Okay, so tonight I just saw Thor.
It was pretty cool–funny, entertaining, action-y with a bit o’ romance (and explosions)…all the things you could possibly want from a movie (though, sorry, minus the classic car chase scene)–but I felt the ending was expected from the very beginning. I never really got the sense that Thor was ever in that much danger.
But that’s just me. (And I never read the comic books, so it’s not like I had any foresight into his character to begin with. My dad, however, was a big comic book reader, so I have him to inform me of all the little ways the movies alters from the original stories or hits them spot-on–because he’s nitpicky like that. So yes, Dad was the one who wanted to see the movie the most out of the family.)
And since I’m not really one to write full movie reviews…that’s pretty much all I have to say about Thor.
What I am excited to talk about is another upcoming movie with yet another classic comic hero who was featured during the previews: Captain America.
Again, I say I never read these comic books, folks. It just wasn’t part of my life. (If my dad still has his old comics books, he’s never shared them with me. So I blame it on him!) My closest experience with Captain America was in the early Nintendo games. I was really young then, and all I could ever manage to do in the one title I owned was throw his shield around and jump all over the place.
I think I had a better time with Kirby, to be honest. (He was big, round and pink, and he incessantly puffed his enemies away. *shrugs* What can I say? He had that rare kind of appeal.)
Nevertheless, I’m still entirely excited to see Captain America.
Well, remember when we were talking about dieselpunk, and I was kind of whining about how nothing cool and set during that era (1920s to 1950s) was being produced in film or fiction? (At least not that I know of; I’d love some updates if there are.) *ehem*
NEWSFLASH: TIYANA CAN COMPLAIN LESS NOW.
At least temporarily.
Because folks, the upcoming film Captain America is totally dieselpunk. Check this, if you haven’t already:
(Okay, I just totally went all ecstatic inside while watching that, even though I’ve seen it several times before.)
Now, if I have to explain why this is dieselpunk, then you clearly do not understand what this movement is all about. (All right, maybe I’m just being mean now.)
One of the coolest things, imo, that this movie has going for it–and I’m coming from the perspective of someone who has no attachment to the original comics–is the use of technology. They’re using it to engineer a super soldier to fight Hitler and his Nazis, for one.
How cool is that?
And have you seen the automobiles? They practically scream dieselpunk. Not to mention the brief shot of that sleek-looking aircraft flying in. And those costume designs…
Basically everything about this movie says dieselpunk. (And holy moly! I just learned Joss Whedon is contributing to the script. Now I absolutely have to see this movie.)
So maybe my reasons for wanting to see this film are more stylistic than because I’m actually a hardcore fan of the character (which I’m not). I’m a stylist at heart. Though, don’t get me wrong: I appreciate substance just as much as the next gal.
With that said, I hope that when Captain America does hit the theatres it delivers on all levels.
What Do You Think?
Have you seen Thor? What was your reaction to it? Also, is anyone else looking forward to seeing Captain America, as well?