REVIEW: Thor

Dylan and I were supposed to catch Thor on opening day, but apparently, that was what everyone had planned.  We had to push it back a few more days.  However, even if we watched in 5 days after it’s first release, I just have to say, Filipinos are such movie freaks.  I mean really!  The theatre I looked into was sold out at 12 noon!  And I thought I had a good plan.

Good thing, I still managed to get seats for us.  I don’t want the hassle of falling in line, so this is the part where I thank SureSeats! :)

So… moving on…

Dylan had to give me a breakdown of Nors mythology.  Thor is the god of thunder, Loki is the god of mischief, Odin is fantastic papa.  Hahahaha.  Sorry Babe.  Some things didn’t stick.  Don’t worry; I’ll look it up later.

SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.  SPOILER ALERT.

The first scene is Thor’s arrival on earth, and he was greeted by the amazing face of Natalie Portman.  Then came the backgrounder.  The cocky heir to the throne was banished after disrupting a perfectly functioning peace treaty between two kingdoms.  Then the other son was adopted, the dad had a mythology version of heart attack, a shrewd deal was made to steal the throne, et cetera, et cetera.

To be honest, the entire movie almost looked like a fantasized version of every other Filipino soap opera.  Really.  The family conflict, the surprise adoption, the game plays!?  Come on.  If Mara Clara had powers, then it could very well be Thor.

The film for me was too fast paced.  It was too many storylines in just a under two hours.  Also, I had a hard time reconciling with the fact that Natalie Portman only plays second fiddle to this one.  But then again, if she’s hooking up with Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, she has to take a backseat at some point.  Needless to say, her charm was enticing.  Gods would fall for her.  Chris Hemsworth (yes, I looked up his name because I only know Natalie Portman here) is unbelievably debonair!  Both as an asshole and a gentleman.  Tom Hiddleston and his makeup reminded me of a prepubescent Severus Snape (I am a Potter freak), but his acting is very true to his character.

BUT please be reminded that this is ONE HECK OF AN ENTERTAINING FILM.  It doesn’t come short of effects, quick quips (I NEED A HORSE!), flirty grins, and of course, fantastic lip lock.  I think the part that tugged my heart the most was when Thor said, “Forgive me, Jane.”  I don’t think that sentence has been used at all since “I’m sorry” became the new norm.  It was just amusing to see a modern highly-stylized flick use nostalgic language (at least, for me).

Do not let summer pass without seeing this movie.  Really.  It is worth the money.  Kudos too to the mind-blowing special effects, especially when the credits started rolling!  Do not miss it!

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