So we went and saw this over at our favorite movie theater yesterday for Sara’s birthday. I think at this point Thor is my least favorite among The Avengers, or at least among The Avengers that actually counted enough to get their own movies! 😛
Just for the record, Captain America and Iron Man are seriously duking it out for #1 with me … which I know is surprising because Iron Man was awesome when the first one came out, but I guess the second and (especially) third ones kind of dwindled for me, whereas I can go back and watch Captain America any day of the week and love it. The exchanges early on with Stanley Tucci are nothing short of incredible, and I don’t know – maybe I like his innocence? His sense of honor? Whatever it is, it makes me really curious to see how Winter Soldier is going to fare next spring…
Which is kind of a coincidence because at the beginning of this movie, we got treated to a nice, little five minute vignette from that very movie! It kind of confused me at first because I had no idea why Cap would be in Thor 2, but needless to say, it was awesome to see him kick ass in the little ambush scene before the real movie started.
But as for Thor 2…
It was ok. That’s about it for me. It was a fine enough action movie, despite a few loose ends, like why the Rainbow Bridge looks as good as new when it was such a pivotal climax in the first one when Thor destroyed it, or why Natalie Portman is even in these movies because she feels so out of place to me. I honestly didn’t really like her in the first one, either, and always found myself rooting for Sif (Jaimie Alexander) to just club Portman upside the head and woo Thor herself … but that never happened! 😛
Granted, it was kind of nice to see Loki on the side of good, even if only for like seven and a half minutes or whatever!
But otherwise it didn’t exactly wow me like most of the other Marvel movies in this series have … I wouldn’t necessarily say that I was as disappointed as I was when I left Iron Man 3, but I just wasn’t blown away. At least the first Thor had some awesome scenes when we got to see his powers for the first time, and when he finally gets the hammer back and kicks the guardian’s ass, that was pretty sweet, but by now we’ve already seen that twice in Thor 1 and The Avengers, so it’s time to bring something new to the table and The Dark World … wasn’t it for me.