One of the few times when Olde English sounds epic


There’s this one scene in Thor that keeps replaying in my head – the part where Thor takes a swig from a mug, proclaims out loud; ” This drink…I LIKE it!” and proceeds to smash it on the ground all the while demanding “Another!”

This is how I felt after watching the movie.

Thor(2011) tells the tale of how Thor Odinson (Chris Hemsworth) falls from his father’s grace and his subsequent banishment into Midgard, otherwise known as Earth. There, with the aid of scientist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), he tries to find a way back to Asgard, along the way learning the essence of being a true warrior. Unfortunately Loki, Thor’s half-brother has set in motion sinister machinations to ensure Thor’s death on the mortal realm.

I am a huge fan of comic books and to see one of the Avengers come alive on the big screen was a fanboy dream come true. The fight scenes were suitably epic and sound effects even better than Ironman 2. There were even scenes where another wisecracking Avenger was present. Those familiar with the Marvel film universe ought to know that the recent Marvel movies including the upcoming Captain America are all a build up to the Avengers movie speculated to be released in 2011. In a nutshell, the Avengers are a group of superheroes who team up whenever a threat greater than any one of the individual heroes surfaces, which in recent comic book times is a lot.

But I digress.

The one true problem with Thor(2011) is the jargon. The movie touches a lot of Norse mythology and even Marvel mythos. There will be some parts where I feel viewers will be lost trying to wrap their minds around some of the ideas such as the Bifrost bridge, The Casket of Infinite Winters – a superweapon that flashfreezes everything in range – and of course, the Odinsleep.

These may hinder some movie-goers from fully understanding the plot and the movie.

On the plus side, like all recent Marvel movies, movie goers should stay and wait for the credits roll to finish, for there is an extended sequence at the end of everything, focusing on, well….I won’t spoil it for you.

When all is said and done….this movie….I like it! ANOTHER!


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