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#27 May 07 2011 at 3:20 PM Rating: Good
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#28 May 07 2011 at 10:34 PM Rating: Good
It was good, not great. Skip any 3D showing unless you're really into Astronomy, 'cause the only cool "3D" part is during the credits where you fly around the universe. It reminded me a bit of a 3D version of the new planetarium at the Boston Museum of Science, but these were fictional. I also may be looking to far into it, but it seems to me that the Asgardian "world tree" was actually just the structure of what we know as the known universe.

Here's a video.

Anyhoo, Thor was good. I'd love to have seen more of Thor cutting loose like he did when fighting Frost Giants, as his other fight scenes were underwhelming. Also, while I think they did a great job with the casting, at the same time there wasn't anything they could do that wouldn't have made the Asgardians, Thor included, look ridiculous walking around a town in the mid-west.

Thor is at its best when the Asgardians are in Asgard (or on the Frost Giant world) or when Thor is running around the mid-west sans costume. JMS (the writer of the movie, creator of Babylon 5, & comic writer for 10+ years) did a great job making the Asgardians relatable as well as "explaining" Asgardian technology as something "non-magical".

Also, Heimdal was ******* cool.

I'd give it a 7/10.

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#29 May 09 2011 at 10:24 PM Rating: Good
I just got back from seeing this, and I must say I wasn't all that impressed. It was fairly good, but the one thing that kept me from really enjoying it was how cliche everything seemed to me. It was driving me nuts the entire movie. The action scenes looked good, but I also wish that we could have seen more of Thor unleashing everything. Perhaps in the Avengers (which, I thought it was both funny and ridiculous that they just came out and said "Thor will be back in The Avengers!" at the end of the credits). I give it a 7/10 as well.
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#30 May 11 2011 at 6:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Would like to see Thor myself, looks like an awesome movie
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#31 May 11 2011 at 8:04 PM Rating: Good
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Thor is at its best when the Asgardians are in Asgard (or on the Frost Giant world) or when Thor is running around the mid-west sans costume. JMS (the writer of the movie, creator of Babylon 5, & comic writer for 10+ years) did a great job making the Asgardians relatable as well as "explaining" Asgardian technology as something "non-magical".
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#32 May 12 2011 at 12:14 AM Rating: Good
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He did have a very good run, until Gwen's love children with Norman Osbourne showed up. Oh, & "The Other" was crap, too.

I absolutely loved the Morlun/Ezekiel stuff, though.
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#33 May 12 2011 at 9:48 AM Rating: Good
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I think "The Other" was kind of forced on JMS, but yeah. The whole Gwen angle was annoying.

Edit: I just saw the commercial for X-Men: First Class, and I just have to ask. Why is it movies based around the X-Men seem to do everything possible to butcher almost a hundred years of history? What the **** is Havok, Scott Summers' younger brother doing in the 1960s X-Men?

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#34 May 16 2011 at 5:58 AM Rating: Decent
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I think "The Other" was kind of forced on JMS, but yeah. The whole Gwen angle was annoying.

Edit: I just saw the commercial for X-Men: First Class, and I just have to ask. Why is it movies based around the X-Men seem to do everything possible to butcher almost a hundred years of history? What the **** is Havok, Scott Summers' younger brother doing in the 1960s X-Men?


Because most of the people that are going to see the movie won't know that.
#35 May 16 2011 at 12:53 PM Rating: Good
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Hoping to see it this week. I'm trying to convince my wife's dad to not see the 3D version.
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#36 May 16 2011 at 3:38 PM Rating: Good
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Hoping to see it this week. I'm trying to convince my wife's dad to not see the 3D version.


We didn't have a choice. The theater said that they were making them run the movie in 3-D only for the first four weeks.
#38 May 17 2011 at 9:46 AM Rating: Good
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Was the movie actually filmed in 3D? Or is it one of those bullsh*t moves where they use CGI to make the 2D scenes 3D?

In any case, I avoid 3D movies. They generally make me nauseous.
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#39 May 17 2011 at 12:21 PM Rating: Good
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Was the movie actually filmed in 3D? Or is it one of those bullsh*t moves where they use CGI to make the 2D scenes 3D?

In any case, I avoid 3D movies. They generally make me nauseous.


