I never read any comic books growing up, but I know Thor was that mechanic in Adventures in Babysitting. I'm pretty sure that's factually correct. I'm also pretty sure Adventures in Babysitting was one of the last movies I saw at the theater. Did Jaws 2 come out yet? (I'm only half kidding.)
Top Five Girl Crushes? Total oversight on my part. She was adorable in The Professional, but I wanted to make babies with her in Garden State.
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. How did I not see this on opening night?
Nevertheless, I went into this movie with the lowest expectations because, well, it's about some mechanic dude with a hammer. Turns out, he's not a mechanic after all. (I feel a little misled by Adventures in Babysitting. Next you'll tell me I can't take on a bunch of mobsters armed only with my wit and a bitchin' station wagon.) Thor is some kind of asshole thunder god who gets cast off his planet to come do time with the mortals on Earth. Who knew? Ok, probably everyone but me.
This is Thor. Hummina hummina.
This Thor dude has a hammer for his weapon of choice. There's some Nordic name for it, but I would have to break my jaw to pronounce it. Regardless, Thor wields this hammer like nothing I've seen since Cops last filmed in New Jersey. I expected the highlight of the movie to be my $7 fountain drink and my $9 box of Butterfinger Minis, but I was pleasantly surprised with the film. It was a fun flick with an impressive cast. It wasn't an Oscar contender, but it was a nice diversion from real life. I think it comes out on DVD in about five minutes, so this might be a rental for most people.
This never gets old.
Tell me what old-ish movies I should see next or add to my Netflix queue. I rarely sit down long enough to actually watch a whole movie, but I'm going to make a concerted effort to do so in the future. Probably. Has anyone seen anything awesome lately? (I tend toward movies where people get shot in the face rather than kissed, jsyk. My team of therapists is working on that.) Share your movie reviews in the comments.