Hi there. Well I guess you can guess what I did this mother's day weekend. Yep. I went to THOR!!!! And I would just like to take this opportunity to welcome in what is to perhaps be one of the greatest summers in Geekdom history!
For those of you who do not read comic books, never fear! I don't and yet I am going slightly gaga over the plethora of comic-book related movies this summer because, well, they make good movies! (In theory, I know many of these films fall far short of wildly high expectations but that does not mean we should lose hope.)
This weekend viewing of Thor was highly anticipated for mostly one reason, or shall I say six- Chris Hemsworth's abs. Thor may be god of thunder but I was goddess of giggles throughout this movie. I giggled every time we saw him shirtless, every time he smiled, even every time he attempted a joke. Heck sometimes I was giggling just when he LOOKED at Natalie Portman a certain way. (Just for the record I also giggled during the preview for Captain America, I just can't suppress laughter when I see the creepy CGI Chris Evans emerge from his capsule as the shining beautiful man he actually is. Giggle.)
As far as movies go I wasn't that impressed. Visually pretty stunning but the whole movie just felt rushed like it was leading up to something grander. Thor's time on Earth was way too short to have the emotional impact needed and the entire cosmos-coming-to-an-end bit seemed a bit hasty. But seriously worth watching if you are gearing up for super-hero season. I will probably also consent to being dragged to Green Lantern but the trailers have yet to impress me. I put a lot of stock in trailers. A good trailer can really sell a movie to me. An amazing trailer can oversell it and I can actually enjoy the trailer MORE THAN THE MOVIE. X-Men First Class is going to be the movie I line up to see at midnight. Finally the world has come to understand what I have always known- Michael Fassbender is going to be a huge star. Plus it just looks like a good movie, we won't even talk about Wolverine.
Plus there are some non-superhero movies that make it into the top geek spots as well. Pirates: On Stranger Tides is trying to reboot a franchise that should have stopped after the first one but I will be on deck with this film as well, mostly for Johnny but also I have a deep seated love for Ian McShane who will be playing Blackbeard. I also hear there is this little film coming out about a boy named Harry Potter. Probably one of the most significant film franchises made in my lifetime is coming to a close this summer. And whether you love em or hate em everyone has watched them. Even my silly little sister who refuses to read the books (big mistake) loves the movies. But yeah, overall it looks like it is going to be a good summer for blockbusters!