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By TK Burton | Industry | December 10, 2010 |

By TK Burton | Industry | December 10, 2010 |


Below is the new trailer for Marvel’s Thor. Much of it was already seen in the Comic Con footage, but this does have some nifty new stuff in it — Frost Giants! More Destroyer! A few new effects shots, and more Idris Elba (always a good thing). Overall, it’s less drawn-out than the original footage, but it feels more effective, more cohesive. Check it out.

After the initial flurry of news about the upcoming Marvel comics adaptation of Thor, things have been quiet. We were bursting at the seams with casting news for a while, then we got some promo artwork from Comic Con, and then the “leaked” trailer from Comic Con. If that thing was a real leak, I’ll eat my stapler, considering it was in good resolution and there wasn’t a single desist order that I’m aware of (and in fact, the version we posted is still up and running). Anyway, I have to say, everything I’ve read has me interested. So far, the Avengers building block films have all ranged from good (The Incredible Hulk) to balls-out great (Iron Man), and while Iron Man II wasn’t quite as fabulous as its predecessor, it’s still high up in the ranks of comic book movies.

With all of that blather aside, Thor is directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddlesworrth, Natalie Portman, and Kat Dennings (and a crapload of other folks). For those of you don’t know, Thor is the Norse god of thunder, wielder of the mighty hammer Mjolnir, who is banished due to his arrogance to Earth. Upon arriving, he encounters agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (led this time around by Agent Coulson, played by Clark Gregg), his love interest Jane Foster (Portman), and has to deal with the scheming machinations of his half-brother Loki (Hiddlesworth).

Honestly, if you don’t know this stuff by now, what the hell are you doing reading this post anyway?

Here’s the new poster:


OK. Doesn’t blow my skirt up, but it gets the job done. Hemsworth, log hair, red cape, big fuckin’ hammer. I like the Mithril-like armor — slick and non-clunky, which makes sense given it’s forged in friggin’ Asgard. Dustin said it looked like snakeskin, which is why Dustin isn’t writing this post. But otherwise, it’s a serviceable poster. At least it doesn’t suffer from Floating Head Syndrome.

TK Burton is an Editorial Consultant. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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