So I was wicked lazy with these reviews and didn't post them until now. I saw 5 Fast and Thor over the past 2 weeks and they were awesome!!
Yet another installment in the movie series, with a 6th on the way I'm sure!! It's essentially Fast and Furious meets Ocean's 11. These flicks are my guilty pleasure. Almost the main characters from the past 4 movies come together with fugtives Dom and Brian to pull off a robbery (from a powerful drug lord) that will allow them to disappear forever. They are being chased by bad ass Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and his team. Vince from the first flick makes an appearance as well, redeeming himself. With any Fast and Furious movie, you sometimes have to put cool stunts over the real world, but it's pulled off well. Lots of funny lines are throughout, and a real sense of family and friendship is pulled off. The druglord's chief lieutenant does not want to get killed---he always stays alive for some reason! Great scene: Million dollar Quarter mile race with cop cars. I would love to see the Rock in a movie of his own with this character and a new team. Be sure to stay after the credits---Eva Mendes comes into The Rock's office with impossibly high heels to tell him about another case in Germany...it sets the stage for the 6th.
I had absolutely no idea what to expect with this flick. Can't wait for the Avengers to come out next summer. The dude who played Thor did a great job. The Asgard scenes were like something out of an original Jack Kirby comic and it was written by the guy who writes the Thor comic now. Kat Dennings (one of my top ten if you recall) was hilarious as a political science major in the middle of a physics project. She called his hammer Meow Meow instead of Mljonior, very funny scene. Stellan Skarsgard is back to annoy me with yet another role as a genius mentor with a Norwegian background. SHIELD played a key role in the flick, and the scene where Thor goes through agents to get to his hammer, King Arthur/Excalibur style is my favorite. Samuel L Jackson does another Nick Fury cameo at the end. I was never a Thor comic fan, but one line stands out to me from a comic I read once: "Yeah, well MY god has a hammer."
And you can't watch Thor without the classic KISS song, "God of Thunder!"