WARNING: SPOILERS FOR THOR 2 ABOUND. DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE YET TO SEE THE MOVIE.
DOOM DELUISE: So Thor 2.
You attentive readers out there may remember, when Jim and I sat down to review the first Thor a few years ago, we were in agreement that we both enjoyed the movie.
As Jim said at the time, he thought it was better than Iron Man 2, but not quite as good as Iron Man 1.
Now that some years have passed, and we’ve seen several more Avengers-related movies, how would you rank this new Thor edition in the Marvel pantheon?
JIM DOOM: Well, since you teed it up that way, I’d like to say that I recently re-watched Thor 1, and I thought it held up incredibly well.
DOOM DELUISE: Ditto! I liked Thor 1 even more the second time I watched it, about a week and a half ago.
JIM DOOM: And in some ways, I would put Thor 2 above it.
I was very pleasantly surprised by Thor 2 — it did much of the things I loved about Thor 1, and improved on the things I didn’t.
I did not see that coming.
I figured it’d be enjoyable, but I heard it was getting some poor reviews, so at best I was hoping for a decent filler movie.
I guess when it comes to the Marvel movies that set up the Avengers movies, I should’ve known better.
Though I’m glad I went in with low expectations. That’s always more fun. (more…)