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eesxela
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02:55:57 PM Feb 7th 2014
Chris O'Dowd - I can't find any version of the movie where he actually says 'have you tried turning it off and on again.' There is a lot of *wishing* for that line on forums etc. The other Actor Allusions are fine.
Eagal
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11:27:52 AM Dec 8th 2013
edited by 71.97.59.41
  • Recycled Premise: The introduction. A long time ago, the dark lord Malekith has a terrible weapon, the Aether, and sought to destroy the universe with it and fill it with darkness. But there were some who resisted. A last alliance of warriors from all realms marched against the armies of dark elves. And there, on the slopes of Svartalfheim, they fought for the freedom of the nine worlds. It was in their darkest moment, when all hope had faded, that Bor, father of Odin, took up his realm's mightiest weapon. Malekith, the enemy of the free peoples of the Nine Worlds, was defeated. But the power of the Aether could not be undone. It was hidden, and kept away from all living beings. Malekith survived, to be awaked when the Aether was picked up by the most unlikely creature imaginable - a human, Jane Foster of Midgard. Sounds familiar?

Sounds familiar if you're intentionally framing the plot in order to be identical to Lord of the Rings. And even then only if you completely ignore everything that's actually wrong with it. Otherwise there are far too many differences for it to be compatible.

Sauron wanted to rule the world not destroy it. They didn't fight for the freedom of the nine realms, they fought for its survival. In this scenario, Bor would have to be Odin's son, just as Isildur was Elendil's. Isildur never took up his country's mightiest weapon. The One Ring was never hidden, it was lost.

The list goes on.
GrigorII
10:18:22 AM Dec 28th 2013
It seems that you are not familiar enough: th text is basically the narration by Galadriel, with the names changed for this other movie. The details you complain about are too technical to deny the similarities. With either world destruction or world domination, the thing is that in ancient times there was a big bad with an ultimately evil plan, and all the good armies fought against him. Whatever the genealogy, the big bad was defeated by an ancestor of the hero of the current story. Hidden or lost, the weapon of the enemy was out of sight until found again, almost by chance, in time for the story.
Larkmarn
10:49:55 AM Sep 5th 2014
I'd say the opening definitely merits a Shout-Out to LOTR's opening. The premise isn't recycled, but the opening is definitely heavily inspired by Peter Jackson's opening to the first movie.
mifdsam
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12:35:37 PM Nov 23rd 2013
All the examples that mention Malekith's disfigurement say that it was by a bolt from Mjolnir

Am I the only one who feels like the bolt that scarred Malekith came from Gungnir instead?
Discar
04:29:01 PM Nov 23rd 2013
Yes. Thor came onto the scene, hit Malekith with lighting, Malekith fled, and then Odin came. Also, Gungnir's effects look totally different than Mjolnir's lightning.
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