Thor was the last of the Avengers films I got to see, thanks to it being added to Netflix Canada a couple of weeks ago.
The film was, at best, okay. Frankly, I didn’t much care what happened to Thor nor his pals back in his home world of Asgard. I didn’t really buy Natalie Portman’s falling in love with him after he ends up on Earth, and fish-out-of-water elements of the story never quite hit what they were going for.
When compared to the rest of the Avengers prologue, Thor is certainly the weakest, and I’m not alone in feeling that its fantasy elements contrast the sci-fi of the other movies and characters. Not unlike Captain America, it spends a lot of its time hinting at what is to come in The Avengers, making the plot annoyingly unfocused (again, not unlike Captain America).
And yet, I had fun watching it. There’s a lot of comedy, and the action (no matter how sparse and exaggerated it was) was entertaining. It felt like an expensive B-movie.
If you plan to see The Avengers this summer (and I hope you are), then Thor is something you’ll check out in advance. If not, you can probably find a better way to spend a couple of hours.