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Slow News Day

Did I mention I saw Thor? Someone said it was cool that the love interest got a cute sidekick this time. I agree.

And no, I am not referring to Stellan Skarsgård.


Discussion (7)¬

  1. Sarah says:

    What did you think of it? :)

    • Scott says:

      It was a lot of fun!

      There wasn’t much in it that I didn’t like, but several things that *could* have been in it that would have made me like it more.

  2. Matthew Marcus says:

    That’s sorta how I felt. There was nothing particularly wrong with it…it was just very…thin.

    Now super-hero action movies obviously don’t need to be that dramatically stimulating, but then I like if they make up the difference in other ways (particularly interesting lead character, comedic value, etc. a la Iron Man)

    for me? I’d give it a C+

  3. darrylayo says:

    I am extremely excited that Natalie Portman’s “Jane” had her own sidekick as you say. In a few ways, I think Kat Dennings’ “Darcy” saved the film by making Jane more of a rounded character with a life of her own.

    • Matthew Marcus says:

      I don’t know…I thought all the characters were fairly two-dimensional. I found the most interesting to be Agent Coleson. He carried so much authority while simultaneously being so pleasant and non-confrontational as possible. I also enjoyed the gatekeeper to Agard. He had some interesting human motivations juxtaposed with God-like abilities. Everyone else basically had the depth of Saturday morning cartoon characters. Again, nothing particularly wrong with that, but it’d be nice to get something more out of a movie.

  4. Ted Dewan says:

    I just saw Thor as well but only because I go running with Tom Hiddleston’s (“Loki’s”) dad every Sunday morning. I’ve been hearing of Tom’s progress over the past 6 years (he’s an Oxford boy), so it was great to see his biggest gig yet. However, the film itself…great acting from some of the cast, good design, not a bad script really, great sound (the fire-blasting robot truly magnificent), but somehow all together, well, let’s just say I really like Tom’s dad a lot.

    • Matthew Marcus says:

      I agree. Tom Hiddleston did a really good job with what he was given. The scene between him and Hopkins before Odin begins his “sleep” was one of the few moments of real drama the entire film.