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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

THOR MOVIE! REALLY?



So Marvel fans and fellow comic geeks, it seems that the Thor movie is well on it's way to be ogled by our comic book-loving eyes. With Chris Helmsworth as Thor, Anthony Hopkins as Odin and the ever so lovely Natalie Portman as love interest Jane Foster, there is no doubt that this is a star-studded production. However, the real question is will the Thor movie deliver?

Don't get me wrong. I'm overly anxious to see what they've done with everyone's favorite golden Norse god of thunder, but the character of Thor in Marvel's realm of comic book superheroes is a bit campy none the least. He's a great character for the comics, but how will he translate on screen is what I'm concerned with. 

While anticipation runs high, the ever growing debate on whether Thor will be just good or, in more blunt terms, really lame still rages on with comic book fans. I'm personally skeptical. No doubt that the effects will be amazing, as well as the scenery, and the costumes, but will the story be some hammed up creation that wont melt in your mouth but in your hand like Transformers 2? 


Another point to bear in mind is that movies based on old mythology have yet to really stick for audiences. The new Clash of the Titans was an utter disaster and painful to even watch. The first was much better, but still fell into that range of campy. There's no doubt that a Hercules movie would make lame movies seem good, and as everyone knows, Hercules, like Thor, is based off old mythology.


The one perk I do see to the Thor movie is of course...Natalie Portman. Who wouldn't be excited to see her in a movie like this. I'm surprised she even signed on to be honest. Actually, who wouldn't be excited to see that gorgeous specimen of female beauty in anything?


So, let's find out what you think? Do you think the Thor movie will deliver like the first Iron Man, or do you think it will drop a dud like Clash of the Titans?


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