Rating: PG-13, Time: 2hr 10min, Director: Taika Waititi, Cast on IMDb
So was this a good Thor story?
I think there was a little for everyone. The plot is fairly fast paced going to new worlds for about 3/4 of the movie, so you don't tire of seeing too much of Asgard. There is a classic hero gets into to trouble and has to brainstorm how to pull together a team again to defeat a new enemy of Hela, the unknown lost sister of Thor.
How did you find the character of Hela?
Well technically she is older than Thor and even more powerful, so she is quite a handful to figure out how to defeat in the end. Sometimes a female villain isn't believable, but I think Cate Blanchett as Hela did a fine job. Its an interesting change from her role in the Lord of the Rings movies as an elven princess to badass god of death.
Did they have any surprises in the film?
Yes, the Hulk. I was like why is the hulk in a Thor movie. They play together as Avengers, so there is possible lay-over. Actually in comics this is a typical spin of the story, having different characters across a universe of comic characters run into each other. In fact, many of the new spin-off comic characters are first introduced in other comics. One fun fact to know is that the first Hulk in comics was grey, but there were a few misprints where the color was green-grey, so Stan Lee and Jack Kirby changed the character to green.
Did they need to bring back Loki?
They probably could have stripped out this character, but Loki has always been in Thor movies and is very prominent in the Thor comics books. In the books, he spins off 3 nemesis characters for Thor: Absorbing Man, the Destroyer and the Wrecking Man. So in a way he is the arch-nemesis of Thor, so I was a bit unsure of him as an ally to Thor. On the other hand, it makes for a great story, where they are allied, but Thor is always distrustful of his brother.
Do you have any art based off Thor?
I don't really do comic book heros, at least not yet. Most of my characters have been based off popular movies. One character Katniss from the Hunger Games captures the hereoine feel of comics. In this painting, I address how society is actually partially in a Hunger Games environment already and it is a matter of time before we slide into this type of society.
May the Odds be Ever in your Favor - 24x48 inches
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