Friday, May 6, 2011

Thor

Many moons ago when I was just a young pup I read Thor "comics" and just knew that one day I would grow up and marry him. Who cares that he was just the product of ink and paper. He would be mine. Oh yes. He would be mine.

As you can probably guess I've been a little excited waiting for this movie to come out. P.T. has been every bit as excited but she never had the "history" that Thor and I did. I was worried, though, that maybe...just maybe...the movie wouldn't live up to my expectations. It very much did.

I went home from work yesterday and slept a couple of hours so I could get up and out to Quail Springs for the 12:01 a.m. showing. And as I sit here looking at the time I'm thinking, "I hope I make it through the rest of the day without falling asleep." Will it have been worth it? Definitely. Fortunately I bought my ticket ahead of time so I was able to just walk on in. I had to stand in line outside the theater for just a little bit but was soon able to head in and straight to my favorite place to sit. Top center. I sat there for an hour listening to all the other nerdlets around me who were just as excited as I was. It was so nice to be among my people.

Judging from what you've read so far you probably get that I liked this movie a little. There was one thing I didn't much care for. Why on earth would the movie peeps put things in the trailer that aren't in the movie? I don't get it. Other than that I was happy.

The Asgard set was absolutely stunning. I want to live there. And be tall, skinny and pretty. What? The Earth set was Earth. Nothing too exciting there. Except for the fact that a "tornado" ran through the middle of town and all of the buildings survived. Neat trick.

Since this just came out and most of you haven't seen it yet I'll keep talk of the movie itself to a minimum and focus on the actors. Chris Hemsworth is all kinds of pretty anyway but add the Thor costume and he's just one big hunk of man. I love to check out imdb to see what else these actors have been in and I just discovered that Chris is the actor who played George Kirk in the latest Star Trek film. Huh! Too bad they killed him off early on. In Star Trek...not Thor. And if you haven't seen Star Trek yet then oopsy. Chris did a great job as Thor. I have to admit that I liked him better when he got knocked down a peg or two but he did play arrogant well. Does he remind anyone else of Heath Ledger in A Knight's Tale? No? Okay then.

I like Natalie Portman again. Yea! I don't think I could have handled it (well, yes I could) if she'd been the whiny victim she plays in most of her movies. But! She didn't! She actually had some back bone. I think she and Thor fell in love too quickly but who am I to judge? I would have said that was a spoiler alert but if you saw the previews you already knew. And if you didn't...sorry. Thank you, Natalie, for not being a big baby. It was quite a relief after Black Swan.

I have liked Anthony Hopkins for years. He's played characters ranging from the English butler to the psycho cannibal and played them well. He was just so cool as the super hero and king of Asgard, Odin. And he was ginormous! Rene Russo played the part of Odin's wife and Thor's mom, Frigga. She was beautiful as always but also a force to be reckoned with. Do NOT mess with her man!

This movie was definitely about strong men but it was also very much about strong women. Case in point is Jaimie Alexander who played Sif, a female Asgardian warrior. She kicks some serious tuckus in this movie. And she's pretty too. It does bother me that she can take part in these major battles and when she's finished not a hair is out of place. There's something very not right about that. Jaimie seems to have been in quite a few TV shows but not many movies. Hopefully the casting directors will take note.

These were all my favorite characters. I'm sure you'll have your own favorites. The rating is PG-13 and I sort of agree with that but not whole-heartedly. Yes, there are battle scenes with lots of violence but really very little blood. Nothing graphic by any means. There were a few cuss words but not the major ones. I only actually took note of one cuss word but I'm pretty sure there had to be more. Maybe? There are no sex scenes or any nudity unless you count Chris with his shirt off which, as you know, I do. There is one drinking scene and they drink beer and Boiler Makers and I’m not quite sure what those are exactly.

I have no problem whatsoever with parents taking their kids to see Thor if they already take them to see movies like Transformers, etc. Not that it matters if I have a problem with it or not. I'm just sayin'. I would like to point out that I didn't see any children at this showing. They could have been there but they weren't around the area in which I sat. Yea for responsible parents!

I will definitely see this movie again. Probably at the theater. And then I'll buy it when it comes out on DVD and wish I had a big screen TV so I could get the full affect. I mentioned at the very beginning that I was in love with Thor when I was young. That still holds true except now I'm too old for him. And he's fictional. But other than that...

P.S. Enjoy the songs during the credits and stick around after. There's more.

P.P.S. I was informed today that I missed a funny. Pay attention to what's on the water tower. Ha ha ha.

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