Monday, May 16, 2011

Movie: Thor


Well, for the foreseeable future it is supposed to rain here in the great state of Maine, so full scale outdoor summer events are taking a back seat for at least a week. I just recently watched the movie Thor with one of my brothers and a few friends, so I figured I would write a little about it.

Overall, I thought it was a pretty good movie. We are fortunately living in an age where comic book character themed movies have become accepted and mainstream as a credible source material. I have never read any Thor comic books, nor am I really a big comic book fan, but superheroes have become linked overtime with many forms of media so I've learned enough about Thor to understand the jest of what the movie would entail.

It is an excellent marketing strategy that has been devised in the past few superhero movies prepping the arrival of the Ultimate Avengers movie that will deal with multiple heroes in one film. As always in all Marvel films, Stan Lee makes an appearance as well, but I won't spoil when and where.

The story made sense, but to me seemed fairly predictable. Not to say that I think a superhero movie always needs to be complex and contrived to the point that I would never know what is coming next, but it is worth noting one wouldn't need to be psychic to see what is coming. The special effects were superb and worth seeing in the theater, and the music was spot on for what seems appropriate.

As the description would tell you, Thor is the son of Odin, the king of Asgard. Through arrogance, Thor is banished to earth to learn a thing or two about what it takes to be a wise king. Interestingly, there is actually a lot that goes on in this movie, making it feel like it has 3 or so stories in one. It wouldn't have made sense for any of the stories to be standalone, but it seemed like in order to flesh out what was needed to be known prior to the main story events, and in order to conclude properly, the main portion of the story felt a lot shorter than it might have been otherwise. Everything was edited together seamlessly and made sense though, so this isn't necessarily a bad thing, catering to those who don't know the history of the Thor character.

In summation, a fairly predictable but noteworthy Marvel movie worth seeing if not only for the special effects and fight scenes, then also for the humor and basic while at the same time archetypical story of a clashing family. Also, Anthony Hopkins is Odin. Need I say more?

15 comments:

  1. Uhg, I really wish Stan Lee wouldn't inject himself into these movies. I always feel like he is trying to actually LIVE these comics.

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  2. 3rd review like the one you just made here, just suggesting to me not to spend money or time to go and see it..thx

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  3. Great blog! Keep the posts coming, i enjoy reading them!

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  4. stan lee is trying to be hitchcock as so many other people are nowadays... kinda weak .-.

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  5. There has been some pretty horrible movies based on Thor, I doubt this one will be any better haha

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  6. Yea, ill wait for it to come out on blu-ray.

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  7. i still want to see it so bad!

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  8. I'll have to watch this movie, it seems awesome!

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  9. anthony hopkins sounds like the only good part to me

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