I give it an B-. A little better than I thought it would be.
There were alot of characters in the Thor movie.
So many that they give me my best list for pros and cons.|
He looked like Thor from the comics. A big blonde scandinavian too. Thor looked young, but then sometimes he looked older. His voice was kinda off. The actor is from Australia. But his actions were like Thor: bold and brave, a leader (convincing the Warriors Three to follow him) and he was polite and godly when he had to be. However, sacrificing himself near the movie's end was out of character. Even in mortal form, Thor would fight to his last breathe.
The head SHIELD agent was as good as ever. No BS, straight to the point. Their humor was great too, "We got Xena, Jackie Chan, and Robin Hood entering the area."
I like the multi-cultural nature of Asgard. And Asgard was big and beautiful, but where was the talk of Ragnarok (doomsday)? Asgardians were constantly complaining about it.
She was beautiful and all, but in the comics she was always a Thor love-interest, not just a friend. In the movie it was all about Jane Foster. And the comic's Sif could be a stand-alone character; going out on missions at Odin's request, or teaming up with Thor or Balder on ocassion. But in the movie, she seemed too much like "just one of the guys."
Nothing like the comic book Jane, who was timid and obedient. Natalie Portman was too much like Jody Foster in Contact. And there was not enough to her character. Her only emotion was curiosity. She didn't seem that amazed by Thor (she let him walk away) nor did she seem heartbroken when SHIELD took her life's work. Portman did too many movies in 2011 and only gave Thor half an effort.
The Destroyer is supposed to be magical armor. An empty shell, nothing more. Not a robot. It has to be animated with the soul/spirit of another. And I didn't like it being a main villain. Thor has lots of villains, just pick one. Too many Asgardians fighting each other. It was like the X-Men movies: mutants only fight other mutants.
Not fat enough, not cowardly enough. The comic's Volstag has character. The movie Volstag blended in too much with the other Warriors Three.
Balder the Brave
Where was he? Was he late for rehearsal.
Final lines of the movie:
Odin: "Thor, you learned alot from your short visit on Earth. You should spend more time there."
Thor: "But the rainbow bridge is destroyed."
Odin: "Any bridge that can be broken, can be mended."