That was a decent time.
Natalie Portman was adorably hot as the awkward scientist chick. Hemsworth was able to pull off cocky but not dickish. The friends were all a good time and Siff was confidently hot. The story was nice and simple enough to set other things up. and New Mexico has never had so much screen time.
Oh, and the chick with the duck mouth was peppered in well. Not bad comic relief.
"Only a numbskull thinks he knows things about things he knows nothing about."
"It's understanding that makes it possible for people like us to tolerate a person like yourself."
Chris Hemsworth is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO hot.
Especially in 3d ^_^
My friend bought tickets for 3D which I was already pretty pissed about (especially for $20) and watching it in that format made me even more pissed. Other than the fact that 3D isn't what it's advertised as being (amazing viewing), it's interesting that the format as a whole makes everything smaller scale. Shouldn't it do the opposite?
By the way germaphobes, as we dumped our 3D glasses back into a bin that they had put out for us, I noticed later that they were just putting them right back out onto the table for the next batch of people to grab. They don't even wipe those things.
As far as Thor goes, I saw it on IMAX and thought the clarity was just fine. It's a digital projection and didn't notice anything wrong with it. Was it "needed"? I guess not. Then again, do you NEED color in a movie either Ted Turner?
Saw it last night and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Two things specifically impressed me: the acting and the costumes.
Chris Hemsworth was very good as Thor. He looked the part and he did both the cocky dickhead and the lesson learned, wiser Thor very well. He was likeable and even pulled his own weight in the dramatic scenes. Tom Hiddleston, though, who played Loki... I ****ing LOVED his performance. I thought he stole every scene he was in and I'm really happy we'll being seeing him again in The Avengers. The rest of the crew was good, as well. No complaints whatsoever about the casting.
The costumes... I was really amazed that they were able to wear what they were wearing and not look completely ridiculous. I remember when the first photos came out and we saw what everyone was wearing, I totally expected train wreck. They looked cheesy and horrible. But somehow... they made it work. It didn't look out of place at all. The armor and stuff didn't seem anywhere near as ridiculous as I'd expected. The costume department deserves some major props for this. They even made ****ing Loki's helmet not look 100% ridiculous, something I did not think was possible. I'm not going to say it was cool, necessarily, but it worked.
That may have been because they didn't spend a lot of time showing his helmet and when they did, it was more from far away. It was rare that you could see Loki's horns and see Hiddleston's face clearly in the same shot. Really smart of them.
Other things of note:
-Impressed as hell at what they did with the Rainbow Bridge. That's another thing I just didn't think would translate well in "real life", but they changed it up and made it look really cool.
-I don't dislike Kat Dennings, you know, but she wasn't even the 2nd hottest woman in the movie.
-The Frost Giants were cool. Especially the leader, played by Colm Feore. Very well done.
-I didn't care much for the score.
-Jeremy Renner's cameo as Hawkeye was really cool.
I probably wouldn't buy it, but it was a lot of fun and I may see it again.