Saturday, May 7, 2011
Thor Movie Review
WARNING! SPOILERS! DO NOT READ IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO KNOW ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN THE MOVIE!
Saw Thor last night, and it was GREAT! Chris Hemsworth was joy to watch as Thor, but Tom Hiddleston damn near fricking nailed Loki dead on. Thor and friends fighting in Jotunheim was pure comic book action perfectly brought to life, Thor's fighting style, hammer spinning, throwing and flying was awesomely executed, and the Frost Giants, Jotunheim and Asgard was all presented remarkably re-envisioned, even better then in comic art I dare must say.
I truly believe every actor portrayed every character extremely close the to comic source material, I don't think anyone other then Anthony Hopkins could of played a better Odin, and Idris Elba as Heimdall and Stellan Skarsgard as Dr. Eric Selvig were surprisingly likable supporting characters. I would of like to have seen Jane Foster as a paramedic or showed she was trained and still thinks as one, I think it would of better shown Thor learn the lesson to think of and help and defend others while doing so with Jane trying to help scared and hurt people during The Destroyer's attack. I understand why they didn't do the whole Donald Blake identity, it's barely understandable even in the comics, and wouldn't have connected us to Hemsworth as Thor if a different actor got half the movie unless Hemsworth played both, each with different physiques and body language which would of been interesting.
There was one scene I felt could of been longer and more action packed, the fight with The Destroyer, I think after fighting him in the air and hitting him in to the ground Thor and Destroyer should of had a good ol' fist and hammer fight with Thor just knocking chunks out of him 'till he was busted apart into tons of scrap metal. As a Marvel comics fan I love hearing and seeing little hints of other Marvel characters like "fellow scientist in Gamma research" and "Agent Barton with a bow and arrow" (aka Hawkeye), who played by Jeremy Renner, I can't wait to see more of in The Avengers next year, he was a real treat for those few minutes and the all-time greatest after credit scene with the Tesseract (better know as the Cosmic Cube), that's going to appear in the Captain America movie in July. I give this movie 9 out of 10 Golden Apples, I highly recommend this movie to not only Thor and comic book fan, but also to fantasy action lovers.