The movie Thor is a lot of fun. I really liked it. Sometimes if we don't have time to eat dinner before the movie we get a "movie dinner," where Christian gets nachos (which I don't like) and I get popcorn (which he doesn't like) for our dinner. Since I don't have to share I put a ton of salt on it--so much that my lips and tongue are puckered for several days after the movie. It felt great. If you have nothing to drink it is a bad feeling but if you have a huge icy Diet Coke it feels good. Every movie preview was a comic book movie or Harry Potter and Thor had an after-the-credits scene so I was basically in heaven. Captain America looks especially good and during the preview I slurped soda, tossed back a handful of popcorn and loudly told Christian, "I think the shield is Adamantium." If I were young, cute, and Japanese it might be kind of hot. But I am not. So it's probably the opposite of hot.
Thor is a god, see--not really a super hero. You get that--right? He's not an alien or a human but a god. So that's pretty interesting. Thor is much better than Clash of the Titans. Thor is surprisingly endearing for a Norse god. You'll like him. I know you are thinking that the hammer thing is really weird and stupid because it seems so clumsy but it's good in the movie and commanding thunder can be helpful.
What I liked best, however [SPOILER], is that Thor doesn't end up with Natalie Portman. Sure, they may spend forever trying to find a way to cross into each others' realms without the bifrost but it would have been really dumb for Thor to sacrifice his world for her when he doesn't really know her very well. I would have been disappointed if he had given it all up for a mortal he just met. I'm unromantic like that. Love at first sight is just not all that interesting to watch. How did they fall in love? What drew her to him? What gesture warmed her heart? I hate it when the two attractive people just fall in love by default. It's such a cliche.
So Thor must wait for the mortal Natalie Portman or find someone immortal to pursue. That's what I would do if I were Thor. I've really only seen this kind of relationship work between Aragorn and Arwen and their relationship is fraught and complicated. I'd like to see Thor avoid that.