's 'not' Thor. It's a character the movie folks are 'calling' Thor. They really do not seem to know the difference. That or they think most of us are too stupid to grasp concepts like character motivation and development. They should all be sent back to school to take a few psych courses to learn that human beings form distinct personalities based on their life experiences...good story characters do the same. Thor, like every other Marvel/DC character has had their personalities honed to a razors edge by the best writers over many decades where 'observant' readers now know what a character will do and say in almost any given situation. Movie folks think they can swap these personalities out and stuff in whatever one's they think will work 'better' for their target demographic. Well, I'm definitely not their demographic because that shit simply doesn't fly with me.

  • March 15, 2011, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Everytime I take a massive shit...

    by lv_426

    ... I take a picture with my iPhone and I'm like, "this is so going on my Facebook."

  • March 15, 2011, 6:37 p.m. CST

    ahole: I'm dying to find out braindrain's twatter name.

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    But here's mine in the meantime: iamchoppah

  • March 15, 2011, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Dr. Pepper is indeed the best soda around.

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Fuck Mountain Dew. I'd rather have the crab juice.

  • March 15, 2011, 6:47 p.m. CST

    "You can't kill an entire race" -- ummmm, anyone seen HELLBOY??

    by golden tribw

    This is the exact same fucking story. Prince of foreign magical species conveniently identical to homo sapiens decides to end humanity and is saved by a halfbreed (half-turncoat) warrior. The effects will be great, with Hopkins & Portman hopefully the acting will match ... but why couldn't they come up with a better story? The "biggest" possible story (extinction of mankind / destruction of earth) is usually NOT the best. Give me characters I actually care about and a stubbed toe, blown job interview, horrible date, or looming break-up will be all the tension I need.

  • March 15, 2011, 7:23 p.m. CST

    I Don't Hate Haters

    by Peter David

    If anything, since their default reaction is "It's gonna suck," I would call them Suckers. That's why there's so many of them; because there's one born every minute. If anything, I feel sorry for the poor Suckers. They consistently get themselves worked up over films before they actually see them--which is, let's face, the only time one can really voice an informed opinion about a movie. Perhaps the agita is simply an end to itself, but still, it seems kind of pointless. Especially that even the biggest misfire of superhero films these days are still way higher than even just a few decades ago. In my fan days, a lot of the showbiz versions of superheroes were downright painful. The Justice League live-action specials? The Super Friends? The Fantastic Four with Herbie the Robot, or the later Thing cartoon? The Hulk live action series was somewhat salvaged by Bill Bixby's complete dedication as Banner (David, not Bruce, because Bruce was considered too gay a name. Seriously.) But the Hulk was still a guy in green body make-up and a fright wig, with none of the comics supporting cast to be seen. The Spider-Man live action TV series? Miscast, badly written, badly directed. The appearances by Thor and Daredevil in the Hulk TV movies? Ghastly. And sure, there was the first hour of "Superman" that was brilliant. But then it went right off the rails the moment Ned Beatty showed up and can anyone watch the "Can you Read My Mind?" sequence without reaching for a barf bag? "Superman II" likewise had lengthy campy moments, and III and IV were just horrific. I'm not saying that fans automatically have to adore every comic project that comes down the pike. I'm just saying it's a little astounding to me, who grew up wincing at every misguided misfire of comic book properties, to see people unloading on a trailer for a "Thor" film where he's a god and looks great as opposed to his previous live action incarnation where he was basically a Viking biker and looked ridiculous. And lest I come across sounding like an old guy in a rocking chair muttering, "Kids today don't know how good they have it," this is not some subjective opinion. It can be verified independently. All the "kids today" need do is dig up videos or DVDs of some of the projects I listed above and watch them, or at least try to. Suddenly all the efforts filmmakers go to these days to offer fealty to the source material will come into clearer focus. Even the much-maligned "Daredevil" movie will garner reassessment once you've watched Daredevil in "Trial of the Incredible Hulk" (although admittedly nothing can salvage "Elektra.") And Dark Doom...yes, it's really me. (Although if I wasn't, what would I say? Ya got me, I'm a fake?) As always, I invite any who doubt my identity to swing by my site at www.peterdavid.net and just ask. PAD

  • March 15, 2011, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Le film du Thor, oui?

