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4.0 out of 5 stars What a Thor movie should be like!, June 11, 2011
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Thor is a difficult comic hero to bring to the big screen, but director Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet) has pulled it off with ease. What helps though is that Chris Hemsworth is perfectly cast as Thor and Tom Hiddleston is as well cast as his evil brother Loki. Plus, unlike with Iron Man 2, you get plenty of action to please you as well.
Roger Ebert hated Thor and thinks that every Marvel film since Spider-Man 2, just hasn't been as good. However, Thor is the way it should be. What is a good comic adaption according to Ebert anyway, was Thor supposed use his powers to deliver pizza ? Was he supposed to spend half the movie pouring his heart out to Natalie Portman's answering machine as she just stands there listening looking annoyed ?
After Thor loses his powers when he comes to Earth, was he supposed to strut down the street with a smile on his face as the song "rain drops falling on my head" plays ? No! Thor works as a magical and macho fantasy and that's exactly what a Thor movie should be!
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Initial post: Aug 6, 2011 10:06:11 PM PDT
Leon Evelake says:
And here I thought I was the only one that thought s0piderman 2 was crappy.

Posted on Aug 21, 2011 6:42:13 AM PDT
Roger Ebert is not a comic book expert so he wouldn't know a good comic book adaptation if it kicked him in the ass repeatedly! I don't read comics all that much so I don't pretend to know everything but I do know that Thor was a great comic book movie. As well as Captain America!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2011 1:29:16 PM PDT
Leon Evelake says:
Captain America? really?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 31, 2011 3:35:02 AM PDT
yeah and?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 31, 2011 7:31:31 PM PDT
Leon Evelake says:
I was implying that is was not good.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2011 5:32:52 AM PDT
ok well your the only one I know that thought otherwise. But I still standby my last comment that Captain America was a great movie.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2011 12:06:26 PM PST
X-Men: First Class was really good, but they messed up by having Xavier crippled when wasn't in the beginning of X-3. Spiderman 2 wasn't crappy, but was over-rated, X2 deserved all the praise that Spideman 2 got. CA was good but didn't make a big impression on me.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2012 5:51:32 AM PDT
TechJunkie says:
Show a little respect for Roger Ebert, a Pulitzer Prize winning reviewer and a Chicago icon.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2013 11:55:35 AM PST
If didn't respect him, I wouldn't read his reviews since I was 15 lol. I didn't agree with everything Gene said either, he didn't like Aliens and Willow! Still, I miss Siskel a lot, was a great show.
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