Because GP called me out for being a Chris Hemsworth fangirl, here’s my review of Thor.
I’m team DC so not only do I know close to nothing about the Marvel universe, I am also not particularly interested in it. Truthfully , the only reason I went out to see Thor was because I wanted to see what Natalie Portman’s been doing after her Oscar win. But surprise, surprise. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I enjoyed it better than the first Iron Man movie, which up to now I consider one of the best superhero movies so far. (No, I do not like Christopher Nolan’s Batman. See, I’m not biased against Marvel. I did hate Iron Man 2though, so I guess they’re even.) It makes me sad the Marvel’s totally kicking DC’s ass when it comes to live-action movies. Come on, DC! Make your live-action movies as awesome as your animated ones!
My first and last encounter with Thor was in one of the Avengers animated movies which had him on a boat trying to stop some whalers. So, kudos to Chris Hemsworth for owning the role and making it totally badass.
I also really, really liked Tom Hiddleston as Loki. He was subtle and awesome and looked a little like Steve from Blue’s Clues. I read somewhere that he initially tried out for Thor. I’m glad he didn’t get that part. He was perfection as Loki.
We’ve come to a point in movies where talking about the special effects has started to become redundant, but I liked how they rendered Asgard, particularly the Bifrost. Still rainbow-y without being My Little Pony.
Thor didn’t feel as fleshed out as it could have been, but it did succeed in one critical aspect─I totally want to go watch The Avengers now. Forget the Captain America movie, bring on the Avengers!