While I enjoy most of the Marvel movies Stan Lee has been putting out for the past decade, this one is no exception. The only problem is that I kept comparing it to Star Wars.
Combining Nordic mythology with space is awesome. I never would have imagined Norse gods and demons as aliens and/or having space ships.
Also, I enjoy the character development of Loki. Is he a bad guy? Seems like it. Is he evil? I can’t tell, but he is funny.
I think that’s the other thing I enjoy about the Marvel Universe, it’s not just an action movie, there’s a decent amount of humor in it.
Not to spoil anything, but I just might do that with the rest of my post. You’ve been warned.
The main dark elf bad guy (whose name I cannot remember or pronounce) sounded like Jabba the Hutt. Seriously, at one point I thought he was going to say, “Bring Solo and the Wookie to me…”
Then later in one of the many battle scenes, Thor lost a hand…hello Luke Skywalker…and I thought, “Thor, I am your father!”
Plus, a lot of the explosions in space had a very distinct ILM sound. I kept waiting for a Jedi to appear when the bad guys were attacking Asgard from their cloaked space ships. Yes, I kept calling them Romulans.
All in all, it was a good movie. I wasn’t disappointed in braving the crowds at the Mall of America to see it. And that’s saying something because that place is insane on the weekends.