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So, if a human is half robot, they’re a cyborg. But if a robot is half human, they’re not? Shouldn’t it work both ways? I’m curious as to how adopting this reversal would change a lot of our feelings toward other robots. Like:
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While this is the first Thor movie I’ve actually felt compelled to see, I think my intrigue has more to do with the syncretic mix of non-Norse imagery in its advertisements:
The above poster looks a lot like iconography for the Hindu Pantheon, complete with lots of arms and the hyper use of color:
And then we see a Pegasi, from Greek myth, in the trailer:
Granted, Valkyries did fly through the air, arguably on horseback. It’s just not a decidedly Norse creature when given feathered wings…
And at one point Thor is forced to fight Hulk, Roman gladiator-style:
So, my last thought is:
Other than just the Norse gods themselves, where’s the Nordic flair?
Other reasons include: