I think I've seen Thor twice and The Dark World once. Haven't had much interest in watching either of them again unless my daughter shows an interest.
The original Thor movie is great and, all too often, overlooked. Ragnarok is fun, the cast is generally great, and the story has some interesting beats, but there are also some issues.I liked The Dark World well enough, but I still rank it along the bottom of my MCU list. Ragnarok is definitely my favorite, largely because it was refreshing to have Hulk actually talk for a change. And the Kirby aesthetics are off the charts more than any other Marvel movie (including Eternals, where it SHOULD have been bleeding Kirby aesthetics).
I really like the first one, too, though. Probably gonna get flack for this, but I like it more than the first Iron Man.
It bugged me, too. And I was trying to figure out if there's any way to understand this that makes sense, and maybe if we assume that Konshu doesn't know the date, and only remembers how the stars looked. Which really just brings up the question of why there wasn't a less dramatic way to get that info into the app. Maybe this was originally written as a longer scene that got cut down until it reached the point of making anyone who knows just a little about astronomy scratch their heads.But I guess that wouldn't have moved the plot along in the way it played out, so I can give it a pass. Still, it bugs me.
Considering the sheer amount of IT work we have often have to do for our parents and/or people of their generation+, I would TOTALLY by someone as old as Konshu prefering to rearrange the stars than learn how to send a damn text. This may be the most realistic part of the series.Hypothetically if we think about the difficulty of an invisible god who has to act through his avatar trying to interact with a computer program to get the stars into the right position on the tablet screen. It's kinda humorous, especially if the impatient Konshu just goes "Fuck it, being imprisoned in stone is better than trying to learn how to use an iPad. I'll just rearrange the heavens for a moment, and then you can be on your way."
I like how they're not even trying to hide the fact that Lady Thor is Jane. It's like, "No, the comic readers already know, and they're going to tell everyone else, so just toss Natalie Portman into the marketing."
Top comment: "Legally, it's only Thor if they're from a specific region of Asgard. Otherwise it's just Sparkling Sexy Hammer Viking."
Dr Strange 2 and the need to see the Disney+ shows
Would people who hadn't watched WandaVision understand Wanda's motivation for wanting to reunite with her children? I don't recall anything just from the films to reference a home life with VIsion. Unlike Falcon and Winter Soldier, where movie-only watchers can go from Endgame where Steve gives Sam the shield and go right into Cap 4 where Sam is the new Cap. I don't think What If is necessary to understand why there is a Captain Carter, and Black Bolt's superpower is shown anyway.
That's... not exactly a high hurdleThis was a better Dark Phoenix story than any of the attempts of making a Dark Phoenix movie.
That risk is why I still haven't seen it yet, and will probably wait for it to hit the torrents.My only major negative right now is that I'm pretty sure seeing this in theaters is how I got covid.
I've been to the movies a few times lately, but I always choose the more expensive IMAX (because less people show up) and I get my tickets at the last minute and try to reserve them as far away from others as possible. And, I tend to go at the end of a movie's run, so that most people have already seen it and attendance is way low.That's... not exactly a high hurdle
That risk is why I still haven't seen it yet, and will probably wait for it to hit the torrents.
And really, even Pre-Covid, I pretty much stopped going to the movies. Last movie I saw in the theater was Thor: Ragnarok. Basically I've only gone to Marvel movies in the theater since, like, Avengers 1, I think.I've been to the movies a few times lately, but I always choose the more expensive IMAX (because less people show up) and I get my tickets at the last minute and try to reserve them as far away from others as possible. And, I tend to go at the end of a movie's run, so that most people have already seen it and attendance is way low.