Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston
Rating: PG 13
My Rating: Two thumbs up.
So, I remember back when the first Thor came out, I wasn't that excited. I was very ho hum in fact. But I ended up going, I can't remember why, but then after the fact I was pretty much in love... not with the hero, but with the villain.
Yes, I became an instant Loki fan.
|Look! Loki reads!|
So when this new movie came out, I was very excited...not for Thor (though he is awesome) but to see Loki again. And I was not disappointed.
This movie starts off about two years after the first one ended. Thor is in his world winning battles, and Jane Foster is in hers (which happens to be London this go around) doing scientific things. Even though they haven't been together since the first movie, Thor is having his buddy The Guardian, keep an eye on her. So when one day she disappears, he is quick to come to her rescue. (Why he didn't come before, who knows?)
Only he is too late and she has already been compromised and now they must fix her! Oh... and save the world in the process!
Thankfully, he has thought up a plan, but in order to do this... he needs Loki's help! Loki...who he just happened to have thrown in the dungeon!
But can he trust Loki or not? Ah... that is the question!
The plot, I must admit, goes over my head sometimes. It's a bit complicated, other worldly, very science-y sometimes and often it leaves me scratching my head and going... now... what? But as you can see from the synopsis above... I get the gist of it!
The special affects are AMAZING! (Yes, I saw it 3D and yes I saw it at the IMAX! Dang, I'm such a fan of the IMAX people. Really. I have it bad.) The music is awesome, the characters are quirky and the story is compelling.
And then there's Loki. Man, what a perfect lovable villain he is. His smile absolutely slays me. Like dead on the floor. Oh my gosh. And can we please find someone for him to kiss on? Some romance for Loki, yes? And then there's the comedy relief he provides... the Captain America stint...yes? So so funny! And the twists and turns and the surprises and the sadness. Ah, he is utterly FILLED with sadness. Does your heart not simply ache for him? Poor Loki.
Did I mention the smile?
Sigh. I loved this movie.
Here's the trailer, the one with the most Loki that I've seen anyway: