It's been out in the UK for a week, I've already reviewed it in print, and as of today our friends in the US will finally be able to see Thor too, as that newest Marvel blockbusters opens on their side of the Atlantic. But with me left perplexed by the critical love the movie is attracting, one of Indie's animated video reviews seemed called for, in order that I can work out my issues towards the lantern-jawed thunderer.
Chris Hemsworth stars as Thor, the Norse thunder god banished to Earth, and Natalie Portman plays Jane Foster, the brow-creasing physicist he charms following his smackdown to terra firme. The bearded beefsteak also crosses paths with familiar Marvel movie face, Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., while up in his homeland of Asgard, a dark conspiracy is being hatched by his blue-eyed bro', Loki (Tom Hiddleston).
And, to be honest, the whole thing left me as cold as a frost giant's knackers-sack.
The jokes aren't funny. The visual spectacle is as far behind that seen in Avatar and Tron: Legacy as the Tortoise is behind the Hare after lap one. Yet it feels like one of those films where the movie reviewing community have gotten together beforehand and decided that they're going to give it an inexplicably easy ride.
Ah well. This animated video review seeks to redress the balance in negativity's favour, as chainsaws, Erasure and Ron Burgundy combine in a fiesta of silliness. A brief warning though: not only is the sound quality of the recording a bit mad (I sound like I'm gargling cybernetic mouthwash), but I also get my karaoke pipes dirty, as I attempt to convey Nolan worship via the medium of song (and fail. As miserably as the England team in a penalty shoot-out).