I watched several movies recently, more in a short period of time than I normally do, and… they were mostly not that great. We’ll start with the better ones.
I liked this one because it pretty much fulfills what you want from a summer blockbuster. Is the story great? No. Furthermore, as I’ve written before, superhero shows and movies rarely ever make logical sense; if we accept a world where certain individuals have extraordinary powers, we should expect those powers to be used in a reasonable way and be shown in a reasonable way, but this rarely ever happens. Hence we see Iron Man not die in one hit from Thor (blah blah blah, I remember the suit got powered to 400% capacity, that still wouldn’t match someone as absurd as Thor) or Captain America’s arm not shattering to pieces when Thor hits his shield with his big hammer. Also, none of the human-only heroes should be able to fight huge aliens with superior technology (but unfathomably inferior to Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit), least of all with some souped up arrows. Also, where is the military? Are they okay with just “setting up a perimeter” while New York City gets swarmed? Sure, let’s just let the NYPD and six random people fight off an alien invasion. Sigh. Just gotta let these things go with movies like this.
(I think I just hacked off everyone who liked the movie and who likes Marvel Comics.)
Also, I want to insult all Hulk fans everywhere: I’ve always found this superhero kinda stupid. Hulk fans love to brag that the Hulk has theoretically limitless strength because, “All he has to do is get angrier!” Whoopee. And stupid. What, are we supposed to believe he can achieve infinite anger? What does that even mean? Why is he angry? They also did a poor job with character development, because one moment he’s about to kill the Black Widow and then the next time he transforms he’s perfectly rational. Uh huh.
It is clear that, despite the fact that in the comics Thor is depicted to be as strong or even stronger than the Hulk, they had to make the Hulk special and portray him as slightly stronger than Thor, although Thor is still pretty ridiculous. If you don’t believe me, here are parts of his strength description from Marvel Wiki: Continue reading