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Does my french suck or what?

  • March 15, 2011, 8:20 p.m. CST

    "Suck,Suck, suck, suck"

    by cricklewood

    Is that the only adjective you haters can think of? It's a comic, about a god with a hammer. And the movie looks like one. Lighten the fuck up. It looks like fun.

  • March 15, 2011, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Humanities destruction, thors and asshole and will it sell.

    by Norman Colson

    Loki is the god of mischeif it's his duty to kill the humans ,to hurt the things his brother thor loves. Thor comes to love mankind /humans during the movie. Because he realizes there's not much difference other than time and space. It's the classic thor story from the begining... lol. And I was skeptical at first being that it was directed by kenneth braga but, it does look good. Admit it people, stop bitching about facebook!!! Goddamit. really. And natalie portman's not shapped like a little boy with those big ass tits. lol.

  • March 15, 2011, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Some of you are just mad Thor's costume is better than Cap's.

    by Blood_Bubbles_in_Bathwater

    Like, hella better. And you know it.

  • March 15, 2011, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Issue I have is, what's the actual plot?

    by Charlie

    So you have the basis, he's sent to earch and then has to fight to save earth. From the trailer, ok he fights a kind of lame looking fire faced robot, there's a monster and he throws a hammer. I don't know there just doesn't actually seem to be a lot of plot, and a lot of set pieces and so forth shown in the film. I think it looks decent, but something seems off about what is shown in the trailer. As to the scale, scope, danger action ect. Looks like intro, then his banishment. Then ages on earth. Robot dude shows, up, he fights it, then goes back home throws his hammer around and roll credits.

  • March 15, 2011, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Looks 'ok'

    by Lucky13

    I can see why comic book fans are feeling like its a step back after the Spiderman/Batman/Iron Man hero film's really shined. Seems a bit flat and silly... robot fire-faced thing looked rather dull in a late-90's kind of way. I'm sure it won't be garbage... but that trailer doesn't get me excited (never really read comic books, so I don't have a horse in this race though).

  • March 16, 2011, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Looks decent

    by catlettuce4

    Based on the trailer I think it looks better than the Incredible Hulk, and that was ok. I expect to like this, but not be blown away by it. They can't all be Iron Man, simply because it's hard to relate to some of these more supernatural Marvel characters. Should be a fun movie at least.

  • March 16, 2011, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Also...

    by catlettuce4

    There's nothing in that trailer that isn't the same type of stuff that appears in Marvel comics all the time. Including the girl characters/humor. You can't seriously call this unfaithful to the comics if you're being honest. And of course he will wear the helmet at some point, they have toys of it in the stores right now.

  • Thanks for that. Dr. Pepper rules.

  • March 16, 2011, 5:15 a.m. CST

    comedic bits in trailer=FAIL

    by Stalkeye

    However the destroyer and Hopkins' Odin is worth checking this one out. Prediction: Cap will own all Superhero films this year including GL.

  • March 16, 2011, 6:16 a.m. CST

    this looked better than before but Hemsworth sucks

    by chien_sale

    He's clearly the weak link. He's a hunky underwear model.

  • March 16, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Different world, justifiable complaints

    by kiwicanuck

    Look, I agree - in comparison to Marvel properties of the 80's/90's, the quality of films these days is a huge heads and shoulders above that vomitous bile. And we should be grateful. However, in the past 10 years or so, probably since Raimi's Spider-man and Singer's X-Men, expectations have justifiably risen with the calibre of talent involved with these flicks, not to mention the $100 million + budgets and (most importantly) the huge success of films such as the more recent Iron Man and The Dark Knight - movies which were not only popular with fanboys but with the general movie-going public as well. I consequently argue that the bar should continue to be set against the aforementioned outstanding comic book adaptions, as well as other non-genre, big budget, big name-casted films. In fact, we can IMPROVE and BUILD on them. So, I understand the criticisms leveled at this trailer etc. I've thrown a few at it myself. The new stuff shouldn't be given excuses on account of being so much better than the shit sandwiches of the past, and certainly not because they're just "comic book movies." That's just plain insulting considering that these properties - in the right hands - can resonate just as much as any genre of film out there.

