Monday, October 3, 2011

THOR (2011)

As far as superhero movies go I enjoyed this one. Thor is some badass dude who lives on another planet, called Asgard. His father, Odin, is the king and is about to retire and make Thor king when the Asgardian's mortal enemies the Frost Giants send a group of dudes to try and bust into the Asgardian's armory. They're defeated and Thor gets all pissed off and wants to attack the Frost Giants. Odin tells him to chill out, but Thor says fuck this shit and attacks the Frost Giants. Because of his arrogance, Odin strips Thor of his power and banishes him to Earth.

Once on Earth Thor is confused and fucked up because he doesn't have any power, but things aren't all bad because his fall to Earth was witnessed by sexy astrophysicist Natalie Portman. Mmmmm. But he doesn't have time for romance because it turns out Thor's butthole brother, Loki, was behind all the shenanigans that got Thor kicked out so now he has to figure out a way to get back to Asgard and plant his foot up his brother's ass.

THOR was a fun film and even though I didn't know anything about the character of Thor beforehand I thought the movie did a good job of quickly, but not too quickly, introducing him and his world. I'm not a superhero fan, so this review might be a little simplified...I have no idea if Thor's cape was the wrong shade of red or the incorrect thread count, but as far as entertainment goes I liked it. I wouldn't buy it, but for a rent it was fine. My only real complaint, besides Natalie Portman not being the owner of a nudist colony instead of an astrophysicist, is the fight in the middle of the movie (against the fire shooting robot thing) was way better than the final showdown at the end of the movie. Also Tadanobu Asano should have had a much bigger role. He's way too talented of an actor to just have hanging around in the background.