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London Commuters Are Still Upset About a Glaring Error in 'Thor: The Dark World'

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2013's Thor: The Dark World is a controversial movie among Marvel fans. While some adore it for the relationship between Thor and his brother Loki, others believe its flaws drag the film into the lower echelon of superhero fare. And, according to London commuters, there is no flaw more glaring, or more insulting, than the inaccuracy of a joke in the film's final fight sequence.

The battle features rapidly opening and closing portals, allowing Thor and a strangely-colored bad guy to knock each other senseless across many different locations—even different planets. A funny moment comes, however, when a portal drops Thor in London's Charring Cross station and closes, leaving him stranded away from the fight. A subway car pulls up and Thor asks, in the orotund voice of a god, how one might get to Greenwich.

The answer he gets is crucial:

Take this train three stops.

Don't believe me?! See for yourself:


As we all know very well, there is no way anyone can get from Charring Cross to Greenwich in three stops. It's simply impossible. I mean, just look at the map!

Londoners on Twitter offered more accurate versions of the scene:

Even a non-Londoner can tell the route to Greenwich is more complicated than Thor's guide led on.

Any way you slice it, one would have to take three trains OR two trains with a bit of a walk. Google maps actually suggests one should take a bus instead of the train to get there, and advises that the trip would take about 24 minutes around rush hour. And while that's not too bad, all things considered, Uber or Lyft might also be alternatives Thor would have considered in reality.

Would a scene featuring Thor working out travel times and receiving complicated directions have been as funny or to-the-point? No. BUT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN RIGHT.

"Thor: The Dark World" was the last Marvel film to feature Natalie Portman as Jane, Thor's then-love interest.

When asked whether it would be her last Thor film, Portman told The Wall Street Journal:

As far as I know, I'm done. I mean, I don't know if maybe one day they'll ask for an Avengers 7 or whatever, I have no idea. But as far as I know, I'm done, but it was a great thing to be a part of.

If one reads between the lines, however, it's pretty clear Portman had some major issues with the train scene, which probably caused her to bow out of future films.

She's not the only angry one! Though the film premiered 5 years ago, many people on Twitter are still red with anger.

Though Avengers: Infinity War premiers April 23, many fans will surely boycott due to Marvel's noticeable lack of apologies concerning this issue.

H/T - Indy 100, TFL, Entertainment Weekly

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The wizarding world is now a reality.

Sort of.

A Canadian company has created a real life invisibility cloak, and it's mind-blowing to see in action.

The company, HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp., calls its creation "Quantum Stealth."

See it in action here:

'Invisibility cloak' that could hide tanks and troops looks closer to reality www.youtube.com

Describing themselves on their website as "Leaders in Camouflage, Concealment, and Deception", HyperStealth has patents pending on their magical invention.

The "invisibility shield" is made of an inexpensive, paper thin material that bends light to make objects appear to be invisible. The company boasts that it would be able to hide people, vehicles, and even buildings.

Humans hidden by Quantum Stealth would also be undetectable to heat-sensing cameras.

Meet the Canadian who created a real-life invisibility shield youtu.be

Guy Cramer, the CEO of HyperStealth and the shield's inventor explained to CTV News:

"This is the same material that you see in 3D books and DVD covers and movie posters where by moving side to side you get a 3D image. We're using the same material and we've removed the picture from behind it to get that effect."

The material was never meant to for public use, but Cramer hopes that his invention will be helpful to Canada's military allies, including the United States.

Since releasing video demonstrations of the "invisibility cloak", military personnel have become interested in learning more about it.

Reception to the prototype, initially demonstrated to militaries in 2011, was lukewarm. But HyperStealth's recent promotional materials have since caught the attention of higher ups.

Cramer has expressed surprise about the public's interest in "Quantum Stealth" on Twitter.

Cramer admitted to CTV that he has reservations about how the material can be used:

"The intention was to keep it out of the public and to allow the military to use it sparingly or bury it. My concern is the criminal element using this at some point in the future and non-allied countries using it against our soldiers out there."

Fans of the Harry Potter series are comparing "Quantum Stealth" to Harry's Invisibility Cloak.

Featured in both the book and movies, Harry's Invisibility Cloak is a made from a magical fabric that he and his friends wear to appear invisible, usually to hide from Hogwarts' staff.


Twitter is in awe of the invention's unbelievable capabilities.

Though some people share Cramer's worries about it falling into the wrong hands and its use in warfare.

Despite the public's excitement and concerns, Cramer doubts that it will ever be available for civilian use.

When addressing "Quantum Stealth's availability to the general public, he wrote on the HyperStealth website:

"Not in the near future unless the Military decided to release the technology and I don't anticipate that will happen anytime soon."

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