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Harry is absolutely thrilled by THOR!


I’ve been greatly concerned about THOR.   The trailers seemed afraid of revealing much of anything of Asgardian culture or dialogue.   The WARRIORS THREE have really not existed in the least in the advertising campaign.   I mean – let’s face it, if you’re a THOR geek – you want Asgardian awesomery.   That’s the big deal.   You want to see THOR wielding Mjolnir like we’ve seen in panels of the comic for the last nearly 50 years.  


I woke up today, with my right eye having reacted badly to something in my sleep.   I tried flushing it out, changed into new contacts, but given my screening of THOR today was going to be in 3D, I didn’t really have the option of putting my glasses on, then wearing glasses on top of glasses…  that just isn’t what I wanted.   As we drove through Austin, the light just made the eye a waterfall of irritation & tears.   Oddly enough, as soon as I entered the Alamo Drafthouse South – and the darkness enveloped me, my eye felt fantastic.   Once I put on my deluxe BNAT 11 AVATAR REAL D glasses – even better.  


This is an introduction to THOR.   This isn’t the holy shit, fuck LORD OF THE RINGS, Thor film that I think all real THOR geeks knows can be made…  But…  this is absolutely starting THOR off on the right footing.


The film begins with the “encounter in the desert” – We meet Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, Stellen Skarsgard’s Professor Andrews and Kat Dennings’ Darcy while they’re studying some atmospheric anomalies that seem to point to something wondrous.   A huge discovery when they bump into THOR wandering in the sandstorm.


Jane Foster wonders aloud, “Where did he come from?” and suddenly we’re taken to Asgard for a good long while.  


Before I get into all this too deeply though, let me say that it just all works.   Natalie’s Jane Foster, when she begins to fall for Hemsworth’s THOR – you believe it – you can see it and you may wish you were Natalie Portman, because goddamn – Chris Hemsworth has the charisma of a fucking God!


When you think about the opening of JJ’s STAR TREK – I just absolutely love Hemsworth performance.  The second he hears the first cries of his child – the elated look of getting to hear his son’s voice before he dies…  it kills me.   I think it kills anyone that has ever had a child or dreams of having one.   But the reason it works isn’t just Giacchino’s score or Abrams’ direction…  It’s Hemsworth.   He sold that to perfection.


Now he sells THOR – and THOR when we first meet him is arriving to be anointed the official successor to the throne of Odin.   Odin is soon to fall into the legendary Odinsleep – a period of hibernation in which he is rejuvenated.   Branagh keeps the camera fairly tight upon Hemsworth – and the reason is in this scene – in the costume, amid all the glitz and glamour of Asgard – the Asgardian fashion – it’d be easy to be instantly overwhelmed, but it is in Hemsworth’s baby blue eyes – that you find the soul of the God of Thunder.   An arrogant, proud boy grown to some level of maturity, if not quite yet mature in soul.   


Prior to this – you hear the story of  the great battle between Asgard & the realm of Jotunheim, where the Frost Giants live.   The Frost Giants had a weapon of great power, called The Casket of Ancient Winters.   With it, they’ve decided to lay siege to Midgard aka Earth in the time of the Vikings – and Odin and the warriors of Asgard fought & defeated the Frost Giants – and banished their people back to the frozen tundra of Jotunheim.   It is in this great battle that Odin loses an eye.   (not graphically on screen, in case you were wondering)


Odin is revealed to be telling this story to his two sons…  Thor & Loki – both as young boys.   Even here, Thor is an arrogant little cur.   Vowing to grow up to wipe out the Frost Giants forever, to ensure Asgard’s safety.   Odin scolds him, saying that to be the AllFather – you must care for all and guard all of the great realms from danger.  


Don’t worry – we’ll see THOR whupping ass in Jotunheim against the Frost Giants and that massive Frost Creature that you’ve seen in Television spots and trailers.   He does not journey forth alone, but with his brother Loki, Volstagg, Hogun, Fandral & Sif.  There’ll be a part of you that will want the battle in Jotunheim to go on for ages, to have the Warriors 3’s banter to have more time to endear the characters – but ya know what?   The WARRIORS 3 are the WARRIORS 3.   Ray Stevenson, though not nearly resembling me nearly enough to be Volstagg – he pulls it off.   Tadanobu Asano’s Hogun is given the least amount of screen time of the 3, and not nearly enough gallow’s humor…   but it is there in tiny bites.   Josh Dallas’ Fandral looks perfect – again, you’ll want more time with him and the Asgardian Maidens – because they didn’t have the time to give us any of that.   Tragedy, but if you watch closely at the end, you’ll see that Fandral made the most of the time he had with the girl he’s given access to.


For risking War with Jotunheim, Thor is banished to Earth as a mortal and Odin send Mjolnir to Earth as well with the famous incantation about being worthy.   While THOR is on Earth – he certainly has some misadventures, but the “taser” and Hospital scenes are as goofy as THOR is ever shown in the film.   They are brief moments of humility that he is in sore need of.   Once he realizes his fate, he is truly humbled.  


But this isn’t just an introduction to THOR – but to LOKI as well.   There had always been competition between Thor & Loki – and LOKI just wants to be considered with at least the same level of respect as Thor.   You can see it in Tom Hiddleston’s very subtle performance.   He’s a trickster, a deceiver.   He fights like a deceiver.   He’s politically minded, telling everyone what they each individually need to hear in order to allow him to do what it is he needs to do.   Loki has not yet been embittered by isolation.   At the end of THOR – he’s in a position to stew upon how he feels he has been ill-handled.   Oh – and definitely stick around post credits for a pretty awesome last bit that will lead to THE AVENGERS & CAPTAIN AMERICA.  


Yeah – I’m a very big fan of this film.


The second you see Hemsworth’s THOR begin twirling Mjolnir – the classic circular way – and you begin to see what it does…  I swear – I squealed like a little girl playing with her older brother’s cooler toys for the first time unsupervised.  


When you see how THOR flies – it is dynamic and with purpose, definitely not Peter Pan.   He’s fairly ballistic.    And it reeks of cool.   Seriously – you’ll behold in breathless wonder, The God of Thunder… Mighty Thor! (sorry – I’m a geek, what can I say?)


Now that the introductions are out of way, if THOR catches on with the masses, and it should…   and on the other side of the AVENGERS, I hope we get a full on THOR in the magical realms adventure with the Warriors 3, let’s cast Balder the Brave…  and let’s kick some Tolkien ass MARVEL style!


Holy shit.   They made a very entertaining, engaging and fun THOR film.   When Fandral lets out a laugh in the midst of battle – and is smiling…  I just loved it.   Hogun and his mace.   Volstagg eating…   Loki making duplicates…   Thor swinging that fucking hammer.   I’ve seen these things and they did not suck.   They ruled.   Oh – and Chris Hemsworth?   He’s a star.   How big?   One that Natalie Portman seemed 1000% smitten with in this film.  


I’m very happy.   This is so much more of THOR than ever really hoped I’d get in a first THOR movie.    Sure – Mark Protosevich’s brilliant THOR script – which was all either in the Viking age or in the realms of Asgard – was the great THOR film that I would’ve killed to see…   but at the same time, the cast is cast and the sets are built to begin a tale of that scale.   NOW – get me some CAPTAIN AMERICA & GREEN LANTERN & 1960’s era X-MEN action stat!   I’m  giddy about this summer!!!

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  • April 18, 2011, 7:24 p.m. CST

    THOR ruled!


    I really did love the hell out of THOR! Can't wait for the next viewing!

  • April 18, 2011, 7:24 p.m. CST


    by wattos new hat

  • April 18, 2011, 7:31 p.m. CST



  • April 18, 2011, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Nice review Harry

    by cripeman

    I saw a review earlier but I'm stoked.

  • April 18, 2011, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Well that's a good sign.

    by LordMaker

    Let's hope Captain America is just as good.

  • April 18, 2011, 7:34 p.m. CST

    No Prometheus info? I thought this was a website for geeks?

    by Darth_Kong

  • April 18, 2011, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Cannot fucking wait

    by grandmoffpenis

    By boner is as hard as magical uru metal.

  • April 18, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Harry, how was the 3D working out for you?

    by aphextwin

    does it add anything substantial?

  • April 18, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Chris Hemsworth has the charisma of a fucking God!

    by benlinus

    Chris Hemsworth has the charisma of a fucking God! Youre of course joking, corect? This movie looks like utter ass from all the previews Ive seen. I'll take GL and Cap over this any day of the week and twice on Sundays

  • April 18, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Big, blonde guy with a hammer in the Southwest?


    I hope he doesn't expect to find work with all those day laborers working for half his rates.

  • April 18, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    When I hear things like....

    by Robusto

    This isn't the grate movie we always wanted but is cast well and could set up a great movie... I cringe.

  • April 18, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Sounds promising

    by Rogue Trooper

    Been looking forward to reading this review since your enthusiastic tweet Harry. Empire Magazine has given a positive review too so that's good. It'll be interesting to see what sort of press this film gets from a more mainstream, less knowing perspective. I know next to nothing about the character but I'm a genre fan. so far the signs are looking promising.

  • April 18, 2011, 7:37 p.m. CST

    grate=great btw

    by Robusto

  • April 18, 2011, 7:37 p.m. CST

    No mention of whether the 3D was good (or necessary)?

    by jrb

  • April 18, 2011, 7:38 p.m. CST

    No nails were actually hammered in the filming of this motion picture.


  • ...mind your wayward tongue, fatman.

  • April 18, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST

    because When I watched Superman '78; Batman '89; Dark Knight '09

    by Robusto

    I didnt think it was worthy effort and will setup a great movie someday. I knew I was watching something special there and then. Also, and above average beginning of a superhero franchise has never yielded a great sequel. (Xmen2 is good but not balls to the wall great aside from the opening scene.)

  • April 18, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST


    by iwontwin


  • April 18, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Not bad...

    by kiwicanuck

    ...but not as enthusiastic as I would have hoped. There are several allusions to what could have been or what might be if the series continues, in contrast to what we got with part 1. Still, this coupled with several other positive reviews is definitely far more promising than the expected reception...which I expected to be dire. Still, looking forward to seeing this with my own eyes now.

  • April 18, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST



    I'm pretty surprised that this is a good movie. Looking forward to it.

  • April 18, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Taking this review with a grain of salt

    by Lukes Lost Hand

    Harry's instageek reaction doesn't suprise me. I'll wait for Massa and Capone to chime in before I freak out in anticipation.

  • Avi Arad and Marvel are the true heirs to PT Barnum. Comics geeks are the biggest suckers around.

  • April 18, 2011, 7:47 p.m. CST

    "You may wish you were Natalie Portman"

    by jrb

    Because you're so gay for Thor? Really? So you're saying that because "Chris Hemsworth has the charisma of a fucking God!" you therefor want to be Natalie Portman and then... What? Suck his cock?

  • April 18, 2011, 7:47 p.m. CST


    by Thomas

    Now slightly more confident this will be as good as I hope!

  • April 18, 2011, 7:49 p.m. CST

    The Scintiliating Sif

    by Enphilistor

    Personally, I was happy when Thor exchanged the Mediocre Mortal for the Splendiferous Sif. I hope there's some hint of that possible-romance-to-be in this movie.

  • April 18, 2011, 7:49 p.m. CST


    by Mr Soze

    Is Renner as Hawkeye in this or not???

  • April 18, 2011, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Harry's Attack of the Clones Review

    by WerePlatypus

    Never forget.

  • April 18, 2011, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Abram's direction????????

    by catlettuce4

    "But the reason it works isn’t just Giacchino’s score or Abrams’ direction…"

  • April 18, 2011, 7:53 p.m. CST

    I know nothing of Thor - will I like it?

    by theBigE

    I didn't get any of Harry's fanboy prose. Is this something that a non-Thor fan would even want to see? Or should I wait for the DVD?

  • April 18, 2011, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Mr Soze


    Renner is in the film - he does have a bow - but I wouldn't quite say he's necessarily HAWKEYE yet. He's just a specialized SHIELD agent at this point in the story.

  • ..."They made a very entertaining, engaging and fun THOR film" "I'm very happy" This is Harry code for "it stinks". If a movie like this isn't 100% covered in diabetic semen by the time he's done, you can bet he's trying to talk himself into liking it.

  • April 18, 2011, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Thanks Harry...

    by Mr Soze

    Hope the eye is better

  • April 18, 2011, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Ignore the haters

    by DrMeyer

    Harry, I read the review on Hollywood Reporter, and they enjoyed it, too. You and Roger are the only ones I'm concerned about, and I know he'll grouse about the 3D. I figured Kenny would do a good directing job, and with JMS adapting the Protosevich script, I saw no way this could fail. Those of you who don't like what you've seen, don't waste your money. Go watch Naruto or Pokemon.

  • BTW, thanks. You have me wanting to spend 15 bucks on this. Never would have thought.

  • April 18, 2011, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Harry you've made my day!

    by aitvc

    Little Scottish boy here, posting for possibly the first time. After a night of near rape it's been an oasis of calm to come home to your review of THOR. I can imagine many people are gonna poo poo this film from the offset because it was directed by Kenneth Branagh. Don't get me wrong, the man has had ups and downs in his film career but the genius he's displayed in both directing and performing over the years surely has lead to this bizzare culmination of inspired twinning with a marvel icon. I've been looking forward to this movie more than Captain America. To be sure it's gonna be a tough call to satisfy everyone in the den of geekdom when it comes to everyone's favourite Norse God...but the fact that from the beginning you've said it's a good starting point has calmed my fears a whole bunch. Let me lay it on the line...I'm a homo...I'm practically agog at any image of Hemsworth as the son of Odin but sexual proclivities apart, you gotta give it to the guy in Star Trek and (when I see it) in THOR that this man can convey the emotional and obvious physical strength that we're all looking for in this hero. When I first saw Iron Man with Downey Jnr, I was blown away. Iron Man 2 felt like a rush job but still had me hooked and it's been an obvious playthrough for Marvel to do the join the dots filmwork that will eventually lead to Wheedon's Avengers of 2012. It'd be a horribly cynical view to say that they are rushing all this through to beat DC to the big bullet but f**k em...DC have been with Warner Brothers for years and have consistently fucked things up bar Nolan's Batman films (and Burton's). Joe Johnstone having Cap America really doesn't give me much faith. The guy is consistently mediocre and having Chris Evans as Cap (although great casting and obviously HOT) doesn't give me much faith in the project...tho as someone already posted the idea of a red skull halloween costume is awesome. I've seen Wheedon talk about "Serenity" at the Edinburgh Film Festival a few years back and I know how passionate this guy is about characters and story development and I'm looking forward to seeing him helm the Avengers. Way too many points I'm trying to cover here but ultimately...thanks Harry...keep up the good work. All you guys at AICN make me proud to be an uber geek 24/7.

  • April 18, 2011, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Harry, why the Pg-13 rating?

    by catlettuce4

    Looking to take my 3rd grader to this (she loves Norse mythology and is dying to see it) but wanted to know your impressions of the rating...Any language, hitting the sheets, or gruesome violence I should be aware of beforehand?

  • April 18, 2011, 8:15 p.m. CST

    "He's just a specialized SHIELD agent at this point in the story"


    Got a feeling he will stay that way ... More 'Ultimate' than Purple Suit.

  • April 18, 2011, 8:25 p.m. CST


    by yubnubrocks

    Harry loved Speed Racer, too.....

  • April 18, 2011, 8:27 p.m. CST


    by alienindisguise

    It's pg13 for fantasy violence and some light sexual innuendos. I think a 3rd grader could handle it.

  • April 18, 2011, 8:36 p.m. CST

    "Any language, hitting the sheets, or gruesome violence"


    With Portman involved I would be interested in all three ....

  • April 18, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Since you've seen it, how about Danzig at Stubb's BBQ on May 6th?

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I just read that Glenn Danzig is playing Stubb's BBQ in Austin, TX on May 6th, the same day "Thor" opens. My darkest fantasy would involve chowing down on some Stubb's BBQ with some blistering Hell BBQ sauce and then listening to Danzig rock the house while my stomach still burns. Danzig's latest CD, "Deth Red Sabaoth" is the best thing he has recorded in 15 years and there's even a great Thor song, "Hammer of the Gods", that he has been playing live recently. Best day ever? Catching a matinee of "Thor" with Danzig at the Alamo and talking Asgard and Ragnarok in the lobby before heading off to Stubb's for BBQ and the devil's music!

  • April 18, 2011, 8:55 p.m. CST

    tales of asgard thor stories would be spectacular on screen.

    by iampain

    but this thor movie looks dumb. unless ur 10 years old.

  • April 18, 2011, 8:55 p.m. CST


    by Miss 45

    Harry loved that gawd-awful remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Sorry, just can't trust ya anymore.

  • I mean why doesn't he fly by when there's a giant creature around causing chaos? He flew to Afghanastan in Iron Man, he's now a known superhero in the world, why not swing through.

  • April 18, 2011, 9:07 p.m. CST

    I don't think I've ever finished reading a Harry article

    by Bill

    His 4th grade level of writing is constantly one part laughable and one part sad.

  • April 18, 2011, 9:08 p.m. CST


    by yubnubrocks

    Yea, I'm thinking during it or right after. I'd like to see someone put together a timeline of all of these Marvel movies. I think Hulk takes place during IM2, also.

  • April 18, 2011, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Drew McWeeny (Moriarty) liked it - nuff said

    by DoogieHowitzer

    Check Out Drew's review and shut your yaps haters. This appears to be a respectable and entertaining film. If anyone can show me a bad Moriarty/McWeeny review I might be worried, but the man has class and integrity which do on occasion elude our host.

  • April 18, 2011, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Fuck Lord of the Rings? WTF are you blabbering about now?

    by D.Vader

    Jeebus Christo...

  • April 18, 2011, 9:23 p.m. CST


    by Laza-rus

    I really am shocked that this film is apparently good - really good if you believe Harry's gushing. Up until the recent TV teaser, I've hated everything i've seen about the film - mostly stills, but seeing everything in motion at least gives me the sense that it can work. But I wont believe it does work till I see it myself.

  • April 18, 2011, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Nice SPOILER tag with this article Harry

    by D.Vader

    I really wasn't expecting so much plot summary in this.

  • April 18, 2011, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Tadanobu Asano

    by Jarek

    Nice to see him getting big mainstream work. Awesome actor.

  • April 18, 2011, 9:27 p.m. CST

    And Harry also loved

    by Odkin

    Spider-Man 3 Sky Captain Hulk superman Returns And countless others that, in retrospect, were just bad movies. He gets so caught up in the hype that he is just a terrible judge. It isn't about the movie being a good "introduction" or "setup" to some other movie. These are not the first issues of monthly $4 comics. These movies take years and cost millions. They have to STAND ON THEIR OWN, not just whet your appetite. If you read between the lines here, I see a lot of qualified praise about it being "not quite' and "almost". That means it fails, but Harry has to feed, and be fed by, the hype machine. Lastly, if Kirby didn't draw Odin with an eyepatch, then Odin doesn't have a fucking eyepatch.

