Summer Movie Epicness!
What I disliked about THOR. Thor. I had 2 issues with Thor, the lack of the helmet and the cheese ball acting. In seeing all the trailers of Thor with no helmet I was a little bummed but got over it. What I had assumed and had been told by others was that in this movie his costume was going to be more based on the regular Marvel Universe and not the Ultimates and in The Avengers, he was going to be full Ultimates, even minus the cape. Then when Thor entered that great hall in the movie, rocking the helmet I was pretty surprised and happy to see it. And that was IT. Never worn again fighting the frost giants, and it was not returned to him with his full armor once he was grated his powers back on earth. I know its a nitpick nerd thing, but I just couldn’t help it. It bothered me.
I hated the brevity of Thor’s banishment. He was banished, and completely stripped of his powers, and then a weekend getaway with Jane and a blast from the Destroyer’s uni-brow and he completely sees the errors of his ways and is given his armor (sans helmet) and his hammer again. Meh.
As much as I love Natalie Portman, she was boring. Kat Dennings, a waste of screen time. Chris Hemsworth, I thought in the beginning, was the perfect cast for Thor. I had not seen anything else from him since the first 5 minutes of Star Trek. And in those 5 minutes, there was more sold acting than the entirety of Thor. I didn’t need a musclebound Kurt Cobaine winking at me every five minutes for me to like Thor.
Apart from my personal, and opinion based dislikes, THOR is a good movie. At the time of seeing this, Iron Man was my favorite Marvel movie, THOR takes second.
Having said that, it has numerous flaws. The main one to me is having Alex Summers in it. Where the hell is Scott?
One of the main reasons I was most excited about this was the thought of the reboot to the series, accept they used actual footage from the first trilogy AND had some same actors/characters as well with the cameos by Hugh and Rebecca. Which took the whole reboot/refresh out of the picture for me, which would make this some sort of prequel, thus causing MAJOR flaws. Why oh why did they have to reference the first trilogy?!
Once again, apart from my general dislikes, this is a very good film.
Here’s what I liked the best. Oa. It looked great. Loved seeing all of the lantern corps. Mark Strong as Sinestro was excellent. Michael Clarke Duncan voicing Kilowog was perfect. Loved the lanterns constructs.
Things I personally disliked, Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, and Peters Sarsgaard. Outside of Green Lantern, I don’t mind them. All were meh in the movie, and I had already had it in my mind that I did not like Reynolds as Hal going into the movie. I hated the CGI of the Guardians. And I hated the giant turd that was Parallax.
Green Lantern for the non fanboys was a disappointment, probably because they where tainted by others opinions before going in, but in the end, this is still one of the best superhero movies to date, and I look forward to whats next with the Sinestro Corps!
Hugo Weaving as Red Skull was so very epic its not even funny. Red Skull was one of my absolute favorite villains as a kid, and finally seeing this on the big screen was very exciting. The makeup, CGI, whatever they used to make him look the way he looked was perfect.
We must not forget Bucky and the Howling Commandos! They were so good, and so fun.
Captain America stole the summer, and lest we forget The Avengers teaser at the end as well. For me the summer would be ranked as follows from best to least best… Cap, Green Lantern, X-Men, and THOR. The only thing that can top this summer… is next summer!
p.s. I know a Captain America movie already exists… It doesn’t exist in my universe.