Apart from animation, I am superhero films freak. Been an avid X-Men reader since I was a kid and though I couldn’t get my hands on Marvel or DC comics (due to the fact that childhood neighbourhood was a typical Malay surrounding) but whenever I encountered these comics in shopping mall stores, I will surely to read them; hence I am quite knowledgeable about characters existed in Marvel & DC comics (,”).
Anyway in terms about silverscreen adaptations of superheroes; Thor happens to be one of my most favourite apart from Batman. Well, I am not a Thor avid fan but for screen adaptation with it’s brilliant first film and star studded casts; I was so glued with the franchise! I watched the first installment in 2011 when I was in the middle of MBMMBI course for the non-optionist English teacher (as my option is Science but I am teaching English) and I watched the movie with the course friends (Refer to : https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/scaffolding-english-via-mbmmbi-dramas-unfold-hollywood-government-civilians/). And then, I watched it again with someone who went berserk for not watching it together for the first time. Hahaha!
Well, for this one; chose to watch it at GSC Pavillion. On whole, yeah, the plot was a bit cliche BUT the CGI was as usual, BREATHTAKING! I secretly wanted to live in Asgard; apart from Rivendell as one of the mythical places I wanted to live in! Hhahaa… so beautiful! Among all the scenes, I have to say the sequence of Thor’s mother, Queen Frigga’s funeral was a bit artistic and quite moving for me. Looks like Chris Hemsworth is enjoying his top spot as uprising young star and to be able to act along with Natalie Portman, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Renee Russo (I didn’t know she can fight! Go Queen Frigga!), Idris Elba, Stellan Skasgard and many more!
Dr. Jane Foster.
Odin & Frigga.
It’s also amazing to note that Hemsworth shrinked from ‘Rush” and then bulk for “Thor” or perhaps the latter was filmed before the former; either way, the commitment to play with your body! And to see Natalie Portman playing genius just like her personality in real life; it’s cool. And Anthony Hopkins as Odin is splendid as ever! The finale was somewhat vague and we can expect another third installment! On whole, I give 3.8 stars outta 5! Yeeha!
Just got a new haircut. Exploring my butch side. Haha!