May 09, 2011

Haiku Revieu: Thor


Thor (****1/2)

Magic is science
Brother Loki is a douche
George Kirk is pretty


I was pleasantly surprised after this movie ended. I went into it knowing very little about Marvel's Thor, and regardless of how accurate the origin story is to canon, I came out of it really liking the character(s) and looking forward to seeing more of them. (FYI: I just had a discussion with a co-worker that the movie more closely follows the Ultimate canon, rather than any other. So it does follow a canon.)

(If you're so inclined, read more about the story behind the story here.)

And if you're into this sort of thing (I totally am, not gonna lie), the love story was great too. When I was thinking about it at 2 in the morning after the movie was over, I feared that some of the character progression and plot flowed a little too quickly to be realistic, but thinking about it more when I'm a little less asleep, I definitely understand and like it more. Also, Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth look adorable together. They've got that whole GIANT MAN/teeny woman dynamic going that always seems to work out, oddly enough.

I definitely think this is a great movie with which to kick off the summer superhero season.

Besides:


(Sorry Colt!)

4 comments:

  1. that is one super duper 'besides'

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  2. I'm not totally sold on the love story. Guess I'll need to see the movie a bunch more times, you know, for research.

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