Verily, I saw Thor.

Hey look! Another post that isn’t about Free Comic Book Day. I promise, I’ll post one up probably later today.

Last night I saw Thor. You’d think after a long day of being a nerd I’d want to go home and sleep or drink heavily, but instead I saw Thor.

My initial reaction after the movie was over? It was cute. Then I slept on that thought, woke up this morning, and yes, it was cute. It wasn’t like Iron Man, which made me feel like I just saw the greatest superhero movie of all time (at least until The Dark Knight came out). It didn’t fill me with a sense of geek pride, and it didn’t make me feel like I was ready to go out and fuck some shit up. Once the movie (the ENTIRE movie, even after the credits) was over, I got up, left, and went to dinner. I didn’t text any of my friends, I didn’t really care too.

So I guess that’s the problem with it. It was just an alright movie. Thor did what it was supposed to do; Set up the characters and the basic background story for future movies. The plot is simple enough: Thor (Chris Hemsworth) provokes the Frost Giants into war after a few of them tried to steal back The Casket of Ancient Winters (a box that shoots out cold crap such as ice and snow), which Odin (Anthony Hopkins) had taken long before then so the Frost Giant’s wouldn’t destroy Earth. Right before our hero and friends are killed, Odin steps in (and what a fucking entrance that was, damn son) and takes his son and his friend’s home. Once there, Odin strips Thor of his powers and banishes him to Earth. Thor is then hit by a car, and somehow saved by Jane Foster (Natalie Portman). Now Thor must prove himself worthy to actually be Thor, in order to save us and other planets from Loki (Tom Hiddleston).

Everyone was cast perfectly. Not a single person seemed out-of-place, and the chemistry between all of the characters was perfect. While I found Portman to be the weakest of everyone in the film, she still did a good job playing the girl-falling-for-God-of-thunder card well. The best actor in my opinion, was Idris Elba, who plays Heimdall, who is the gatekeeper between Asgard and other worlds. His character is bad ass though. If only they had used him more in the film. Plus, it’s Idris fucking Elba. He is a great actor. For real.

The dialogue was pretty campy though, even for a comic book movie. I found myself laughing awkwardly at things characters were saying, or just rolling my eyes. The CG was also a little much in some parts, but overall you can’t help but be impressed by it. It was also a funny movie; You will genuinely laugh at some of the things the characters say. Agent Smith is probably the funniest one, but only because by now we all know he is a dry, straight shooter type. I also enjoyed the Hawkeye cameo. The fight scenes should also get a special nod, as they were executed really well. And keep your eyes peeled for a certain billboard in New Mexico that says ‘Journey Into Mystery’. I fangirled in my seat when I saw that.

Overall, you should see this movie. However, it’s probably not worth it in 3D or IMAX. I saw it on a regular screen and it was fine. Also, don’t spend more than $10 on it. I feel like you would be wasting your money on it.

-Lauren

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