FILM REVIEW: Thor


Rated: PG

My rating: 7/10

IDMB rating: 7.6

83% of the audience liked it (Rotten Tomatoes)

Watch if you like: Iron Man, Spiderman, Hulk,X-Men

Based loosely on the Norse god and the Marvel comic book, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is a warrior, soon to replace his father as king, but his arrogance leads to his banishment from the kingdom of Asgard. He is sent to live amongst the humans, falling from the sky he is discovered by Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), an astrophysicist.

Marvel fans should add this film to their collection. As a keen lover of Marvel films, but with little knowledge of the comic books, I really loved this film. I can’t speak about how good this film is compared to the comics, but even if it pales in comparison, the film by itself is great and made me all the more excited about the upcoming Avengers film. If you know what the Avengers are, then stay to the end of the credits, they’re long but well worth waiting through for the clip at the end.

If you’re not a comic book film fan then you might not enjoy Thor as much as the ratings suggest. The storyline is predictable, the film drags on for too long, and you will cringe at the clichés. The film does have amazing graphics though, definitely worth shelling out the extra cash to watch it in 3D, even the graphics in the credits are amazing. And, on a superficial point, very nice seeing Hemsworth with his top off- wow.

Favourite quote:

“A wise king never seeks out war but he must always be ready for it”

REVIEW: Sucker Punch


The film centres around Baby Doll who is unfairly admitted to a mental asylum by her evil step father. As Baby fights for freedom with feisty Rocket (Jena Malone), reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish), Amber (Jamie Chung) and Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), we step into three alternate realities. The girls attempt to escape Blue Jones (Oscar Isaac) by following Baby’s plan, step by step collecting items which will unlock the doors.

Sucker Punch is a Marmite film, if you like films such as Watchmen and Sin City, then you will love it. Otherwise avoid. Once you get past the Marmite test, there are some definite flaws, the action parts of the film become repetitive and annoying. On the whole though, I enjoyed the film for its originality, suspense and plot twists. The gothic comic book style will draw in Batman and Spider Man film fans.