. . . And it is geek heaven. I’m far too lazy to write a full-on review, but the Avengers is terrific, Summer entertainment. Loads of action, loads of laughs, and loads of full on nerd mark-out moments, most involving the Hulk. If you haven’t seen it, go!!!!! (continue reading…)
2011 has just been a drum solo for the 2012 movie season. The Dark Knight Rises & the Avengers are the main event:
Thor! (Which I actually like, by the way.) Not the Asylum’s version, but funny nevertheless . . .
When there’s a big budget, big hype, big marketing push Summer blockbuster coming like Thor, there is a good chance our pals over at the Asylum Studios are going to capitalize with a similarly themed, similarly named, much different budgeted mockbuster. Hence, “Almighty Thor.” (The title may be the most clever thing about Almighty Thor, as Marvel Comics’ Thor series is famously dubbed “Mighty Thor.”)
Brian and I watched Almighty Thor just last night, and I confess that am already foggy on the details of the plot. I originally thought that the Harlem Globetrotters were involved in some strange mix-up involved Asgard and a desert island, but a quick trip to imdb.com proved that piece was misremembered. (continue reading…)
Sadly, Saturday I did not see the Asylum’s, low-budget mockbuster Almighty Thor, though it sits comfortably on my DVR for a later date. I did however see the big budget, comic book adaptation Thor which opened on Friday. Coming into the theater with low expections, I must say that I was pleasantly surprised.
Thor is entertaining in a similar vein to 2008′s Iron Man, with a focus on character development/growth and a healthy dose of comic relief. In this case, it’s the Thor’s (newcomer Chris Hemsworth, who will be a star) journey from vain, hammer-happy warrior to compassionate, lovable god of thunder. Natalie Portman is great as Thor’s love interest on Earth, when he’s cast out of Asgard for disobeying “all-father Odin” (Anthony Hopkins, phoning it in). (continue reading…)
I think 2011′s goofiest looking comic book movie Thor (which is saying something considering Green Lantern is coming out) has found new opposition. According to the UK Guardian:
A US white supremacist group has called for a boycott of the Kenneth Branagh-directed superhero movie Thor on the grounds that a black actor has been cast in the role of a Norse god.
How dare the Thor movie not totally accurately depict mythological characters! Wait, what? I almost now want to support this turd of a movie to spite these morons. If it’s any consolation, World, there’s only 12 of these people left. They meet at a Stuckey’s on Tuesdays and are generally harmless due to their lack of teeth and opposable thumbs.
Oh goody. Check out the trailer for Summer 2011′s goofiest looking comic book flick, Thor. It’s on youtube here, non-embeddable. Looks like it’s going the Thuck pretty bad.
Yes, that’s Sir Anthony Hopkins as Odin, looking hopped up on a rag of ether. Rumor he mistook the studio executive offering him the role as Poppin’ Fresh, the Pillsbury Doughboy. Since Hopkins owes his robust physique to those tubes of triple-bleached goo, he accepted. Now he’s stuck with a gold coin over one eye looking slightly less dignified than Topol in Flash Gordon.
They say a photo is worth a thousand words, but this photo leaves me speechless. Sure, the movie might still be cool . . . well, it’s not outside the realm of possibility, right? I mean, it could have a great script and story about the Norse thunder god, right? Anybody think this isn’t going to stink on ice?
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