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'Thor' trailer promises full brunt of Chris Hemsworth's strength, Marvel's postproduction budget [video]

February 21, 2011 |  5:19 pm

"The battle comes to Earth," the intertitles in the new "Thor" trailer promise, though how enthusiastically Earth will want to watch remains an open question. The marketing spot for Kenneth Branagh's Marvel movie begins with some "Harry and the Hendersons" moments (most of them played with Natalie Portman as the straight woman) as Chris Hemsworth's brutish visitor from another planet adjusts to American customs like drinking out of a mug. Then it gets to the real business at hand: CG monsters threatening a planet that Hemsworth's armor-wearing Thor, cast away from his own planet, will (presumably) come around to save. There are explosions, and plenty of disaster-movie dialogue -- "these people are innocent" and "I have no plans to die today" -- and some more explosions. The movie hits on May 6.


-- Steven Zeitchik



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For Kenneth Branagh, I'd like to see this movie become a big box office success. He's only 50 and his filmography is jaw-dropping. Hopefully, this directorial venture into summer blockbusters will afford Branagh the creative license to put his talents to something Oscar worthy in the near future.

This second Thor trailer is impressive and very encouraging for the movie!

I particularly liked the appearance of Odin's powerful destroyer construct.

As an Aussie science fiction writer: http://www.goldenvisionsmagazine.biz/AlienHunter.html
I’ve been a Marvel Thor fan since the original Journey into Mystery of August 1962.

If you get a chance check out some of my Marvel (mainly Odin and Thor) fan fiction. Just scroll down below my author profile and you will see over 40 fan fiction stories here:


As long as they loop Thor's delivery at 0.34 I'll get back on the Asgard train...


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