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A quick observation regarding the Thor movie, with pictures:

This is the kind of thing that Natalie Portman as Jane Foster wears all movie:

What Jaimie Alexander as Sif wears for pretty much the whole movie:

I couldn't find any full-body shots, but you get the idea. Layers and plaids and sleeves for Jane, sweaters and knits for Darcy, armor that actually kind of looks like armor (or at least isn't designed to display cleavage and thighs) for Sif, and you can't see it but all these outfits also include pants.

On the other hand:

Om nom nom.

Dear Kenneth Branagh:
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Love, Abby

Date: 2012-05-10 03:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It is my understanding, via a magazine interview at the time, that Mr. Hemsworth got so enthusiastic about the role that he actually overdeveloped and had to reduce a bit of muscle mass because he could no longer get into his Thor costume.

I'd say, from a straight male perspective, he looks great as is. And he absolutely sold me on the God of Thunder.

Date: 2012-05-10 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I was quite impressed by the movie as a whole. When I heard they were doing a Thor film - in the same continuity as the Iron Man and Incredible Hulk films, no less - I had no idea how that was going to work. Sure, Thor and Asgard are long-established in the comics, but the comics do a lot of frankly silly things, and making it work in a movie is something else altogether.

But it really worked remarkably well. Possibly because Branagh seems to have approached all of the Asgardian stuff as basically Shakespearean.

Hemsworth's shirtless scene and general ability to fill in a t-shirt were just a nice bonus. Mostly it occurred to me to remark on the amazing absence of gratuitous T&A. In a comic-book movie, no less!

Date: 2012-05-10 07:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I agree with you on the initial skepticism. I'd go so far as to say I've been wary as a whole about the choices leading up to The Avengers, and been surprised and pleased every time.

Let's face it, Jack Kirby and Stan Lee can weave a yarn, but when it comes to visuals, especially Kirby's work, they're way, way out there.

I think that's why Branagh works so well for the Thor film. He does Shakespearean very well, and Lee and Kirby actually wrote Thor in a Shakespearean style.

I certainly followed your point, and agree with it. I just thought I'd toss out some trivia about the film as I'd read it. I find it happily amusing that the lead was so excited about his part that he went out and Over Thor'd himself. I'd even go so far as to say that that's another reason Thor came out as well as it did. The main cast seem genuinely delighted to be part of the project. It wasn't just another film to them, it was roles they really wanted to play!

Date: 2012-05-10 07:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, definitely. It's always fun to hear those kind of details. I'd also heard that Chris Hemsworth ended up competing with his own brother for the role, which is weirdly funny, especially in the context of the movie's story.

Date: 2012-05-10 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I had not heard that, and it is a fun bit of trivia. :)

Speaking of Loki, I'm pretty sure I could do with more Tom Hiddleston in my movie watching experiences. I recognize his face, and am curious if he's just as fantastic in non-fantastic roles.

Date: 2012-05-10 11:57 pm (UTC)
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I am so ridiculously looking forward to Henry V.


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