Year Released: 2017
Main Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson,Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Karl Urban
Review Date: June 2018
Last watched: April 2018
Number Watches: 1
Format Watched: TV
There were times when I wondered if I should have watched the rest of the Marvel movies before this. It’s the Is-This-Film-Ok-On-Its-Own syndrome. Then at other times I didn’t care as the script is so marvellous and OTT that you just ride the experience without thinking too much about back-stories.
So having put that to one side, Thor himself, Mr Hemsworth, was wonderfully stoic and funny in equal measure. All of them were in fact. There’s a real sense that the writers are not only comfortable with the heroes but also able to be playful without going too far from the point of the story or from the characters themselves.
Anthony is subdued but clearly in charge each time he appears and Tom is every bit the Loki I now think of when I consider Norse gods! But it’s not just the script and actors that make this an epic – the effects are so glorious you forget they exist. Everywhere. Not that you’d notice. It’s all so believable that nothing seems out of place and yet when you think about it nearly every scene has green screen written all over it.
Again, not so it would spoil your entertainment as the movie is a fantastic addition to all the sup-hero outings flying and crunching along at the moment as well as allowing Thor to be a bit more grown up (not much though).
Nicely played, Marvel. I really thought you’d over-extended your stay but looks like you’ve sneaked in a good ‘un.
Very funny script.
Watchability (once, twice, etc.)
Watch if on TV?
Hug, Snog, Marry, Avoid?