  • March 16, 2011, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Will There Be A Twitter Joke Too?

    by NeonFrisbee

    Some Girl: "Whatta hunk o' man! I can't wait to tweet this on my internets!" Thor: "What is this tweet you speak of? On Mongo, uh, I mean, Asgard, it is only the birds that tweet. Here, on Midgard, it is the women who do the tweeting?? WHAT A STRANGE WORLD THOU DOST LIVE IN!" And so on and so forth.

  • March 16, 2011, 11:52 a.m. CST

    I Don't Dispute that Expectations Have Risen

    by Peter David

    But what has likewise risen, and exponentially higher, I believe, is the stupidity level of the objections. To object to the 80s live action version of Thor because he's not a god and they've attempted to transform the concept into some weird twist on buddy movies, to me, seems reasonable. To trash a two minute trailer because of, for instance, a Facebook reference is ridiculous. To make pronouncements that Thor isn't going to be likable considering no one here even knows what his character arc is going to be is a perfect example of an uninformed opinion. Expectations have been raised to such a degree that the Suckers are actively looking for things to object to and will seize upon anything to pronounce judgment. It seems to be less about commenting on the actual quality of the material and more about being on the forefront of declaring how terrible a movie is so that, if it indeed tanks, the Suckers can say, "I told you so." Yet everyone seems to develop convenient amnesia if the film is indeed successful or even, God forbid, good. For instance: It's easy to say after the fact that "Dark Knight" was incredibly popular with the fanboys and therefore they have a right to expect greatness. To which I would respond that those very same fanboys--or at least the Suckers among them--were declaring that "Dark Knight" was gonna suuuuuck based on behind the scenes photos of Heath Ledger, snapped on the fly and leaked onto the Internet. "His hair looks stupid, his make-up looks, bad, it's gonna suuuuuuck." And your argument is that the filmmakers are victims of fan expectations because of the quality of their films? That nimbly gives a free pass to all the Suckers who prematurely trashed the same films they now look upon fondly. PAD

  • March 16, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Thor is gonna...

    by AllThosePowers

    ...BOMB and it'll be epic, biblical if you like

  • March 16, 2011, 12:28 p.m. CST

    As a matter of fact...

    by Peter David

    Just out of curiosity--since apparently "Dark Knight" has raised expectations of greatness--I picked a random "Dark Knight" thread on this site, pre-DK release. Were some people expressing interest and excitement? Sure. But there was also plenty of this: (exact quotes follow, with spelling and punctuation mistakes preserved) "...Ledger is extremely overrated as an actor, so I hope he can pull this off." "When the first pics came out I defended the armor but I was wrong. It's totally gay. Well, not Schumacker-gay but gay." "I'm tired of sequels and redos and unoriginality." "The guy looks like the elderly Joker from Dark Knight Returns... DRUNK!Sorry, but you can't put badly-bleeding clown makeup on a mediocre, balding actor and get The Joker. This is one casting mistake that can't be fixed, simply by having blind "faith in Nolan." I have faith in my ability to smell crap when someone tries to tell me it's filet mignon." "The Joker is dapper. This jackass is wearing a bad and filthy coat, hideous boots, complete with something that looks like a greasy mop on top of a balding head. I reiterate - where's the Joker?" "Ledgers Joker sucks. He looks like hes in slipnot, he looks like a kid at a halloween party, Batmans suit looks like its from metal gear. Write and direct your own Batman movie then. Bunch of whining bitches around here. Dont see the movie when it opens either, although I'll bet my left sac that you'll all be in fucking line on opening night. Pussie." So...you guys wanna bitch about the "Thor" movie in advance of seeing it? Knock yourselves out. But don't go around claiming that the trailer indicates a film that cannot possibly live up to the quality of previous superhero films because it's becoming quite obvious that it's not about quality. It's about who can find the cleverest ways to show how they can't be fooled into thinking something is going to be good, regardless of whether it's good or not. PAD

  • March 16, 2011, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Oh, and let it be noted...

