So you think that I’ve got an accent? I thought so too!
Until I listened to Australian hunk Chris Hemsworth at CinemaCon in Las Vegas recently, where he was named ‘Male Star Of Tomorrow.’
Yes, it’s thicker than mine but he hides it well on screen as THOR, the $150 million Marvel Comics’ adaptation kicking-off Hollywood’s movie summer this weekend.
Hemsworth stars as THOR, Norse God of thunder who gets exiled to earth by his father Anthony Hopkins—landing him smack-dab-in-the-middle of the New Mexico desert and stripped of his powers.
That’s where he’s found by research scientist Natalie Portman and her assistants. Funny, tongue-in-cheek interplay with the distant hunk and nubile Portman ensue. But there’s danger brewing when the other dimension now sends its darkest forces to invade earth forcing Thor to learn what it takes to become a true hero.
For those of you into Thorndom, you know that The Hammer is a major element to the legend as it’s used to either build or destroy.
And you’ll definitley GET HAMMERED in this mythical smack-down of immense proportions!
Some random Thor-thoughs:
* Last summer was jump-started with IRON MAN 2. But THOR is NO IRON MAN!
THOR’S dialogue, and for that matter acting skills, don’t even come close.
* About that $150 million budget? It’s definitely all up there on the big screen with impressive visual effects and massive set designs including the Cosmic Rainbow Bridge and Ice Monsters. …DUDE!
* Director Kenneth Branagh, who’s usually more closely associated with Shakespearean adaptations, keeps the earth scenes light. And that’s a good thing.
* Chris Hemsworth who debuted as Captain James Kirk’s father in J.J. Abram’s STAR TREK and will be seen later this year in the remake of RED DAWN definitely has a bright film future ahead of him—even though some of his delivery of lines and THOR acting in general isn’t going to make him a frontrunner for a Best Actor nomination.
* As a moviegoer you’ll have the choice to see the film in either 2-D, 3-D or in IMAX 3-D.
Question is whether the additional 3-D and IMAX upcharges are really worth it for this movie?
Frankly I don’t think that the 3-D really adds that much to the movie experience here.
My suggestion? Save the $3.00 upcharge and catch it in regular
As for IMAX? The upchage could be worth it.
So go ahead and join the hundreds of thousands of your closest friends—not counting the geek community—who’ll seek out THOR this weekend.
You probably won’t be disappointed and will agree with my assessment of 3 out of 5 mythical fingers.
…Oh, and may the hammer be with you.
JACK GOES TO THE MOVIES On Radio: Friday mornings on NewsRadio KMBZ AM & FM and RADIO BACH, Kansas City’s Classical Station. Also Friday afternoons with Tanna on the new 99.7-THE POINT.
And anytime on Time Warner Cable’s K.C. ON DEMAND, Channel 411.