So Just finished with Thor, and I have to say, very good indeed.
Thor was not exactly My comic of choice so I wont comment on the relation to the comics and cannon of the story line. I will say it does set a nice stage for the character though. It is at its heart sort of a redemption story and somewhat predictable but it flowed rather nicely. They developed Thor well and set a nice backdrop for the future of the franchise. I look forward to seeing him again.
As for the visuals of the movie. I’d have to say they are rather well done. One of the hardest things to do when making Live action movies from comics is giving a good translation of a characters power. Now Thor is undoubtedly a god. Translating that kind of power to anything live action is going to be hard but they did an OK job of that. I only say OK but then again I have yet to see ANYTHING live action that really shows what it is like for a god to do battle. The effects they did use for Thor’s fights was done nicely but I just didn’t get that godlike feel, but to their credit it wasn’t cheesy either. I did enjoy his action scenes as a mortal though, they were a lot more believable. I will give major credit on one thing though Asgard was Rendered BEAUTIFULLY. I will prob go back and see it in 3D just for the Asgard scenes.
The Acting was Kinda Meh over all. Though Chris Hemsworth was an exceptional Thor and he drew me into the character. Anthony Hopkins was a great choice for Odin also but then again I believe Anthony is great in every part he has played. Otherwise the other characters though decently casted left no real lasting impression and only seemed to be filler.
I recommend Any comic geek to see it, and it makes a decent fantasy/action movie also.
Recently I came across this Post
First I want to say.. the subject was not about Nerdiness but Geekiness. Nerds and Geeks are 2 different (not very different but still) groups. Nerds are in the most basic of outlooks more of the Academic “Brainy” side of things. While I generally like what the Beat had to say the fact alone that they made the error of using Nerds vs Geeks shows a lack of understanding in general. Another aspect that they focused on that was incorrect.. Liking, and being a fan does not make one a geek. Geeks do Like and are fans of something but it does not work the other way around. Yes in the examples provided they all said they Liked or were Fans of something that might have had something to do with Geek culture, and yes there might have been some name dropping.. At most they were showing their fandom BUT that does not make them Geeks about it.
Someone that likes Starwars for example would have seen the original Movies several times and Has a hook on a few good quotes. Ok you like it. A Fan would know some of the more Obscure facts Like R2 got his name from Reel 2 Dialog 2. A Geek on the other hand has imersed themselves in the world of Starwars.. They Know what was Said Reel 2 Dialog 2, They Know the emperor wasn’t really dead, They Know Luke Has a Kid with Mara who ends up killing one of Han and Leia’s twins. That is a Star wars Geek.
Now to the Core of the Subject.
Who The Frak Cares!!!!!!!!!
The biggest problem with the whole Cute Girls being gamers/geeks/nerds or not is the fact that people KEEP BRINGING IT UP!!!!!
Stop worrying about it, eventually the subject will die down and go away. First it was always the matter of girls/ladies being in this little world, now people want to focus on the way they look. For the sake of the powers that be Just drop it. Have you people nothing better to talk about in these little worlds OTHER then looks?!?!?!
In the World of geekdom we have Billions upon billions of things to discuss, the looks of our members is above all thing the LAST thing we need to build discussions on. People in these very posts are complaining about how using ones looks to garner “publicity” is a bad thing and bad for our community. Well posts like this one are the very same thing, they pander to using looks and cuteness to draw a crowd. Stop it. You can draw a crowd by using good and reasonable subjects to the community without focusing on the looks of the ladies. I dont care if its a guy or a girl, cute or hideous Chud doing the story as long as the story pertains to the subject at hand and is well written.
Drop the subject for once and find something real to write about. The ladies are out there.. Yes some are even cute, but the subject has been discussed and commented on time and again, I think its time to move on to something a little more important.