  • April 18, 2011, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Does it have a good story?

    by VoiceOfSaruman

    You can have all the nostalgic geekasms (and apparently possible homoerotic real orgasms) over the film you want, but did it have a good story? Was there tension? Well-plotted, well-paced? Did you care about the characters? Or do I demand too much from comic book movies, i.e. more than blue-eyed Chris Hemsworth being a "big" star swinging his "fucking hammer"? And it's will never be possible to kick Tolkien ass, Marvel style. A film or trilogy leaning on the actual Norse mythology would be epic - there's some great, impossibly huge stories there waited to be told cinematically. But it will never happen now, because Marvel needs to the Hulk in there etc.


  • April 18, 2011, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Hel freezes over

    by fathergreedosarducci

    I'm actually looking forward to this one now. Great review, Big Guy.

  • April 18, 2011, 9:43 p.m. CST

    The Hammer...

    by Raschied Harry's penis...

  • April 18, 2011, 9:49 p.m. CST

    It's now my birthday movie in May,thanks for that!

    by the_shitweasel_with_a_quizzical_brow

  • April 18, 2011, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Harry....How was the 3D?


    I guess since you didn't say it was must be ok?

  • April 18, 2011, 10:09 p.m. CST

    The funniest review I think I've ever read! :D

    by tang126

    The quintessential Harry review...a little personal story to get things rolling, overstating, lots of unnecessary cussing, major geeking-out, some more overstating, a few holdbacks/qualifiers, some weird body part references or metaphors, a bit of out-of-nowhere homoeroticism (only Harry would watch a movie with Natalie Portman and get all goo-goo-eyed over the big blonde guy with stubble), etc. You have to take these jizz-flying write-ups with about 25-30 grains of salt, I've learned. I nearly peed myself reading this, and that paragraph about the Frost veered into such exceptional geek/dork territory, all those crazy names and descriptions, I just lost it. The Casket of Ancient Winters...? That anything like the Glove Compartment of Last Arbor Day?

  • April 18, 2011, 10:11 p.m. CST


    by CT1

    That feels like kind of a shallow review.. it's all superficial, there's no real depth or information on a more esoteric level. I mean, for months you've been going on about how we haven't seen much of Asgard, how you're all amped up for Asgard scenes, etc etc, but then when the times comes and your "pangs" of desire are fulfilled, you barely mention it.. no mention of set design, how the battles were, exciting, tense, etc, fuck ANYTHING. But I think we know the reason for this curious lack of gushing, don't we? I know we wait the whole movie for that sweet money shot of a 7-11 getting destroyed by a giant fake cartoon, but surely there's more? And what about the other characters? The town? Did you believe in them? No mention either of the whole stupid fucking "SHIELD" business, hm interesting, as more pieces of the puzzle are hidden, the clearer the puzzle itself becomes. How about the Hammer you've been waiting all your life to see in action? Ah, squealed like a little girl, cool, I bet that's JUST how the creators of the Thors comics wanted their fans to react, long before this perversion, I'm guessing "squealing" is Harry colloquialism for you liked it a lot. Oh hey I also like how all the reviews are like the only "goofy" scenes are the taser and hospital, um hi I think we've got a facebook scene in there, maybe a scene where a certain "God" with "baby blue eyes" walks around shirtless and gets comments akin to his bro-like buffness. Why are the hospital scenes even being COMPARED to the taser scene and other stupid ones? At least that one is RELEVANT and NECESSARY to the fucking story, instead of bland dumb humor aimed at 39 year old middle aged women. I'm guessing it's fine for what it is, as long as you enjoy the same stale crap you've been shoving down for years now.

  • April 18, 2011, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Trailers have been aimed at those that don't know Thor's origins.


    The studio must think showing to much of Asgard in a trailer will be confusing to those that haven't read the comic.

  • April 18, 2011, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Ha ha, take that haters!

    by ganymede3010

    I know anything positive is like kryptonite to your perpetual stream of negativity. I'll be there opening night.

  • April 18, 2011, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Thor in my Side

    by D o o d

    you know that's all you ever was!

  • April 18, 2011, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Wow, people still bitchin'?

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Comicbookmovie: 9/10 Empire: 4 out of 5. ComicBookResources: "Thor" Is The Best Marvel Film Yet. Denofgeek,com: 4 out of 5. Wawawowo!

  • April 18, 2011, 11:23 p.m. CST

    no offense, no way in hell will i go by your word

    by hegele

    you've boarded the hype train for every blockbuster since 98.

  • April 18, 2011, 11:24 p.m. CST


    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Iron Man is during this time inside the Iron Man 2 movie and/or just after it, making out with Pepper Potts. After kicking The Wrestler's butt and losing his coolest armor to a Rhodes impersonator, I'd say he's earned some readhead time?

  • April 18, 2011, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Awesome - they didn't fuck it up!

    by Smack_Teddy

  • I do this when I forget a movie is 3-D and I walk n with my glasses. I'm sure I look like a dork, though.

  • April 18, 2011, 11:33 p.m. CST

    All the Reviews bode really well...

    by Smack_Teddy

    ... i was kind of expecting to only want to pay to go see 2 or 3 films this year... this really sounds like its gonna be a great year for cinema, from the blockbusters to the arthouse releases... CHEERS!... A TOAST!... MOST EXCELLENT!... or however Thor would actually put it ...

  • April 18, 2011, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Yeah bitches, 92% and rising on Rotten Tomatoes!!

    by ganymede3010

    Tee hee hee. Looks like the haters will need to find another movie to bitch about. HA!

  • April 18, 2011, 11:55 p.m. CST


    by goatherdingclownhunter

    Here's hoping Joss takes it more in the direction of Firefly than Buffy. We don't need cheesy teen drama and dating foibles to pop up in Avengers.

  • April 19, 2011, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Oh God, the Nightmare on Elm Street remake was utter shit

    by D.Vader

    Except for Jackie Earle Hayley, of course, who did a great job as Freddy. But what a bland, uncreative, dull, and ultimately not scary at all movie. How Harry could have *genuinely* liked this movie (I believe he was not honest with us), is beyond me. I mean, I'm a BIG proponent of the philosophy that film is subjective and its quite possible for people to find enjoyment in movies others deem to be poor, but come on... There was hardly anything in the NOES remake that was good. It made me want to go to sleep. Imagine that. A fucking Nightmare on Elm Street film, and I couldn't wait for it to end so I could go to bed. Something is terribly wrong with that.

  • April 19, 2011, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Good to see Total Fucking Destruction is back!

    by D.Vader

    Haven't seen that handle in quite awhile!

  • April 19, 2011, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Yeah, some of the people in this talkback are pretty laughable...

    by Chewtoy

    Look, you don't have to like it or go see it at all, and I know a lot of you have been dancing around and giddy as all get out at the thought of this film being a trainwreck... but trying to parse this review out so that you can find evidence to support your pre-set assumption that it sucks is pretty pathetic. Harry obviously loved it. Of the 14 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes so far, the lone voice of dissent is "ABC Radio Brisbane". Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Empire Magazine... they all liked it too. Trying to shift the bar it needs to clear to "the most perfect, best film ever imaginable with this subject matter" so that you can redefine it as a failure is looking desperately needy. By nearly all early accounts it's a fun, entertaining film... and that's all it needs to be to kick off the summer movie season and give fans a real treat.

  • April 19, 2011, 12:06 a.m. CST

    The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, oh man

    by D.Vader

    I remember that. I remember the weird animatronic heads freaking me out a bit. And the odd alligator kid.

  • April 19, 2011, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Even your headlines annoy me

    by Phategod100

    Harry how are your reviews the worst on the site. You and that Nordling guy have the worst, poorly written, uninformative drivel I've ever read.

  • April 19, 2011, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Thor ruined for Australians

    by Vin

    It's hard to take Thor seriously when his played by some former soap opera teenage girl wet dream.

  • April 19, 2011, 12:25 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    For all you fellas who insist on a well-written, thoughful review, check out McWeeny's here:

  • April 19, 2011, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Harry Loves a Another film he Wanted to Love

    by 2007

    big surprise.

  • April 19, 2011, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Too many superhero movies!!!

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    No, there isn't but I thought I would get that subject line out of the way once and for all in this talkback. It's become a cliché whenever superheroes are discussed on this site. No need to thank me, just a man doing his job.

  • April 19, 2011, 1:18 a.m. CST

    If Harry likes it, you know it'll be bad.

    by the_shoppah

    He's like that sale at the mall you heard about, promising you great deals on shoes. But once you get there the shoes are utter shit. Then when you call the shoe guy over and say "Hey! What the fuck?! All these shoes are shit!" He just doubles down on the bullshit and tells you some shuck an jive story about why these shitty shoes are really classics or some damn thing.

  • April 19, 2011, 1:55 a.m. CST

    of course Harry likes a lot of unpopular movies


    but so far the overwhelming majority of critics are giving this favorable reviews.

  • April 19, 2011, 2 a.m. CST

    harry, this is not a review...

    by BelgiumRules

    How was the direction of Branagh? Editing? Camera work? Score? I don't want to hear you get a hardon because someone swings a hammer.... Jesus!

  • April 19, 2011, 2:34 a.m. CST

    aint it refreshing

    by agentx04

    i stopped reading when the plot summary really kicked in, after the praise of Hemsworth because i like to be spoiler-free when i can, to, y'know, enjoy things. But i have to say the beginning is probably the most coherent review i've seen Harry write, perhaps, ever. good job.

  • April 19, 2011, 2:53 a.m. CST

    mattman, the_shoppah and the likes...

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    what about all the other reviews? At the moment it's getting better reviews than even I with my fanboyism(!) and norseism(?) expected/hoped for.

  • Ill never see it. I dont watch dipshit ass comic book movies.

  • April 19, 2011, 3:19 a.m. CST

    Abrams direction -

    by Fortunesfool

    You stand there and say the line, I'll shake this camera about. We'll add lens flare in post and cut it really fast so the audience think they're watching something exciting.

  • have at thee, 'Plant-man"!

  • April 19, 2011, 3:41 a.m. CST

    Iron Man namedropped Myspace.

    by Dennis_Moore

    They should Lucas that scene.

  • April 19, 2011, 3:53 a.m. CST


    by Colonel Activity

    Harry is fat and ugly.

  • April 19, 2011, 4:10 a.m. CST

    by the_shoppah

    Maybe it is a good movie. Maybe it's getting fabulous reviews and deserves every one of them, honey. But it's tainted now. Tainted by Harry. It's like, I once saw these fabulous shoes on that chick from Inception. Then one day I saw them at the mall and got a good deal on them. The next day fucking Rosie Odonnal is seen walking around with them on her fucking feet on TMZ, going on about her fucking new shoes. Suddenly, those shoes weren't so cool anymore. You couldn't give em to a hobo. Trust me. You don't want Harry wearing your shoes.

  • April 19, 2011, 4:30 a.m. CST


    by ReportAbuse

    This will have me giggling like a little girl. Oh shit, I caught harryitis.

  • April 19, 2011, 4:53 a.m. CST

    Ah, that's a new one: "Can't like it because Harry liked it"

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    We've soon heard every excuse to "hate" on this movie.

  • April 19, 2011, 5:22 a.m. CST

    smoke a fat one

    by lawlord

    you fail bot haters. It's getting awesome reviews now you turn your hate to something else. YOU ARE FAIL!!! ENJOY YOUR HATE FILLED LIFE MUAHAHAHAHA

  • April 19, 2011, 6:33 a.m. CST

    FFS Harry - mention the director

    by dalcross

    Once in your whole review and it's about how Branagh keeps the camera in one scene on Helmsworth. Stop with the crappy "OMG!!!" reviews and start thinking a little about your reviews please. Structure them around where you think the major contributors either positively or negatively affected the film. I don't need paragraphs of waffle about how cool this film is and how great Helmsworth is, I'd like to read a "review" of the film, not babbling fanboy stuff. leve that to the commentards.

  • April 19, 2011, 6:45 a.m. CST


    by my liege

    Wait, so Iron Man 2, Hulk and Thor are all taking place at the same time? Wow! The movies ARE just like the comics now.

  • April 19, 2011, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Too much information H.....

    by Righteous Brother

    your review was basically a synopsis of the film, I had to stop reading it. Glad its getting barnstorming reviews though.

  • April 19, 2011, 6:56 a.m. CST

    dalcross, you are so at the wrong site

    by pw

    This is what my brother does and has been doing for years on his site. It's his style. You must be new. Don't like it? I'll direct you to a movie site you will. I promise peace and love xxx

  • April 19, 2011, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Harry's reviews always start with his health problem

    by professorjack

    that he had before seeing the movie

  • April 19, 2011, 7:43 a.m. CST

    The hammer is my penis

    by Fart_Master_Flex

  • April 19, 2011, 8:02 a.m. CST

    When did reaping the plot of a movie count as a movie review?

    by moorE12

  • April 19, 2011, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Lot of hateraide flowing today.

    by Deathpool

    Motherfucker's be jealous, glad you enjoyed it Harry, hope to see it soon myself.

  • April 19, 2011, 8:21 a.m. CST


    by thesmilingpsycho

    "you may wish you were Natalie Portman, because goddamn – Chris Hemsworth has the charisma of a fucking God!" gay much?

  • April 19, 2011, 8:22 a.m. CST

    hey, mattman...

    by Destry

    as one who is not fan of "lol" or any variation, let me just say i did an actual spit take on "harry potter and the camping trip of boredom." nicely played...though i'm still getting the orange juice out of my keyboard.

  • April 19, 2011, 8:24 a.m. CST


    by thesmilingpsycho

    "it’d be easy to be instantly overwhelmed, but it is in Hemsworth’s baby blue eyes – that you find the soul of the God of Thunder." are u gay?

  • April 19, 2011, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Who the fuck is doing these Xmen First Class posters!?

    by pw

    Here's the latest and it's just as bad as all the others holy fuck! Who is saying ok to this shit!? Why isn't Bryan Singer and Vaughn going ape shit over this crap? Has to be the worse AD campain I've seen in a very long time. Sort your shit out FOX!

  • It says more about you than it does him.

  • April 19, 2011, 8:31 a.m. CST

    okay now this is beyond gay

    by thesmilingpsycho

    "I swear – I squealed like a little girl playing with her older brother’s cooler toys for the first time unsupervised."

  • April 19, 2011, 8:34 a.m. CST

    HARRY! Was The INFINITY GAUNTLET Ever Shown???

    by Graphix67

    They built the Gauntlet and revealed it at ComicCon that it was built to appear in Thor and with all sorts of crazy rumors that it could eventually lead to Thanos somewhere down the line. Did it ever pop-up in a 'trophy-room' scene or anything like that????

  • April 19, 2011, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Harry! I'm sooo excited about this!

    by Eternal Optimist

    I KNEW Branagh would... knock this out of the park! I can't wait to see Thor flinging his magic Mjolnir around and fighting evil as... only he can! This movie will be so great that it'll make everything else look… NORSE…. by comparison!

  • April 19, 2011, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Aren't REAL D glasses only suppose to be one time

    by Series7

    Use things? I've only use dolby 3D. But isn't there something with REAL D that when they are exposed to sunlight are something the lenes doesn't work as well? <P>That being said Harry said IM2 was good so his view of this movie is pretty skepital at best. I want it to be good but I just don't think Marvel really gives a shit about their movies.

  • April 19, 2011, 8:41 a.m. CST

    People who use "Meh"

    by Bob

    To describe a scene in a movie can't be taken seriously anyway. It's just being stupid and smarmy. Thor looks great!

  • April 19, 2011, 8:43 a.m. CST


    by knowthyself

  • April 19, 2011, 8:44 a.m. CST


    by thesmilingpsycho

    u must be his gay lover

  • April 19, 2011, 8:45 a.m. CST

    For Christ's sake...

    by kells

    Did Harry work on this film?

  • April 19, 2011, 8:49 a.m. CST

    btw barryknowles

    by thesmilingpsycho

    i was kind of hoping for a competent review out of this and all i got were sexual innuendos. thats why i only trust with reviews.

  • April 19, 2011, 8:54 a.m. CST

    What is not news...Harry's opinion about any film

    by quantize

    He's loved so many outrightly bad (and never loved films) that his reviews are of no value except to add hype to the marketing machines of such films... We'll need to wait and see if more credible and critical voices have a positive view..

  • Chill out homophobe. It's not 1985 anymore.

  • April 19, 2011, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Quantize, it's killing on Rotten Tomatoes

    by pw

    If that means anything to ya.

  • April 19, 2011, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Marvel hasn't made a bad movie

    by catlettuce4

    Iron Man was just so good the other decent ones looked worse in comparison. Flaws in a film do not mean "it sucked." I'm sure Thor will be entertaining and fun.

  • April 19, 2011, 8:59 a.m. CST


    by thesmilingpsycho

    i never said anything about being against gay people. i was just asking harry if he was. bcuz if he is then he should just come out with it instead of making us suffer through his homo sexually frustrated reviews and actually talk more about the film itself. :-)

  • April 19, 2011, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Uh Oh....If Harry likes it.....


    Then there's at least a 70% probability of sucktitude. Anyone so fond of Avaturd can't be trusted.

  • April 19, 2011, 9:01 a.m. CST


    by catlettuce4

    Harry just says stuff like that to bait idiots like yourself.

  • April 19, 2011, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Bam! thesmilingpsycho just got groomed

    by pw

  • April 19, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    catlettuce4There hasn't been a bad Marvel movie? Seriously?


    X3, Spiderman 3, Daredevil, Elektra, The Punisher films, The first Hulk movie.

  • April 19, 2011, 9:13 a.m. CST


    by thesmilingpsycho

    oh really? i'm not even sure what that is supposed mean. he writes movie reviews for a web site. they could at least sound somewhat professional.

  • April 19, 2011, 9:18 a.m. CST

    glenntropolis , I was with you until you said Hulk

    by pw

    Shame on you. It's brilliant. Don't make me Ang Lee. You Won't like me when I'm Ang Lee.

  • April 19, 2011, 9:20 a.m. CST


    by thesmilingpsycho

    ang lee hulk was good but no where near as fun as incredible hulk.

  • April 19, 2011, 9:20 a.m. CST


    by KyleG

    Seriously, these talkbacks are pretty brutal... Wake up people, this isn't aintitintellectualnews, it's a fun movie review site for geek movies... If you need deeper, more pretentious reviews you're in the wrong place.... I'm excited to check this out, who doesn't love hammer throwing, mindless, check your brain at the door good fun?

  • April 19, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST


    by pw


  • April 19, 2011, 9:24 a.m. CST

    okay then.

    by thesmilingpsycho

  • April 19, 2011, 9:34 a.m. CST

    3D Conversion

    by dvdmike

    How is the 3D?

