Whoa! Thor is out today! Whooo! There’s been months of hype leading up to this, with very little actual information released. Well, now it’s out.
First of all, I’ve read the European reviews, and I’ve seen feedback from the people who have already seen it. So far, the rating seems to be in the generally positive realm, but different audiences have different perspective. Soooo… it either will surpass or be below my expectations. I don’t think it will settle anywhere in the middle.
Thor is kind of a complicated hero for many people. While other comic book heroes like the X-Men and Spider-man are relatable because they are normal people who can do extraordinary things, Thor is a bit more imperious and confusing. I can’t help but wonder if the confusion surrounding Thor and the oddity of his circumstance might be turning people off to him.
Here’s some clarification:
–In the Marvel Universe, aliens and time travelers and Norse gods all co-exist with each other. This can be confusing to some, because they are used to the usual “save New York” premise. Thor is from Asgard, and he is a god. He is actually not of this world.
–This is why in Asgard you will see trolls and giants and hordes of Vikings fighting monsters.
-Thor is cast out of Asgard in some fashion, seeking redemption on the lower realm of earth. Again, his powers and abilities are not mutations, they are divine abilities.
-Thor is usually kind of a stuck up jerk, because he is a divine prince of his realm. Part of his comic book persona is rooted in this imperiousness. However, he does try to do the right thing and be noble and stuff.
All in all, it’s looking like Thor is going to be silly fun. It’s not gonna be groundbreaking, but it is gonna be pretty. And we’ve got another movie out of the way before the launch of The Avengers, so we can all be stoked about that.
I think that I am willing to give Thor a chance, because ti looks like a good movie if you’ve got the knowledge to get it.