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Friday, May 6, 2011

Thor

Thor was pretty good. He's never been one of my favorite characters but I am familiar with his mythology and in my opinion they did a great job of telling his story. Loki was good in the movie, as was Odin. Sif, Volstagg and the other warriors were also prominent in the film. (I did have a problem with an aspect of Loki's character but I won't mention it as it may be a spoiler) It does a fair job of tying the story into the Avengers and SHIELD, and a character or two make cameos and are mentioned, but I think that it was probably geared more towards people that don't know much about Thor. I guess every first movie is, Spider-Man, Iron Man, they all have to give the origin story for the benefit of those who aren't familiar with the characters. The effects were great, I especially liked how they weaved the Hubble Telescope pictures into the film. I watched it in 3D IMAX, although I really can't say it did much for me. I guess the 3DS has made 3D kind of novel for me at the moment. Overall, I definitely would recommend this movie for comic book fans, and it's probably a decent watch for action fans. It's not going to be in my top ten superhero movies, but it's definitely not in the bottom either.

Afterwards, my friends and I hit Buffalo Wild Wings and had some grub and a couple of beers. It was my first beer in several months. Crazy. My baby girl is nine months old, and in that time I've gone out probably a handful of times. You've got to try to make time for yourself or you'll go nuts. This was a good chance for me to catch up with old friends and blow off some steam, I actually felt like a real live person for a while instead of just a dad and a student, heh. Not that I'm complaining, I'm getting too old for the clubs and bars, but every once in a while it's fun to just have a day to yourself.


-Gil