So again I'm late to the party. Funds standing we had a little difficulty in seeing this movie even though we wanted to see it when it was in theaters, ultimately we were unable to, we simply can't swing the like $70.00 USD to go to a goddamn movie and pay an additional fucking $5.00 per single large Coke. I know that the whole recession thing is hitting everyone hard but what justifies a movie theater charging you even over $3.00 USD for a large Cola when other places offer the very same size and thing for maybe $1.50 USD most of the time?
Fucking crap this country is over priced..
That's why I'm happy to say that I've finally managed to see Thor and a better version of Thor than the original, the Rifftrax version! Because as I've said in the past, Rifftrax makes everything better, no exception. I don't care if the movie may or may not have been good on it's own, I don't even need to watch it to know it'll be better with Rifftrax because Mike Nelson, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot are GODS! And they don't have human names, damn it! Shut up with this 'Oh it's Kevin and Bill', FUCK THAT, IT'S TOM SERVO AND CROW T. ROBOT. That is who they were and that is who they will ALWAYS be! I will never visualize them as anything other than a tiny red robot and a strange faced gold robot. END OF FUCKING STORY!
^The above was kind of a Thor moment, you'll know what I mean as we continue the review.
So Thor.. As a movie in and of itself, how was it? ...It was certainly okay, I didn't think it lived up to the amazing hype that everyone had given it but I definitely didn't not enjoy it at all (is that proper grammar or did I almost just blow the universe up with twisted syntax worse than Yoda?), I enjoyed the designs in particular of the armour and costume although from moment one of the movie and I've got to agree with the riffing they were hard on the helmets as 'stupid hats' etc and yeah.. They were pretty fucking retarded.. Especially Loki's.. Although admittedly I was able to take even Loki in the goat helmet more seriously than I've been able to take recent incarnations of super hero villains.. Ladies and Gentlemen I give you Red Skull who I've never been able to take seriously in spite of his actor portraying him rather well in the Captain America movie (the recent one)
...Yeah.. It's not just that.. Guardian of the Rainbow Bridge, Heimdall is also someone I was instantly unable to take seriously because the first thing that came to my mind was 'Holy fucking shit.. This guy takes his fashion advice from Flava Flav.", turns out upon a Google search that I wasn't the only one that thought that..
S'yeah.. That's an... Interesting design..
Two things about this film that were bad and outright annoying;
1. It seems to have had many parts filmed in utter darkness, the riffers noted this and I noted this because throughout one of the biggest battles in the film I had no clue what the fuck was going on. That was due in part to the fact that we were filming on what was evidently a lightless frozen world with black/dark blue skinned frost bitten Frost Giants who weren't actually giants but were rather normal sized it seemed and blended in like fucking Ninja with the background
2. Through much of the movie omitting the 'back story' Thor is a normal fella who is just running around like a chicken with his head cut off. Yes I get it, he has to 'prove himself worthy of Mjollnir's power' but fuck that is sooo played out and soooo fucking cliche. Not even on a forgivable level because it wasn't really done that well.. Of course when he finally does regain Mjollnir's power you see why they refer to him as a God, he's fucking over powered as shit and easily dispatches their furnace faced foe (HOLY SHIT THREE! I'm in 1960s Batman mode for a second here.) and doesn't suffer much of a set back from thereon out but still.. Come on.. I wanted the movie to be more about Thor the God Hero, the guy who flies around and saves people and beats things with a goddamn hammer while grunting and shouting mightily.. Well I guess I got a little of that.. It was just TOO GODDAMN DARK TO SEE ANYTHING!
It wasn't a bad movie by any stretch and it wasn't a bad Rifftrax but in the end between the hype and all I was just kind of a little disappointed.
The movie itself gets 6.1/10 Big Cat Paws, some what above average for most Super Hero movies but not perfect by any stretch and 8.1/10 Big Cat Paws for the Rifftrax. Funny but still ultimately made me feel kind of disappointed.
Maybe I was just expecting too much but it's hardly my fault since the hype lead me up to that.
James seemed to really enjoy this which is nice because it's the first time I've ever worked with Wasabi before in a sauce and I was kind of concerned about it's outcome.