Starting with the film debut of Iron Man in 2008, Marvel fans have watched their beloved Avengers come to life one-by-one in cinemas across the globe. And while some did not fare as well as others, all were accepted with the promise that fans would get to see these heroes unite on one screen for an unprecedented superhero mash-up.
That movie is The Avengers.
And it is insane.
Thor is one of those superhero movies that you’re really just not sure about. He’s a well known character (everyone knows about the God of Thunder!), but little else is known about him besides his name. Furthermore, how can a Norse mythology fit into the plausible high-tech future reality established by the down-to-earth Iron Man, and further solidified by The Incredible Hulk? How can the God of Thunder fight side-by-side with Captain America, Iron Man, and The Hulk?
Such a feat seemed impossible, ridiculous even (remember, we’re talking about a plausible reality, not comic book reality), and many doubted it would work (this reviewer included), but this movie proved my doubts wrong, misplaced, and even offensive. To sum it up in three words: