Got the chance to watch Thor tonight with the whole family. It’s been a while since we were all together watching a movie due to my brother’s busy school workload. DLSU CSB should re-think of how much load they’re giving to MMA students. It’s a killer. Literally. Just my two cents.
I wasn’t expecting much from the movie due to hearsays so I did not bring any high hopes into the movie house as I sat down with a royal milk tea flavored Serenitea beside me. I wondered, how will Local Movie Review critique this movie?
I have been a fan of Thor since I stumbled upon its comic series way back during my childhood years. I didn’t get to buy much of Thor comics but my dad bought me just one – and I read it over and over again. I have forgotten the title because I’ve read it way back.
The movie started slow and then suddenly transitioned into the realm of Asgard. I love the flow of the story as well as the plot and its intended twists as well as how the movie ‘tried’ to stick to the story based on the comics – wherein Thor started as an arrogant young man and his ‘banishment’ to Earth was the one that changed and humbled him to wisdom (Naks! May Christian values)
I wouldn’t say that the movie is all talk as it has a good amount of action tucked inside the plot. In fact I really enjoyed the fight scene between ‘Thor and friends’ against the Frost Giants a few minutes into the movie. I think that’s the best fight scene in the movie. But even without it, the plot is very rich and you would enjoy how the story goes. I wouldn’t want to spoil anything here so I’ll try my best to tiptoe around this movie review.
A New look
They did not use the conventional Thor look but stuck with the latest Marvel comics release – with Thor having a rugged beard look. I used to expect that the Thor movie someday would get Triple H as the main actor. I was wrong. No matter – I think Chris Hemsworth did pretty well.
Surprisingly, Anthony Hopkins did fit the role of Odin. I personally don’t like Anthony Hopkins because he played a leading role in ‘The Rite’ (I really am against such movies) but his acting is really commendable.
Natalie Portman also did good in her role. She did a good job being the cute and perky scientist that is Jane Foster. Thor keeps saying ‘Jane’ like he’s Tarzan at some point of the movie.
Idris Elba did pretty well too as Heimdall. Really got the macho gatekeeper ‘feel’ going.
But the choice of actor that I like most was Loki. I think they got a really good match with Tom Hiddleston playing the master deceiver. The height and stature, as well as the acting and how he uses his eyes to project his character is really impressive.
I think Thor’s 4 friends didn’t do all that much. They could’ve utilized them more into the movie’s plot – but perhaps that’s why they entitled the movie ‘Thor’ and not ‘Thor and his 4 friends’.
All in all, I think Thor is a really good watch. So far so good, Stan Lee. You’re one lucky guy to have seen all your creations come to life – or something close to it.
Let’s write down my favorite one-liner shall we?
“I need a horse” – Thor to the petshop boy