Let's Watch Thor: The Dark World's New Trailer

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Let's Watch Thor: The Dark World's New Trailer

Previous trailers haven't shown nearly as much as this one.

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Bob, could you please not embed an autoplaying clip on every page of the article ?
I only need to load a clip once, not 5 times. Maybe just embed on the first page, and we can open the rest in a new tab.

I'd ended up feeling like I was watching superhero films out of duty instead of desire, but this Loki team up and the absolutely beautiful visuals in Asgard is beginning to make this a film I actually want to see.

I can't believe that out of all the Marvel films it's the Thor sequel that's making me feel like that

Something happening in a superhero movie outside of America? I suppose they've already annihilated New York. Still, (this is a sentence I never thought I'd say) it's nice to see my own country being blown to smithereens.

Color me impressed. I especially liked the cameo of the Kronan. That was an awesome nod to the first villain Thor faced in Journey into Mystery #83.

It may just be me, but the bit at the end reminds me so much of that great shot in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not saying it's a rip off or even an homage. Like Bob explained, there's lots of history backing up the scene. But as great movie hero moments go, the two stimulate the same "AWESOME" gland in my brain.

I didn't realize how much I was anticipating this. As much as I have enjoyed these marvel films, I am ready to see more outside of Earth in this supposedly enormous universe. So this and Guardians of the Galaxy are high on my list.

Maybe if Jane does buy the farm, Thor can hook up with Darcy? I was rooting for her in the first movie.

Sylocat:
Maybe if Jane does buy the farm, Thor can hook up with Darcy? I was rooting for her in the first movie.

Only if we get a nice sizzling scene. Because dammit, the chick who plays Darcy is hot. Way better curves than Portman. So Thor, ditch the nerd and go for the curvy political science major.

Portman in a fridge DO IT MARVEL!

Have to be honest surprised to see Chipman rooting for one of the few females characters in the MCU being killed off when he's usually complaing about the lack of women.

Also for all the grief you give the Xmen films about there costumes not to mention Spiderman's eye pieces being black rather than white in the Amazing Spiderman the fact you let pass that Thor hasn't worn his helmet except in the first film annoys me!

How's a cape a silly element again? No, really, how is Thor's red cape silly? Thor doesn't even have an actual "costume", it's a straight on asgardian armor that doesn't even need the kind of "rationalization" some authors use to make with the Superman costume for example.
It's really just annoying when people feel the need to cling on this "Silly Marvel good, Serious DC bad" idea that Bob seems to be an adept of.

Meh..
But anyway, that was a really nice trailer, never though I would be hyped for a Thor movie, since I mostly disliked the first one.

MovieBob:
[K]illing-off Jane makes creative sense. It would be a major stakes-raising moment for the series, and the Marvel movies more broadly. It would leave Thor in an interesting place for Avengers: Age of Ultron, and his own third movie after that.

Aren't you basically describing the Women in Refridgerators trope? Maybe I'm being oversensitive, but it would seem to me like a big FU to the female audience they're obviously trying to attract.

And about 02:22 - Did Thor just casually murder a guy to show that he could? o_O

Still, I'm pretty excited by the movie. Loved the first one, loved The Avengers and I love the fact that someone has the guts to make a big budget movie about Norse gods battling evil elves in space.

Man, it's crazy that movies like this are not only being made but are widely successful and in high demand. Movies like this were usually so humble and targeted towards a niche but now they're mainstream and while not everything going mainstream turns out to be a good thing this stuff is just rocking.

Who would have seen all this coming many years ago before Nolan's batman?!

Ruisu:

It's really just annoying when people feel the need to cling on this "Silly Marvel good, Serious DC bad" idea that Bob seems to be an adept of.

I don't think it's exactly 'silly' marvel vs serious DC

but more "admits its based off a comic book" Marvel vs "guy at comic book store pretending to check his phone so he doesn't attract anyone's attention because he's embarrassed to be there" DC

Marvel knows what it's doing, and has fun with the tropes and cliches that come with the comic book IP, something that DC is still struggling to do as it tries to adapt every hero into the Batman Begins story arc.

Thor was the biggest surprise of all Marvel movies. I didn't expect it to be good at all, yet it was the best one for me. I enjoyed the fact that they didn't try to make the costumes and enemies "gritty" and "realistic". They stayed true to the extravagant Asgardian aesthetics that we all know and love. I can't wait for this movie. It's on the top of my list.

Ruisu:
How's a cape a silly element again? No, really, how is Thor's red cape silly? Thor doesn't even have an actual "costume", it's a straight on asgardian armor that doesn't even need the kind of "rationalization" some authors use to make with the Superman costume for example.
It's really just annoying when people feel the need to cling on this "Silly Marvel good, Serious DC bad" idea that Bob seems to be an adept of.

Meh..
But anyway, that was a really nice trailer, never though I would be hyped for a Thor movie, since I mostly disliked the first one.