  • April 19, 2011, 9:36 a.m. CST

    I like that the reviews for Thor, in general, are good.


    It may be one of the great surprises of the year. But I still don't trust Harry's review. It reads like he's trying to convince himself that he likes it. So, CHOPlings, take heart! Harry didn't actually like it, so it's probably pretty good, after all!

  • April 19, 2011, 9:40 a.m. CST

    "Pretentious reviews"


    Reviews written to overplay the reviewer's geekiness and to cover up the fact that he didn't really like the movie all that much are just as pretentious as the snobby shit "Faraci" and Beaks write. But at least Harry's got charm.

  • April 19, 2011, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Garbage Pail Kids movie...

    by Hipshot

    I took a screenwriting class at UCLA twenty years ago from the lady who was producer on that, and she told me an hysterical story. Seems that one of the "little people" who played one of the kids was a nympho with no gag reflex. She became, ummm...let's say quite popular with the male crew members for her ability to give head without kneeling or bending over. True story.

  • April 19, 2011, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Every girl I have seen watch the trailer giggled at the FB thing

    by Knobules

    he he thats so trendy and fun. I want to go get some fro-yogurt and see it with my girlfriends. Marketing people are such whores. They put that in there for that exact reaction. And it worked. Disgusting.

  • But I guess asking for clear, grammatically correct criticism is "pretentious." So, uh, SUCK IT HATURZZZZ!!1!1!

  • April 19, 2011, 9:46 a.m. CST

    knobules: Yes. Exactly.


    "Facebook! I use that!! Hurp derp derp!" Fuckin' kids ...

  • April 19, 2011, 9:48 a.m. CST


    by thesmilingpsycho

    it seems the choppah is also taking cracks at ur lover. arent u going to defend his honor? GET TO THE CHOPPA!!!

  • April 19, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    I don't agree with about 50% of Harry's critiques, but

    by vorlonkosh

    I can't help but be a little encouraged by the review. This wasn't on my radar as a "must see", but now... perhaps I might be persuaded to go on opening weekend. I am cautiously optimistic, let's say.

  • April 19, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    This film will suck

    by Marat

    Can feel it in my bones. Loki and Heimdall were horribly miscast.

  • April 19, 2011, 9:55 a.m. CST

    marat, too late!

    by pw

    It doesn't apparently.

  • April 19, 2011, 9:55 a.m. CST

    This movie will not suck

    by Eternal Optimist

    My counter-argument!

  • April 19, 2011, 9:58 a.m. CST

    thesmilingpsycho, nope

    by pw

    cause Chop chop isn't so fucking serious about this place and not going on about harry's bum and willy, dude. You were ripe for a good egging.

  • April 19, 2011, 10:01 a.m. CST



    I'll give you that it's the most entertaining of the films I mentioned, AND, I haven't seen it since it first came out. So, in the interest of fairness and the frequency of me winding up liking films I originally hated when I watch them a few years later, it is provisionally removed from the list until I watch it again. Fair?

  • April 19, 2011, 10:02 a.m. CST


    by thesmilingpsycho

    all i did was quote harry. now ur out of line.

  • April 19, 2011, 10:04 a.m. CST

    glenntropolis, heh

    by pw

    good man!

  • April 19, 2011, 10:05 a.m. CST

    smilingpsycho/barryknowles...get a room

    by Dammit Knowles

    take it to real life(TITRL) Oh and yeah, harry is gay geek. meaning he'll marry or engage in coitus with any cool masculine star he can idolize. think of it as prison gay. btw, I own the copywright to gay geek. :)

  • April 19, 2011, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Any reference to ANYTHING positive in JJ Abrams Star Trek

    by grendel69

    = fail.

  • April 19, 2011, 10:12 a.m. CST

    dammit knowles, if only

    by pw

    but he fears his own penis

  • April 19, 2011, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Pumped to see it now

    by krabklaw

    A lot of the reviews mention how cool the rainbow bridge looks. They also seem to agree that Hemsworth, who I was concerned about, nails the part of Thor. Likewise Hiddleston is getting excellent reviews for his portrayal of Loki. That's important because a super-hero movie is only as strong as it's villain (see the FF movies). I've just had my fingers crossed until now based on what we've seen, but my excitement to see this movie has increased exponentially based on the reviews.

  • April 19, 2011, 10:18 a.m. CST

    God, Chris Hemsworth is handsome.

    by blackwood

    I bet he's a good snuggler, too. Anyway, great. Reviews are across-the-board positive. Kind of a relief.

  • April 19, 2011, 10:23 a.m. CST


    by thesmilingpsycho

    i fear my own penis only bcuz i know of the absolute destruction and savagery it is capable of.. to a female of course :-) it is good to fear ur own penis. if u dont then u probly have a microscopic barryknowles penis

  • April 19, 2011, 10:31 a.m. CST


    by thesmilingpsycho

    i really like hamburgers

  • April 19, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    thesmilingpsycho, there you go again

    by pw

    All you have done is talk about dick. Now, that's cool, but are you going to fucking go see THOR or not?!

  • April 19, 2011, 10:42 a.m. CST

    "He does not journey forth alone..."

    by DoctorWho?

    Nay, but he was accompanied by Harry clad in 3d glasses, full Thor regalia and bearing assorted snacks and beverages.

  • April 19, 2011, 11:02 a.m. CST


    by thesmilingpsycho

    yes im going to see thor. but only bcuz of his rippling muscles and uber masculinity. mmmmm HAMMER TIME!!!

  • April 19, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST



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  • April 19, 2011, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Harry's prime fantasy is to swing Thor's hammer.


  • April 19, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    and u are an old man and a FOOL!

    by thesmilingpsycho

  • April 19, 2011, 11:26 a.m. CST

    There seems to be a wee bit of confusion

    by kermit_the_fraud

    about what is and is NOT actually a MARVEL movie. So far, the only films produced by Marvel Studios are: Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America. All the other films BASED on Marvel properties ie: The X-Films, Daredevil, Ghost Rider, Ang's Hulk, the Punisher movies, Fantastic Failures, and the Spider-films were produced by other studios....Sony, Fox, Lionsgate, etc. So far, Marvel's movies have a damn fine track record. And that's why you will NEVER see Spidey mixing it up with the Avengers, or Wolverine giving the Thing some shit, as long as those other companies continue to hold the film rights.

  • Of the three that have been released that I've seen, if "Iron Man 2" remains the worst the studio ever does then that's a damn good track record.

  • That there is the most telling paragraph of this entire review. So it's a tiny bit disappointing... Well, I'm still seeing this thing opening weekend.

  • Because "it's so much fun!" Just like having Thor say something like, "For the first time in my life, I have no idea what I'm supposed to do." Or, "Your ancestors called it magic ... but you call it science. I come from a land where they are one and the same." Or, whatever. Oh, wait. Branagh is British and doesn't "get" Thor, or something. Hmmm.

  • April 19, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Whoops, Flickapoo aptly noted this way up already...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Got lazy, didn't read through the TB... derpduhderp...

  • April 19, 2011, 11:44 a.m. CST

    See? Chewtoy gets it.

    by kermit_the_fraud

    You can't go bagging on Marvel Studios for Ghost Rider or X-Men Abomination: Wolverine or even Dr Doom Quips. Doom. Does. Not. Quip. Fuck yooooouuu Fffffffffffffox!!!

  • April 19, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Harry- is the old theme song anywhere?

    by deelzbub

    You know, how they had Iron Man's in the party scene, and Cap's is supposed to be in his movie? I've been trying to figure out how they could possibly incude Thor's. "Cross the rainbow bridge of Asgarrrrd...." my kids love that song.

  • April 19, 2011, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Is there any real reason to think


    Thor will have a bigger audience than Dawson's Trek, Terminator Salvation or Transformers 2? No. Huge opening. 50 - 60 % drop on the second Saturday. More sequels and re-envisionings and movies based on video games, green-lit. Industry, unchanged.

  • April 19, 2011, 11:59 a.m. CST

    It's ridiculous beyond imagining when


    people write about Branagh as if he's more than just a competent director of populist fluff. I can think of great directing achievments: Herzog's "Fitzcarraldo," Huston's "African Queen," Hitchcock's "Strangers On a Train," Lang's "M.," Spielberg's "Jaws," Coppola's "Godfather," and Branagh's best - "Henry V" - can't compare to the least of those. And no one will ever approach the catalog of Kurosawa. Don't even argue. MASSIVE TOTAL DESTRUCTION, my hype-weary ass.

  • April 19, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Been gearing up. Watched incredible hulk again.

    by UltraTron

    Love when Ross(who better fucking still be Hurt in Avengers) says- "if you've taken him from me I'll lock you up forever".

  • April 19, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    This Thor sounds like fun. I'm pretty sick of the real world

    by UltraTron

    intruding on my entertainment. I'm sick of alien invasion and end of the world themes. Time for exploration, mystery and fun again. Hopefully the next trek will be a serious upper. When 30,000+ people get wiped out in an instant in real life leaving irradiated wasteland behind for us to live in- I don't need 6 billion vulcans dying onscreen

  • April 19, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST

    who the fuck is Branagh?


    Valkyrie? haha. I're reading...too much...into what people write about him. Slow news day Choppah?

  • April 19, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    yeah Choppah


    all the good reviews, PROBABLY won't help it's box office much. I think it will have a decent but disappointing opening then fall like a rock. There's no hype for this movie, all the older trailers and promos were really weak. The lead character is a bit dull. He sure ain't Robert Downey. The character himself doesn't have much of a built-in audience. A dude with a hammer from outer space isn't a very strong premise, not for a mainstream audience.

  • April 19, 2011, 12:53 p.m. CST

    I swear

    by Larry Jay

    All of you haters, particularly those who keep hating on Harry truly need to be somewhere else. You'd think that Armand White was writing some of this crap. Fucking trolls. Please stop telling me how much you dislike a movie that isn't even in general release yet. Don't wanna see it? Stay the fuck home. Don't like Harry's reviews, find some other place to whine. Childish fuckers.

  • April 19, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Hey Harry, are Lady Sif and Heimdall brother&sister in this movie?

    by Thanos0145

    How did Jamie Alexander do as Lady Sif?

  • April 19, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Redbox or Netflix rental for sure.

    by Dkev00

    I have no interest in jamming this into an already crowded movie schedule. And I sure the fuck wont be seeing anything in 3D. The movie studios are gonna have to earn my buck this summer. I ain't gonna just hand it to them over shit that was last summer.

  • April 19, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST



    This movie has "one-week wonder" written all over it. $80 million to $100 million (thanks, inflated prices, 3D or not!) in the first weekend. The next weekend, Bridesmaids and Priest will do some business, but I can see Thor holding on to the top spot with $40 million to $50 million. By the time Pirates 4 hits on May 20, Thor will be forgotten. I'm not saying it'll be a bomb, but it will perform right around the middle of the road for a supposed blockbuster.

  • April 19, 2011, 2:21 p.m. CST

    I don't understand the haters here going after Harry...

    by Andrew Coleman

    "From the guy who liked..." Right movie reviews are opinions. You don't like Harry Potter... That is your opinion! Reviews are opinions. So saying this stupid shit by listing movies harry reviewed that YOU didn't like makes no sense. Also if you go by TB's every movie ever made is horrible. It is fun watching fat virgins bitch about Thor even though it now seems to be a solid film. "Looks like a Redbox or Netflix" = "I have no friends or girl friend". Don't hate because you have no life. I'll be seeing this in theaters! With you know friends... Some of you might not understand what that is... It's people that like you and want to be around you. Oh sorry I forgot most of you here are bitter lifeless fucks who just hate everything. Nevermind... Enjoy Redbox!

  • April 19, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST


    by PreciousRoy

    A Celestial... looks like Kirby drew it into life... is in that damn trailer. Never in a million years did I expect to see a Thor movie featuring a convincing Celestial. Hate if you want, but I am jealous Harry got to see it and looking forward to it myself.

  • April 19, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Harry liked THOR... It makes me warry.

    by AsimovLives

  • I know that JJ Abrams bribes AICN on a regular basis, but for fuck's sake, make it less obvious, will you? Rule number one on being on the take: keep it low and don't make it obvious. Don't ever write shit that calls it to attention, like, comparing the imense talents of Kenneth Branagh to that mediocre TV show with delusions of directing called JJ Abrams. Keep it subtle, fools.

  • April 19, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST


    by thesmilingpsycho


  • April 19, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST

    what? a good review? but talkbackers insist everything is bad!

    by jules windex

    Vincent D'Onofrio is the only true Thor!

  • April 19, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Mads Mikkelson should have played Odin.


    Oh wait, he already has.

  • April 19, 2011, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Why no mobile version of this site ...

    by Dkev00

    Why no mobile app? This fucking site is so amateurish with its development. Cmon guys!!

  • April 19, 2011, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Harry is absolutely thrilled to be fat, sickly, and ugly

    by Colonel Activity

    Seriously, there's no other explaination for the sheer amount of pathetic in one body. He must want to be as disgusting as he is.

  • That is a better story about Norse gods.

  • April 19, 2011, 7:27 p.m. CST

    How come every Harry review has to include a health problem?

    by coconutgroves

    Seriously Harry, give me a break. Everyone has problems man, just write the review. We already come to your site, isn't that enough attention?

  • April 19, 2011, 7:32 p.m. CST

    That is not enough attention.

    by Colonel Activity

    Harry is fat and ugly. He needs validation for his fat life as well.

  • April 19, 2011, 8:45 p.m. CST

    " may wish you were Natalie Portman..."

    by Queefer Sutherland

    I've often wished I was Natalie Portman, but not so I could fuck Chris Hemsworth...

  • April 19, 2011, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Celestial where?

    by deelzbub

    I've watched all those trailers numerous times and I never saw a Celestial. Where is it?

  • April 19, 2011, 8:56 p.m. CST

    my prediction


    74 million opening weekend. I am tempted to go lower but it has a primo opening date in May.

  • April 19, 2011, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Thanks Harry! One Request...

    by Ghost_Wheel

    Is this movie's 3D worth it? I've been so disappointed with 3D lately. Save me a few bucks by commenting on it's legitamacy for Thor. Actually a TON of money as I'm taking quite a few people to see it.

  • April 19, 2011, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Awesome Review, Hair!

    by BlackBriar

    Looks good! I'll be there!

  • April 19, 2011, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Chris Hemsworth is a pretty boy hunk, he's not Thor

    by chien_sale

  • April 19, 2011, 10:03 p.m. CST

    remember this is the guy that loved Van Helsing

    by chien_sale

  • April 19, 2011, 11 p.m. CST

    Van Helsing was worth it...

    by Queefer Sutherland

    ...just for Kate Beckinsale's ass. Otherwise it was a terrible mess of a movie. Kind of stupid fun, actually. I don't expect any more than that out of Thor. I mean, come on. T-H-O-R. A man with twinkie hair and a getup that looks like he should be waiting tables in an upscale gay club. Anybody expecting something beyond stupid fun is, well, stupid but not fun.

  • April 19, 2011, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Harry, your stream of consciousness style of writing is so obnoxious

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

  • April 19, 2011, 11:42 p.m. CST

    So many good reviews, now all you haters have left is the Box Office

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    You've been wrong on everything about Thor so far, all the way back from "It will never get made". It might fail at the box office, only the Norns know, but from the previews and reviews it still seems to be a good movie.

  • April 20, 2011, 1 a.m. CST

    I've heard decent things from serious critics...

    by conspiracy

    so maybe harry isn't just being his usual masturbatory hyperbolic self here. I'm gonna go see it anyway...just to see for myself. Now...let Con give you Professionals and Amateurs some good old fashioned advice.... "I swear – I squealed like a little girl" ...see that line in the review? If you are sitting there watching this..and some dude is with his GF or wife and fucking squeals like a little girl at anytime during this film....walk over, hold out your hand, and walk off with his me...she'll come willingly.

  • April 20, 2011, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Wow I'm very surprised at this reviews this beats is getting.

    by William

    I mean I planned on seeing it but I wasn't THAT excited for it. But the reviews have been much more positive than I thought they would be, judging from the movie I saw during he trailers. Here's a quote from a review on RT. "Thor delivers the goods so long as butt is being kicked and family conflict is playing out in celestial dimensions, but is less thrilling during the Norse warrior god's rather brief banishment on Earth." BRIEF. So it begs the question... Who cut those trailers? Seriously WTF?

  • April 20, 2011, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Oh brother, Harry loves it? I'm a little scared but....

    by The Founder

    With all the info I've heard it sounds like Thor may be decent but I'm still scared to let my guard down cause all I've seen of Thor just did nothing from me.

  • Plant.

  • April 20, 2011, 1:51 a.m. CST

    If Thor is good then who the hell is or was cutting them trailers

    by The Founder

    All I can say is all the scenes I saw from Thor just left me underwhelmed. I've no idea who was in charge of putting them trailers together but they sure do stink somewhat, especially if the movie turns out good TO ME.

  • April 20, 2011, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Harry liking this movie

    by MorganLeafy

    That really doesn't say anything. I think I will sooner come up with the unified theory of quantumgravity than find any kind of logic in Harry's reviews. So it might be good (or not) but I have given up on deducting a value judgement from his pieces.

  • April 20, 2011, 2:43 a.m. CST

    " may wish you were Natalie Portman..."

    by AsimovLives

    I would wish to be Natalie Portman so that i could had experienced the lesbian sex scene she had with Mila Kunis in BLACK SWAN.... and get a Kubrickian's Eyes Wide Shut level of repeated takes. "Lesbian Sex Scene: Take 120."

  • In fact, with some notable exceptions, it seems that today it's the bad movies that get the best trailers. Which is kinda understandable, they are the ones who need to sell hard the most. Also, they are the ones who are made DELIBERATLY for the trailer. Michael Bay, Zack Snyder and JJ Abrams have made a whole career out of that.

  • April 20, 2011, 3:55 a.m. CST

    I hope it's good....

    by The Chebb

    too often the "fanboy jizzfest" conjures up images of that gargantuan piece of shit movie Godzilla's awesome! It's the greatest! Yeah. Right.

  • April 20, 2011, 5:13 a.m. CST

    the chebb

    by AsimovLives

    You said it. I came to the c onclusion that the geekry of today msotly enjoy the movies out of the hype it gets instead of the true qualitry they have. It's the circus approach to enjoying movies. It's not the movies themselves that matter anymore, but the whole assclown circus hype nonsense that surrounds it. Sad but true. This is why so many untalented hacks get so much weird ass love from the geekry, against all logic and reason.

  • April 20, 2011, 6:20 a.m. CST

    so zues dumps thor in the desert wearing a tee and jeans?


    by the looks of it?

  • April 20, 2011, 6:20 a.m. CST

    zeus... jesus i'm asleep.


