Thoughts on Thor 2

  • Loki (Tom Hiddleston) stole Thor’s thunder. As far as I’m concerned, it’s Loki’s show masquerading as a Thor movie. You gotta respect classically trained actors who can recite Shakespeare lines in a heartbeat or mimic velociraptors–because they can act and not only because they’re hot/adorable. 

  • What becomes of Odin?
  • Am I the only one who thinks that Thor/Chris Hemsworth sounds like Silvester Stallone with British accent? 
  • What’s the point again of adding this character, Ian? 
  • On Loki’s cake-y makeup: I don’t know where to start complaining. Trust my rage.
  • I think the saddest part of the film is when Loki learns of his adoptive mother’s death. 
  • The film is a cross between sci-fi (hello, invisible space ships!) and fantasy/mythology.
  • My problem with the love angle is the lack of chemistry between Hemsworth and Natalie Portman (Jane Foster). 
  • Oh look! It’s Chris O’Dowd (of The IT Crowd fame) as a cutie, thus a love triangle amongst demigod and humans is formed. Oh wait, there’s the bit about the lady warrior, too.
  • Some fights scenes are awkward. Choreography is good, but execution is something else. I’m talking about you Jamie Alexander and dude from Chuck.
  • On Benicio Del Torro’s appearance as The Collector on the first end-credits teaser, it’s interesting; and it’s interesting in a he-looks-like-David-Bowie-gone-rough manner. 
  • End-credits teasers basically are set-ups for  Guardians of the Galaxy and the next Avenger movie. 
  • As Alan Carr said, I didn’t understand what’s going on, but I loved it. One has to start watching the film as an attempt at mixing astrophysics, sci-fi, and fantasy. It can be utterly confusing, so just enjoy the joy ride. Here, enjoy his interview on Chatty Man: