Note: The following post, written entirely by me, was originally published on May 9, 2011, in the short-lived, now defunct Amalgam Nation blog.
I just got to watch Thor this weekend, and it was damn awesome! Graphics, plot, inter-dimensional travelling through rainbows and wormholes…GEEKY GOODNESS!!
Excuse my geekyness.
I’m not much of a Marvel guy (more of DC actually) but I’m fully aware of whatever’s happening on that side of the Universe. Plots, characters, blah. But seriously, what I like about Marvel (that, maybe, not even DC has topped) is their franchising. Movies, games…You name it, they got it.
I’m very particular on the movies. Marvel Studios brought superhero movies to another level, especially in recent years. Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and recently, THOR!
Yesterday was THORSDAY. (Bad Pun)
Overall, Thor was a great movie (I’ll try not to spoil too much, in case you haven’t watched yet) with regards to every technicality there is in the modern movie. I watched it in 3D, so it was also cool that way, but not too much 3D-ness going on (3D Comparison: A LOT better than Clash of the Titans 3D and maybe a little less than James Cameron’s Avatar and made-for-3D Animated Stuff). You could see the connection going on in the Marvel movies through cultural and universal references (e.g. when S.H.I.E.L.D. referenced the Destroyer was one of “Stark’s”). You could really see that they’re building up momentum for the upcoming 2012 Apocaly…err…Avengers movie.
On another note, if you haven’t watched it yet, make sure you stay through the credits for a geek-mind stimulating surprise.
This movie will keep you anticipated on the upcoming Captain America and Avengers movies. Also keep an eye on DC’s response to these on their upcoming Green Lantern movie on June and Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Rises next year! Movies no one should ever miss!
Geek Apetite: Satisfied.