Actors: Chris Hemsworth
Pop comics. Worked in Ant-man, though this felt like it was a parody of Thor et al; a sort-of Thor does Fifth Element. All the meat of the story glossed over. Pretty, but not much else. Sorry guys.
The gloves are off and Marvel is in full story mode in line with what you’d expect to see in a well written and drawn comic, even if we’re not entirely aligned with the original works. Definitely high-fantasy, but good characterisation and story arcs with humorous flourishes. Hiddleston excels with Loki and Thor feels more mature now. Nothing too involved overall, but a good fantasy sci-fi action movie.
Snow White gets the Game of Thrones makeover with a touch of Grimm. The concept is good, but the movie feels slow in places yet also assumes you know the story better than you might. The result is a movie that feels it missed its mark, despite good intentions. There isn’t the connection at the start with Snow White that would help us stay the course, and the dwarfs were, well, wrong in many ways.
Enjoyed this movie, though it was a broad undertaking which had a couple of slow moments. Some good references – flying monkeys, adopted son, and Stan Lees’s cameo among others – and well-paced action sequences. The big finale was very fluid and the whole thing fits well together. Not an Oscar-winning script, but a solid actioner picking up on all the back stories, though a global alien invasion might be a tough act to follow.