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Things to do in New York: The Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Exhibit at Discovery Times Square

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I’m going to admit something right up front: I made a bad mistake when I visited the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibit at Discovery Times Square. I went there on a Saturday afternoon. It was a rookie mistake, and I really should have known better.
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Watched The Avengers Again Tonight…

…and the fight between Thor and the Hulk.  It occurred to me that, given what we know about Asgardians, it’s not unlikely that he’s had to talk someone down from berserking before.  Or had to be talked down himself.  Maybe he was the right person for that job for more reasons than just the fact that he was the only one who could survive more than a few seconds in the same room as an angry hulk.

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25 Quick Thoughts on Thor: The Dark World

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So I finally got around to seeing Thor: The Dark World , two weeks after the fact.

I haven’t been to an opening night since the shit-show that was Star Wars: Attack of the Clones in Boston.  As a moviegoer, I haven’t missed it a bit, but I will admit that it’s a handicap to a reviewer.

It was a good night, overall.  Dinner and a movie with dear friends, especially when you suggest the eatery and it’s a hit, is a great way to spend an evening.

As for the movie itself, well…it was a grand spectacle, and I’d recommend seeing it on the big screen for that reason, but it failed to match the emotional power of the original.  The first Thor film was a Shakespearean tragedy of fathers, sons and brothers.  This movie went over pretty much the same territory, except that it made a clumsy effort to involve Mom.  They needed to bring back Kenneth Brannagh.

Since I’m pretty sure that anyone interested in seeing this has done so already, I won’t go to the trouble of working up a full review.  Instead, I’ll just jot down some thoughts that occurred to me as I was watching, in no particular order.  For those of you who haven’t seen it, beware: spoilers ahead.
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Thor 2 – A Touch of Authenticity?

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How did I miss this?  I must have watched this trailer a dozen times, but it was only when I was watching it again for the last post that I noticed the bit at the end:


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The Old Nerd Argument, With A Slight Twist

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Had an interesting thought this morning.  Or rather, an interesting train of thought.

I was idly thinking about Thor: The Dark World, wondering which of my friends I would be able to get together for a viewing, when I idly wondered how they were going to make it possible for Jane Foster to slap Loki and have him actually feel it:

Remember, Loki is a runt frost giant.  He survived a beating from the Hulk with no long-term effects.  And a puny human with no combat training just turned his head pretty good there.

That got me thinking about the Marvel Cinematic Universe superheroes and their abilities to hurt and be hurt in general, which led me to thinking about who was the better fighter.
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“You can’t kill an entire race!”

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One of the things I found most impressive about the 2011 Thor film was the way it gave actual value to the lives of a Monster Race.
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