Monday, April 18, 2011

Thor, God of Thornder...em Thunder

I think I am about as excited for the opening of the Thor film as I am about any film this year. Early word is pretty positive. I worried Kenneth Branagh might get lost with all the effects work despite whatever great direction he gave to the actors. Branagh is Mr. Shakespeare and he can pull a good performance out of just about anyone (Keanu Reeves excepted). Having seen his super-lush take on Hamlet back in 1997, I knew he could handle the epic scale.

It is a huge relief that reviews are good, as I had any number of reservations about how this one would turn out. I am excited for my nephew to get to see this at 7 years old. His head will be swimming for weeks on end as my brother eggs him on.