But at least he’s pretty.
I delayed a long time on watching this movie, and certainly didn’t watch it in the theatre, and I’m very very glad. I could have really just watched the first twenty minutes and the last twenty minutes; seems like nothing really important happened in the middle. I had some major problems with it, though:
- I hate big, dumb shiny heroes. If my hero can’t be arsed to have at least a modicum of intelligence, then I don’t see why I have to even care about his motives.
- I prefer the story of the second son anyway. More on this in a minute.
- Natalie Portman’s character was…unconvincing to say the least. I am tired of young, girlish scientists or what-have-you that apparently know way more than the senior, experienced people around them. I don’t even know what she does. Who is she?
- Loki’s motives were…unclear at best. Did he want to mature Thor so he would be worthy to take the throne? Cause you know, he totally had a point. Did he want to prove he was as good as Thor? Did he want to betray his own people?
- I also hate the idea of romance - lifelong romance, to the point of grieving when you are cut off from your love - after two or three days.
- It was incredibly convenient that Mjolnir flew to Thor’s hand when he suddenly became worthy.
On the subject of the second son. It seems as I read about this movie many people are much more fascinated/interested by Loki. I agree. Second sons are far more interesting - how do they react to what they are? Do they remain content with being their brother’s seconds? To assisting him, working at his side, but never ruling? I’m sure every second son has had the thought at least flash through their head…“I could do better”. Suffice it to say, Loki’s story was far more interesting than Thor’s straightforward one.
On the good side, I did laugh when Thor got tazed…that was pretty freakin hilarious. And a hilarious line:
Thor: I NEED A HORSE!
Pet Shop Clerk: We don’t have horses. Just dogs, cats and birds…
Thor: THEN GIVE ME ONE OF THOSE LARGE ENOUGH TO RIDE!
I’m also grateful that when push came to shove, Thor’s one female friend wasn’t just a weakling; she actually fought.
AND I admit, Chris Helmsworth is some major eye candy.
But what bothers me most of all, is WTF is a God doing in the Avengers (no spoilers on that one please, I haven’t seen it yet)?