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post #61 of 162
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Originally Posted by sb1 View Post

I'd love to blind buy this one but the trailers and a few select reviews about the movie from certain members here I usually agree with is keeping me from it.

That and the ridiculous price of 23 bucks.
post #62 of 162
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

That and the ridiculous price of 23 bucks.

Yeah, then there's that...
post #63 of 162
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Originally Posted by Ericthemidget View Post

Thor is a great Marvel film. I would rank it up there with Iron Man. I was better than the X-Men films and Fantastic Four as well as the last Spiderman.

I agree.
post #64 of 162
Thor's the only superhero movie I've like this year.
post #65 of 162
Loved it and want to own it but will wait until it is less than $20.
post #66 of 162
Off to RedBox today just got the mailer for Thor BD. It's worth 1.60 I'll archive it.
post #67 of 162
Great flic and the LFE alone is worth the admission. Throw in some stunning CGI with a decent story, acting and action and its a winner. My house was shaking!!! I havent heard that in a long while, but it seems that 7.1 track was enveloping as well as earth shattering.
post #68 of 162
Damn, I need to buy a new sub. I ruined my last (old) one on Tron.
post #69 of 162
Kenneth Branagh directed it... hmmm... go figure.

Though, I'd rather see his awesome version of Henry V on Blu.

I'll give Thor a rent.
post #70 of 162
I did't realize till I got home that Best Buy's exclusive version begins and ends with it's slipcover.
post #71 of 162
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Originally Posted by Fanboyz View Post

I did't realize till I got home that Best Buy's exclusive version begins and ends with it's slipcover.

What do you mean? I got mine from target. Is the only difference the slip cover?
post #72 of 162
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Originally Posted by markmathers View Post

What do you mean? I got mine from target. Is the only difference the slip cover?

Yes. Just the slipcover. The physical box art is the same.
post #73 of 162
Anyone else get bad popping/clipping on their surrounds during scenes involving a lot of lightning? (i.e. when they open portals and such). It was pretty bad on my setup.
post #74 of 162
No popping sounds here. I really enjoyed the movie, last night was the first time seeing it. I can not wait for summer 2012, The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers!
post #75 of 162
Good movie but not as good as the Iron Man movies and Captain America, IMO. I was a bit disappointed with the PQ. It seemed soft and hazy at times. However, the AQ just about knocked the pictures off of the wall. AMAZING!
post #76 of 162
My thoughts exactly. I thought the pq was a bit soft in certain scenes especially towards the start of the movie, towards the end I didn't notice it at all. Still overall a good movie, but much like the last poster I did enjoy Captain America more. Can't wait until that comes out next month.
post #77 of 162
Being PG-13, of course I Had to pre-watch it last night to make sure it was appropriate for my kids this weekend in the basement HT….
9pm – 11pm while they slept, watched it in our bedroom “small” 37” HDTV with only a soundbar, the movie was decent, a B+, and I’m ok with Luke (7) and Owen (5 1/2 )watching it with me.
Sure, strayed from the comic "world" but very nicely done.
Set-up tie ins with future Marvel movies as well.

Michelle (wife) even watched it with me and liked it also, not sure if young girls would go for it though…..
I had to remind her that Owen was almost called “Thor", really that was my boys name for him but she veoted that ....(sorry for OT comments)
post #78 of 162
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Originally Posted by Hughmc View Post

I agree.

And I agree with you agreeing with ericthemidget. My thoughts exactly. Although unlike iron man, we didn't get to see thor's full power until the end. It was almost like ken branaugh was using most of the film as foreplay and gave us a big climax in the end. And if you think about it, thor's hammer and Cap's shield is probably the most exciting best weapon from any marvel or DC super hero if the director knows how to utilize it. I just love that big ass hammer flying around like a boomerang.
post #79 of 162
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Originally Posted by Rach View Post

Good movie but not as good as the Iron Man movies and Captain America, IMO. I was a bit disappointed with the PQ. It seemed soft and hazy at times. However, the AQ just about knocked the pictures off of the wall. AMAZING!

I watched Thor BD yesterday and thought the PQ to be a little soft and hazy as well.

The image is a little bit more filtered than the first Iron Man, another Paramount/Marvel release, which I've compared to the french Concorde/Warner version and the japanese Sony version. Though it should be said that the latter also has it's share of issues like some sharpening in the form of digital noise (not EE) and some black crush.

Like others have mentioned, the dialog is mixed a little too low. It's not like I have issues with dynamic range, but rather, to hear the dialog in the same level I'm used to in other BDs, I have to turn up the volume in some 5 or 6 db. But, apart from that, the sound effects rock the surrounds offer a great sense of envelopment.


ps: Yesterday I also got some early birds from distributors here in Brazil: Disney's Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Sony's Stripes and The Caine Mutiny. I'll check them soon.
post #80 of 162
I also have to agree that the dialogue in Thor is mixed too low, as opposed to X-Men first class. In Thor, I had to turn the volume up when hearing quiet conversations, and then quickly turn it back down when the fight scenes and explosions occur.
post #81 of 162
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Originally Posted by AlexBC

I watched Thor BD yesterday and thought the PQ to be a little soft and hazy as well.

