Nicholas' Review of Thor
Okay...another movie I expected to suck big time. Again, I was pleasantly surprised. I won't lie...I know next to nothing about the source material. And even less about Norse mythology. That being said, I don't know how true Thor was to the comics. What I do know is that Thor had a pretty good plot, a few really good performances (one of which does NOT come from Kat Dennings, and some awesome slick visuals. On the flip side, I feel that several actors were woefully underused. Anthony Hopkins got nowhere near enough screentime. Stellan Skarsgård (who is one of my favorite actors) got more, but he just wasn't giving as much into the character as he could have. Also, I felt that there wasn't near enough character development in the beginning. One moment Thor and Loki are young boys, sreenwipe, now they are fully grown, Thor is an arrogant jock, Loki looks like the child catcher from Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang. Zero explanation how they got there. My final grip is that S.H.I.E.L.D. was driving around in Acura crossover SUVs (obvious product placement). They should be driving around in 9,000 pound Vortec V-8 powered Chevy Suburbans, like any good shady government agency. The bottom line is that Thor, while it doesn't utilize the time and talent it has the way it should, is still well worth the time.