  • April 20, 2011, 7:28 a.m. CST

    That's fantastic. I was worried it might be average. Can't wait now!!

    by Mr Nicholas

  • April 20, 2011, 7:49 a.m. CST

    I Don't Read Harry's Writing

    by Autodidact

    I might read half of the occasional piece. But yeah, Harry, your writing has not gotten any better in the fifteen years you've been putting out this site. Yet for some reason I still come here a couple times a day when I'm not busy... I'm hard-pressed to think of any other habits that have stuck with me since 1996. I should do a little spreadsheet work and figure out just how much of my life I've wasted clicking through this site, reading Harry's inane drivel, and participating in the lowest-level discourse on cinema this side of IMDB message boards.

  • April 20, 2011, 7:52 a.m. CST

    "I squealed like a little girl"

    by Autodidact

    Seriously men: never NEVER squeal. And try not to fucking giggle when you talk either. It gives me douche chills.

  • Based on what we've seen so far, I feel Fail. But a lot of positive advance reviews have been popping up, so maybe it'll be good? I'll give it a shot. Why not, right? I almost feel obligated to the geek gods to go see it.

  • April 20, 2011, 8:48 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    You're so right, it's this generation's "OMG SQUEE!" attitude to genre pictures that is fucking retarded. Most know nothing about what good filmmaking is anymore and this is exactly why geeks lap up shit from JJ Abrams, Michael Bay and Zack Snyder. When I hear Harry creaming over Thor and then say how good Abrams direction and Giacchino's score for Star Trek were I know it's just more empty hyperbole.

  • April 20, 2011, 9:38 a.m. CST

    @ Kwisatzhaderach

    by 2007

    geeks hate bay, or have you not noticed. it's like more and more geeks hate bay cause they think they are alone.

  • April 20, 2011, 9:48 a.m. CST


    by andymc

    How come you didnt mention the Hawkeye cameo? Or the Donald Blake scene? You left out all the good stuff from the film in your review.

  • April 20, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Couple of positive reviews for this so far...

    by SK229

    and I've read several that specifically mention the production design of Asgard and the Rainbow Bridge as being something to behold. Also how well it moves between both worlds. I don't know, I thought it didn't look that great, and I'd NEVER buy into what Harry says (or at least temper it with 40% less enthusiasm), but I'd love to see them prove everyone wrong on this one. Cap looks pretty amazing too. Also, to those saying this will drop like a lead balloon in the second week - SO WILL EVERY MOVIE THIS SUMMER. It's a fucking bloodbath and I don't understand why they don't just spread it out a little more. What, people don't want to go to the movies in August or even September when the kids go back to school and maybe the ONLY cool thing to do would be to prolong the summer by seeing a movie on a Friday night? I've read a lot of bloodbath hyperbole but holy shit... even my wife, who could probably not care less, was looking through what's coming out on Flixster and remarked how it's one recognizable title after another for weeks on end through the summer. Just to highlight this - May 6 - Thor, Something Borrowed, The Beaver May 13 - Hesher, Priest, Bridesmaids May 20 - Pirates May 26 - Hangover II, Kung Fu Panda 2 May 27 - Tree of Life June 3 - X Men, Submarine June 10 - Super 8 June 17 - Green Lantern, Mr. Popper's Penguins June 24 - Cars 2, Bad Teacher July 1 - Transformers 3, Larry Crowne July 8 - The Zookeeper (what?), Horrible Bosses July 15 - Harry Potter AND fk'n Captain America July 29 - Cowboys and Aliens, The Smurfs That's some crazy shit.

  • April 20, 2011, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Also - 3D...

    by SK229

    is anyone else as disturbed as I am with Cameron pushing the shit out of his higher frame rates and 3D? Anyone saying, "Oh, he just means for big even movies" isn't reading the same things. He's letting us all know that it'll be easily possible without the glasses soon so that everything can be in 3D. So that means even if you were to make a movie like, I don't know, Dog Day Afternoon, Cameron thinks it should be shot in 3D at 60fps. Honestly, I love the guy, but FUCK YOU. I have no problem with it being an option, but he is pushing it as THE ONLY OPTION for the future and the only thing that makes sense. To you maybe, but not to everyone else.

  • April 20, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST


    by MegaBeth

    I've been greatly concerned about cancer. I've been greatly concerned about the economy. But I've never been greatly concerned about Thor.

  • April 20, 2011, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Jesus, Harry, when do you not have health problems?

    by Trazadone

    Seriously, dude, you seem like you don't take your health seriously. You need to routinely exercise and stop eating garbage. What will it take for you to get the message? You're not going to live to see 50 if you don't change things.

  • April 20, 2011, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Hawk Eye clip in Thor..

    by BikoQue its just a climp.

  • April 20, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Brannagh mentioned Asgard as a place of magic and science

    by leo54304

    in article on the movie in latest Entertainment Weekly. Hopefully he sticks to the asgardian lore we know and not introduce the concept that the asgardians are an alien race and come from outer space. PS I REALLY would love to see Sif after battle at her place stripping off her warriors garb in slow mo and then walk toward a steaming hot tub, lowering herself into it and giving herself a good scrubbing with a long, hard brush.

  • Schwag = positive review

  • April 20, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Prediction: 31% on

    by Mel

  • I guess I'll pay to see it now, ah he'll who am I kidding. I was going anyway.

  • To many huge blockbusters and I can attest that people who wanted to see Thor or their pick for the summer and they miss the first opening weekend will probably go next weekend only to found that a new summer flavor big film has opened and they skip what they intended to see...

  • April 20, 2011, 5:24 p.m. CST

    of course he's thrilled

    by secracium

    he's thrilled with almost every movie. he's the fox news of geek reporting "unbiased"

  • April 20, 2011, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Going off that review - THOR will fucking SUCK!

    by scriptgirl_nipples

  • April 20, 2011, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Vomit Inducing

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    And that's just the BNAT 11 AVATAR REAL D glasses.

  • April 20, 2011, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Good film making?

    by beane2099

    Film making is an art. That means what constitutes "good" and "bad" is subjective. All things go through paradigm shifts. Film is no exception. But clealry the general public has an affinity for the likes of Bay and Abrahms. I don't necessarily agree with that, but that doesn't make it any less true and it doesn't make it any worse or better than other film making. You personally not liking something doesn't make it (or the people that like it) stupid. It just means you have an opinion that differs from the norm. Differing from the norm doesn't equate with higher intelligence, by the by. Clearly Bay and Abrahms know a thing or two about a thing or two. Your perception of their ability doesn't change that. If you don't like how those cats make movies, don't see 'em, and don't waste your time talking about them. Eventually the paradigm will shift again and you may get something you like that comes your way.

  • April 20, 2011, 8:15 p.m. CST

    lordofflight: they could do Thor like LOTR though

    by chien_sale

    Have you seen the Superman comics at the time the Superman movie(78) came out? They were silly shit. The filmakers took on the basic ideas of Superman and made something different and expanded on what makes the character great and made a cool sci fi flick from it. The right filmaker could make a great Thor movie with more ambition and a great writer that could rival LOTR. Hell there are example left and right of stuff where the original material was so so and filmakers made something great. Like Forrest Gump. Terrible book, epic film. But Marvel Studios are just interested in quick cash.

  • Master and Commander was great. I don't remember the trailers but I like Crowe and his flicks are usually solid. I guess the powers that be over at Marvel didn't know how to sell Thor the movie after to looking at the completed film and was probably thinking the mainstream wouldn't eat it up and so they cut them crappy trailers focusing on, well you know what was in them. Reviews coming in are mostly positive but I'm still going to be careful going in.

  • April 21, 2011, 2:17 a.m. CST

    melgibsoncalledmethenword: It's sitting at 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.

    by ganymede3010

    Troll fail!

  • Prometheus is coming - fact!!! :)

  • April 21, 2011, 6:04 p.m. CST

    MJ-DEAD CORPSE, you're the one who cited it would be 30% on R.T

    by ganymede3010

    Now your debasing it because I used it to show what an un-informed fool you are?

  • April 21, 2011, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one who feels Harry is forcing a positive review?

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    I'm not convinced he liked this movie that much.

  • April 21, 2011, 10:51 p.m. CST

    MJDEAD, My apologies. I thought u were melgibsoncalledmethenword

    by ganymede3010

    Since both of you have similarly retarded names. It's hard to differentiate one douchebag from the next.

  • April 22, 2011, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Harry's body hates itself

    by Raggles Wimpole

    Am I the only one who gets the feeling that, with each spontaneous infection and bout of pain that affects Harry, his body is so full of shame and self-loathing that it is systematically trying to destroy itself? If I was Harry's body, I too would probably try to kill myself rather than go on living as a red-headed man-child who would rather hold onto his toys than mature and become a fully-functioning, normal adult. And is too much to ask for ONE review in which Harry doesn't type the words giggle, squeal or profess his homosexual man-love for fictitious characters or remind us once more that he's married to a woman named after the bitch who destroyed the greatest band of all-time? I'm just saying...

  • What !!!!!

  • April 22, 2011, 2:58 a.m. CST

    That was remarkably close

    by 2LeggedFreak

    to the infamous comment about a little girl bouncing up and down on her uncles knee that quickly disappeared from one of Harry's Star Wars reviews a few years ago. I know you probably don't mean anything by it Harry but this kind of phraseology and your squealing is a bit creepy...grow up.

  • April 22, 2011, 4:18 a.m. CST

    Australia! Midgard's premiere destination!

    by MrSean

    This movie killed in a cinema full of fanboys/girls and regular joes alike. Apart from it being almost impossible to find a 2-D viewing, this is THE BEST 'Summer' movie I've experienced in a lonnnnng time. Marvel (like Nolan's DC) are kicking goals because of their casting. As fantastic as the situations these charcters are placed in, we believe in them. I, like geeks everywhere, will be salivating for the rest of the canon. possible spoilers - Dr Strange, Banner and Cosmic Cube references! Warriors 3, Sif, Hawkeye appearances and the Donald Blake tie-in all play REALLY well.

  • April 22, 2011, 4:33 a.m. CST

    THOR turns out to be surprisingly good

    by Hayso72

    Wasn't really looking forward to this. Trailers just weren't doing it for me. Had a last minute change of heart and decided to give it a go. Glad i did. Not knowing much about the character, I enjoyed it quite a bit. 3D not needed but not bad. My advice. Give it a chance, like me you might be surprised.

  • April 22, 2011, 4:47 a.m. CST

    By Hammer of the Gods I declare THOR awesome.

    by hallmitchell

    Just got out. Very pumped. The Frost Giants were fantastic. Goes to show if you use some old school tricks instead of CGI'ing everything, how good it can be. Good action. Shakespearean in nature. Loki is great. HAWKEYE - reaks of Steven Mcqueen Badass! K.B. Great directing. This movie is so well cast. See THOR!

  • April 22, 2011, 4:47 a.m. CST

    By Hammer of the Gods I declare THOR awesome.

    by hallmitchell

    Just got out. Very pumped. The Frost Giants were fantastic. Goes to show if you use some old school tricks instead of CGI'ing everything, how good it can be. Good action. Shakespearean in nature. Loki is great. HAWKEYE - reaks of Steven Mcqueen Badass! K.B. Great directing. This movie is so well cast. See THOR!

  • April 22, 2011, 7:21 a.m. CST

    4 stars in Empire

    by henrydalton

    Review's not advertised on the site yet but you can find it by searching:

  • April 22, 2011, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Your eye problem, Harry

    by extremetidal

    I have this problem about once a month. My optometrist says it's an erosion of the cornea, where some cells strip from the surface, and move around in the eye. It feels like having grit in your eye, and yes, it makes your eye water mercilessly and makes it sensitive to light. I usually wear an eyepatch while it calms down, which helps greatly.

  • April 22, 2011, 7:42 a.m. CST

    lol hallmitchell there's no way Reimer can touch McQueen

    by chien_sale

    a short ugly guy with no charisma?

  • April 22, 2011, 7:45 a.m. CST

    lordoflighti: i'm not saying they should Thor like LOTR

    by chien_sale

    But they can at least be as ambitious and spawn something as great. The original material doesn't always count.

  • April 22, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST


    by ZodNotGod

    Damn right! I hope it's actually GOOD and not pretentious and dull with 98 endings.

  • April 22, 2011, 2:38 p.m. CST

    myphdisdoom= GREATNESS

    by ZodNotGod

    Just saying...

  • April 22, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    I fall into the legendary Smudgesleep

    by smudgewhat

    Every night for 8-12 hours during which I am rejuvenated. So screw you Odin!

  • April 22, 2011, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Can we please find a way to discuss Kat's stunning rack

    by smudgewhat

    I need to ponder those tatas further.

  • April 22, 2011, 5:12 p.m. CST

    DVD blurb

    by Shubniggorath

    "I squealed like a little girl playing with her older brother’s cooler toys for the first time unsupervised. " -Ain't It Cool News

  • April 23, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    This might have been said before...

    by Uncle_Al

    but what's with the "squealing like a little girl"? AGAIN?! C'mon, Harry. It's bad enough that you, a grown man, squeals- but then it's also as a little girl? On the plus side, glad to see that I could actually read your writing without doing major reorganization and editing. Fewer headaches.

  • April 23, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Hey Creeps

    by smudgewhat

    Face, schmace. What do I care? I'm not looking into her eyes. Oh blessed titties get in my mouth now

  • April 23, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Just can't bring myself to see it in the theater

    by SadTruth

    Just nothing about it seems to be worth the nightmare of seeing basically any movie at a theater. As I am an adult, delayed gratification is not a mythical and unattainable super power for me, so I will wait for Netflix or PPV. But at that time, Thor will indeed receive a small bit of my money.

  • April 23, 2011, 1:42 p.m. CST

    This is Crom and I approved this message.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    Lowly humans, kneel and hear my words! This is Crom, high upon my mountain, and I have become aware of this "Thor" that thou has spoken so highly of. I care not who you are, why you fight or why you die, but you stood up for this "Thor". That's what's important, and it's also why I must crush you beneath my boot heel. For I, Crom, also have a movie coming out this Summer. I laugh, high from my mountain, as you speak of this Asgardian fool, his oafish father, Odin, who sleeps like an infant in a fetal postion most of the film while his son struggles to lift his very own carpenter's tool. Ha! Tell me this? Does this "Thor" have a cast member from the mighty "Avatar"? Ha! This August the truth shall be cast upon the world, high from my mountain, and this Harry who speaks with the tongue of Set will be cast out and laughed upon when "Conan the Barbarian (in skull crushing 3-D)" is unleashed on the feeble world of man. Then you shall all drown in rivers of digital blood. Then you will know why you fear the green screen night. Crom has spoken.

  • April 23, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST Gay?

    by Darklighter

    ....cause that was the most homoerotic review I've ever read...wishing you were Nat Portman, gushing about his blue eyes and then, "squealing like a little GIRL"? Dude you got something you wanna tell Yoko Ono and us? Now I need to go shower and burn my retinas out from you're disgusting man love imagery. Thanks!

  • April 23, 2011, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Remembering your Review of the new hollywood made Godzilla

    by puchitorivera

    Harry No Offense but I've never trusted your reviews since you said you liked the Hollywood Remake of Godzilla years ago......Actually sold out for that one..

  • April 23, 2011, 6:04 p.m. CST

    by puchitorivera


  • April 23, 2011, 6:46 p.m. CST

    HARRY!! Kat Dennings breasts, describe the jiggling

    by the Green Gargantua

    .....the jiggling

  • April 23, 2011, 9:36 p.m. CST

    nerdiest post ever

    by ieatgarbage

    "in article on the movie in latest Entertainment Weekly. Hopefully he sticks to the asgardian lore we know and not introduce the concept that the asgardians are an alien race and come from outer space. PS I REALLY would love to see Sif after battle at her place stripping off her warriors garb in slow mo and then walk toward a steaming hot tub, lowering herself into it and giving herself a good scrubbing with a long, hard brush. " ahhahaha! arrrgh!

  • April 23, 2011, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Yea, Harry hath spoken true!

    by extremetidal

    "Thor" got a good review from Garth Franklin at Dark, and that guy's like Mikey from the old Life cereal commercials--he hates everything.

  • April 23, 2011, 11:07 p.m. CST

    harry is absolutely thrilled

    by ieatgarbage

    when Yoko can find his penis. Try to comprehend the mystical difficulty of consummating with this faded yellow Beast

  • April 23, 2011, 11:08 p.m. CST

    i take it back

    by ieatgarbage

    the reluctant austinite is the biggest tool on this thread!

  • April 24, 2011, 3:10 a.m. CST

    "Thor's a complete homo." - Adventures in Babysitting

    by CodeName

    I guess Thor wasn't popular in 80's movies.

  • That just sounds ....Weird .(*Insert fucked up mental image here*)<BR><BR> I (like someone else) am highly amused by how Harry could index all the films he's seen in relation to whatever disaster or health issue ocured before getting to the theater , it's unintentionally hilarious.

  • April 24, 2011, 6:43 a.m. CST

    Good as Masters Of The Universe?????

    by Jonas Earl James

  • April 24, 2011, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Somebody said "Australia?"

    by Subtitles_Off

    THOR was a distant second-place at the Australian opening behind Vin Diesel, The Rock, and the fifth installment of some car-driving movie franchise. THOR. This Summer's HULK. Coming soon to a 3-D IMAX near you.

  • April 24, 2011, 5:06 p.m. CST


    by Gordon Bombay

    you sir, are a moron. The Avengers movie is getting made even if Thor and Cap are the two biggest bombs of the summer. (which they won't be)

  • April 24, 2011, 7:06 p.m. CST


    by Hipshot

    I don't have any more to that story. I THINK, (but am not certain) that the same "little lady" did a photo spread in the National Lampoon, satirizing a popular book explaining sex to children, where she pretty much blew another midget. Pretty outrageous stuff at the time.

  • April 25, 2011, 12:36 a.m. CST

    How about Thor having a chain mail lightning reaction, instead?

    by CodeName

  • April 25, 2011, 2:52 a.m. CST

    Good reviews, 93% on Rotten, 5th biggest superhero opening ever in Australia

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Garth Franklin: "...the final product flows much better than the trailers and clips let on. Though hampered by having to setup a mythology and tackle some familiar origin story elements, "Thor" still manages to work and lets us have fun along the way." And there's still people that haven't seen it saying it's shit.

  • April 25, 2011, 7:30 a.m. CST

    genderblender "in the already-practically-shut-down AVENGERS movie"

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Which started filming today: And the silence from Marvel, are you sure you had your computer on? The last week we've gotten loads from them about upcoming movies.