The image is a little bit more filtered than the first Iron Man, another Paramount/Marvel release, which I've compared to the french Concorde/Warner version and the japanese Sony version. Though it should be said that the latter also has it's share of issues like some sharpening in the form of digital noise (not EE) and some black crush.

Like others have mentioned, the dialog is mixed a little too low. It's not like I have issues with dynamic range, but rather, to hear the dialog in the same level I'm used to in other BDs, I have to turn up the volume in some 5 or 6 db. But, apart from that, the sound effects rock the surrounds offer a great sense of envelopment.

ps: Yesterday I also got some early birds from distributors here in Brazil: Disney's Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Sony's Stripes and The Caine Mutiny. I'll check them soon.
Tides is a beautiful disc
post #82 of 162
I liked the movie simply because it really didn't have any slow spots. The story and action kept me involved. The audio track was stunning. Definitely a show case piece. The 7.1 track was totally enveloping. The surrounds were used throughout the movie, I really likes the scene when Loki split into several individuals and started laughing, it was sinister and scary, great effect. This blu-ray is worthy of buying to add to my very select group of blu-rays that I own. I usually only rent (Netflix).
post #83 of 162
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Originally Posted by mtbdudex View Post
...and I’m ok with Luke (7) and Owen (5 1/2 )watching it with me...
I hope your last name isn't Wilson.

Also, Thor would have been a great first name .
post #84 of 162
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Originally Posted by tfoltz View Post
I hope your last name isn't Wilson.

Also, Thor would have been a great first name .
You win some, you lose some, in this case joint agreement for kids name....
My brother and I liked Thor, wife and mom/mom-inlaw vetoed.....

Really looking fwd to watching this tomorrow in the HT, 2 families are coming over, and it will be watched at near reference levels....
I might even "cheat" a little and run my IB sub a little "hot" to see how many db's some of the LFE passages give.

Are there any specific timestamps in the film I should be aware of?

If so, I'll update my IB sub reference scene, this one is pretty old and needs a suitable replacement, its 126db @ last part, the famous wa-tu-shi finger hold scene!!



The comments about the dialogue in Thor is mixed too low, I'll give my feedback on that, as my room is properly treated with acoustic treatments and the clarity from each speaker is pretty decent, not "perfect" but getting there.

Bass traps, side/ceiling panels so far:


btw, my 1st dog name was "Jedi", male black lab/great dane mix, he passed July 5, 2011, 11+ years old. 6 weeks later we got an 8 month old female puppy black lab/sherperd from PetSmart rescue adoption activity, her name......"Leia"
Some battles I "win" ..
post #85 of 162
I saw this last night. I enjoyed it far more than I expected to. It was almost on par with Ironman, but not quite. Ironman had a better script, better direction (Jon Favreau got the tone just right), and an unbeatable starring actor -- RDJ was perfectly cast. Having Jeff Bridges as the foil didn't hurt.

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Originally Posted by Dan Hitchman View Post

Kenneth Branagh directed it... hmmm... go figure.

I didn't know he directed it until I saw it. Branagh,'s excellent direction probably elevated this film slightly above what it deserved from the script. It's just a weaker story than Ironman's.
post #86 of 162
I watched Thor last night. It was the first movie I watched with my new Outlaw LFM-1+ sub and was suitably impressed. The LFE was powerful and tight and the rest of the soundtrack was equally exemplary. I didn't have too much trouble with the dialog though I agree it was mixed a lot lower than the rest of the soundtrack and had to fiddle with the volume a bit to maintain consistent levels.

Overall, I enjoyed the movie a lot more in my HT than I did in the theater! I rented from Netflix, but will definitely add this to my collection when it drops in price.

I was also impressed by the audio in the trailer for Captain America...should be another reference soundtrack!
post #87 of 162
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Originally Posted by Will2007 View Post

I saw this last night. I enjoyed it far more than I expected to. It was almost on par with Ironman, but not quite. Ironman had a better script, better direction (Jon Favreau got the tone just right), and an unbeatable starring actor -- RDJ was perfectly cast. Having Jeff Bridges as the foil didn't hurt.

I didn't know he directed it until I saw it. Branagh,'s excellent direction probably elevated this film slightly above what it deserved from the script. It's just a weaker story than Ironman's.

I watched it for Branagh alone
post #88 of 162
Discussion on Thor LFE is here http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...3#post20945993, the thread "The New Master List of BASS in Movies with Frequency Charts "
post #89 of 162
Thor is definitelly a reference soundtrack, except for a single scene near the middle of the movie. When Loki is attempting to pick up the hammer after saying farewell to Thor at the SHIELD base. There was a sudden and loud humming sound that seemed a bit unnatural as soon as Loki touched the hammer. I don't know if this is intentional or not since I don't remember this in the theater. It was quite jarring as I thought my speakers were freaking out. No other problems though.
post #90 of 162
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Originally Posted by ShawnS View Post

Thor is definitelly a reference soundtrack, except for a single scene near the middle of the movie. When Loki is attempting to pick up the hammer after saying farewell to Thor at the SHIELD base. There was a sudden and loud humming sound that seemed a bit unnatural as soon as Loki touched the hammer. I don't know if this is intentional or not since I don't remember this in the theater. It was quite jarring as I thought my speakers were freaking out. No other problems though.

It was there both times I saw it
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