Thor

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  1. Pariah

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    Yeah, this is looking like a good one. I'm psyched.

    Now, if only Jughead can get me a date with the Simonsons to watch it... ;)
     
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    I call shot gun on the road trip if I can get that idea off the ground!
     
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    I've got a bad feeling about this one. Marvel's been pretty good so far but this one looks like a flop to me. Hope I'm wrong.
     
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    I think it looks like a lot of fun, aside from a stupid black Loki. Honestly, political correctness has just gotten out of hand. If I had any kind of Norse in me, I'd raise high hell. I bet if I made a movie about Malcolm X and cast a white dude in it, I'd be run out of the country. But nooo, it's okay to take an obviously white deity and make it black.

    So, yeah, that's pretty stupid, but the movie itself looks good.
     
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    Umm, I think you are confused. Tom Hiddleston is playing Loki and he is very, very white.

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1089991/
     
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    I agree the previews to this and the Green Lantern both look terrible.
     
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    My bad, as I got the wrong god. Heimdall is being played by a black actor. While he's a lesser god, he is a Norse god, a very white Norse god. It is repugnant to me, and it should be repugnant to anyone, that a black actor is playing a white god.

    Oh, I know, I know, I'll get the racist label, but the double-standards in society today are sickening. Black Norse god...how dare I suggest this is wrong? If a filmmaker tried to make a movie with a Norwegian Mohammed, the Middle East would revolt, and Hollywood would explode. Similarly, we used to be a male-dominated society, so naturally today it is okay for the majority of advertisement to be made up of rampant man-bashing. Sadly, we're a country that rights gross wrongs by going to the extreme opposite. No one can dare say reverse-discrimination or anything similar, because minorities are now sacred cows.

    Ugh. I know, this shouldn't set me off like it has, but crap like this idiotic casting is just the icing on the cake. Stupidity like this has been happening for years, from major problems like the abuse of the never-should-have-been-implemented Affirmative Action to smaller things like man-bashing becoming not just fashionable, but favorable. I would say it seems like being a white male is a disadvantage in our society today, but that would be an understatement; we are often looked down on just for our race and gender.

    Oh well. I'll get blasted for this, and it'll only serve to prove my point.

    But really. A frickin' black Norse god? That is worse than a joke--it is a slap in the face to those of Norse heritage. It means that authenticity counts for absolutely nothing, regardless of the fact that it is a comic book movie.
     
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    I feel you. I love Michael Clark Duncan but I am sorry - the Kingpin in Marvel comics is a huge white guy. Ridiculous casting MCD as Kingpin in Daredevil, IMHO. And you're right - if they took a black character from the comics and made him white on the big screen there'd be an uproar over it.

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    Marvel (in the comics) based the character of Heimdall on the mythological god named Heimdallr:

    In Norse mythology, Heimdallr is a god who possesses the resounding horn Gjallarhorn, owns the golden-maned horse Gulltoppr, has gold teeth, and is the son of Nine Mothers. Heimdallr is attested as possessing foreknowledge, keen eyesight and hearing, is described as "the whitest of the gods", and keeps watch for the onset of Ragnarök while drinking fine mead in his dwelling Himinbjörg, located where the burning rainbow bridge Bifröst meets heaven.

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    I think this one looks really good. I'm WAY more excited for this one than Green Lantern, and even looking forward to it more than Captain America.
     
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    I agree - from the trailer - it looks good. The casting is still ridiculous, but I'm still looking forward to it.
     
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    I agree with Stout in this case, though I don't have an issue with other characters like Kingpin being re-cast as a different race.

    In fact, I could even get on board with a black Loki in the case of Thor. Isn't he Odin's adopted son? They could easily write in an explanation for the difference in race into that storyline.
     
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    Agreed. Oh, and I read that writeup about the 'whitest of the gods'...made me ROTFL as well.
     
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    I was worried for a while about this movie though I am no longer worried and think this is going to be a solid movie and make a ton of cash. So far it has a 93% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes with 27 or 29 reviews fresh (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1197233-thor/).
     

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