I don't know, but unless you watch the credits, you wouldn't know it was in 3D anyway. Except, you know, for those annoying glasses. Whoever invented those **** things deserves a special place in ****. They hurt my ears. :(
#40 May 18 2011 at 7:14 AM Rating: Good
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I doubt it was filmed in 3d. The reviews I read say it isn't worth the extra cost.
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#41 May 18 2011 at 7:20 AM Rating: Good
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I didn't really intend to see it before... I still probably won't, unless I have some friends that are dying to go or something. Money's tight enough that I rather save the $10 than go to a movie I don't really want to see.

I'm also seriously jealous of the ticket prices around everyone else. >:(
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#42 May 18 2011 at 2:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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My girlfriend has seen it twice now and enjoyed it both times. Her best friend however said it was "The worst movie I have ever seen in a theater." Overall from my friends the reviews tend to be positive, with "good but not great" being the consensus.

Don't think I'll see it, but I might find it online at some point.
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#43 May 18 2011 at 8:19 PM Rating: Good
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"The worst movie I have ever seen in a theater."


For me, that award goes to The Strangers (that horror/thriller movie that came out in '08 with Scott Speedman in it--thought it was AWFUL).
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For me, that award goes to The Strangers (that horror/thriller movie that came out in '08 with Scott Speedman in it--thought it was AWFUL).


And it had such PROMISE! Yes, I wanted my money back for that. But "The Last Exorcism" was so very, very much worse.
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I'm also seriously jealous of the ticket prices around everyone else. >:(


The theater I usually go to is kind of old and not very large. They only have four screens and the place is really no frills. The one thing worth going there though, is that any movie that starts between 4:00 and 5:30 only costs five dollars. They do charge an extra two dollars for 3D movies, but it's still cheaper than anywhere else. I've actually started going to more movies since I found out about the deal.

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#46 May 18 2011 at 9:23 PM Rating: Good
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Wow, that's awesome! I wish we had something like that near here. They just built a new theater that has cheap tickets somewhat close (twenty minute drive, ten of which is on the parkway).

But, really, with gas prices as high as they are, you don't even save enough to warrant the trip. Well, with my car at least. :/

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And it had such PROMISE! Yes, I wanted my money back for that. But "The Last Exorcism" was so very, very much worse.


RIGHT? I was actually excited to go see it--the trailer was great. But the movie just... failed. Completely.

And it isn't even that it wasn't worth the cost (which it wasn't). I would have switched channels if I had been watching it on TV. I was bored the whole time. And when you are watching people being hunted by murderers, you shouldn't be bored.

ESPECIALLY when your main cast includes Liv Tyler, who I generally love.

A similar disappointment? Funny Games. I was so excited for the movie, and absolutely loathed the end result. The thing with the rewind was absolute ******************* Luckily, I watched it at home, for free. All I wanted back were the two hours of my life.

I've never seen The Last Exorcism, so I cannot comment on that one.
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#47 May 18 2011 at 11:46 PM Rating: Good
I just discovered yesterday that one of the local theaters does $5 movies all day Tuesday, for any movie. The theater is really, really crappy, but that will be a great excuse to go see some of the movies that I want to see but not enough to spend $9.50 on (which is what tickets normally cost here, unless it's 3D, in which case you're looking at $12, or $15 if you want 3D and IMAX).
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#48 May 19 2011 at 7:30 AM Rating: Good
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Our normal tickets are $11, because the theater has no competition. :(
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For me, that award goes to The Strangers (that horror/thriller movie that came out in '08 with Scott Speedman in it--thought it was AWFUL).


And it had such PROMISE! Yes, I wanted my money back for that. But "The Last Exorcism" was so very, very much worse.
"A Date Movie." Only film I ever wanted to walk out on; but I was in NYC and paid $16 for a ticket Smiley: glare
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idiggory wrote:
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For me, that award goes to The Strangers (that horror/thriller movie that came out in '08 with Scott Speedman in it--thought it was AWFUL).


And it had such PROMISE! Yes, I wanted my money back for that. But "The Last Exorcism" was so very, very much worse.
"A Date Movie." Only film I ever wanted to walk out on; but I was in NYC and paid $16 for a ticket Smiley: glare


I accidentally saw In the Name of the King without realizing that it was a Uwe Boll movie. Smiley: bah
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To be fair... that movie didn't even have promise, lol.
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