Wednesday, February 29, 2012

About Thor and Avengers

Did others find "Thor" a bit boring? A bit uninspired? Even the customes and grand fantasy worlds a little bland?
Except I guess for those into males, the Dolph Lundgren heir sure had some neato muscles... (really muscly without being Mr. Universe exaggerated).
Thinking of that, it didn't really have any of the other kind. Except Natalie, of whom I'm a big fan, but like has been proven, even the best actor can't be interesting in a boring film. (Take "Wolf" for instance: Michelle Pfeiffer and Jack Nicholson at their height of power, and still somehow a boring movie, in my view.)

... OK, so many Amazon reviewers disagree with me. I have to admit not being a big fantasy fan, and that I only watched less than half of the movie, so I could be wrong.
But I did feel that it was sort of an in-between movie, only there to build up towards the Avengers movie.

BTW, from the Avengers trailer (one of many, we seem to drown in trailers these days): Tony Stark says: "If we can't protect the Earth, we'll make damn sure we'll avenge it.".
I'm sure that'd be a great solace to five billion dead earthlings. And I'm sure the force which did such a thing will be quaking mightily in their boots when a half-dozen humans with slightly boosted strength and agility cry "Avengers Assemble" and attack their swarming space armada.

13 comments:

Timo Lehtinen said...

Did others find "Thor" a bit boring? A bit uninspired?

Yep. Same impression here.

And I'm sure, if I'd watch the film, I'd feel even more so. :-)

Jes said...

Yeah, it wasn't my favorite superhero movie. Really, I'm starting to get the impression that we're running out of superheroes. Last year, we had Thor, Green Lantern, Captain America, that X-Men movie with none of the cool X-Men. Kinda feels like they're scraping the bottom of the barrel now. I'm kinda curious what the genre's gonna do after the Avengers.

In Tony's defense, that phrase does look cool on a poster.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

True enough.
But in comics we saw that good writers could make great comics out of traditionally lame superheroes, like Grant Morrison did with Doom Patrol and Animal Man.
But then if they made movies like he wrote those comics, hardly anybody in the audience would grok what the heck was going on.

Back to the first hand, Kick-Ass was the lamest superhero ever, but a great comic and film too. (OK, admittedly helped by a very cool female lead, but then she was exceedingly unrealistic, so it really shouldn't have worked.)

I'm soo looking forward to a Dazzler movie. And Moon Knight. Not to mention Ragman.

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of Ragman, but Dazzler and Moon Knight? They really are scraping the bottom of the barrel.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Well, to be honest, that was me being sarcastic. Pretty much. With a sub-point being that, like some writer said, how good or bad an idea is, is much less important than what you do with it.

The three characters were all third-rung superheroes years ago. Dazzler was a sort of "disco heroine" who could convert sound (like from a concert) into laser light shooting from her fingers!! :-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dazzler

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Oh, and to be precise, I don't think there are movies being made with any of those characters.

Dave Nielsen said...

I could believe there was a Moon Knight movie in the works. Probably not Dazzler, though.

The three characters were all third-rung superheroes years ago. Dazzler was a sort of "disco heroine" who could convert sound (like from a concert) into laser light shooting from her fingers!! :-)

Sounds like Jubilee, although I know Dazzler came first. Both are at best D-list characters.

I'd like to see a movie about the Juggernaut if it was more like the this.

The only thing I wonder about this Avengers movie is, what is Black Widow doing there? And Hawkeye? Tony Stark has the Iron Man armor, Steve Rogers has the super soldier serum, Thor's a god, and the Hulk's The Hulk. But Black Widow and Hawkeye?

Jes said...

Hey man. Hawkeye shoots arrows. Hawkeye shoots arrows.

Jes said...

I have no idea who Ragman is, but I'd actually like to see that movie just to see how it'd be advertised. Imagine LaFontaine doing the promo for that if he were still alive. "In a world...where superheroes have really bizarre names...enter...the Ragman!"

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

In the Ultimates (comic), Hawkeye throws any object to main, sort of like Bullseye.

Ragman was short-lived, and almost the ultimate out-of-ideas character. Everything about him was vague and inconsistent too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragman

You just can't make an impressive hero dressed in rags...

Dave Nielsen said...

"In a world...where superheroes have really bizarre names...enter...the Ragman!"

You could get this guy.

In the Ultimates (comic), Hawkeye throws any object to main, sort of like Bullseye.

Yeah, I remember that. Still seems kind of lame to me. Just not in the same league. Sort of like how the Justice League could have probably got along with just Superman. :-)

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Indeed. And yet Plasticman always manages to play a role somehow! :-)

D Minus said...

Plasticman is funny, that counts for a lot! ;-)