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Friday
Dec222017

Thor: Ragnarok- review

 

“Thor: Ragnarok” (2017)

Directed by Taika Waititi

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson

Running Time 130 Minutes, Rated PG-13

3.5 Mitch’s out of 5

Mitch Hansch/movieswithmitch.com

 

After a gazillion Marvel movies, why not finally release a comedy.  They have, with none other than the god of Thunder and apparently the god of action humor  in “Thor: Ragnarok”.  The fact that Marvel had the cojones to enlist New Zealand independent director Taika Waititi who is responsible for “What We Do in the Shadows” and “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” and who I adore is an example of using their immense amount of power for the good of mankind.  Waititi mixes his dry quirky New Zealand humor with huge over the top zany belly laughs that only a Marvel budgeted film can allow.  Mix that with a giant 80’s color wheel vomiting everywhere (a good thing) and balls to the wall action, this is one of the most pleasurable films of the year.

 

Plot, schmott.  Just know that Chris Hemsworth is built like a god and is incredibly hilarious (not fair) - I need him to be successful in something else besides the Marvelverse.  Hiddleston and Ruffalo are great as Loki and The Hulk, but it’s the new additions of Tessa Thompson and Jeff freaking Goldblum that will make you swoon. Marvel once again suffers from a ‘meh’ villain, although not to the fault of Cate Blanchett who looks to be having fun in black spandex.  Even Waititi shows up voicing a gentle would be revolutionary Rock Warrior named Korg who gets some of the best lines of the movie.

I had fun at “Thor: Ragnarok” and if you’re not dead inside then so shall you.

Isaiah 45:5

 

Wednesday
Jun032015

Avengers: Age of Ultron- review

 

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015)

Directed by Joss Whedon

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo

Running Time 141 Minutes, Rated PG-13

3 Mitch Heads out of 5

Mitch Hansch/movieswithmitch.com


It’s really not fair.  The first Avengers film was a hefty experiment where a big studio took a chance and said we’ll have all these (so many) different superheroes, give most of them a couple of their own films, and then bring it all together in one massive film to tie in all their previous storylines and then add on top of it.  We all know it now as the Marvel Universe, but that big studio along with director Joss Whedon pretty much pulled off that miracle and pulled it off superbly.  Avengers was critically very well received and also became the third highest grossing film of all time- not too shabby.  My point being that it’s not fair the amount of pressure and high expectations chained to this super sequel’s feet.  But those expectations are unavoidable, and with that, I thought that “Avengers: Age of Ultron” was pretty good, I guess.

 

Basically the lowdown is that The Avengers open the film by taking back Loki’s scepter from Hydra, and before Thor has to take it back to his planet, Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to make A.I. from it.  Good news is that they succeed, but the bad news is that the A.I. becomes Ultron (voiced by James Spader) who comes to realize that the only way to help out mankind is to exterminate them.  Ultron enlists the help of the ‘enhanced’ Avenger hating siblings Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) who is really, really, fast and the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) who can do mind control.  Eventually, Avengers come together, Banner goes all Hulk and they almost unband, Ultron wants to make a eastern European city a meteor (the city flies, duh), and a huge battle ensues between good and evil at the end.  This is not your first Marvel rodeo so you get it.

There’s so much going on in this Universe that in Age of Ultron you can feel the convolutedness every time they are referencing something to the past and as they’re setting up something for the future.  More than a few times in this film I needed a Marvel Encyclopedia to keep up with it.  Wait, how many Infinity whatchyamacallit stones are there?  What is S.H.I.E.L.D up to now?  And beside Paul Bettany getting promoted to more than his voice, what and who the heck is Vision?  It can all be a bit maddening, but other times when you’re watching fantastic battle sequences, great CGI work, and awesomely hilarious superhero banter, you realize how simple and great the pleasures are that this film has to offer.  Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye finally gets some character depth and also gets some of the best lines; “The city is flying, we’re fighting robots- and I’ve got a bow and arrow.”  As he tries to enlist some into the Avengers.  With moments that good, I’m onboard till the end.  

With moments “this” good, I’m onboard till the end.

