I went to the movie theater this weekend to see Thor. So, you know what that means, right? Get ready for a whole list of spoiler alerts. If you are planning on seeing the movie, you may want to skip to the end where I give my unprofessional opinion if you should spend your hard earned money and go see it. If you’re like me and read the spoiler alerts to determine if it’s a worthwhile choice, by all means, read on.
First off, I’m not a comic book reader. This trend we have in which the comic book readers of the world (formerly known as nerds) are taking over the world of entertainment is educating me fast. For example, I learned this summer that there is a difference between DC comics and Marvel. DC (the creator of Superman) has no humor. It’s as dry as the Wyoming desert I call home. In contrast, Marvel movies have humor. And a cameo by Stan Lee (unfortunately, no relation). For the record, I like humor.
Thor delivered with light-hearted humor sprinkled in the movie. It makes all the destruction a little easier to watch when jokes are interlaced throughout. As usual, resident bad-boy Loki delivered his lines in a way that almost made us forget he is completely evil.
Speaking of Loki, I have to give credit to the actor, Tom Hiddleston. (Here comes a huge spoiler alert) when he received his comeuppance both Bubba and I said, “Ohhh.” Hello? He caused a lot of destruction in the first two movies and one grand act made us switch sympathies. I wonder what this actor is like in real life. It’s just that he plays diabolical so well – what happens when he walks the streets in his hometown? Or what is he like at home? I also wonder the same thing about Helena Bonham Carter. I would expect her children toe the line. If she were my mom, I know I would. No offense but she plays creepy well.
But I digress.
Loki once again provided not only the evil but also a lot of the humor in the movie.
There always comes a time during a Marvel movie when I think, “Ok, we are about done.” Only to find out, nope. There’s more fighting to come. This was no different. The fighting scenes seem to last a very long time and do their best to destroy every part of scenery possible. During the final battle scene I couldn’t help but think, “Isn’t this a good time to call in the other Avengers?” But Thor took on the bad guys all by himself. Luckily for earth he won. I thought it was a rather risky endeavor though. I wouldn’t have forgiven him if he lost.
As I mentioned before, I am not a comic book reader. However, Thor has become my favorite superhero. I mean, have you seen Chris Hemsworth? As Dr. Jane Foster said in the first movie about his look, “It works.” To be honest, this movie could have been as dry as Superman and I still would have recommended it. That’s a lie. Superman was a little too dry. Part of Thor’s charm is his smile. Sigh. I just have one complaint, Mr. Hemsworth is originally from Australia. When he hosted FX’s Superhero Sunday he spoke with his native drawl. I see nothing wrong with a Norse God speaking with an Australian accent. Just saying.
So, would I recommend this movie? Oh yeah.
Don’t forget, Marvel movies have tag scenes at the end of the very long roll of credits. I chose not to wait for it this time. Can anyone help me out and tell me the final scene? (Also, something I learned this summer, DC movies DO NOT HAVE TAG SCENES. So you waste your time if you wait through them).