If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Ok, To get ready to see the midnight show, I took a long power nap, consumed 1/2 pot of extremely strong black coffee some liquid B-vitamin complex and a power drink during the drive to the IMAX. It is 3 AM and I AM WIRED!! My slacker son is already crashed, Light wait. Here is my opinion:
THOR IS SERIOUSLY BAD ASS!!!
I read several reviews before going, Listened to the SPILL audio review (what were you guys smokin when you did that? Bad case of the giggles). This is not only FULL PRICE, it is IMAX FULL PRICE. This flick was a lot of fun, hands down and the crowd (not a packed house by any means but still all TRUE BELIEVERS. ) was seriously into it from the beginning. I saw it with my geek of a son in IMAX. paid the premium price ($16.50 each). I find that the 3D in IMAX is a bit better. 2 reasons: One larger screen and 2) DLP technology which seems to be brighter and the glasses used are not as dark. For a post production conversion it seems to be a better way to go. And I think they may be starting to get the bugs out of the post production process, maybe, we will see.
The reviews out there (SPILL gang an exception) are all over the place with the various composite average ratings a "B", or MSN "Meta score" of 65 which I think is way low. Some people are just to damn picky. Is it a perfect flick, well no. The earth bound scenes don't sit well with the scenes in Asgard. Those are great, and one of the things I have about pet peeve about is the nice, tidy "typical american village" in the middle of no where. Be it in a western, or the town ZOD trashed in Superman 2 to this little place in New Mexico. And there was nothing "NEW Mexico" about this little town.Looked more like a New England town, stuck out in the middle of the dessert. It just looked weird. And then it still looked nearly in one piece after the fight and the near nuclear explosion that trashed the big bad robot.But really, those points are minor. The flick was a great fun. And I agree that the "Product Placement" as I call it for the "AVENGERS" movie was much more subtle this time.And made a hell of a lot more sense.
My son and I voted this to be a "Keeper" and I will get the 3D home version when it is released. Home 3D is a bit brighter in my opinion due to the active shutter. Those lenses are damn near clear and there is a big difference when it comes to darker scenes. So. Go see it, I will check it out in regular 3 D later this week with a cheaper price tag (8 bucks) in a regular 3D screen and see. And the post credit "teaser" is worth staying for. It all but telegraphs the plot line and a villain for the Avenger's movie. AS for the rest of the summer superhero fare, Green Lantern and Captain America have their work cut out for them. Oh, and did I mention we got our next big Aussie star? When big, buff Chris was going around shirtless (and judging by how low the pants were hanging no undies) the ladies in my theater all let out a collective gasp of an orgasm on the spot. That means that no guy in that theater probably had a chance in hell of getting laid after the ladies saw THOR in the raw. Peace out True Believers. And Leon, you were right, I did enjoy the hell out of it.