I suppose Rebooted would also have worked, but that particular pun might have been harder for people to catch. Strangely, I did see the original Transporter movie, but I have to admit I had forgotten most of it and I never did find the time to rewatch it before going to this one. That may be just as well, though, since I think that might have made me even more distracted during this flick, and I was barely able to pay attention as it was.
Oh, the things people will do in a near-future, post-apocalyptic world just to keep the peace. First the Hunger Games, now this — a society built on forcing people to choose a faction to join when they’re sixteen or so, because all sixteen-year-olds know exactly what they want out of the rest of their lives and never ever change their minds.
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So the Norse gods are still right in the middle of fighting everybody all the time, Thor is still “all muscly”, as Darcy (Kat Dennings) rightly points out, and Asgard still looks like a giant pipe organ, so all’s right with the world(s), basically. And pretty much the whole gang is back from the first Thor, and / or The Avengers, which is always nice to see in a sequel.
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There isn’t a biblical book of Eli, so the Hughes brothers decided to create one.
I’ve read that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, when writing a Sherlock Holmes story, used to start with the solution and then fill in the plot and clues that would lead to that solution. My suspicion is that something similar happened here. I think someone said, “Hey, you know what would be really cool? If there was an airship battle over Notre Dame that knocked gargoyles off the roof!” Then someone else said that it would be even better if they were steampunky airships, and then someone else said that it would be even better if there was lots and lots of swordfighting, too.
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