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Okay but not unforgettable
September 22, 2015
Thor and Loki are so watchable, and their painful brotherly dynamic is definitely well done. Plus, the movie is full of spectacular special effects.
But some of the action is confusing and hard to follow, it's hard to believe in a genuine attraction between Thor and Jane, and Jane's obnoxious little sister made me want to cover my ears every time she opened her loud, squeaky mouth. Though Jane's character is intended to be a world-class scientist, she just comes off as not very bright. Odin was a repulsive jerk - it's hard for me to buy into comic book innovations that lessen the fascinating characters of ancient tradition instead of truly bringing them to life.
I would have liked to see Thor's friendships in Asgaard better developed, instead of just presented for a few seconds, and some more development of the villain, who was so one-dimensional that he was actually a weak plot driver.
Anyway, it's worth watching, just not strong enough to be a 5-star as others in the Avengers series are.