  • April 25, 2011, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Thor was amazing!

    by Kakii

    I dont always agree with Harry, and normally when I dont its real wtf are you talking about1 This review however is spot on! I didnt know what to expect from this, but basically they worked the magic they did with the first Iron Man film and brought this hero to the screen so much better than I couldve dreamed. My only isue was the 3D didnt really add much to it. Other than that if Captain America is as good or better than Thor, I'll be counting the days until the Avengers! The scene at the end is the best teaser theyve done yet! Also Hawkeyes cameo is also pretty cool since he does get at least a good minute or so screen time and we even get a feel for the character.

  • April 25, 2011, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Oi Genderblender

    by boosebaster

    What an absolute fucking cretinous prick you are.

  • April 25, 2011, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Harry - you would look less gay...

    by gabbygall

    ... if you posted an image of you sucking a cock than posting shit like - " I squealed like a little girl playing with her older brother’s cooler toys for the first time unsupervised."

  • April 25, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Saw it today

    by boosebaster

    and it is well worth seeing.

  • April 25, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST


    by Evil Sean

    You obviously have no idea how movies get made. The Avengers has a budget between $150 and $200 million (more than the GDP of some nations). It's been in various stages of pre-production for years. It started shooting today and will shoot for months, in multiple locations including Hollywood, Long Island & Cleveland, until it wraps in the fall before it's edited, scored and the visual effects are added for a May 2012 release date. It has an A-List cast and will make history as the greatest crossover event in cinema ever. Every Marvel Studios (Iron Man 1 & 2, Hulk) project has made money. Thor and Captain America will break even at the box office and profit on DVD even if they are mild disappointments. Roger Corman's FF had a budget under 4 million dollars - it was made so that 20th Century Fox could retain the licensing rights to the character. Marvel didn't appreciate/understand the value of their properties in the 80s & early 90s. The (Lundgren) Punisher and (1990) Captain America were quick cash-grabs: they accepted pennies on the dollar for licensing fees for a cash influx for their PUBLISHING company. Then Warner Bros released Batman and everything changed. Fast forward 20 years and not only does Marvel understand how valuable their properties are, they STARTED THEIR OWN STUDIO and held the rights to The Avengers so they could have creative control. The movie will happen (is already happening), will have an enormous budget, and will make a shit-ton of money. Whew

  • April 25, 2011, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Just Saw it Today

    by AotD

    Not only is it my favourite film of the year, I'd go as far as to say that it's my favourite film based on any Marvel property so far, be it under Marvel Studios, Fox, Wherever. Hell, the first 45 mins had it at THE best superhero movie I'd ever seen. I wasnt expecting much, the trailers were completely underwhelming but man, Branagh knocked it out of the park.

  • April 25, 2011, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Genderblender 2

    by Evil Sean

    2 additional things: 1. For the Corman FF movie, I meant to say that it was made so the studio could retain to film rights that had been licensed by the publisher (not the "licensing rights" - entirely different). 2. The Justice League movie never entered production - it was being cast and the powers that be at Warners realized (correctly) that they were making a huge mistake. You can't have two different franchises with two different Batmen being produced concurrently. This will all be re-visited as soon as Nolan's run on Batman is over.

  • April 25, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Lotta ire raised by the Genderblender

    by beane2099

    And I'll add to it. "People have better things to do than worry about a super hero movie that will never get made" except for you apparently. You expended quite a bit of energy downing something that you haven't seen frame one of. I'm not sure why you seem so intent on this movie failing, unless it's cause you just want to be a contrarian and piss everyone off. But spouting off a bunch of your opinions as if they were a new book of the Bible handed to you by God himself with the fervor of a religous fanatic (whose kind of special) is expending waaay too much energy on something you apparently don't like. I won't even argue over whether the movie will be finsihed/not finished or good/bad. I just hate seeing someone waste their time. Go comment on something you care about.

  • April 25, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Just seen Thor and it was brilliant...

    by u.k. star

    I can't fault it at all. I know the Rotten Tomatoes' 94% will fall as more cynical reviewers feel the need to "backlash" the positive reviews for this film but it was near perfect. Te only fault is I wish it was longer because most of what happens on screen I would have liked more of. More drama, the Shakespeare stuff (and there is a lot, King LearmHenry V, Hamlet even) Every last character was perfectly cast.; Fandral lept off the screen, Siff was beautiful and deadly and fearless, Loki, Loki, Loki, Loki. I think he's up there with LEdger's Joker for an excellent portrayl of a comic book villain. In many ways he's better. He's so subtle and layered. I won't go on, I have a real review to write, but I loved this, It could well become one of my favoourite comic book movies, because it is so different, the Alien things were so well done. Oh and best after credits scene EVER! It gave us such a big additional buzz after the movie. Perfect.

  • April 25, 2011, 4:39 p.m. CST

    11 out of 10


  • April 25, 2011, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Just watched Thor...

    by dastickboy's as good as the Ed Norton Hulk film. Good fun in the cinema, but I'm already forgetting about it. There just weren't any stand-out moments or characters. No real reason for any of the Earth stuff to have taken place and Portman's story didn't go anywhere except to be a love interest. I think the biggest winner was Branagh, he's definitely raised his game and can be counted alongside Favreau as a director. Some of the shots of Asgard are really stunning.

  • April 25, 2011, 4:54 p.m. CST

    I bloody loved it

    by Big_Pants

    If you hated Harry's review you'll slit your wrists at the piece I wrote last week [url][/url] but fuck it, I was having fun and I'm sure Harry was too. I saw it twice again today and it was even better. I'm so sorry to disappoint the naysayers, they must be gutted that the film is actually good. Of course they will never admit it. So if you are intent on hating something you have never seen then congratulations, you are in a loud, obnxious minority. The rest of us will just continue to have a blast. U.K Star you are spot on :)

  • April 25, 2011, 5:38 p.m. CST

    by wildphantom07

    Dramatically the thing really works. Branagh brought his A game here and the film is stirring as it should be. Where it loses points for me is in its real lack of a huge set piece or an iconic shot of Thor really going to town with the fantastical. For all of the really impressive production design it never feels like they ever made the most of the potential to really bring it to life. Fans won't be disappointed i don't think. They got the difficult stuff right. Yet those state of the art demo reel moments we take for granted every summer feel lacking when they shouldn't be. Maybe Marvel needed to spend a bit more and add another 20 minutes. The movie's 2 plus hours fly by. Overall it's a really good introduction the character. Just not quite as superb as you feel it could have been as you watch it unfold. Oh, and avoid the 3D at all costs. It's a distraction.

  • April 25, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Good movie

    by wildphantom07

    Dramatically the thing really works. Branagh brought his A game here and the film is stirring as it should be. Where it loses points for me is in its real lack of a huge set piece or an iconic shot of Thor really going to town with the fantastical. For all of the really impressive production design it never feels like they ever made the most of the potential to really bring it to life. Fans won't be disappointed i don't think. They got the difficult stuff right. Yet those state of the art demo reel moments we take for granted every summer feel lacking when they shouldn't be. Maybe Marvel needed to spend a bit more and add another 20 minutes. The movie's 2 plus hours fly by. Overall it's a really good introduction the character. Just not quite as superb as you feel it could have been as you watch it unfold. Oh, and avoid the 3D at all costs. It's a distraction.

  • April 25, 2011, 7:05 p.m. CST

    When I heard that there was no Dr. Don Blake...

    by Otter

    I lost interest in this.

  • April 25, 2011, 7:31 p.m. CST

    "I’ve been greatly concerned about THOR."

    by lick_my_rebel_dick

    Not as much as I'm concerned about the amount of paragraphs in this review.

  • April 25, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST

    big_pants Cheers you said it

    by u.k. star

    This was fun, pure and simple; a hell of a lot of fun, with some bloody good drama thrown in. They need a lot more money for a sequel (please let this make enough money, unlike Iron Man there is a LOT of competition for Thor) because the film was too short. I'll say this though, they really need to work on The Hulk, say his x-factor (Where he gets stronger as he gets angrier) was messed up because of his "cure". Because Thor looks like he could beat up this hulk in 10 seconds and not even have to try. You really got a sense that he, and Mjolnir were powerful on a whole different level. Go have fun. 3D is good for Asgard and the cosmic stuff, but make your own minds up. As long as you go, that's what counts.

  • April 25, 2011, 8:06 p.m. CST

    I like Harry and his enthusiasm for films but he can't write a review worth shit


    When he's not babbling on about his eye he's just stating what happens in the film, including dialogue.

  • April 25, 2011, 8:55 p.m. CST

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  • I like Favreau as a director, but Brannagh is far superior as a director. Watch HENRY V or his take on HAMLET if you have doubts.

  • I don't doubt the majority of the critics giving it a positive review. The one si read are not proclaiming it to be a "best movie evah" type of thing, they just say the movie does it's job and achieves what it set out to be. No small feat. I'm not sensing any cynicism from the positive reviews, of people kissing the ass of an over-hyped by publicity hackboy, as it happened two years ago. I'm not excited to watch this movie, but i'm damn curious.

  • April 26, 2011, 6:45 a.m. CST

    U.K Star

    by Big_Pants

    It deserves to do great buisness but I fear it may not, which is a great shame. It's the comic book adap I've most been looking forward to. I had a blast watching it, even shed a tear (I'm a girl cut me some slack) in places. LOVED IT.

  • Does wearing a pair of normal glasses under the 3D glasses disrupt the 3D effect? This is a serious question.

  • April 26, 2011, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Flax...NO! Normal glasses under 3D Specs is fine

    by Metebelis3

    ...As long as you can fit them on your face - I use the 3D specs over my nerd goggles all the time. If you didn't, you'd just be getting whatever blurry-ass shit you see when you take your normal glasses off ...but in 3D! Lol!

  • April 26, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Saw it on Monday evening in UK

    by Metebelis3

    ...And it Fucking Rocks! Do yourself a favour and make sure you're theatre has a decent sound system - when Thor & chums vs Frost Giants kicked off, I felt every hammer blow rumble from the floor through my feet and up to my ass! Now THAT's what I call a hammer! Same when the destroyer cut loose with its blasts - massive impact!

  • April 27, 2011, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Sleep has a new name...

    by MajorFrontbum

    ....THOR. What a snooze fest this film was. I won tix to see this and if I had paid money to see this, I would have demanded it back right away. I can't believe the nonsense that passes for cinema in 2011. There were times when it looked like a fucking cartoon/video game. Absolute crap!

  • April 27, 2011, 7:16 a.m. CST

    "starting off on the right footing"? ah, so it sucks.

    by FleshMachine

    it looks boring as fuck

  • April 27, 2011, 7:16 a.m. CST

    iron man was fun..everything else boring wannabes.

    by FleshMachine


  • April 27, 2011, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Also saw it today and

    by john

    it's on par with Iron Man, better actually. No bullshit, great fucking movie!

  • April 27, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Harry are you sleeping with your contacts in?

    by smackfu

    Ever heard of hypoxia? My optometrist has an giant poster full of nasty, diseased, ruined eyes due to hypoxia from people leaving their contacts in 24/7.

  • April 27, 2011, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Saw it today. Liked it A LOT.

    by V'Shael

    I don't think Natalie has ever looked sexier. And Loki was a lot more sympathetic than I was expecting. If I was to find any fault with it, I'd say that it lacked the EPIC quality I would have thought would go hand in hand with a Thor feature. But the smaller more personal story may actually be better. Not sure about that yet. I would rate it better than Hulk and better than Iron Man 2. Not quite as good as Iron Man.

  • April 27, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Just got back from seeing it

    by DirkD13"

    And I love the shit out of it. I was really worried about all the dutch angles in the trailer due to Battlefield Earth, but I was pleasantly surprised by how great it looks. Knowing nothing about the comic property I also loved the fact that A LOT of this movie is set in Asgard. The effects were stunning, the action plentiful, Hemsworth was quality (his pet shop entrance!!) and it was funny without being stupid. Cap has a class act to follow. I would bonk the back out of that Kat Dennings too!

  • April 27, 2011, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Just saw it...

    by ChickenStu

    NOT BAD!!!

  • April 27, 2011, 9:50 p.m. CST

    the RT consensus is 95% fresh right now

    by MurderMostFowl

    Of course there's only 40 reviews in, but if it were a turkey I think we'd know by now. I'll check it out, but I doubt I'll be spending the money on the 3D viewings

  • April 27, 2011, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Saw it last night.

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Loved it. Great story, interesting characters, no time wasted. It seemed to work really well with "the normals" too(not many people stayed for the after credit scene). The Midgård story was a lot better than it looked in the previews, got many laughs. They made the Thor magic fit in perfectly with the Iron Man "real" world. Asgard was Kirbyesque (that's "fucking great" for non-true believers). Only complaints: 1)The 3D didn't seem very necessary (I only really enjoy 3D in IMAX and this wasn't). 2)I wanted it to be longer (fill the BlueRay please). Gonna see it again in the theater.

  • April 27, 2011, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Oh, some more.

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Hemsworth IS Thor! Just read Harry's review for the first time and he's right, he sells it. This is coming from a swede that rooted for a certain vampire (Skarsgard for Asgard)... I now believe they found the perfect guy to play the god of thunder. Wanna clarify about my 3D complaint, it wasn't bad or distracting, just didn't seem to add much.

  • April 28, 2011, 4:15 a.m. CST

    On the 3D... it wasn't intrusive.

    by V'Shael

    I think it's the first 3D movie I've seen where I wasn't thinking "They only did THAT shot because it's in 3D" throughout. It was rare that the 3D brought me out of the scene, to actually look at details and think about it. Some of the Hubble like images at the end did it. Mostly, it just worked, quietly and not in a very stand-out-ish kind of way. I will watch it in 2D this weekend, and see if it misses anything, but I doubt it will. In other words, if you generally dislike what Hollywood has done with 3D, you may actually find this pleasant.

  • April 28, 2011, 4:18 a.m. CST

    Artefacts in the movie.

    by V'Shael

    One point I really liked - The casket of ancient winters and other relics (un-named) did make me think of the way the Avengers cartoon had the Red Skull in world war 2, using elements of the supernatural/occult-science. I think we are supposed to know that the epilog has given us our first glimpse of the Cosmic Cube. But it's not easy to use, apparently. So where did it come from? Did the Red Skull invent it? Or did they steal it from Asgard somehow?

  • April 28, 2011, 4:30 a.m. CST

    One other thing I liked- The line from the trailer is gone.

    by V'Shael

    He doesn't lie on his back and say "Oh no, this is Earth, isn't it?" I hated that line in the trailer. I wanted him to call it Midgard. Now, there is a reference to Earth. I believe it's Fandral who says something like "This isn't just like popping down to Earth, where you can make some lightning and they worship you as a god" But when Thor is talking to Jane about the realms, he refers to Midgard, and says "Or Earth, as you call it" So yeah, I'm happy with that. Just one more little thing for me to like in a movie that was filled with great moments.

  • April 28, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Seen it yesterday and...

    by Flutchy actually DID make me want to suck Chris Hemworths cock - but anyway, great movie, especially Tom Hiddleston owns every minute he's in.

  • April 28, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST

    I love being right...

    by ChickenStu

    A few people scoffed at me when I said Kenneth Branagh was PERFECT to direct this... and he knocked it right out of the fucking PARK!!!! Great film.

  • April 28, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST


    by ChickenStu

    He doesn't have to be in a film to be the star... as this proves.

  • April 28, 2011, 4:30 p.m. CST

    I almost slept

    by mags

    ...cos its just this side of boring. how come ken let loki scene steal so much and then wimp out. and...the frost giants just aint bad enuf. and...well, thor...he's a bit dim and trusting. and...that is not just looks like layering with one flat scene behind the other. ...not much destruction either... ...just another pop/son movie really... chris is nice though...

  • April 30, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Why is Harry's the only review of Thor on here?


    I mean, there's about six different Fast & Furious 5 reviews.

  • April 30, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Just got back from seeing it

    by david starling

    Wanted to see it, and go out and do something on this long Bank Holiday weekend. And it was alright!! Okay, it may not be to some people's expectations of a Thor movie, but it was a heck of a lot better than it could've been.

  • April 30, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Flaccid Twaddle, Boring and Awful: FAIL

    by veteran_of_mu

    Loki has no menace. Wrong actor. Thor's character changes from child to adult in the middle of the movie for no reason. Most of the effects are dull as dishwater. The only good effects are used so many times they become dull as dishwater. Hopkins sleeps through most of the movie and the rest of the time he lies down with his eyes closed. Natalie Portman has no idea what she's doing in this movie. Thor's signature fighting move is the two-footed kick Captain Kirk used to do in TOS. Tired. There is absolutely no motivation for Thor's emotional connection to Portman. Fail.

  • April 30, 2011, 8:29 p.m. CST

    I've seen it...

    by lead_sharp

    Being a lucky fucker in the UK. It's great, not everything you want but you don't actually mind wanting more. Pretty much everything Harry says is spot on. BUT... The 3d is distracting and it really does need to take its time a bit more. I can't shake the feeling that Marvel are rushing about making cool but not great movies just to get to The Avengers faster. For those who are whining about the romance between Thor and Jane, shut the fuck up. It's a budding romance, they share one kiss for a very obvious reason and at no point are the words 'love' and 'relationship' used. It's natural, it happens and it works. The action is SO cool, it's actually shot quite normally, no slow mo' or hand cam' but what you see IN the action makes up for that and you are glad you can see it rather than get distracted by artistic wankery. All the performances are not only spot on to how you image them but endearing, especially Loki who's genuinely the wounded party and has great motivation for going off the deep end. Self hate and jealousy is powerful stuff and a lot of talkbackers should be able to relate. Chris Hemsworth IS Thor and I can't wait to see him stand off against Robert Downy Jr. See it in 2d (not sure that's possible but...) and pay attention, it's a hell of a lot in two hours time.

  • April 30, 2011, 10:59 p.m. CST

    "She wais for you

    by The Winged Doucheman

  • April 30, 2011, 11:02 p.m. CST

    "She waits for you"

    by The Winged Doucheman

    Very enjoyable film. I saw it here in Korea and I found the 3D very impressive and the movie overall to be engaging and fun. Can someone explain what the deal was with the briefcase?

  • New iPhone app with Thor's hammer! i've gotta say, the effects are cool as well though one gotta get used to the gestures. So gonna swing it around during the movie. lol

  • May 1, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Kenneth Branagh..

    by krylite

    is a good director. I had seen his "Henry V" years ago and he's a good actor to boot too. He's more in the Shakespeare literature and is talented in that stuff. Shakespeare plays were the entertainment "movies" of the day those centuries ago. Wish Branagh had done more of these mainstream comic book/sci-fi fantasy movies earlier. Could have saved us a lot of those duds in the past decades.

  • May 1, 2011, 6:18 p.m. CST

    I got the impression that Kenneth Branagh just focused on all the character stuff


    ...and left all the action to Vic Armstrong. Still it came together pretty well and made for an enjoyable movie.

