One Sentence: Way better than I expected.
Release Date: 06-May-2011
As I have said many times before I do not read comic books and I never have, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t know that Thor sucks. At least from the point of view of someone who doesn’t read comic books. Thor is like the most uncool of all the super heroes. He feels proper, and he has a hammer and that long blonde hair. He feels incorruptible and so inhuman. He just really doesn’t make me want to check out a movie version of his story. The trailers for Thor didn’t help with my excitement level either. So imagine my surprise when I will tell you that Thor was a very fun super hero movie, except for the post production 3-D.
First of all this movie was beautiful as far as I could tell, when I removed by 3-D glasses to see the actual colors during certain scenes, I thought it looked amazing. Sadly watching the movie with sunglasses on killed the awesome color for me. However the horrible post production 3-D was only a minor detraction from Chris Hemsworth’s awesome portrayal of Thor. The movie had all of the things that seem to strike an amazing balance with Marvel movies, and make them great. Good story, good action, good main characters, some humor and a good villain. Thor really delivered on these key points and it did them very well. Additionally the wonderful back up of Anthony Hopkins as Odin and Idris Elba as Hogun really fleshed out the story and really helped lift this story up to a top level Marvel movie. It actually made me want to know more about the back story of Thor.
So it is pretty obvious I think you should go see Thor in the movie theaters this weekend. Of course I would not pay extra for the horrible 3-D which was a total waste and ruined the beautiful colors of Azzguard. This movie is good for the whole family. I think the PG-13 rating is even a little harsh, and I think this movie would be good for kids quite young. So check it out this weekend, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.