Ephesians 4:16

 

Monday
Nov252013

Thor: The Dark World- review

 

“Thor: The Dark World” (2013)

Directed by Alan Taylor, James Gunn

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman

Running Time 112 Minutes, Rated PG-13

2 Mitch’s out of 5

Mitch Hansch/movieswithmitch.com

 

I enjoyed the first “Thor”, forgive the rhyme but the second entry is a marvel-less bore.

Marvel is not moving in the right direction for me after the Earth shattering success that was “The Avengers”.  I know I’m in the minority but “Iron Man 3” was a bit too much of an evening at the Comedy Store for me, and now with “Thor: The Dark World”, I find myself viewing nothing better than a generic “Clash of the Titans” style action fare.

Chris Hemsworth’s Nordic God Thor is far more charming, interesting, and even well acted than Sam Worthington’s Perseus, but either blame it on director newcomers Alan Taylor and James Gunn taking duties over for Kenneth Branagh (whose Shakespearean gifts highly accredited the first Thor film) or the new screenwriters for their lackluster addition to the superhero universe.  I blame both parties that aren’t nearly as cute or funny as they think they are, populated by lifeless action sequences, and a climax that’s so disorientated and unkempt.  

The whole universe is at stake when little dark elves lead by Christopher Eccleston’s Malekith seek the all encompassing item of evil called Aether.  It gets a bit old that it’s always the whole Galaxy-kitten-kaboodle at stake in these films, but with so much at stake you think the chiseled prince of Asgard would call on his Avenger buddies.  Nope, he joins back with wannabe be human enslaver and half brother Loki.  Tom Hiddleston is so good at the treacherous Loki that I’ll forgive the writers of not having the cajones to kill off his character, but not even Hiddleston can wipe away the sleepy stars this snooze fest gave me.  

Natalie Portman’s Jane the scientist returns, and there’s just as little chemistry between the literal star crossed lovers as in the first “Thor”.  Loki brings up the “Highlander” quandary of being cursed with way outliving your true love, but this aspect never delves deeper.  Too bad, if further explored we might actually feel something for the two.  Other characters return from Thor; least successful is tv’s “Two Broke Girls” Kat Dennings as Jane’s intern Darcy Lewis whose one dimensional would-be quippy comic relief grows all the more grating as the film goes.  

The worst is the third act/climax that hopes it’s overtime working CGI (which are pretty decent) will cover up for the mass confusion that will scratch heads.  A yarn fest combined with a “I-give-up-so-lets-demolish-buildings” ending has me passing my time until Joss Whedon returns.

has me passing my “this” until Joss Whedon returns.

1 John 4:1

 

Monday
Oct072013

Rush- review

“Rush” (2013)

Directed by Ron Howard

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl, Olivia Wilde

Running Time 123 Minutes, Rated R.

2 Mitch’s out of 5

Mitch Hansch/movieswithmitch.com

 

For all the horsepower injected into Ron Howard’s racing drama “Rush” about the spectacular true events behind the fierce 1970’s rivalry between Formula 1 speedsters James Hunt and Niki Lauda, there proves to be very little under the hood that was able to get my engines revving.

Ron Howard is a very strong director, and when he’s on, (“Apollo 13”, “Cinderella Man”) he’s on; however, at the same time with well over 20 feature length films to his credit, he has the ability to miss big (“How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, “The Missing”,).  You can put “Rush” in the latter category.  The sports drama between the two is enough to capture anyone’s attention, even a racing novice like I, but Howard keeps the focus on the drivers’ personal lives.  Character driven stories instead of automobile driven stories will win me over 99 out of 100 laps, but unfortunately the two main characters dissected are both highly unlikable people. 

Thor actor Chris Hemsworth stretches his acting ability like never before by playing handsome as James Hunt, a playboy who parties before and after his races and whose signature competitive calling card is him vomiting before every contest.  We’re consistently told that Hunt will drive you crazy (forgive the pun) with his antics and hard to work for brashness, but all in all Hemsworth’s Hunt is as pretty as he is dull.  I couldn’t care less about his accelerated marital union to famed model Suzy Miller (all too briefly played by Olivia Wilde), and their eventual separation when she left him for actor Richard Burton (played by a dark shadow since the budget couldn’t afford a named actor).

