7 irresistibly geeky Thor videos

Prepare for Friday's sequel with these awesome parodies and homages to our favorite God of Thunder.

With the release of the new Thor movie ("Thor: The Dark World") comes a glut of parody videos and homages on YouTube. We've scoured the site to present our favorites.

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Everything Wrong With Thor in 8 Minutes Or Less

The CinemaSins channel turns its nitpicking towards the original Thor movie and presents a humorous look at some of the things that went wrong.

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Who's Better: Thor or Loki?

Actor Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki in the Thor movies (as well as "The Avengers"), appears in this spoof of those AT&T commercials where an adult asks questions to precocious schoolchildren. The bit appears as a promo for Comedy Central.

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Mjolnir (Thor: The Dark World) - MAN AT ARMS

The very popular AWE me channel on YouTube presents the latest in its MAN AT ARMS web series, in which master swordsmith Tony Swatton creates real weapons based on fictional ones. In this video, he re-creates Thor's hammer, Mjolnir.

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Thor - 8 Bit Cinema

The CineFix channel presents a synopsis of the original Thor movie, but re-created in the style of an 8-bit video game. Go Thor, go!

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How Thor Should Have Ended

This one is a bit older, but the always entertaining series "How It Should Have Ended" did this video based on the original movie as well. Fantastic animation as always.

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Honest Trailers - Thor

The Screen Junkies channel, which knocks trailers down a peg, creates this "honest trailer" for the original Thor film.

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Stan Lee explains Thor's flight

Never one to shy away from bashing a competitor's superheroes, Marvel's Stan Lee explains why Thor's ability to fly is much better than Superman's.