    by Peter David

    I included that last one because even then there were posters who were telling the Suckers to shut up. He turned out to be right and they were all wrong. I venture to say his left sac is safe. PAD

  • Now, of course, this is only an opinion based on the 3 or 4 (?!) trailers I've seen, and not the actual film. So, okay, sure, it could turn out good. However, all I've seen so far looks really, really bad. (Same goes for Green Lantern.) Now if the aim of the marketing is to engage me and make me want to see this by showing me their "A" material, this leads me to suspect that it's really bad. In other words, my opinion is a totally valid assumption based on what the filmmakers have put forth in their multiple trailers. As if to say, "This is what we made! It's our best stuff aaaaaand... it's not very good. Sorry! FACEBOOK JOKE! (Btw: Avengers is coming out next year, so suffer through this until we get to that, thanks!)" That said, I thought Kick Ass looked awful too, and when I got around to seeing it on dvd, I liked it much more than I thought I would. So I'll give Thor a chance too... eventually... on dvd/bluray/whatever. All that said, the very little we've seen of Captain America looks great. And I'm intrigued by the retro approach in XMen First Class. But Thor? Thor looks like a misfire.

  • March 16, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Well, Neonfrisbee...

    by Peter David

    I think the counter observation is that you're almost impossible to satisfy, because not only did I think this trailer looked good, but so did Green Lantern. Plus, you just said it yourself: You decided Kick Ass looked lousy, didn't support it in the theaters, and hey, lookie there: you saw it on DVD and it was actually pretty good. So you've just admitted that endlessly carping about the quality of a film based on trailers is a waste of time. Ultimately, then, the question isn't, Why do all the trailers look so bad, but instead, What's your issue that you hate the trailers for comics-related movies? I don't know. I don't especially care, either. Perhaps the fault lies not with the films' stars, but with yourself (to paraphrase Shakespeare who, I'm sure, had to tolerate people who greeted announcements of a new play of his with, "Another Shakespeare? Yea, verily, it will sucketh hard." PAD

  • March 16, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Wait, I'm Almost Impossible To Satisfy... How?

    by NeonFrisbee

    Clearly, I'm satisfiable as I said that both the Cap America and XMen First Class trailers looked good. So, 2 out of 4 trailers looked good to me, and that makes me impossible to satisfy? Um, okay. *Shrugs*

  • March 16, 2011, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Actually, you didn't say that

    by Peter David

    You gave no indication that you'd seen trailers for "Captain America" or "1st Class." You just made references to what you'd "seen so far." Since you specified trailers earlier, the omission of that made me think you'd seen nothing but pictures and such. Nor did I say you were impossible to satisfy; merely "almost." And of your dislike for trailers, even by your own count, it's not two out of four, it's three out of five. You didn't like the trailers for Kick Ass, or Green Lantern, or Thor. That's three. So basically the majority of the time, you dislike trailers for comics films. That's "almost." PAD

  • March 16, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Wait a second PAD...

    by kiwicanuck

    So because YOU think the trailer looked good and somebody else didn't, they're impossible to satisfy? What? Neonfrisbee only expressed his suspicion about Thor and Green Lantern based on the trailers but also said he thought Cap looked good. He also said he'd give all the movies a chance. Hardly the behaviour of someone who's slamming things on principle, hating to hate, and firing off criticism just be "cool." And I think he represents a lot of people on here. They're just trailers, so yeah, of course the films could go either way in terms of quality and enjoyability, but after seeing a few minutes of footage, I don't think it's fair to slam everyone who raises objections. You get a good feeling, you don't, or you're somewhere in the middle. I realize it's frustrating seeing one negative comment after another, but looking back at this talkback their are plenty of people singing the praises of this movie based on the same damn limited footage. Using your logic, shouldn't they be called out for being blindly stupid for making such baseless assumptions that the movie is going to be "fucking awesome?"

  • March 16, 2011, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Oh, Really Now, Peter

    by NeonFrisbee

    Yes, what we've seen thus far -- meaning the two trailers. I assumed you'd infer that since that's all we've seen thus far. Next time I'll keep it literal and specific so that I don't tax you with having to infer the obvious. Oh, but you're right, it was 2 out of 5. And that makes me "impossible to satisfy?" Really? Okay. Seems a bit hyperbolic, but, okay.

