Friday, May 6, 2011
THOR Movie Review
The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.
I’m a sucker for a Greek hero based on Greek Mythology. This movie is a retelling of such. It also (as my husband the comic book geek pointed out) is rather different from the comic depiction of Thor. The comic book depiction of Thor was a feeble man who had a cane and when he tapped the cane it turned into his hammer. Well as the movie goes I have to say I fell more in love with the villain Loki than I did with Thor. Mainly it was because they didn’t really spend much time developing Thor’s character or his journey as a pompous hot head to a true hero. Not to mention his brief romance left no spark. With all of that said, I still enjoyed the movie. It had great special effects. Let’s face it the guy that played Thor was gorgeous, and the fight scenes were interesting. But to me, Loki’s character stole the show. I give this 3 out of 5 thunderbolts.
MOVIE TIP: If you go – stay til after the trailer for a teaser for the Avengers movie.