Even more unlikable is the arrogant and socially inept Austrian Niki Lauda, played by Daniel Bruhl.  Lauda is referred to as a$$hole on several occasions and he definitely lives up to the title, but at least his character is more interesting due to Bruhl’s superior acting chops.  With gaudy prosthetic teeth applied to Bruhl so that he could look the part of Lauda, he may have been a bit more fascinating, but I cared just as little as I did for Hunt when we see Lauda’s almost robotic courting of his future bride.

Maybe it was due to the meager $40 million budget, but the racecar movie “Rush” seems to be way light on the actual racecar racing scenes.  Because of the lack of funds, “Frost/Nixon screenwriter Peter Morgan may have had to dance around writing cars being able to go zoom frequently in his script.  It’s a shame because the sports story is quite captivating as Hunt and Lauda’s rivalry culminates a battle for the ages in the 1976 season, especially when incredibly during that ’76 season Lauda horrifically crashed his Ferrari race car at a race in Germany that engulfed his body in flames horribly burning and scarring his face.  Tremendously Lauda returned just 6 weeks later, fueled to recover so that he could protect his points lead and overtake Hunt for the championship.  With all this amazing real life detailed drama, Howard and Morgan have the film’s potential excitement continually stalled in pits.  

Howard and Morgan have the films potential excitement continually stalled in “this”.  

Philippians 2:2-3

Monday
Nov262012

Red Dawn- review

“Red Dawn” (2012)
Directed by Dan Bradley
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, Josh Hutcherson
Running Time 114 Minutes, Rated PG-13
2 Mitch’s out of 5
Mitch Hansch/movieswithmitch.com

File 2012’s Red Dawn under remakes that nobody asked for and under super duper implausible.

The original 1984 Red Dawn capitalized on the Cold War paranoia telling a story of America being invaded by a Soviet Union/Cuban army, and a band of resistance-esque young  U.S. of A’ers that had the ‘apple pie’ guts to fight back.  Not considered by any means a good movie, it’s mostly known as the first film ever to receive a PG-13 rating that starred a young Patrick Swayze and introduced and even younger Charlie Sheen, but at least in 1984 what it did have going for it is that sort of fantastical drama for pro ‘die-commie’ audiences.

In Dan Bradley’s goofy redux he has substituted the Soviets with North Koreans.  We’re barraged with a propaganda heavily scare tactic intro of news video clippings of a bluntly demonized North Korea as our most imminent threat.  Really?  So the Taliban and the rest of our Middle East foes are standing behind Kim Jong-Il’s empire that he left to his sons?!  Despite all of that, this version never feels in the least possible, with the scenario of being fully invaded by another enemy country isn’t something that makes much sense.

In this Red Dawn, the town of Spokane, Washington is rudely awakened one morning with hundreds of North Korean planes dropping their soldiers onto our soil.  This invasion happens very quickly and isn’t even half-assed explained until 2/3’rds into the movie.  

The Eckert brothers quickly ascertain the situation.  Jed played strongly by Chris Hemsworth who was in this years earlier gem Cabin in the Woods, is the older Marine brother born to lead who’s on a short leave from Iraq, and his younger bro’ Matt is nauseatingly played by a whiny Josh Peck who needs to learn through the course of the film that it’s not all about him.  A group of other young freedom fighters join the Eckerts and become the Wolverines, making havoc for Captain Cho (Will Yun Lee) and his North Korean army.      

As for the Asian actors who portrayed the faceless enemy North Koreans, I feel bad for them.  Yeah, work is work, but these villains are nothing more than cookie cutter black and white foreign silhouettes there to do nothing more than to have you blindly wave your American flag against them.  I’d also like thank on behalf of Red Dawn, the american staples Rolling Rock, Dodge Ram, and Subway that commercially remind us where our loyalties should stand.  I’m not trying to sound unpatriotic, but I just don’t like being beaten over the head with a baseball playing blue jean wearing bald eagle.  

Director Dan Bradley fails to make this popcorn enough of an action flick or dramatically powerful enough as a war drama.  Red Dawn is nothing more than Breaking Red Dawn; a Twilight melodrama with criminally undeveloped characters moving from fire fight to fire fight that will go silently into November movie night.

“this” will go silently into November movie night.

