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I thought it was not a very good movie, one that might have been served by either stripping out the Asgard section entirely and dealing merely with what would happen if some ripped dude showed up in the American Southwest and claimed to be the Norse god of Thunder, as Yglesias pointed out to me, or cutting out Sif and the Warriors Three and some frost giant nonsense and focusing on character development and exposition both on Earth and in Asgard, which would be my slight preference.

But really, I’m comforted by the movie’s reaffirmation of the fact that if mythical weapons show up embedded in rocks anywhere in America, rednecks will make a tractor pull out of it.

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