  • May 1, 2011, 7:23 p.m. CST

    I saw it

    by Foucault

    First, I dont recall CH being in Star Trek, but he's not especially memorable. He's just a cocky hunk, with a retared voice. The movie is good, nothing extraordinary. The best thing: the story is not the same shit, but it moves with a good pace. The guy who plays Loki does a good job, great casting. Some roles are underwritten, like the professor played by Skarsgard. Rene Russo is barely there, with one or two lines. The f/x are very good. From the trailer, I thought the sets looked tacky but they're not. As you may know, there is a cameo by a certain superhero. Overall, this is just a good setup for the Avengers. But waaay better than Iron Man. I'm beginning to suspect that's the plan. Just fucking setups. Let's wait for Captain America.

  • May 2, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    3d vs 2d

    by cekma

    I want to see it in IMAX and noticed I have the option to see it in 2d IMAX or 3d IMAX. I'm leaning towards 2D. Does anyone have a suggestion?

  • May 2, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Can't believe some of you liked it

    by Woodrow_Wilson_Smith

    I thought the writing was suitable for the under 14 crowd, the special effects were marginally OK. The quips were soul-draining and the overall plot was pretty poor. The whole thing was worth about 35-40 minutes of screen time, I was tapping my foot ready to leave before the first hour was up. Pretty boring - old newspapers and apple-cores. 5/10

  • May 3, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    What NO ONE has mentioned...

    by film11

    So do we see Thor wearing the trademark, iconic helmet for more than 5 minutes...or at all??

  • May 3, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    But what does Thor Kitty think?

    by knowthyself

  • May 5, 2011, 6:05 a.m. CST

    It wasnt a bore, it rocked!

    by filmstu2005

    it was an exciting film actually, not too heavy on dialogue, fast scenes, easy for anyone at ANY age to understand, how the hell could anyone call this film boring? It rocked!

  • May 5, 2011, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Well knock me over with a feather...

    by Hesiod2k7

    ...Harry loves Thor.

  • May 5, 2011, 7:44 p.m. CST


    by BSB

    The Choppah is back! Let's party.

  • The amount of scorn heaped on Watchmen was amazing. Yet, I thought it was one of the best "comic book" movies ever made, including Dark Knight. And, I re-watched it again a few months ago, and I liked it even more than I remembered, picking up little nuances here and there that I missed the first time. Thor is one of the dumbest characters in the Marvel Universe. But, becaus ehe's a founding member of the Avenngers -- and the dumbass fanboys MUST be appeased, they actually had to create a whole fucking movie franchise to justify having him in the fucking Avengers. Never mind that the King James/Arthurian English he speaks in and his funky four color spalshy costumes wouldn't translate well to modern audiences. They did about as well as they could by adding some humor and asking Ken Branagh essentially inject Henry IV and Henry V overtones into the story. (In interviewws he slyly mentions that Volstagg is actually a rip-off of Falstaff). So, be happy they made a fucking Thor movie at all, much less that it wasn't a complete pile of shit. It its fun, popcorn entertainment -- that's good enough for me. I don't give a shit if Beta Ray Bill or Balder the Brave are in the fucking movie. Just make it entertaining.

  • May 5, 2011, 8:04 p.m. CST


    by BSB

    This is an old talkback. The Choppah is not back? Unchopped!

  • May 5, 2011, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Natalie Portman does not make a good romatic interest.

    by Hesiod2k7

    She is much better as a suffering heroine, a la V for Vendetta or Black Swan.

  • May 5, 2011, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Watchmen was NOT awful.

    by Hesiod2k7

    At least not for people over the age of 30 who are not suffering from ADHD and do not need lots of explosions, wire fighting, and slow mo Matrix bullshit to be entertained.

  • May 5, 2011, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Tron Legacy was incredibly bad.

    by Hesiod2k7

    I'm glad I didn't waste my money going to see it in the theater. I had a bad feeling about it, and when I watched it on download it was fucking horrible. It made absolutely no fucking sense at all. And it was terribly acted by everyone including Jeff Bridges, who basically was playing the User Big Lebowski

  • I love the hell out of The Watchmen. To me, it's the essense of a comic book come to life, and it's a visual feast. Perfect frame after perfect frame. I was stunned when I saw it for the first time.

  • May 5, 2011, 8:22 p.m. CST

    I give Marvel Credit for being innovative.

    by Hesiod2k7

    And trying something different with their idea of tying all their movie properties into one coherent universe. I's a really cool idea, and I give them some slack on the execution of it because nothing like this has ever been attempted before -- especially with big budget summer blockbusters. I mean, the closest, historically, that you got to this was back in the old Universal monster movie days, when they did all the crossovers. You realize that if Thor is a hit, and Captain America is a hit -- the Avengers would (theoretically) be like teaming up James Bond, Indiana Jones, Rambo, John McClain and the terminator all into one movie. The problem, of course, is you'd have to pay all those A-list actors a shitload of money, have huge production values and also spend a tone of money on promotion. On the other hand, these movies all explicitly promote Avengers anyway. Its getting huge buzz

  • May 5, 2011, 8:25 p.m. CST

    I'm with you, bsb.

    by Hesiod2k7

    I wouldn't go so far as to say Watchmen puts TDK to shame, but I think TDK is the most overrated movie of the past 10 years. It was a huge hit because of Heath Ledger. It also had a couple of very good supporting performances from Aaron Ekhart and Gary Oldman that elevated the movie beyond what it otherwise would have been. But, Bale sucked, Michael Caine really sucked, Maggie Gyellenhall sucked, etc. Eric Roberts was actually not bad. But, frankly, the movie was all about Heath Ledger.

  • May 5, 2011, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Just one question: Did they do Jack Kirby's Asgard proud?

    by Hesiod2k7

    That's all I ask of this movie.

  • May 5, 2011, 8:31 p.m. CST


    by BSB

    The cast in TDK is veerry uneven. Especially the bad guys, who seemed like lightweight TV baddies. The Watchmen had a uniformly great cast in comparison.

  • May 5, 2011, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Nope, braindrain saw Watchmen twice in the cinema

    by blakindigo

    and the audiences were a mixed bag. Between early 20's and people over 35. Although, one family brought their 10 year olds to see it… dunno what that means.

  • May 5, 2011, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Michael Caine "sucked" = SACRILEGE!!

    by blakindigo

  • May 5, 2011, 8:37 p.m. CST


    by BSB

    Although his Joker performance is NOTHING compared to Brokeback Mountain.

  • Congrats, assbombs. You'll both be receiving free executions via gunshots to the head or being set on fire, your choice. Except for hesiod2k7 of course whom, since he had two dumbass quotes, will be both shot in the head and then set on fire.

  • May 5, 2011, 8:39 p.m. CST


    by BSB

    Is your reading chip on the fritz tonight?

  • May 5, 2011, 8:40 p.m. CST

    OK Harry, just how much helmet are we talking here?

    by Crimson Dynamo

    From the trailers I get a Judge Dredd vibe of little-to-no helmet

  • May 5, 2011, 8:41 p.m. CST

    The under 30 crowd saw the cool trailer...

    by Hesiod2k7

    ..and thought it would be an action-packed, special effects circle jerk. Instead, they got Watchmen. It's like going to see Shakespeare's Julius Caeser being performed, and expecting to see Gladiator. The under 30 crowd whined about how boring it was.

  • May 5, 2011, 8:42 p.m. CST

    If I'm not being ripped by asshole fanboys, I'm...

    by Hesiod2k7

    ...not doing it right.

  • May 5, 2011, 8:45 p.m. CST

    And I love how the fanboys hate Transformers.

    by Hesiod2k7

    Is it a great, deep movie? No. Is it a fun, popcorn flick with kick ass special effects? Yes. Get over it. I go to the movies to be entertained, not looking for ways to get pissed off and come up with material to bitch about on talkbacks.

  • May 5, 2011, 8:48 p.m. CST


    by BSB

    But apparently that's the source of roughly 35% of the vitriol on the net.

  • May 5, 2011, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Watchmen novel vastly over hyped.

    by Mr Soze

    Frank Millers Dark Knight beats it hands down.

  • May 5, 2011, 9:51 p.m. CST


    by Lazerman21

    DUDE! Go and see an EYE Doctor ASAP! You have the symptons I had when I got an infection in my eye called IRITIS it was mis-diagnosed as PINK EYE, but it is a infection in the second layer of the EYE and ANY DIRECT LIGHT that enters it causes pain. If you are in a DARK room and a beam of light comes through a door it will cause you pain! IF you do not get it checked out ASAP you could go BLIND in one eye! I got lucky, they knew what it was, and two eye drops later, NO PAIN, and in a week it was cleared up, but nto after 2 weeks of pain, and the white of my eye going PURPLE, there is some scarring. PLEASE get it checked out!!!

  • May 5, 2011, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Hey marat why do you say loki and Hiemdell were miscast

    by Phategod100

    In my mind I would have cast Loki as either Alan Cumming or Paul Ruebens and this guy looks like a young version of either so I'm content as far as Hiemdell I have an openmind So the fact that he's black doesn't bother me, the fact he can act is the thing that matters most.

  • May 5, 2011, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Harry- response to laserman

    by vicmackey1268

    I had the same problems as you a few weeks ago...turns out i cracked open my windows in my car a lil and that put the wind right at eye-level near terminal velocity driving down the crappy street...boom bang a minute later, my eye starts to hurt, for no good reason....annnyyywho it was sensitive to light and all that crap....llllllong story short i scratched my retina/cornea whatever and a week later its healed and if ya want see a doc, most of it will be covered by the good ol folks at the insurance lets be honest, when was the last time you had an updated tetinus ya, thats what i thought... As for this film...honestly...had NO, ZERO, NADDA interest in seeing'm excited for Transformers 3 (i watched it being filmed in Chicago...yes the trailer is deceptive, Chicago still exists), Cowboys and Aliens, HP7.2, and most of all, Capt America...holy crap am I excited for el cappo. BUT....since I love aintitcool and i usually agree with you guys on ur reviews (Fast Five was the most fun i've had in a theater in quite a while, and Dwayne friggin owned every scene)....I will see this film...for you... Upside---you can be Odin every year for Halloween if laser is right Downside---only a select few, namely me, would see no problem adding a "sir" before your name to make you as close to Anthony Hopkins awesomeness.

  • May 5, 2011, 10:57 p.m. CST

    actually another thing tooo....

    by vicmackey1268

    i wore contacts for a while and got horrible pains when i'd wake up...turns out i developed an allergic reaction to the silicone in the contact combined with the chemicals in the i have thinner contacts made of different material and use a cage-like device submerged in special solution for 8+ hours that cleans and purifies them before using normal saline to put them in...a hastle...but worth it.. I used to wear glasses...then i realized i might wanna date someone...

  • May 5, 2011, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Valhalla I am COMING!

    by Dixie_Twins

    Very excited. Mmm...

  • May 6, 2011, 12:03 a.m. CST

    RE: jrb

    by Dixie_Twins

    Nah, I'll do that.

  • May 6, 2011, 1:54 a.m. CST

    I still think...

    by Goldfingah

    ...he should have worn that awesome winged helmet more. Hell, he spent a third of the film in New Mexico in casual clothes, so he'd only have had to wear the helmet at the beginning and at the end. At the end, it would have been appropriate, what with the climactic fight with horned-helmet Loki and all.

  • May 6, 2011, 2:55 a.m. CST

    harry is wrong yet again

    by akkosa

    this movie is terrible. I agree with one reviewer who summed it up as "instantly forgettable." it wasn't "fun," it was tedious and cringe inducing.


  • May 6, 2011, 5:11 a.m. CST

    Again i want to warn you guys: BEWARE THE HYPE!

    by AsimovLives

    Unfortuinatly, Harry is hyping THOR and is giving a wrong idea of what the movie is THOR is not a great movie. It's not a perfect movie. It's not the best comic book movie made so far. It's not as good as THE DARK KNIGHT. It's not as good as BATMAN BEGINS. It's not as good as SPIDER-MAN 2. It's not the messiah of comic book moviedom. In quality terms, i would put it as IRON MAN. And by that i'm giving the movie THOR a praise. It's far more praising to say what this movie really is then go on mindless hyping nonsense that gives you guys a wrong impresion of the film and end up disliking it more then you should. Hype like what Harry is doing is venenous. Because it helps hurt the movie. It creates expectatiosn the movie can't deliver . THOR is a good movie. THOR is a very enjoyable movie. THOR is a good time at the theaters. THOR is a mvoie in which you can tell it was made by people who cared, both about delivering a good product and cared about the audiences, their public, their consumers, those who pay to watch their film. THOR is an honest movie. THOR has spectacle but also scenes of human intimacy. THOR, like many people said before, does work best in the scenes at Argard, which almost have a shakesperean mood to it (little suprised there, since Kenneth Branagh is directing it). The acting in THOR is of very high quality. And the scenes on Earth are also enjoyable as well. They are payed far better then mgiht had been in the hands of a lesser filmmaker, and the traielr do not make them justice. THOR has adventure, battle, action, humour and tragedy. It has it all that one could ask from a comic book movie. It delivers. THOR is a good movie. But for christ's sakes, don't listen to Harry's hype. Don't mind it. It's just Harry being Harry, if you know what i mean.

  • a review, then another review, then OH the same review again just reposted a bit further up the page so it looks like the newest post. Thor is good I liked it but its not the second coming, its solid it filts with the other current slew of marvel releases and thats great. in a few years time we will have a big interconnected library of films from a cohesive marvel universe but dont go mental. a bit of perspective please..

  • May 6, 2011, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Hey Sam Worthington. Just wanted to say. BYE!

    by Knobules

    You have been replaced by an "actor" You can now go back home and mumble incoherant nonsense at the sheep or whatever, just like in your movies.

  • May 6, 2011, 10:16 a.m. CST


    by elsachmo

    It looks absolutely horrible, and nobody I know has shown any interest in seeing it after viewing the trailers. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

  • May 6, 2011, 10:21 a.m. CST


    by MajorUndeclared

    So I saw Thor last week and can only say that the movie is good. Not great by any stretch, but good in a half-assed way. The humor falls flat. The action in Asgard is exciting, but everything on earth just doesn't work. The romantic angle is rushed and isn't believable. I do think this is a star-making vehicle for Hemsworth, but at the same time he'll be the worst character in The Avengers. I'd definitely put this in the B- category. And do not, for the love of Odin, see this movie in 3D. It ruins it.

  • May 6, 2011, 10:29 a.m. CST

    I'm with bsb

    by film11

    As much as I enjoyed TDK (Batman was my favorite comic book character), WATCHMEN was the superior film...but only the Ultimate Cut version. The one I saw in theaters was just...OK. And I can understand why many people didn't enjoy it The subsequent Director's cut was a defiinte improvement. But the Ultimate Cut version revealed it to be bravura filmmaking of the type we rarely see. And probably the best, riskiest, super-hero adaptation we'll ever get. (But the love-scene STILL sucks!)

  • May 6, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Hemsworth is everything Worthington is not.

    by knowthyself

    He should have been in Clash of the Titans.

  • May 6, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    teh suk...AMEN!

    by film11

  • May 6, 2011, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Even the 3D is better.

    by film11

    Two people I know who saw this also saw a 3D trailer for GL. They were wowed...and expected to continue that response with THOR. Boy, were they disappointed. But GL is now on their "can't miss" list.

  • May 6, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    This is going on Twitter

    by CT1


  • that thought Watchmen wasn't a good movie version of the comic. It's very very fun to see if you like this shit at all. If you walk out grumpy you walked in grumpy.

  • May 6, 2011, 4:34 p.m. CST

    My only problems w/ Thor

    by deelzbub

    wide shots of Asgardian warriors all wearing the same helmet and armor. I thought no two Asgardians had the same helmet. At least that's the way they draw them in the comics. It's like they rely so heavily on CGI, it makes the artists lazy. Much easier to multiply the same warrior x1000. same problem w/ the Frost Giants. Looked like they took the exact same actor and replicated him x100. No variation in body types whatsoever. A certain spoiler-free SHIELD agent drawing a bead on Thor during a mudfight. Everyone in the scene is getting rained on, except said agent. How does he remain dry? Hogun the Grim needed a furry hat and a handlebar mustache. Otherwise, a well-made movie that I hope does well @ the box office. I will be seeing it again.

  • May 6, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Eye of Agamotto?

    by deelzbub

  • May 6, 2011, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Asimovlives has it right -- again

    by HornOrSilk

    This is a good film, but it is not a GREAT film. It is good. It puts Star Trek to shame. It has a plot, and it works with it. It feels like an origin story plot without it being an origin plot -- because it is a "rebirth" plot. It is others finding out about Thor. Ok. Fine. It is good, it suffices, and I think it has a few deeper things put in it that we won't see unless there is a sequel. JMS, after all, co-wrote the script. But Asimov, like usual, is right. A good film. Iron Man level. Better than many films, but not an all out classic -- which is fine, since it wasn't seeking to be such.

  • May 6, 2011, 4:49 p.m. CST


    by HornOrSilk

    I don't think Thor will be the worst off in the Avengers. Ant Man will be squashed....

  • May 6, 2011, 5:07 p.m. CST

    asimov is wrong

    by animas

    i hated star trek but it was better than thor for one reason..... something happened in jj trek.

  • May 6, 2011, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Something happened in Thor, too

    by HornOrSilk

    It had a plot. An actual story line. Which was self-consistent.

  • May 6, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Hope it's better than the Godzilla Remake

    by Itchy

    Never forget !

  • May 6, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Movie wasn't bad. 3D completely unnecessary!

    by bat725

    But, yeah, the Warriors 3 are totally miscast and somewhat campy. For that matter, Thor comes off campy sometimes, as well. And I'm not just talking about his "banished to Earth" scenes. But, there was good action with the frost giants and the Destroyer. All that said, I think this movie will flop and there will not be a Thor 2.

  • May 6, 2011, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Worst Review Writer EVER

    by ThisBethesdaSea

    Harry can't write a review and stay on point, he has to get into every aspect of everything. Reading his review is more work then I'm willing to do. Blech.

  • If it wasn't for the badassery of the cast and Hemsworth (minus Dennings - why hasn't she overdosed on something yet?) this film would be so, so much less. Horrible editing, jumpy in places with ROUGH transitioning between acts. This film is a rushed, choppy mess. <p>Acting, man. Acting.

  • May 6, 2011, 11:29 p.m. CST

    by JediWuddayaknow

    I saw it today and loved it. But some motherfucker sitting right in front of me who clearly only came because his kid wanted to answered the phone in the middle of the movie, so I kicked his chair as hard as I could repeatedly until he hung up. He turns around and goes "Is there a problem?" Fuck, I hate people. If you can't leave the phone off, don't go to the fucking movies.