Matthew 10:28 

Monday
Jun042012

Snow White and the Huntsman- review

“Snow White and the Huntsman” (2012)
Directed by Rupert Sanders
Starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron
Running Time 127 Minutes, Rated PG-13
2 Mitch’s out of 5
Mitch Hansch/ movieswithmitch.com

I just don’t trust it when Kristen Stewart smiles.  She doesn’t smile often in her latest, “Snow White and the Huntsman”, but when she does it’s hard to imagine her as the title character that is “fairest of them all”.  When I first saw the young actress in the superb “Adventureland”, her brooding angst was fresh and was helped out mightily by an excellent script. Now, after seeing the same pouty approach over and over in countless Twilight needles to the eye, I have gotten tired, taken a nap, woke up, and gotten tired of her all over again.  

Stewart’s performance in “Snow White and the Huntsman” is just one of the many problems that the film is cursed with.  In defense of Stewart, she doesn’t a get a script anywhere near the level of “Adventureland”.  Evan Daugherty‘s dark touch brimmed with potential, but all too often the freed princess turned rebel leader againist her evil stepmother lacks the gravitas to put any stock into.

Everything starts out intriguing enough as the film makes a grim telling of the Snow White Grimm Bros. highlights.  A young Snow White is banished to a high tower after her King father unknowingly remarries (who would knowingly?) the evil sorceress Ravenna, played by Oscar winner Charlize Theron, and overtakes the throne after a surprisingly show of eroticism for PG-13 fare.  Many years later, the now grown up, Snow White escapes and makes her way to the Dark Forest.  It’s here where Sanders touch for the visual flare shines brightest.  Moss covered snakes and fairies dance all over the screen.

With a forced hand from Ravenna, The Huntsman, played by Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, is ordered to track down the one whose beauty surpasses hers.  Huntsman, a widower now fond of the drink, quickly changes allegiance and chooses to defend Snow White.  With the help of eight Dwarves, because eight Dwarves are better than seven, a rebellion is at Ravenna’s doorstep.  With some CGI magic actors Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, Nick Frost and others take on the little guys who devote themselves to SW’s cause.  You know you’re at the movies when the 98-pound Stewart starts wielding a sword, with no previously shown training or skill, and leads an army into battle.  

The narrative reigns were not held tight by first time director Rupert Sanders as he lets his actors run amok, especially the very talented Charlize Theron.  It’s like Theron had ten Red Bulls before each take as her wide glistened eyes and slow drawn out speech ravage each of her hammy scenes.  One day, long from now, midnight screenings will dress up as her and celebrate Theron’s Ravenna, and that will be a scary scene.  

Theron, Stewart, and Hemsworth feel like they’re all in different films from each other.  Theron is in Mommie Dearest (more like Step Mommie Dearest), Stewart is stuck in her Twilight role, only Hemsworth feels as if he realized he was cast in this film.  

The biggest crime to me is that we don’t come to realize why Snow White is so beautiful.  We’re told it’s because of her heart, but neither Sanders, Stewart, or Daugherty come close to conveying that.  It’s great to put your dark spin on it, but just because you put in LOTR battles every 15 minutes, that doesn’t make for compelling drama.  Overall “Snow White and the Huntsman” is a dull trip through fairyland and whatever spell it tried to cast upon us has long since expired.  

“This” has long since expired.

 

Isaiah 1:18

Monday
May072012

Marvel's The Avengers- review

“Marvel's The Avengers” (2012)
Directed by Joss Whedon
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson
Running Time 142 Minutes, Rated PG-13
4 Mitch’s out of 5
Mitch Hansch/ movieswithmitch.com

You’re gonna have fun watching the summer blockbuster tentpole that is “The Avengers”.  You just are, plain and simple, you’ll probably go through your whole bag of popcorn, but you definitely won’t get up for a refill.

So this is how it’s done folks.  A big box office film that has six super heroes running around, learning how to be a team while trying to protect Earth’s demise from an angry adopted Norse god with a powerful alien army behind him.  If I read that premise next to the fellow Chris Evans’ “The Fantastic Four” super hero plotline, then it might sound just as silly as that super dud, but worry not true believers, “The Avengers” succeeds almost on all accounts.   

Joss Whedon, the creator of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” gets the reigns to a budget he’s never come close to and pulls off the Marvel universe marvelously.  Whedon’s impressively concentrated effort of direction and dialogue is never wasted with the sick talent of actors who convey a magnanimous amount of pathos even while wearing tights and body suits.  He makes the 3D pop as we’re spoiled with his spectacular action sequences while delivering his superb brand of Whedon humor, and his ability to never forget why these characters are here in the first place.