  • March 16, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Mr David I believe you missed the point of my post

    by steverogers5

    Here's quotes from my original post:- "But, (And it may just be the trailers that are making it look this way..) in the clips shown so far I do worry that they're just not gonna give us a character that feels like the Marvel comics Thor at all. He just looks really, really unlikeable." and "If I didn't know the character of Thor from the comics, and these trailers were my first introduction to him, I really wouldn't wanting to be seeing a film about a guy that looks like a grade A jerk!" Summing up with:- "Thor himself doesn't seem very likeable at all. Which given the uphill battle this film faces with the general public, seems like a crucial mis-step to me. Worrying.." i.e I'm voicing my concerns on what the trailer is showing us, and whether people might be repulsed by the advertising which seems to be advertising the character as not very likeable. Which concerns me greatly, as I really want this film to succeed. I do mention that there's obviously going be an arc where the character redeems himself, but my worry is that the film will flop because people won't even give it a chance if the trailers aren't doing anything to really sell interest in this character's story. So how do you get to "To make pronouncements that Thor isn't going to be likable considering no one here even knows what his character arc is going to be is a perfect example of an uninformed opinion" from that post? Because those are your words. I expressed my worry about how the trailers are portraying the character, I certainly didn't condemn the film. So don't put words in my mouth, as I'm not one of your characters. And for the record, I loved Batman Begins. I still it's the best origin movie done for a superhero yet, and based on that I was really looking forward to The Dark Knight. I challenge you to find any quotes from me jumping the gun on that film or it's casting before I'd even seen it. I was surprised by Heath's casting but preferered to reserve judgement until I saw what he did with it. I certainly thought he looked better in the role than Jack Nicholson. No, I had a good feeling about the film, when I saw how seriously they going to be taking the Harvey Dent story. Unlike what happened with Batman Forever, where I worried about how the film would turn out from the first clips that I saw, and what do you know? My concerns turned out to be well founded. Conversly, I went to see Daredevil on it's opening day, and loved the hell out of it. (Even Affleck was surprisingly tolerable) And this was long before we got the superior Director's cut that made a lot of people do a u-turn on that film. My only problem with it was that they followed it up with Electra, when they could have been spending that money on an adaption of Born Again. Didn't think Electra was going to be any good, and what do you know? Look how that turned out. So forgive me for thinking that maybe I should be trusting my instincts. Since I seem to have had pretty good ones as far comic adaptions have gone over the last decade or so..

  • March 16, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Furthermore, Mr David..

    by steverogers5

    Lets's not forget that you've been on this site before slamming shows that you didn't watch the 2nd season of, thus missing the lead character's transformative story arc. Yes, you pointed out that there's a big difference in judging a film based on maybe a ninth of it's running time, (There's been at least 10 minutes of footage of Thor online in one form or another..) and a show based upon maybe a dozen episodes. But the difference is in degree, the principle is just the same. In fact in some ways it could be argued that a trailer, given how it can show clips from all over the film-including the climax, is perhaps more broadly representative of a charcters story arc, (Since many modern trailers sum up the film in just such a fashion,) than the first season of a show, where the writers have barely touched upon the main beats of the hero's journey. Yet you have done this in the past, which is a tad hypocritical. This might not be Shakespeare, but the old saying about 'people who live in glass house, shouldn't really be throwing bricks' could be said to be quite applicable here. Haven't you been irked before at people judging the start of your storylines before they reached the meat of their story-arcs? Yet you seem to have a different rule for tv shows, which makes your 'holier than thou' spiels, everytime people around here voices an opinion on a trailer seem quite ironic.

