I have to admit, I didn’t expect these second wave Marvel movies to be that great. The first wave films were all relatively solid, though many were not great by any means. But they were well made. However, when they decided to go with TV directors and such on the follow up films, I wasn’t so sure. So I went to see Thor this weekend with low expectations. And I was pleasantly surprised. It was a big improvement from the first Thor movie. And the production values were stupendous from start to finish. I did not get too wrapped up in it but I did think the action was all very well done. The main Villain Maelkith was your basic dour humorous baddie. Loki managed to liven things up somewhat though not as much as I expected. Yet, it all came together fairly well and Jane Foster wasn’t as boring as she was in the first film. Thor is still kind of a one not character but he was better handled here.
The clip in the credits which sets up Guardians of the Galaxies was very comic book, which I suppose is to be expected. It was funny to see the Adam Warlock cocoon in the background. Benicio Del Toro as the Collector was very camp, but we’ll see how it goes in the Guardians movie coming up next year.
All in all, I think they did a decent job and I’m looking forward to Captain America: Winter Soldier.