Friday, May 6, 2011
Film Friday: Thor
So, this is going up at the last minute Friday, but better late than never. I saw Thor, and have some thoughts to share, and have one thing to get out of the way first: Let's just say it, this movie isn't as good as Iron Man 2. There, happy? Don't discount it though, because it is still pretty darn good and definitely worth seeing. I won't give you break-down of the plot or anything because I figure you know all the details, I"ll just tell you why its worth seeing.
I was concerned how this movie would balance the fantastical elements of a viking paradise world and the real world, and for the most part the film, "Thor" succeeds. Lets be honest though, that first half-hour before he comes to earth does feel a bit like a generic fantasy movie--but once Thor touches down on our planet this film becomes some rip-roaring fun. As for the whole balancing-act? Well, the movie acknowledges the absurdity of a man claiming to be a God of thunder and Thor's seemingly-delusional nature is often the source of humor throughout the film. Speaking of humor, this film is loaded with funny moments, not to say it isn't serious too--it just has some great laughs.
4 out of 5 stars.