  • March 16, 2011, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Now we're just getting ridiculous

    by Peter David

    Kiwi: No matter how many times the qualifier of "almost" is left out of "almost impossible," it's not going to erase my use of it in my posts and transform them into something I didn't say. I mean, if you want to keep saying it, and keep being inaccurate, that's fine. It might even work, since if you repeat something that's wrong enough times, in peoples' minds it becomes the truth. But it's still wrong. Neon: "I assumed you'd infer..." Well, there's your problem, right there. Assuming. Just as you assumed that your opinion of a film constitutes fact. Steve: Okay, in rereading your quotes, I can see where you were endeavoring to distinguish the trailer from the movie itself. Personally I don't agree with your assessment, but that's neither here nor there. Nor do I agree that it's necessarily going to be off putting. The premise of the film is that Thor is being an arrogant prick--Odin says so--and he's being punished for it. The much-maligned taser sequence takes a lot of the starch out of him and provides amusement for those unfamiliar with him. Will audiences be smart enough to realize that the film is all about his voyage of humility, and that the jerk we see in the beginning will complete his heroic journey by the end? I would like to think so. Then again, if they're all as blockheaded as the people who trashed "Dark Knight" before it opened, then maybe not. We'll see. As for your instincts, I'm glad they've served you well. Let's hope you're wrong this time. PAD

  • March 16, 2011, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Inaccuracies.

    by kiwicanuck

    True, I left out "almost." Apologies for misquoting. However, what's also true: The accusation of 'almost impossible' STILL being wrong. But it was amusing to see you backpedal and attempt to argue the point despite the evidence at hand. I mean, assuming he hadn't seen trailers? That he was referring to "pictures and such?" That's the logical assumption you'd make? Come on. You're the only one on here who's been in any way ridciulous - and it happened awhile back.

  • March 16, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Fair enough PAD..

    by steverogers5

    I hope I'm wrong as well. Thor always seems to be a whipping boy when people want to criticise how ridiculous comics can be, so I really want the movie to be..well..worthy of the character. I just haven't been impressed with the clips so far. But then there are other movies that have had lousy trailers, and proven to be much better then you would think. This is going back quite a bit, but the original American trailer for the Abyss wasn't very good and actually put me off the film back in the day. But seeing an International trailer that was vastly superior, persuaded me to give it a try, and it became one of my favourite films. I seriously doubt this will manage the same feat, but I live in hope.

  • March 16, 2011, 7:01 p.m. CST

    maybe its just repeat viewings

    by Smack_Teddy

    but Chris Hemsworth is growing on me as Thor now

  • March 16, 2011, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Pass the Poo-Poo Plate....

    by ericinwisconsin

    ... I feel a crapfest coming on. Of course, how good can it be without the hood-ornament helmut and the blue circles on the costume?

  • March 16, 2011, 7:22 p.m. CST

    as good as the fashionista's taste and sense i guess

    by Smack_Teddy

  • March 16, 2011, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Thank you

    by mrevilbreakfast

    ...to everyone who actually engaged in the debate regarding superhero movies, haters/suckers and so on. It was somewhat refreshing to read legible and coherent arguments backed up by examples. Sure, people will still have their opinions, but fuck me... it was good to read. For the record, I reckon Thor looks like it will be pretty good. It probably won't set the world on fire or win awards for being "The Best Film Ever Made" but I think the trailers have shown us enough that we can anticipate something worthwhile.

  • March 16, 2011, 10:05 p.m. CST

    AICN in a nutshell

    by yiannis

    "All I've seen so far looks really, really bad. Now if the aim of the marketing is to engage me and make me want to see this by showing me their "A" material, this leads me to suspect that it's really bad. In other words, my opinion is a totally valid assumption" An unequivocal assertion about the quality of a 120-ish minute film based on a 90 second snapshot in Generic Hollywood Action Trailer format, without any reason - or reasoning - given at all. A fatuous, meaningless statement magically creates a "logical" progression to reasserting the same reasonless opinion and - hallelujah! - moral and intellectual superiority is resoundingly claimed. Honestly, wouldn't it be nice if opinions came from experience, knowledge and understanding of what the opinion is about? Wouldn't that make a nice change? Just once? For example, maybe base an opinion about a movie on, oh I don't know, THE MOVIE?! Just me, eh? Oh well, baseless, knee-jerk assumptions for the win then!

  • March 17, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Kenneth Branagh is what makes me want to see this movie.

    by AsimovLives