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I saw POTC two days ago and am going to see Bridesmaids in four hours, so I was going to save this all up for one long movie review post, but my love for Thor is too great to share a post.

I’ve always wanted to see Thor because I really like superhero movies, especially Marvel movies, but I wasn’t especially invested in the story  compared to that of other Marvel heroes like Iron Man (I am even less interested in Captain America, though I will see that as well). I also wasn’t really in the mood to see it yesterday because I was so tired and headachy from jetlag, but there’s only one matinee showing of the non-3D version left in theaters, so I knew my opportunities were limited. I’m so glad I dragged myself to the theater, because I loved it.

I loved every single little thing about it, in fact, and while I’m not sure it’s my favorite Marvel movie (it’s kind of hard to beat Tony Stark in terms of pure fun), I think it might just be the best-constructed Marvel movie so far.

Wonderful acting! Fantastic direction! Great treatment of women! )

Overall, this movie was such a joy to watch. Kenneth Branagh, I tip my hat to you, and I wish you were directing The Avengers.

So yeah, let me talk about The Avengers for a minute…

I don’t really have any interest in Captain America. I’m sure the movie will pull off the premise well, but the idea of a small, “weak” man needing to be buffed up to be a hero doesn’t sit right with me, and I actually liked Chris Evans as the Human Torch quite fine, thank you very much; I don’t want to see him play a different superhero. However, I’ll probably still go see CA since I am a Marvel Movie Fanwoman.

I am more excited about The Avengers, but I am also extremely wary because I doubt that the heroes’ individual storylines will get enough closure, and I suspect the romances will get the short end of the stick (frex, the Jane/Thor reunion will probably be unsatisfying, I don’t know if Betty Ross will be included [and while I like Mark Ruffalo, I really liked Edward Norton as Bruce Banner. ☹ ], I want more Tony/Pepper dammit, etc.).

Honestly, I’m really unhappy about the idea of Joss Whedon directing it. Joss doesn’t seem to believe in happy endings. He also doesn’t seem to believe in happy love. Both of those things piss me off, and I don’t want him ruining these characters’ lives like he’s ruined so many of his original characters’ lives. I don’t want angst for angst’s sake, which he also goes for quite often. I also don’t think he deserves the “feminist writer” accolades for which he’s known, and if Black Widow is the only notable female character or if he fridges a love interest like he fridged Jenny and Tara, I will be so angry.  Actually, come to think of it, he probably is going to kill someone, maybe even one of the Avengers themselves 'cause that's what JW does.  Asshole.

I trust Whedon to pull off the ensemble work (must be so daunting to bring all these heroes together in one two-hour film) since that’s what he excels at, but I don’t trust him with anything else. I don’t want him messing with my beloved Marvel movie characters.
gryfndor_godess: (Default)
I saw POTC two days ago and am going to see Bridesmaids in four hours, so I was going to save this all up for one long movie review post, but my love for Thor is too great to share a post.

I’ve always wanted to see Thor because I really like superhero movies, especially Marvel movies, but I wasn’t especially invested in the story  compared to that of other Marvel heroes like Iron Man (I am even less interested in Captain America, though I will see that as well). I also wasn’t really in the mood to see it yesterday because I was so tired and headachy from jetlag, but there’s only one matinee showing of the non-3D version left in theaters, so I knew my opportunities were limited. I’m so glad I dragged myself to the theater, because I loved it.

I loved every single little thing about it, in fact, and while I’m not sure it’s my favorite Marvel movie (it’s kind of hard to beat Tony Stark in terms of pure fun), I think it might just be the best-constructed Marvel movie so far.

Wonderful acting! Fantastic direction! Great treatment of women! )

Overall, this movie was such a joy to watch. Kenneth Branagh, I tip my hat to you, and I wish you were directing The Avengers.

So yeah, let me talk about The Avengers for a minute…

I don’t really have any interest in Captain America. I’m sure the movie will pull off the premise well, but the idea of a small, “weak” man needing to be buffed up to be a hero doesn’t sit right with me, and I actually liked Chris Evans as the Human Torch quite fine, thank you very much; I don’t want to see him play a different superhero. However, I’ll probably still go see CA since I am a Marvel Movie Fanwoman.

I am more excited about The Avengers, but I am also extremely wary because I doubt that the heroes’ individual storylines will get enough closure, and I suspect the romances will get the short end of the stick (frex, the Jane/Thor reunion will probably be unsatisfying, I don’t know if Betty Ross will be included [and while I like Mark Ruffalo, I really liked Edward Norton as Bruce Banner. ☹ ], I want more Tony/Pepper dammit, etc.).

Honestly, I’m really unhappy about the idea of Joss Whedon directing it. Joss doesn’t seem to believe in happy endings. He also doesn’t seem to believe in happy love. Both of those things piss me off, and I don’t want him ruining these characters’ lives like he’s ruined so many of his original characters’ lives. I don’t want angst for angst’s sake, which he also goes for quite often. I also don’t think he deserves the “feminist writer” accolades for which he’s known, and if Black Widow is the only notable female character or if he fridges a love interest like he fridged Jenny and Tara, I will be so angry.  Actually, come to think of it, he probably is going to kill someone, maybe even one of the Avengers themselves 'cause that's what JW does.  Asshole.

I trust Whedon to pull off the ensemble work (must be so daunting to bring all these heroes together in one two-hour film) since that’s what he excels at, but I don’t trust him with anything else. I don’t want him messing with my beloved Marvel movie characters.

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