Sunday, November 17, 2013

Pardon Me, I'm A Bit Thor

Not really, just couldn't resist the joke. 

We went to see Thor, the Dark World yesterday, and while I like these escapist comic book movies, this one had surprisingly witty aspects to it.  Far too often, these movies tend to have stilted dialog that sounds like it was written by 15 year old nerd boys (after all, the comic books are written for 15 year old nerd boys!).  This one was a bit more adult, with a lot of tongue in cheek humor, especially about the relationships between Jane Foster and Thor, and Jane's Intern and the Intern's Intern. We found ourselves laughing a lot more than I would have expected.

Someone I came across somewhere said there were too many story details and it slowed the movie down - it didn't seem that way to me.  They had to set up what the movie was about and that's all the distraction there was. 

One of the traps of writing superhero stories is that there needs to be suspense about whether or not the superhero is genuinely at risk.  You need a super villain.  I have to say Tom Hiddleston, the actor who plays Thor's nemesis (and half brother) Loki really gets the super villain role down.  A great villain, a great foil for Thor. 
In a scene from the trailer that has been on TV, Loki absorbs a hard slap to the face from Jane, while Thor and Sif look on. 

And in less-related news, blogging will slow again the next few days.  On the road until Thursday night and while I should have better access than in early October, I have no idea how long the days will be.


  1. I thought tho, the way you were thcreaming.

  2. If you haven't seen them already, you may enjoy the Iron Man series. It's slick and very agreeable thematically, plus Robert Downey Jr. really does a great job as Tony Stark.