November 20th, 2013

kusanagi: sometimes it's true

Thor: The Dark World

I went to see Thor: The Dark World with some of my work colleagues last night. So, was it the pseudoscience that wrecked our suspension of disbelief and thus, temporarily, our enjoyment of the film? Was it the phase meters and quantum field generators? Was it the dude flying around being manly in armour and wielding a magical fecking hammer?

No. No, it wasn’t. That stuff just causes us all to piss ourselves laughing.

What ticked us off was Collapse )

So that was the biggest problem I had with this film. Totally rational, I think, because it would’ve been so easy to correct with minimal fact-checking, whereas giving a solid theoretical explanation for interdimensional travel by manly hammer-wielding dudes would not.

(Side note: What is it with filmmakers and planetary alignment every five thousand years to bring about death/destruction/dark powers? Tomb Raider. The Fifth Element. Thor. What others am I missing? I’m sadly certain that there are others.)

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