All the familiar good looking faces team up for this action juggernaut and even a new one.  Robert Downey Jr. reminds us how this big budget wheel got started, dazzling us with his charismatic Tony Stark/ Iron Man.  His snarky ‘always with the last word’ quips are so so funny, (to Thor) “No hard feelings Point Break, you’ve got a mean swing.”  Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor the god of thunder from not so under. Chris Evans is the more thawed out Dudley Do Right WW2 war hero Steve Rogers/ Captain America, while the less shown Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner get beefed up roles as deadly chic assassin Natasha Romanoff/ Black Widow and bow sharpshooter Clint Barton/ Hawkeye respectively.  

Rounding out the fab team with pea green hue is Bruce Banner/ The Hulk played by it’s third actor Mark Ruffalo. The Hulk and The Ruffalo come close to stealing the show by succeeding where Eric Bana or Edward Norton did not.  Turns out that less Hulk is more and Whedon and Ruffalo are able to convey the dark tortuous side of the genius Banner and the fear that is accompanied when the unstoppable force of The Hulk is unleashed.    

Little known British actor Tom Hiddleston (War Horse) is vibrantly menacing as Loki, who suffers from a severe case of the little-brother-complex to Thor.  Hiddleston is a key example of where the excellent casting of all the earlier Marvel films pay off.  Hiddleston chews Whedon and co-screenwriter Zak Penn‘s at times Shakespearean banter.  There is a great scene where Whedon once again uses his angle of voyeurism as Loki must first have an audience of his future minions before he will bring down his opposed Avengers.    

Cobie Smulders from tv’s “How I Met Your Mother” looks out of place, coming off as the other female face that isn’t Scarlett Johansson with dialogue that only serves to push operational techno-mumbo jumbo and dangers that lie ahead.  I was a bit sad to see Jeremy Renner’s ferociousness neutered even though it’s all for the character’s sake. The Avenger’s getting to know each other phase takes a while, but the humor is so daft that it’s easily forgivable.  

Whatever small complaints this viewer had, it compares not to the congrats.  “The Avengers” is the best Marvel film since the first Iron Man, and may be the most fun you have at the theaters all year.  Just remember to buy the extra large popcorn.  

Just remember to buy the extra large “this”.  

 

1 Timothy 2:4

Tuesday
Apr172012

The Cabin in the Woods- review

“The Cabin in the Woods” (2012)
Directed by Drew Goddard
Starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison
Running Time 95 Minutes, Rated R.
4.5 Mitch’s out of 5
Mitch Hansch/ movieswithmitch.com

I finally get to use the reviewer cliche- unlike anything you’ve seen before.  Finally a horror film set in a cabin with a jock, a good girl, a naughty girl, an overall good dude, and a stoner. Wait.... but we’ve seen this a million times before.  But what if I told you there are youngsters who have sex in the not so safe location of the deep woods, or people in peril who decide it’s best to split up, or even that there’s a creepy old guy named Mordecai who warns travelers of the dangers ahead?  Would you be interested then?  

No, you’ve heard that one, well “The Cabin in the Woods” is still a film unlike anything you’ve seen before.  A must-see deconstruction meta-masterpiece that uses the often used foils of the horror genre and flips it on it’s bloody back.  Producer/co-writer Joss Whedon and director/co-writer Drew Goddard take you down a path you’ve been countless times and then let you get lost in absolute horror awesomeness.  Horror is my favorite genre but it’s also the one that has, by far, the least success rate and Whedon and Goddard have the cajones and the smarts to go where your imagination is too dull or scared to go.

I loved, loved, loved “The Cabin in the Woods”.  I was giddy from the very beginning of the most anti-climatic horror opening you will ever see, that of course hilariously pokes fun of a scary film opening act.  Some of the best humor since Scream’s and Evil Dead’s meta awareness.  Goddard is able to have you laugh out loud one second and then stop on a razor-edged dime and make you fear for your soul with its gory terror.  “Cabin in the Woods” doesn’t skirt on just humor, it paves way to the biggest of evils and makes sure to take you there.  

