After months and months of waiting, we finally got to watch THOR: THE DARK WORLD yesterday.
For those who haven’t seen it yet – be aware that this is a full review, so it includes major spoilers. I give you a general impression: That’s one hell of a movie. You will laugh. And you will cry. I won’t say why, because there are many reasons to cry, whether it’s because of laughter or sorrow. In any way, bring tissues.
The trailer for THOR: THE DARK WORLD is finally out and I can’t even begin to tell how excited I am.
This is kind of a summary of the past week, what news came in, and what else I found on the web…
… and what made me squee. 😉
After a day at the office I took a look at a new sci fi mag in a bookstore and even though I haven’t bought it a tiny little blurb caught my eye and I just *had* to take out my new smart phone (yepp, it’s still smarter than me ;)) and surf the net to look something up…well…you really draw a certain amount of attention on yourself when you laugh out loud in public places… *enter innocent whistle here*
Why I had to laugh?! Watch for yourself…
Hulk Smash Loki: The Avengers Epic Battle
A little warning upfront: This is long. It has four pages in word.
As mentioned (several times *coughs*) before, Loki is the character I’ve taken most interest in when it comes to the Marvel movieverse. Even though the other characters are very interesting and come along with a lot potential, the adopted Odinson, especially since he is supposed to be the villain you shouldn’t root for, has a presence one can’t resist. Certainly I couldn’t.
Even more so as he’s not your typical villain, the one who’s evil, period. Actually, one could claim him to be simply misled and looking for love… or a hug, as Tom Hiddleston says himself.
I’m usually rather straight when it comes to my likings – there really has to be a good reason for me to not root for the hero at the end of the day. I might like the bad guy somewhere along the way through a story, but in the end, I’ll always wait and hope for the right one to win.
With AVENGERS, and then also THOR, it was different.
After watching THE AVENGERS, I knew I couldn’t just leave it at that. Such an awesome movie deserves research on my end – meaning, I wanted to know more about the background.
Buying THOR was never a question; not of ‘if’ anyways, and also not really of ‘when’. Well. I think I did it, like, two days after I’d been to the cinema? 😀 Around the same time I bought a BD player… and thus also the THOR Bluray. Yep. Gooood decision.
Watching the movie with a friend, we both agreed that we definitely have to brush up on our knowledge about Norse mythology. I admit that I initially had my problems understanding the movie. So I unfortunately (I’m so not kidding. Coughs.) had to watch the movie again. And again. Aaaaaaaand… again. I even watched it with Audio Commentary by Kenneth Branagh. I just can’t get enough of it. Damn it being so awesome. Continue reading
I need to share this with you, since it made me laugh so hard… and remember, I love Loki.
Source & full sized pic here
You know the drill… please don’t change/edit, and please credit when you use them. Thanks 🙂
All icons/pics from the Deleted Scene “Thor and Loki before the coronation” you can find on the DVD and Bluray. Continue reading
Watching THE AVENGERS for the first time was kind of like being thrown into cold water. I really had my problems understanding the whole thing. The only characters I knew were Tony Stark & Pepper Potts, Nick Fury & Phil Coulson, and Natascha Romanoff. The Hulk I knew from stories, but nothing more. Everything else was new to me.
So when you have a movie that starts with a strange experiment, with a guy being called Hawk(eye) and sitting under the ceiling, with a scientist who’s obviously important and works on said experiments, and with another guy suddenly appearing after a bit of lightning, you of course get confused.
That was my first impression, of the beginning at least. My first general impression of the movie was: Can’t say I get it all, but it was definitely a nice watch. And I would watch it again. Continue reading