This mortal form grows weak! I require sustenance! – on ridiculous attempts in “Thor”
It was down to “Thor” and “Fast Five” this week, and because I love Norse mythology, “Thor” won out. Bad decision! Hopefully, this terrible film doesn’t forever taint my memories of Thor, Odin, Loki, and all the rest. In this movie, Thor is banished to Earth from Asgard for violating a truce between the frost giants and the Asgardians. There, he meets astrophysicist Natalie Portman, falls in love, and learns (how exactly he learns, and from what, we’re not quite sure).
Giant Chris Hemsworth again dwarfs Portman, and the supposedly love that develops between the two is entirely ridiculous. I don’t even know what the directors/writers were trying to go for when they made this happen. It doesn’t help that the setup takes an incredibly long time to even get the story rolling, thereby cutting into valuable relationship-development time; actually, what am I talking about? There was no relationship development.
While the drama in Asgard was okay, shot against a neat-looking background of gold and rainbows, the scenes on earth were just terrible. This feels like one of those ideas that work really well in comic books, but a lot less so in movies. This is especially bad because the movie kept cutting back and forth from Asgard to the New Mexico desert. The fight scenes were also mediocre; after all, Thor has been deprived on his powers as part of his exile punishment, and keeps getting knocked out by silly things (I’m talking tasers here).
Overall – 2/5. How in the world did “Thor” get such high approval ratings on Rotten Tomatoes?