Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dreamy Man Thor!

So I have too long abandoned one of my favorite topics-- dreamy men. I was reminded of this when I watch Thor with my roommate last weekend. Again.

OK, so in fairness, the number of times that I have watched this relatively new movie has as much to do with my general love of superhero movies as it does with my love of ogling Chis Hemsworth. Maybe even more. Maybe.

For those of you unfamiliar, Thor is actually one of my favorite comic-book-turned-movie franchises, as it is based and heavily steeped in Norse mythology. Which I also love.

The new movie version begins as a  young Thor, portrayed by the amazingly dreamy Chris Hemsworth, about to ascend the throne of Asgaard when Oden, played by the always dreamy-in-a-refined-older-gentleman-way Sir Anthony Hopkins, determines that he is too vain and immature to rule. Subsequently, Thor is banished to Earth where he meets Jane, a.k.a. Natalie Portman. Of course, given how amazingly, unbelievably, incredibly beautiful Thor is, a romance ensues as conditions in Asgaard sans Thor get quite dicey.

You should see it-- it's on Netflix now. Even if you aren't into dreamy, tall, very muscular Australian men like Chris Hemsworth (who is, gulp, younger than me, which troubles me a bit), it is a super-hero movie worth watching. It's well acted, Kenneth Branagh actually directs without over-stylizing everything, and the story is really, really rich and dynamic.

And Thor looks like this. I'm just saying.

1 comment:

  1. I have it on my iPad, just haven't gotten around to watching it. Thanks, Shauna!