  • May 7, 2011, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Hell Yes! Now THAT is how you make a superhero movie!

    by thot

    Just saw Thor tonight and it exceeded my highest expectations! I would put it easily on par with the best of the best superhero films. Yes, even Iron Man and Superman: The Movie. Branagh deserves mega kudos for nailing it. Ass-kicking action, great sfx, great humor, perfect pacing, etc, etc. I was lukewarm about the initial studio photos and the early trailers were OK, but the movie kicks major ass and I will most definitely be buying it on DVD. The positive buzz is well-deserved. GO SEE IT!

  • May 7, 2011, 3:47 a.m. CST

    Less Thor, more Gladiator

    by jaylerd

    A Thor film without the main character saying "Nay" or "Thee" or "Verily" even once is less a Thor film and more Gladiator without the Arena and more Hammers. They made a palatable film for the masses but didn't really capture anything of the Asgardians the way they did Stark or Banner. Honestly, Thor will be less a god among men in Avengers than Captain America with a bigger stick.

  • May 7, 2011, 4:48 a.m. CST

    Thor was a fine movie...

    by tailhook

    But the Bible is racier. The straight-laced stuff where nobody *really* interacts(i.e. Foster and Thor should have gotten a lot closer beyond just talking to each other if you want to sell both the Thor Death and The Seperation) works grand with the Mormons... its just annoying to everyone else. Branaugh seems the type that would be cool with 2 twin beds old-school sitcom style. This is the case of the show me don't tell me. Don't TELL me how close Thor is to Foster, SHOW me. You don't need like a Terminator-style love scene, but a simple kiss doesn't cut it and it should be fairly clear they got it on while he was a mere mortal.

  • May 7, 2011, 8:34 a.m. CST


    by JediWuddayaknow

    ...after knowing him, what? 2 days?

  • May 7, 2011, 8:59 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Actually, almost nothing happened in Abrams Trek. It's one of those movies with lots of plotting (lots of action shit beats happening) but in terms of story it's almost empty. THOR mannages to be the opposite. That's why it's good. There is a different between a movie having story and having plotting.

  • May 7, 2011, 9:03 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I have no interest to watch the movie in 3D, but thanks for the warning, friend. You just helped make my determination stronger. Well, it seems i enjoyed the Midgard, i mean, Earth stuff better then you did. Well, to each his own, right? But at elast you, like me, liked the Asgard stuff, and like me, you also think it's a good movie. Not great, but the thing is, it doesn't need to be great to be enjoyable. And this is the thing i which mor eblockbusters would be. More good movies make by filmmakers who care. Like Iron Man was before and Thor is now. We don't need all mvoies to be masterpieces to be enjoyable, we just needthem to be good. Which, in this day and age, it's scarcer then there is any right to be.

  • May 7, 2011, 9:05 a.m. CST

    by knowthyself

    by AsimovLives

    "Hemsworth is everything Worthington is not." I don'thate Worthington, but i understant what you say, and i have to agree. Funny enough, both are australians. Well, it was good that Hemsworth was not in CLASH OF THE TITANS. It save him being the lead in a crap movie.

  • May 7, 2011, 9:08 a.m. CST

    by mattman

    by AsimovLives

    "The only REAL plot hole in Thor: why isn't he banging Sif?" That's hilarious! And you know, you do have a point. Really, Thor guy, what's with that? Not that having Natalie Portman to yourself is a bad thing, of course. And Kat Dennings as spare.

  • But in THOR, Tom Hiddleston ruled as Loki. What a really good actor. I expect good things from his really suberb actor in the future. Sure, the one who will walk out from the movie as a star will be Hemsworth, and rightly so because he mananges to show both charisma and a high level of likability evne in the scenes when Thor is an arrogant asshole. But actingwise, it was Tom Hiddleston that truly impressed me. Again, let me make this clear, Hemsworth is no slouch in the acting department. He nailed Thor through and through. And Kat Dennings is really a very funny young lady. But in truth, everybody were really good. And it's always great to see Ray Stevenson in a movie. If anybody ever make a King Conan movie, he's Conan! Buld like an ox and with the actign ability of the best of the shakespearean actors. What more one could ask for a mature Conan?

  • May 7, 2011, 9:14 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I don't think that THOR is a great movie. But i can perfectly understand why anybody like you would feel so enthusiastic and loves it so much. I'll be one of those who will defend this movie tooth and nail. If you ever need my hand, i'm at your disposal.

  • May 7, 2011, 9:16 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I don't call the acting of the Asgardian actoes as compy, but mroe as theatrical and operatic. I think it's easily to confuse both. But i gree with you that the 3D really seems unnecessary. I saw the mvoie in digital 2D and it looked epic and gorgeaus enough for me. I believe the 3D might be distracting and hurt more then it helps.

  • May 7, 2011, 9:17 a.m. CST

    And THOR is not flopping.

    by AsimovLives

    It's already an international sucess.

  • This guy will be huge among the womenfolk. When that scene showed up, i could heard the vaginal juices dropping on the floor with big heavy droplets from the women in the audiences.

  • May 7, 2011, 9:26 a.m. CST

    I've had a day to think about it, and, yeah, it sucked

    by bat725

    The more I think about it, the more bad things about this movie comes to mind. I'm hearing a lot about the quality of acting, but only Loki and Odin were convincing to me. The Warriors Three were a campy mess, from bad dialogue, to bad acting, to bad costumes, and just straight miscasting, the Warriors 3 were embarassingly bad. The flight scenes reminded me of Smallville. Thor gets banished in a t-shirt and jeans? Thor doesn't use any of his signature dialogue from the comics? WTF? Movie SHIELD is campy and hokey, and I've felt this way since Iron Man. The hammer had no straps, yet Thor twirls it around like it does. Even in the beginning, Thor doesn't come off serious enough. I think Branagh eventually got tired of the studio meddling and gave up on this project midway through. I doubt he'll be back for part two, if there even is one.

  • May 7, 2011, 9:54 a.m. CST


    by bat725

    OK, I must've missed it.

  • May 7, 2011, 11:07 a.m. CST


    by Gordak

    Did I really just see Thor and Odin cry? I don't know what movie you people saw, but let me say that an animated movie with vikings kicked this movies ASS. I don't know whether standards have been lowered through the years, but this movie was boring and tedious, with no true sense of character at all. I'm tired of meandering characters that don't know who they are. Strike that. The hammer stayed true to character. I guess I'm spoiled by Game of Thrones and I dunno, any other video game thrown on the shelf. Let's start with the basics. Like episode 1 I didn't understand the conflict. Who were the frost giants and what did they want? If you are mean and evil, I get it. Be mean and evil. But what were they after? The Gods intervene, creating a conflict, but once more I still don't know what they were after. And if this glowing cube holds all their power, how are they able to get frost daggers and such on their wrists? What exactly did the cube do? Asgard. Why did it exist? What were those people there for? If they never fight why are they in armor? This is an underdeveloped world. Are they in armor cause it looks cool? It seemed like a very boring world that didn't stretch out beyond it's green screen. The character of Loki. This is the God of Mischief. Not the God of perpetual whining. There's too much to be said about this character, he should be the God version of the Joker, getting pleasure from everyone's confusion and maybe even doing kind deeds to throw everyone off. The way the other characters react to him is a joke too. "OH that guy with the DEVIL HORNS on his helmet dressed all in black? Oh, no, he's an okay kinda guy." And this leads to Thor. Once Thor is exiled...he loses all purpose. Is he looking for a way to go back home? Is he looking for a way to prove himself to his father? Is he falling in love with Nat Port? What the hell is he doing? He is meandering. As soon as he learns that his dad is dead via Loki (he got to earth somehow without using Kermit and the rainbow connection) he decides to relax, make eggs and bacon? Turning Mortal should be a huge struggle for him. Being abandoned on earth should be a HUGE deal with him. It's so flaccid. Oh, and he cries. The GOD OF THUNDER cries. If Thor cries there better be some wrath and consequence behind it. Not, "Dad's dead...guess I'll go have a drink with my buds and relax a bit." There should be a dire need for justice, vengeance, anything. BTW Odin collapsing and going into a golden shower sleep was some of the laziest script writing ever. GORT. What purpose did this serve? Was he sent to kill humans? Or Thor? If it was true to form LOKI that sent him down just to cause some chaos, then yes, I'd buy it. If I were Loki I would've tortured the Hell out of Thor. But no, he goes straight after Thor...and Thor "sacrifices" himself? For people he hasn't even bonded over? UG!

  • May 7, 2011, 11:32 a.m. CST


    by film11

    ...most of what you've written (particularly regarding Loki) is what I'd expect to see in a Thor movie. That fact that those problems exist (and the lack of Thor's iconic helmet) make me want to give the film a pass. Going by what I've read here (both pro and con), it's coming across as a dumbed-down, dopey flick. (Typical for Marvel, as they did the same to INCREDIBLE HULK.) Oh, I'll probably still go see it...just because it exists. But can't say I'm excited about it.

  • May 7, 2011, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Ummm -- Thor is smiting Fast Five pretty badly

    by Hesiod2k7 It's not even close. The reason is -- Fast Five is a piece of crap that opened on a weekend when there was absolutely no competition.

  • May 7, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Look people -- Thor is a dumbass character to begin with

    by Hesiod2k7

    He was THE hardest Marvel Character to translate into a tentpole big budget summer popcorn flick, without making the movie a campy mess. The whole premise of Thor is patently ridiculous, to begin with. So, the fact that this movie is silly is a product of the dumbass source material, not the people who made the movie. All this cosmic shit that Thor is known for doesn't translate well into movie form. That's why hiring Ken Branagh to direct made so much sense. He's made a career out of making stuff old Shakespeare somewhat accessible to a modern audience in movies. So, if anyone could turn the ridiculous verbiage of Thor into something that wasn't a complete joke, he was the guy. And, in marketing the movie, he and Marvel wisely played up the Shakespeare angle so that when people heard all that ridiculous dialogue, they wouldn't just bust out laughing. And, apparently, Branagh got Tony Hopkins to play Odin as though he were King Lear, which is quite astonishing and interesting.

  • May 7, 2011, 2:17 p.m. CST


    by Jodie

    The performances were good. But they were altogether lost and irrelevant in a mess of cheesy FX, illogical mythology, and awful dialogue. The 2 minutes of Cowboys and Aliens was more entertainment than ANYTHING I saw in Thor. Oh, and Harry, your writing just gets more and more flamboyantly gay with every review. "I squealed like a little girl playing with her older brother’s cooler toys for the first time unsupervised." Seriously, man, it seems like EVERY movie makes you squeal like a little girl, even the awful ones.

  • May 7, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST

    @JodieFoster, couldnt agree more.

    by Stifler's Mom

    THOR was a huge waste of time and energy, and every time Harry reviews a movie that he knows is bad, he sidesteps critcal thinking and starts writing in the most childish terms possible.

  • May 7, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I know what a dumbed down movie is. I loath them. THOR is not one of them.

  • May 7, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I agree, man. The way Loki's character was handled, and how the actor Tom Hiddleston played it, is excelent. In many ways, his character was the one that i had the most sympathy, because he was not actually evil. He did wanted to do the right thing, evne if that means to manipulate things to make his half-brother Thor remain on Earth. It was his own version of the type of though decisions that leaders do. That Odin had done before when he banished Thor to Earth. In Loki's mind, he was being his father's son to the letter. As many have said before, Loki was not being a bad guy, but more of a well intentioned extremists who believed he was making hard but necessary decisions for the wellbeing of the Asgardian people. His last scene when he realises that he disapointed his father with his decisions is almost heart-breaking. It's funny, but the most tragic character in the film is the very villain. As such, it's pretty shakespearean. And Odin being modeled on King Lear makes sense.

  • It's not bad at all.

  • His scene in the bar with Hemsworth is pretty funny. It's their bonding scene, and when Thor starts to gain humility and real attatchment to his newfound human acquaintances. Of course, Stellan Skarsgard is quality. The man always makes any movie better. And it seems that Tom Hiddleston will be this too from encefoward. It's funny, but if you know where to look for, there is actually quite a lot of subtle swedish references to the mvoie THOR. There's the fact that Stellan Skarsgard is swedish, but also that both Brannagh and Hiddleston, who are british, they both star in a TV show called WALLENDER that's set in Sweden and who play swedish characters. For those in the known, it's quite a fun subtle reference.

  • As in another fun reference nod, Colm Feore once played the brother of a character played by Hopkins in the movie TITUS, which is a film adaptation of the play Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare. And Branagh is a big ass Shakespearean fanboy, and he made those two characters play their characters in THOR in a very Shakespearean fashion. Also, the Frost Giant King's make up made me remind of the make up used on Tim Curry in Ridley Scott's LEGEND, but without the horns. Which was pretty cool. I can't help like THOR, and find direct and indirect reasons for it.

  • May 7, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    I enjoyed it

    by disfigurehead

    Good popcorn movie. I heard people talking about how they are excited about the new Transformers. I wanted to slap them

  • May 7, 2011, 6:21 p.m. CST

    The Shape of Box Office to come?

    by tailhook

    So lets see... release it Worldwide(everywhere but the US) the week before you release it in the States, so you can wave your hand and dismiss the weak US numbers... given its allready made its money back? Expect more studios to do this in the future. The age of releasing Event Movies to the United States first is over. Thor is clearly an underperforming movie, but due to the structure of the release, that won't matter. Even if a fair amount of the movie was pirated in that first week where it wasn't available in the US, for a movie like this its more important to show a successful launch than finesse the US numbers. This is a complete gamechanger. The US will be second fiddle to the rest of the world from now on when it comes to releasing films. No longer will its numbers matter when it comes to assessing whether a movie is a success or failure.

  • May 7, 2011, 8:42 p.m. CST


    by mrbonefish

    You are a fucking moron. Releasing it overseas was a massive fail. Hell, I hope they continue to feed me sweet TS's, but it won't continue after this. By the way, Thor was great.

  • May 7, 2011, 10:03 p.m. CST

    The numbers say otherwise...

    by tailhook

    And perception in Hollywood is more important than reality. Lets do a Tale of Two Weekends. Weekend A: Thor is released to the US first and foremost, Global box office is staggered out from that point. This has been the way of it since the dawn of time. The movie probably hits 60-70 million and the word is its a disappointment due to the $150 million budget along with the marketing expenses. It goes on to clear the same numbers that its doing overseas, but the perception that sticks with it is its a bust. Weekend B: What we currently have. The movie is released a week in advance overseas, this then allows the numbers to come in and get rolled into the US numbers when the major media(which are US-centric) cover the rollout. Now those numbers get treated as if they were 'advance' or limited-release(what used to be a platform rollout) showings(since they're concrete figures and not projections) and they're able to show when the movie goes to be economically scored(only happens Sunday of the first weekend a movie is open in the US) has made $200+ million on a $150 million budget(even if the majority of that was overseas), which cannot be spun as a failure. It goes on to clear the exact same numbers as Weekend A, but the perception that sticks with it is its a success. Make no mistake, while it makes YOU a massive fail because you get it second weekend... you're going to see a lot more Weekend B's to come. The event movies simply need the upfront concrete numbers that the worldwide figures provide to ensure a perception of success, even if the movie is underperforming here in the US.

  • Funny enough, great movies like THE DARK KNIGHT adn INCEPTION also performed much better worldwide. What does that tell?

  • May 8, 2011, 5:57 a.m. CST

    I don

    by Jaka

  • I have no plan to ever see the movie. But I just wanted to ask, did ANYBODY think Harry wouldn't be "absolutely thrilled"? Because, ya know, when is he NOT? I actually had a good laugh reading that.

  • May 8, 2011, 10:06 a.m. CST

    A little underwhelming

    by jimmy_009

    Thor is without his powers for too long, in the service of a big "lesson" where we already knew exactly what the lesson was and how he would learn it. The best part of the movie was hands down the beginning and the battle with the ice giants. The rest of the movie was fairly well done, but how could it top that? Also I wish the astronomer characters had a little more depth. I like the light tone they had to balance the heavy Asgard stuff, but Portman could have been given a bit more to work with. Still it was a good superhero movie, just not great.

  • May 8, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    it would not have failed if

    by doom master

    It had another superhero like Ironman or Hulk or Wolverine in this for a good fight scene...or to costar. PLus if Tony is such the hero to the country how come he's not around to fight the Destroyer? The thing practically destroyed a town in New Mexico and Tony lives in LA, so he's closer to getting to it... Makes no sense to me....

  • May 8, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Doom master

    by film11

    Maybe Stark was inebriated, or getting busy...or fighting some other armored person.

  • May 8, 2011, 3:11 p.m. CST

    I liked it..

    by richievanderlow

    Great summer flick.. I was pretty annoyed at the loudness of the action.. It just seemed excessive. The rest of the movie didn't seem overly loud.. while I like dynamic sound, it just really wasn't necessary to be as loud as it was at times. Maybe it was the theatre, I don't know. I was not really familiar with the finer points of the mythology and history of the Marvel character, so it was interesting to see it done here. I was most impressed with Asgard. Beautifully realized. This place looked like a higher plane of existence. I was surprised to see Bo Welch as the production designer.. so many of his films have such a distinctive and recognizable look, but he really let his imagination fly outside of his normal palate here. The best job I've seen him do.

  • May 8, 2011, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Jack Kirby Finally Made It On Screen

    by Buzz Maverik

    Branaugh must direct a relaunch of FANTASTIC FOUR. For one million dollars, a Purdy shotgun and an H2 stuffed with Cuban cigars, I will write the screenplay for him.

  • May 8, 2011, 6:39 p.m. CST

    so Harry, did you ever find out what was in your eye?

    by Stifler's Mom

    I'm guessing chicken wing.

  • May 8, 2011, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Thor is not "underperforming."

    by Hesiod2k7

    It had serious competition in in Fast Five which was in its second week. If it has no competition, Thor opens in the US in the $75-80 million range which is bona fide blockbuster territory. Plus, because it has good reviews (and people genuonely seem to like the movie), it will probably have more staying power than movies like the Hulk, or Rise of the Solver Surfer. I think Thor's box office will top out at around $150-175 million domestically when its all said and done.

  • May 8, 2011, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Thor is not "underperforming." weeeeell...

    by film11

    It opened with lower numbers than you predicted...around $66 million. Good, but not great. Probably top out around $150 did the HULK movies. (Except for the fact that Hulk didn't have higher priced IMAX and 3D prices to help it along.)

  • May 8, 2011, 7:34 p.m. CST

    I agree with film11

    by richievanderlow

    Reasons why don't matter.. when you don't meet expectations, that's the very definition of underperforming. It will still do very well, particularly when you figure in international, so I wouldn't worry.

  • May 8, 2011, 9:26 p.m. CST

    If Harry really really loves a movie--

    by Weapon M

    If he really really loves a movie- then its just 'good'. If he kinda likes it, then don't bother renting it.

  • May 8, 2011, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Saw it today ....

    by Itchy

    thought it was fun. Had a blast with the kids. Perfect ? No ... but well made, good action, and it didn't take itself too seriously. Thought Hemsworth was fantastic ... never even heard of the guy before this, but he came across great.

