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A blog by Simon Brady to cover a surprisingly wide range of geekiness, in a combination that no-one else does quite the same way. Probably. Either that, or it'll just be Simon talking about the likes of Football (usually the Soccer variety), PC & Tabletop Gaming, WWE, Movies, Music and occasionally even my actual job of Graphic Design, depending on what I'm up to in the world.



Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mjolnir, Muscles and Marvel

Now, I'm not a fan of the Thor character. He lurches from ye olde pompous goody-goody to lecherous drunken viking God, generally wandering aroumd being invulnerable and super-strong.

He's not really a sympathetic character, and I have no sympathy with him whatsoever.

In the new film, though, I really like him. The transition from arrogant jumped-up little prick to wise all-powerful badass is handled very nicely - if a little quickly. The special effects are just fine, but Sif and the Warriors Three are shoehorned in seemingly at random, though the leading characters of Thor and Jane Foster are cast just fine. I liked the fish out of water comedy that was dropped in, too, and think that young Thor will be an excellent part of the Avengers film.

It's a good movie, a solid 7 out of 10 and, as far as comic book adaptations go, it's well up there with the best of them.

This guy + Robert Downey Jr + the Agent Coulson guy + Scarlett Johansson + the Captain America/Johnny Storm guy... all they need to do is not mess up the Hulk's regular and angry forms, as well as supply decent set of villians, and The Avengers movie will be just great.

As long as Joss Whedon doesn't put a musical number in there, of course.

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