Capes are silly, they serve no practical purpose beyond giving your enemy (or a chunk of machinery) something with which to hold you in place and drag you around. They're fundamentally silly for a character expected to fight, doubly so when the cape inexplicably survive the whole battle without being a hindrance or damaged.

I guess the silly Marvel/serious DC thing comes because the Marvel movies gleefully jump into the absurdness of super hero comics. When there's exploding fire breathing Guy Pearce running around and armies of space-borg-shapeshifters attacking New York nobody cares about a cape. In the much more po-faced 'realistic' visions on DC's recent films that the capes are both present and never taken (dis)advantage of is jarring when they go to such great lengths to address everything else.

Love all the MovieBob pole jocking that happens in these threads. "Bob says this blockbuster season sucks, so it sucks. He seems really excited about this movie, so my interest is renewed again".

OT: This movie is looking awesome. Regardless of how excited anyone else it, I'm amped. But, I love comics. I always have and I don't approach them with that constant need to break down every little reason why decisions are made in the industry to justify anything. But, I certainly can't wait for Guardians of the Galaxy the most. That one has me amped the most because the cosmic level storylines are the awesome ones.

Beta Ray Bill post credits tease...

Beta Ray Bill post credits tease...

Not as fun having you breakdown the trailers when they aren't laden with tidbits and juicy little comic details, but I'm not gonna complain.

fix-the-spade:

Capes are silly, they serve no practical purpose beyond giving your enemy (or a chunk of machinery) something with which to hold you in place and drag you around. They're fundamentally silly for a character expected to fight, doubly so when the cape inexplicably survive the whole battle without being a hindrance or damaged.

I guess the silly Marvel/serious DC thing comes because the Marvel movies gleefully jump into the absurdness of super hero comics. When there's exploding fire breathing Guy Pearce running around and armies of space-borg-shapeshifters attacking New York nobody cares about a cape. In the much more po-faced 'realistic' visions on DC's recent films that the capes are both present and never taken (dis)advantage of is jarring when they go to such great lengths to address everything else.

Capes serve an aesthetic purpose, that is the sole reason they exist in comics. And if you are making a comic movie, to stick to the source material you give the movie version accouterments like that of the source material. Lots of heroes have them, and lots of heroes don't have them. They are used mostly as signal for what the character is like. Characters with capes are usually flyers or gliders (superman and batman) or someone who spent a lot of time in the rooftops to obscure their form and movement( Batman again and you can say character like Moon Knight). All characters with that use some sort of super speed such as Flash or Quicksilver do not have capes. It's not silly to have them and from the era that the character is from. Capes are just cloaks with an open front that slung around the back, in this case anyway. In the case of Thor, from what he is modeled after, that was not uncommon as you didn't just take your cloak off and throw it on the ground.

I just need to say that it's absolutely ridiculous how people get hung up on this. If I could walk around wearing capes everyday, I would. Lando justifies his little foo foo half cape by letting us know that is very fashionable in the Star Wars Universe. In comics, capes are at least fashionable.

01:11 - Everybody pick your preferred Marvel-related apocalyptic-term and crack the requisite joke about canceling it.

Hoookay....

"TODAY, WE'RE CANCELLING RAGNAROK!!"

BehattedWanderer:
Beta Ray Bill post credits tease...

Beta Ray Bill post credits tease...

Not as fun having you breakdown the trailers when they aren't laden with tidbits and juicy little comic details, but I'm not gonna complain.

Beta Ray Bill would be awesome to have appear as an ally in a movie. And with Guardians of the Galaxy on the way, it's not outlandish at all. But you could probably do a whole movie on that story arc alone, which I doubt will happen.

MovieBob:
If there's a clear dividing line between the Marvel and DC movie universes (so far) it's that the sillier the component of a character or mythos is, the more Marvel wants to shove it to the front of the line.

And this will remain the reason Marvel movies do well and the non-Batman DC movies flounder. Marvel has proven with Captain America and Thor that going "All in" when it comes to preposterous scenarios works better than pussy footing around them and adding dreary angst in place of fun *cough* Man of Steel.

I mean who thought Kenneth "Henry V's Crispin's Day" Branagh would work as the director of a blockbuster super hero movie? But as MovieBob said, taking calculated risks allowed Marvel weave an interconnected universe on the big screen.

That bit about Cap picking up Mjolnir makes me want to see a bit where Thor gets knocked around in a crowd of people and some random passerby hands him his hammer. I remember it happening in the comic, so it would make me happy to see the movie pay some service to the idea that there are mortals who are worthy, too.

Looks. Awesome.

I LOVED Thor, possibly even more than Captain America (although not quite as much as The Avengers), and I've been really looking forward to this one.

I was kind of hoping to get a review of "In a World" along with the expected video review of "Elysium" but this is okay too I guess?