  • May 9, 2011, 12:24 a.m. CST

    great movie

    by jazzylg

    I'm a long time comic fan, and I thought the film was great. I was a little underwhelmed by the warriors 3, but sif was cool. Loki was spot on, as was odin and the frost giants. Thor himself was great, and chris did an awesome job bringing the character to life. The visuals and efx were spectacular. Idis elba was great as heimdal. I thoroughly enjoyed it overall, especially how the captured the splendor of asgard the golden realm.

  • May 9, 2011, 1:42 a.m. CST

    buzz maverick, good to see you pop up here...

    by kisskissbangbang

    ...why don't you bring Dave Cormorant with you next time? Missing you both at AICN Comics.

  • May 9, 2011, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Yes, Thor is underperforming in the US.

    by tailhook

    Saying anything else is just being stupid. When we go to compare its numbers, you look at a similar movie of its type and what that movie made in comparison to Thor. In this case, we have no better example than its Avenger breatheren, the original Iron Man. Iron Man pulled $98 million on almost exactly the same weekend 3 years ago. Thats a $32 million dollar drop, but worse than that.. Iron Man did not have the 3D gimmick with which to goose its numbers. At the same time, we also have Fast Five that we can compare to, a $20 million dollar drop from a movie that opened just last week. That having been said, the movie has allready pulled in $242 million dollars worldwide and it doesn't take a brain surgeon to spin that as a huge success and takes a moron to spin it as a failure. Thats why going worldwide first was so savvy. Its all in the perception. After all, the last Marvel superhero movie to pull similar numbers in the US was Hulk 8 years ago ($4 mil difference, no 3D to juice numbers) and everybody concluded that was a terrible failure (even though it did make its budget back and then some).

  • May 9, 2011, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Talk of uUnderperforming is rubbish

    by alpha

    Studio prediction was 55 it did 66. People like to compare it to Iron man or Batman but Batman has a cut through that most Marvel characters dont and Iron Man had a movie star in the lead role rather than a guy who few had heard of. It's going to be hugely profitable and will probably be No 1 again next week... l saw it and thought it was a very enjoyable film and I get the feeling it is the kind of film I can get more out of on 2nd viewing as the visuals were so good.

  • May 9, 2011, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Thor only made $16mil more than Jackass 3D

    by lostboytexas

    on opening weekend. Jackass had better 3D too!

  • It's not even close. THOR as a film, is BEGGING to have contained more Asgard and less Earth. Earth — while necessary — was bland for the most part. The sequence where Thor goes in to retrieve his hammer from S.H.I.E.L.D. went on for too long. No doubt about it: THOR shined its brightest when the events took place on Asgard. What's crazy is, I usually HATE sword and sorcery-type films. They bore me. I like stuff that is more futurist. And I really liked THOR a lot! Asgard is beautiful and visually captivating! The rainbow bridge is absolutely gorgeous! And when they all rode their horses across it with that music playing........ HOLY CRAP, THAT SENT CHILLS UP MY SPINE!!! For the sequel: Please, PLEASE give us an all-Asgard film. astronut out.

  • May 9, 2011, 8:26 p.m. CST


    by richievanderlow

    Interesting to hear your comment on the 3D.. did you think the 3D was adequate at least? I went 2D.. I'm done with 3D.. unless it's a jackass movie or something like Piranha 3D, where it just adds to the fun of a ridiculous movie.

  • May 9, 2011, 11:18 p.m. CST

    thor is outperforming Inception

    by Ye Not Guilty

    Inception only made 63 million on opening weekend.

  • May 10, 2011, 12:01 a.m. CST


    by lostboytexas

    Thor's 3D was post-processed, which I hate. 2D was the right choice, sir! Whereas Jackass 3D was filmed in 3D and they had some fun with it.

  • May 10, 2011, 6:53 a.m. CST

    So Harry wants to be Natalie Portman...

    by IKilledSuperman stroke Thor´s hammer? Yuk, now I have an image of Harry with black swan bailerina dress doing being done hard by Thor. "Well, if you´re homophobic don´t read AICN" That´s what my long gone father used to say. He died before the internet, but he already knew about Harry...and it made him so sad he had to fly his bi-plane into a mountain in Marroco. He may have inspired the extremists to do the same to the twin-towers. I always knew that Harry´s to blame for 9/11.

  • May 10, 2011, 8:32 a.m. CST


    by IKilledSuperman

    I envy you for your superpower, the mighty ability to hear the silent flow of vaginal juices. I myself am only able to provoke them!

  • May 10, 2011, 10:44 a.m. CST

    But INCEPTION wasn't based on a known character

    by film11

    And THOR was. OK, not known by the majority, but it is still aknown quantity. As it turned out, THOR's number were actually a bit lower than first reported. ($65.7 instead of $66) THOR will probably still be at #1 next week (I doubt PRIEST will best it)...but how much it drops off will tell the tale.

  • May 10, 2011, 11:10 a.m. CST

    This movie wasn't epic enough for me

    by angler

    The only thing at stake was some back water small town with a population of 500.

  • May 10, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST

    THOR script

    by IKilledSuperman

  • May 10, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Read it HERE!

    by IKilledSuperman

    1- Thor´s a dick cuz ...dunno, so his father sends him to earth 2- Loki´s a dick, so he steals daddy´s crown 3- Thor learns how to not be a dick, cuz...uh..dunno..cuz...uhh..shit, I´ve got nothing here 4- Thor goes back and kicks the other dick´s ass There, you read it here first...or not...whatever. This thing could have been a LOTR scope epic, and what we got was as watered down play by the numbers shit as "Incredible Hulk". And hey, how cheesy did the Warriors 3 look on earth without the CGI backgrounds to blend the clothing? Seriously, those idiots looked like some leftovers from Masters of the Universe. The only good stuff in this movie can be found in the first 4 minutes, the rest is just cheap looking shit.

  • May 10, 2011, 1 p.m. CST


    by IKilledSuperman

    Yep, Tremors was more epic than that piece of glittery dung

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    And Mr Brannghaghganana...

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    MARVEL acountants.

    by IKilledSuperman

    At least they have small dicks, so it probably didn´t hurt that much when they ripped your hole. Easy slide in slide out.

  • May 10, 2011, 1:48 p.m. CST


    by tailhook

    The studio projection was 55 because a) they felt it would severely underperform and b) they wanted to set the bar low enough such that if it pulled say a 66, they could say it met expectations in the media. This your first rodeo? The fact of the matter is, you do not drop a buck fifty on an Superhero Tentpole film with the expectation that it will only pull in 55 million its opening weekend. Thats not even original Hulk numbers from 8 freaking years ago. They needed an Iron Man, and with the worldwide numbers they could realistically say they got it. Its all in the game.

  • May 10, 2011, 2:02 p.m. CST


    by jimmy_009

    You tool. Get a life.

  • May 10, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST


    by jimmy_009

    ...Also an entire race of Ice Giants and potential war. I actually like the small town aspect for the reason that it contrasted nicely with the 'epicness' of Gods v. Giants. I don't think I would -feel- like there was more at stake just because it was a bigger city. Plus tons of comic book movies have done that already, so it's at least a bit different.

  • Didn't go in with high hopes but wanted to be pleasantly surprised, which I wasn't. Acting was decent, warriors three were probably the corniest parts and I felt like I don't know any of the characters other than Thor.

  • May 10, 2011, 6:02 p.m. CST

    It takes a very rare instance to go 3D.

    by tailhook

    Most of the time its just a waste of money.

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    by IKilledSuperman

    I have one, thx a lot. And my tool trumps yours any day.

  • May 11, 2011, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Thor was fantastic!

    by thot

    I truly feel sorry for those who, for some reason, can't seem to relax enough to appreciate a fun action flick like Thor. How cynical do you have to be? Thor is off to a good start and will get good word of mouth. Fans need to support films of this caliber so we can get MORE!

  • May 11, 2011, 12:16 p.m. CST

    I sorta enjoyed it but it was nothing special. Read on:

    by jawsfan

    This movie could have been made in 2-D and it would have been exactly the same. The 3-D was pointless. I thought Hemsworth and Portman were fine. Skaarsgard was given a one-dimensional character. Rene Russo played Thor's mom but so what? She didn't do much other than stand around for a moment and then later say "I'm so glad you're home" or some variation of that. Absolutely no need to cast a "name" actress in that (well, Russo's probably not a "name" actress, but you get my meaning). The tiny New Mexico town looks exactly like what it is in real life: a set. The various fight scenes look exactly like every other fight scene we've seen before. They are nothing special. Much of "Thor"'s script and story "beats" are unoriginal and seem to be derived from any of a number of movies we've seen in the past. Instead of "Hey, we wrote a great script for "Thor". Can we make a movie?", it was a case of "We need to make a "Thor" movie -- tell someone to write an uncomplicated script that resembles successful plotlines of the past so everyone can enjoy it."

  • Boring.

  • May 11, 2011, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Thor was boring

    by Dillactus

    and the frost giants were lame. And what about that stupid little message at the end of the movie. "Thor will be in the Avengers" or something like that. So enticing!...not. I'm still gonna watch Avengers though.

  • May 11, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST

    and 3D was horrible

    by Dillactus

  • May 12, 2011, 1:34 a.m. CST

    I kinda agree with Nordlings review


    Some things holding it back from me wanting to say its better than just a "good movie." But all of the Asgaard scenes and the stuff with the frost giants was bad-ass, really well done. I really liked the last fight with Loki, so often the climactic fight falls short but not so with Thor. I saw it in 3d. For most of the movie it was o.k., nothing amazing, and some parts were blurry. Except the fight with Loki, that was really well done, great 3d. I'll parrot the consensus that it's better than Iron Man 2 but not better than Iron Man.

  • May 12, 2011, 3:37 a.m. CST

    re: was the 3d good or necessary?

    by steelo

    The 3d was good. what people don't understand is that 3-d tv with no glasses is coming. its real, I've seen it... and believe me when you see it straight up hologram style where things not only pop out of the screen and float in mid air in front of you but the screen looks more like your looking into a window. You are going to want it. the thing is the process of turning non 3d material into 3d isn't very effective, that's why everything the studios are making is in 3d now because they need content to play on all these tv's of the future. that's the real truth.

  • May 12, 2011, 4:03 a.m. CST

    3dtvs w-out glasses is a forgone conclusion

    by RobertoInfinite

    Look at the nintendo 3ds. That's a preview of things to come. Hopefully they stop developing tvs so much after this...

  • May 12, 2011, 10 a.m. CST


    by IKilledSuperman

    Gimme a hug, daddy! ;-)

  • May 12, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Suspicions confirmed: "Harry is absolutely thrilled by THOR!"

    by Genius

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    by ThatEndDown

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  • May 12, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Marvel(Disney) needs to hire more visual directors

    by Chishu_Ryu

    For me, that was one of Thor's problems. Branagh is not a visual director like Sam Raimi, Ang Lee, or Bryan Singer. He's more an actor's director. I guess a reason why his Shakespeare movies were so popular. That's great, but this is a super-hero movie, not bloody Shakespeare. It needed a stronger visual sense. Something a bit more epic, for which Mr. Branagh was not up to the task for. This was also a problem with the Iron Man flicks. Favreau is not a visual director, again, more of an actor's director, leaning towards comedy. Thank goodness for Robert Downey Jr., or the Iron Man films would have sucked as bad as Thor.

  • May 13, 2011, 11:23 a.m. CST

    harry, what the fuckk?

    by Carlos Muchacho

    we're in a recession, stop telling vulnerable nerds to see this shit. they charge you up the ass for its bullshit 3d nonsense, which only makes downloading cam versions of the movie preferable. piracy > 3D this movie needs no more publicity than the millions of dollars they wasted on advertising already. this is shameful. until hollywood gives me a good fucking reason to indulge them in their awfulness, i will continue to NOT see their shit and pirate it instead. the 3D looks worse than any cam pirate version. saw this last night and i was astounded as to how fucking terrible and out-of-touch this shit was. every other thing kat jennings says is a awkward fucking ipod/facebook/youtube reference. im sick of being treated like a fucking retard whenever i see a movie. CGI is ruining movies. 3D is only making it worse. Please help save society by NOT seeing these movies and, if possible, donating your money to somewhere its needed. Find a good charity that is NOT related to Bono's money laundering nonsense and give your $10-20 to those people that need it.

  • May 13, 2011, 11:24 a.m. CST

    by Carlos Muchacho

    ya i fuckinnnng agree

  • May 13, 2011, 11:25 a.m. CST

    by Carlos Muchacho

    who cares? this movie is so unbelievably bad it warrants no discussion other than how to stop these corporate bigwigs from throwing their money away on garbage like this instead of actually helping society.

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  • May 15, 2011, 4:59 a.m. CST


    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Passed 300 mill. You know what that means, haters? Meet you back here on AICN to talkback more about the inevitable sequel later then ;)

  • May 15, 2011, 2:10 p.m. CST

    THOR was God-damn great! (Spoilers!)

    by Zardoz

    It really worked for me, despite it's flaws. What are the flaws? Music, 3D and CGI of Asgard. What was really great: Hemsworth, Portman, Hiddleston, Hopkins and the rest of the cast were excellent! Really great job with the acting. The 3D is just unnecessary. Save your $5. The music was okay, just not inspiring or memorable. Asgard looked okay, but it looked like CGI. The Rainbow Bridge and the rest of the effects looked amazing, though. I loved the characters and the humor and the story. It was a great origin story. What was really cool? *************************************************************************************************************** That Loki kills Thor. As Alan Moore pointed out in "Top Precinct", Loki kills Thor all the time. It's like the changing of the seasons, death and rebirth, and a bit of a game between the siblings. It was a nice homage to the original myths and a cool plot device. I didn't like that they made Loki a Frost-Giant. What's up with that? So, Thor and Loki are brothers in name only? Weird decision with that one. Anyway, it was a good starting point and I'm looking forward to Cap and The Avengers! (and more THOR!)

  • May 15, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST


    by IKilledSuperman

    I vaguely remember that the Loki/Frostgiant device comes from a graphic novel, maybe even from the 60s pulps.

  • May 15, 2011, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Saw it for the third time tonite

    by deelzbub

    2D at the drive-in. better than 3D but not better than Imax. Noticed something I missed before.....

  • May 16, 2011, 8:20 p.m. CST

    I give it a THOR out of 5!

    by Zardoz


  • May 20, 2011, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Where's the Thor Talkback?

    by hulkiest

    I need to rub it in the noses of those easily pleased dorks who were calling me a hater when I said it looked like crap from the trailers. Now believe me, I didn't want it to suck. It's just that when you're marketing department makes a film look like Beastmaster 2 Through the Portals of Time, you're in trouble. And against all odds, Thor didn't even rate that in enjoyability. At least Beastmaster 2 was unabashedly cashing in without Kenneth Branaugh and company showing how terrible they are at this sort of thing.

  • May 26, 2011, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Loki is half-frost giant in the original folklore

    by Dennis_Moore

  • May 29, 2011, 4:05 a.m. CST


    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Rub what in whose noses? Thor just passed the 400 mill mark. More Thor in Avengers and Thor 2. Suck it, haters ;)

  • May 30, 2011, 10:18 p.m. CST

    The 3d sucked


    the movie was fun. Not enough naked Portman or that other chick with the cock suckin' lips.

  • May 31, 2011, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Oh, come on, carl

    by hulkiest

    Any movie with 100 million in advertising and marketing can cross a world wide international record. Why even that boring ass Pirates of the Caribbean sequel is a hit for some reason. Ditto hangover 2. Ditto Transformers 2 one of the dumbest most nonsensical movies I've ever endured. Box office success hardly qualifies as the mark of a good movie. And if you honestly thought Thor qualifies as good, it's only because all other movies these days are that much worse. Thor had nothing go on in it. One good line, where Thor said, "We drank, we fought, you honored your ancestors!" Or whatever. Other than that, it was predictable cheese with some of the worst screen saver effects ever put into a major motion picture. No, correction. It wasn't that predictable because NOTHING HAPPENED IN IT. Lame action sequences, and a non-interest generating plot.

  • May 31, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    no worries, hulkiest

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    I really enjoyed it and I wanna see more. And I will in Avengers 1-15 and Thor 1-3 (yea even I can see it's limits). The other movies you are talking about I kinda agree on. But they were all sequels. Different. I like the fact that an unknown and to be honest odd superhero like Thor can make more money than the last Superman movie. And Batman Begins. Sure there's the 3D thing adding money so it's a bit unfair. I'm just happy that we're getting sequels.

  • June 1, 2011, 12:38 a.m. CST

    This talkback form is full of MORONS.

    by Brian

    I'm new to AICN. I heard a bunch about how cool it is, but I never got around to checking it out. THANK GOD I WAITED. What a bunch of immature, disgusting, narrow-minded, uneducated, lying, hateful, ignorant, buffoons this place is populated with. The whole first half of the form is filled with idiots who hadn't even seen the film, yet had an opinion (I use that term loosely) on it. It's also loaded with personal (as if it had ANYTHING to do with his opinion on the film) insults and homosexual slurs directed at Harry Knowles. As I read on, it became clear that most of the people who said they hated the movie, didn't actually SEE the film, but they posted as if they did. I enjoyed your review, Mr. Knowles. However, I won't be visiting here again because I just can't abide the horific display of ignorance that follows you around.

  • June 1, 2011, 1:12 a.m. CST

    I didn't hate Thor...

    by hulkiest

    I wanted to like it. I didn't see it in 3-D which may have been just as well as I was immediately struck by the Dr. Who-ish SyFy look in the beginning. Usually when a movie starts so badly, I'm done for good but Thor almost pulled itself out when he met Natalie Portman and co. Which is strange for me because I was bitching about that plot from the beginning. It was definitely the best part of the movie. But the end? Plah! What a lame finale. Like here's the tension. THOR: MY FATHER IS DEAD! THE OTHER GUY: NO! YOUR FATHER'S ALIVE! THOR: OH! LET'S GO GET LOKI. Cue boring screen savers of lights and shit flashing and just totally, completely uninteresting action and bullshit happening. The movie was smaaaall time. Even when I think about it. What a dusty old small time set that town was. Like the Superman II set where the town is made up of two buildings. So really I gotta give it a thumbs down for barely trying.

  • June 7, 2011, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Thor will never be better than LOTR

    by shawn_h

    no matter more blasphemy you bugslug bookah

  • June 10, 2011, 2 a.m. CST

    the Destroyer ROCKED!

    by eddieVroom

  • June 10, 2011, 2:01 a.m. CST

    the Destroyer ROCKED!

    by eddieVroom

    it was everything I had been hoping to see Gort do in Day the Earth Stood Still

  • June 12, 2011, 12:07 a.m. CST

    best posts of this thread: metahuman_slayer

    by chien_sale