Last week, I was delighted to receive two tickets for the preview of Thor – The Dark World. But as is often the case with a baby in the house, the best laid plans fell apart at the last minute and Charlie ended up attending on his own while I stayed home with the baby. I warned him though that I’d expect a review. So here it is – in his own words, Charlie’s thoughts on the movie.
Thor the Dark World
To say I was pleased to get the ticket to see Thor before the rest of the country is a bit of an understatement. I may have been less the nice in telling my friends but then I am a fan boy after all.
I have read comics since I was old enough to look at the pictures and Joss Whedon’s/Marvel’s movies have finally given the world real Comic Book Movies.
Now don’t get me wrong – there have been super hero movies before but mostly by Sony and DC and they have been “ok”. Whereas the Iron Man/Thor/Avengers movies have been comic book movies of the true sense.
Take Thor the Dark world – this movie has everything great about comic books. The main character is larger then life, powerful and flawed and deals with issues bigger than the ordinary and issues we can all relate to like responsibility and death. The characters are all likeable even the villians. The setting is magical yet the performances make the setting less of a feature than in your run of the mill modern special effects stories and instead plays second fiddle to the narrative.
Thor has a humor that is not over the top but like a good gag down the pub when your friends make fun of each other. It feels real and so you laugh along and you enjoy the ordinary way these characters interact as friends should. The humor of these movies has been a real feature of this Comic Book genre and everyone who enjoyed Hulk whacking Loki in Avengers will enjoy some great moments in Thor.
Anyone can go to Thor and enjoy it as an adventure movie but for those who have been following this Marvel Universe unfolding, it is another exciting installment in something epic.
I look forward to the next chapter of both the over arching story and of Thor itself.
Needless to say I highly recommend Thor: The Dark World and will bring my son to it when it goes on general release as it is very PG.
DisclaimerI received the tickets for Thor for the purposes of this review. And in this case neither the opinions or the words are my own. They are Charlie’s!