Year Released: 2013
Main Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Christopher Eccleston, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgard
Last watched: December 2014
Original Review Date: November 2013
Number Watches: 2
Format Watched: IMAX 3D / Bluray
Loads of action. Also a bit of girl movie stuff with big lads thumping each other and girlies swooning after them. Ok, maybe not swooning but there defo isn’t a feminist slant here. It’s actually quite like the comics that way.
Natalie plays it ok although she could have been anyone, Chris is a perfect Thor although a bit gruff voiced all the time and Tom is Mr Crafty although…. well, no, he’s spot on. So is Anthony and Christopher who is unbelievably not like himself! Seriously, you might even not know its him due to the make up and voice changing.
One guy who I keep seeing now is Idris. He’s English but fits so well into the American big guy role. Well done him!
Anyway, the movie. Lots of smashing and crashing and space ships and fantasy goo and everything. Very straight forward plot, not much difficulty following it, just keep enjoying the spectacle. The let down is the ordinary humans bit where nothings quirky enough if you get my drift. There’s an attempt at weird characters but not enough to get you giggling. Even with that, I’d watch this one again for the action.
And the IMAX 3D experience is AWESOME! Hammer flying at you, depth of field bringing you right into Asgard, loads of stuff that uses the scale of both the screen and the 3D specs. So good.
Still good, maybe even better although I noticed that a lot of reference was made to the Avengers film so got to be careful about that, Marvel. Anyway, Tom is superb (I didn’t get it the first time around but his quiet spoken Loki is really dark) and I think Chris and the Asgard design team worked their Norse booties off to get it right.
Bluray Extras: Very good. So much in the features were filling in gaps you didn’t even know existed but there was also a lot of background to the actors and their processes as well as the production itself. All without going too poncey and dahlinks on anyone’s ass. Not an overwhelming amount of cut-scenes, just enough to see the process of how film is marked for lighting or effects enhancements. No gag reel but didn’t need one.
“Yes,” he thundered
Watch if on TV?
“Of course!” he roared
Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog with a big hammer called Mjonir!