I've been waiting for this since the first Thor movie!
I liked the first one a lot and this seems to be even better.

fix-the-spade:

Capes are silly, they serve no practical purpose beyond giving your enemy (or a chunk of machinery) something with which to hold you in place and drag you around. They're fundamentally silly for a character expected to fight, doubly so when the cape inexplicably survive the whole battle without being a hindrance or damaged.

I guess the silly Marvel/serious DC thing comes because the Marvel movies gleefully jump into the absurdness of super hero comics. When there's exploding fire breathing Guy Pearce running around and armies of space-borg-shapeshifters attacking New York nobody cares about a cape. In the much more po-faced 'realistic' visions on DC's recent films that the capes are both present and never taken (dis)advantage of is jarring when they go to such great lengths to address everything else.

Some characters get a free pass; Superman and Thor are such characters because getting sucked into a jet turbine (apart from being insultingly stupid) isn't likely to harm them. Plus Asgard seems all about the pomp and pageantry.

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Behold, my sweet golden eye-patch!

Although the use of capes seems down to the individual; Thor, Odin, Loki and Fandral wear them, but Sif, Hogun and Volstagg do not.

Ruisu:
How's a cape a silly element again? No, really, how is Thor's red cape silly? Thor doesn't even have an actual "costume", it's a straight on asgardian armor that doesn't even need the kind of "rationalization" some authors use to make with the Superman costume for example.
It's really just annoying when people feel the need to cling on this "Silly Marvel good, Serious DC bad" idea that Bob seems to be an adept of.

Meh..
But anyway, that was a really nice trailer, never though I would be hyped for a Thor movie, since I mostly disliked the first one.

If I'm not mistaken, didn't Thor wear his helmet in the first scene which he was in during the first Thor? Sure, he didn't use it after that, but at least it's in there...swear it was in there.

00:40 - Oh ffs, they dragged this garbage to Earth AGAIN. PASS.

fix-the-spade:
Capes are silly, they serve no practical purpose beyond giving your enemy (or a chunk of machinery) something with which to hold you in place and drag you around.

'ceptin for Batman and the like, who use it to glide, for misdirection (making himself a bigger target to shoot at, ergo making it more likely they'll miss his squishy body) and to look more badass. Not to be sneered at when half his schtick is looking so fucking weird they assume he's a monster.

Have to admit, as a non-comic book reader I wasn't really impressed by the Thor and Cap movies. They felt like obligatory exposition, which in my mind served only to prepare moviegoers for the Avengers film. In retrospect I wish I had watched The Avengers without seeing Thor or Captain America first, just to see if Avengers story would have stood on its own. Incidentally, there was one moment in The Avengers that had me puzzled:

This preview however, looks fairly "serious" to me, and I'm glad they're expanding on Thor's story. Perhaps they'll do a proper Hulk movie with Mark Ruffalo as well, but I dread the idea of yet another reboot. Pretty tired of that terminology.

FizzyIzze:
Have to admit, as a non-comic book reader I wasn't really impressed by the Thor and Cap movies. They felt like obligatory exposition, which in my mind served only to prepare moviegoers for the Avengers film. In retrospect I wish I had watched The Avengers without seeing Thor or Captain America first, just to see if Avengers story would have stood on its own. Incidentally, there was one moment in The Avengers that had me puzzled:

This preview however, looks fairly "serious" to me, and I'm glad they're expanding on Thor's story. Perhaps they'll do a proper Hulk movie with Mark Ruffalo as well, but I dread the idea of yet another reboot. Pretty tired of that terminology.

for the spoiler: I always just assumed Fury briefed him on everyone

plus, since Tony Stark being Ironman is known in the movieverse, the whole "stark is a showoffy asshole" isn't exactly the biggest secret.

[Attempted Spoiler] I figure they show us Thor smashing the Kronan in the trailer because it cuts off right before the "Oh shit!" moment of a hundred more walking over the hill.

Earthmonger:
00:40 - Oh ffs, they dragged this garbage to Earth AGAIN. PASS.

Really! DAE get tired of movies set on Earth? Show some imagination Hollywood!

FizzyIzze:
Have to admit, as a non-comic book reader I wasn't really impressed by the Thor and Cap movies. They felt like obligatory exposition, which in my mind served only to prepare moviegoers for the Avengers film. In retrospect I wish I had watched The Avengers without seeing Thor or Captain America first, just to see if Avengers story would have stood on its own.

Non-comic book reader who saw The Avengers before Captain America (I did see Thor first, but thought it was dreadful and couldn't really remember any of it)-- it stood on its own really well for me and actually got me interested in the rest of the series. I then went back and watched Cap and Iron Man's movies and loved those too. I knew literally nothing about any of these characters and was surprised how much I enjoyed all of it. Even re-watched Thor recently and found it more palatable now that I've got The Avengers under my belt.

I just wish they could do "duo" movies instead of just team or just individuals. I'd dearly love to see a Ruffalo Hulk movie, but it just wouldn't be the same if Tony Stark wasn't in it at all, their dynamic was the best part of the movie!

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