Sunday, December 12, 2010

First Look at Marvel's THOR!!!



Y'know, I never was a really big Thor fan. Never cared much for the Norse mythology, didn't like the way he talked, and I always felt like he was a Scandanavian Superman ripoff. It wasn't until I picked up a few old copies of the original Lee-Kirby run, that I finally gained an appreciation for the Thunder God. While Thor is far from my favorite character, I certainly have enjoyed discovering those great, old stories!

When I heard that they were developing Thor into a film, I was excited and skeptical at the same time. I heard all of the complaints regarding the costume and the casting, but you know what? There will always be haters, no matter how good something is. Anytime, and especially in the comic community, when you take a long-established and much loved character and bring it to the screen, you are inevitably gonna have a huge portion of comic-book purists who turn their nose up at it. And sometimes, it's really hard to drown out all of those voices and keep an open mind while viewing the finished product.

I'll be the first to admit that I would not make a good critic of ANYTHING - simply because I'm very easy to please and to entertain. I don't know what that says about the level of my sophisitication regarding my tastes, but it's who I am. That being said, I think the movie looks very good. I absolutely love Anthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman. I like the costume, but I hope he keeps his helmet on for more than five minutes through the film. I'm not sure how I feel about Thor being portrayed as such an arrogant jerk in the trailer, but I'm keeping an open mind. I really like the whole "S.H.EI.L.D. angle, and how it harkens back to the original "Ultimates" run, and I love, love, love the look and feel of the Destroyer.

Bottom line is, I will definitely be there on opening weekend, and I can't wait to see more footage as it comes out!

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