Thor: The Dark World

Luma Pictures Breathes Life into Thor’s Stone Man

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 15:08 -- Nick Dager

The challenge of bringing Marvel's Thor: The Dark World to life involved many creative people working simultaneously in The United States and Australia. Many of the film’s signature creatures were realized by the teams at Luma Pictures in offices in Santa Monica, California and Melbourne, Australia. One particular highlight for this movie was the Stone Man.

Thor: The Dark World

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 11:24 -- Bob Gibbons

This movie struggles to get started. It begins with characters – the Dark Elves – where it’s tough to decide which is worse: the costumes or their acting. The dialog is in a made-up language that has a hard, guttural, abrasive sound. The Elves’ home may well be a desolate realm; it looks more like a warehouse, somewhere in Los Angeles. And the Aether, their supreme energy force, looks like gallons of cheap red wine, shot in slow motion. But then we go to Asgard, where Thor and Odin and other super-heroes live, and a plot begins to take shape.

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