Wait, I haven’t told you anything about the plot.  I can’t really go into that much without dropping spoilers, but I will tell you that two narratives interceed 1) The above quintessential slasher horror flick and 2)  Two company men and a well oiled organization who are hard at work.  What work?  I can’t tell you that, but the casting of Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford as the company men take the film to another level that will delight the soul.  

“The Cabin in the Woods” is a horror nerd’s paradise from the mind of horror/sci-fi nerd king Joss Whedon (Buffy, Firefly, Dollhouse, and I shouldn’t have to tell you that, cause it’s Joss friggen Whedon).  Themes of voyeurism make us, the cinema viewer, sit back and take pleasure in the death of others as “others” do the same on screen.  The imagination is exponential.  The cabin’s cellar of a collection of horrors have everything from Hellraiser references to the evil of a merman.  

A lot of people who only know of Michael Bay’s version of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre will be highly disappointed as they're forced to take their brains off of autopilot.  I can’t debate with that demographic because the rotten tomatoes 20-30% horror films are their wheelhouse, and God bless them. This is but for the handful of horror jocks that still want to feel something original, so thank your lucky stars for “Cabin in the Woods”.   

Thank your lucky stars for “this”.

 

Sunday
May082011

Thor- review

“Thor” (2011)

Directed by Kenneth Branagh

Starring Chris HemsworthAnthony HopkinsNatalie Portman

Running Time 114 Minutes, Rated PG-13

3.5 Mitch’s out of 5

Mitch Hansch/ movieswithmitch.com

IT’S HAMMER TIME!!!

“Thor” could have been just one of the obligatory entries the studios needed to get all the origin stories hashed out before the mega event that is the Avengers film is released in 2012, which in turn most likely releases the Apocalypse of 2012,  but alas, the curious choice of using the bard savant Kenneth Branagh to direct pays off for a different film, and that’s different in a good way.  In a great way?  No, this is no “Iron Man” as it has it’s plot holes and lull spots but Branagh impressively takes the super hero comic with Norse god mythology and funnels it through Shakespeare’s “Henry V” to create more depth than one might think in a typical summer tent pole.  Once more unto the Marvel breach, dear friends, once more.

Eager battle hungry god of thunder, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) pisses his wise king father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) off something real good when he unintentionally wages war with their nemesis’ the Frost Giants.  Odin strips Thor of his powers and banishes him to Earth (to be more precise New Mexico, which is harsh).  Thor runs into scientists Jane (Natalie Portman), Erik (Stellan Skarsgård) and Darcy (Kat Dennings).  All the while, Thor’s silver tongued brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) has some devious shenanigans in the works.

Props to the Aussie born Chris Hemsworth (who the nerds know as James T. Kirks dad in the last “Star Trek”) for mixing a lot of charisma and playful goofiness and not just capitalizing on his hunky exterior.  Hemsworth and Portman have good chemistry.  Other performances are just as strong.  Hopkins plays the stern king to perfection and Hiddleston really stands out as the jealous brother, having us guess what his motivations are and relishing his time onscreen.  A weird side note; this is Rene Russo’s first return to the screen after a six year absence.  Russo doesn’t have more than 10 lines as Frigga the Queen.  Makes you ask- what the frigga? 

On top of Branagh’s direction and the strong performances, the film looks fantastic.  Great production design from Bo Welch, creating a fully realized creative look for the land of the gods in Asgard and the ghoully-looking Frost Giants and their home world.  Asgard looks likes the Emerald City after Rudy Gulliani got ahold of it.  I did not see this film in 3-D, but from what I saw it wasn’t necessary as again the 3D effects were put on after the film was made and not before.  Save your 3D money good people.

Not everything fits together like a puzzle.  Loki’s underminings are never really flushed out for us.  Other characters ask how he was able to do what he’s done, and he basically replies “because I can”.  Even though Thor tells Jane he comes from a place where magic and science are one in the same, it’s takes a little away for me to have a Norse god as a superhero.  That’s kinda cheating right?  I mean, how come the Avengers never recruited the Genie from Aladdin or the Leprechaun from “The Leprechaun” (the latter probably because he’s evil)?  Give me Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne any day, but I digress.  I’ll leave that discussion up to the nerds. 

“Thor” is a fun film that has enough lightning and thunder to keep us entertained.

“This” has enough lighting and thunder to keep us entertained.   

Exodus 20:3