I’m just going to come out and say it: I don’t think 2011’s Thor has aged that well. Not to say it’s particularly out of touch or dated in itself, rather it feels like a tonal misstep that the franchise eventually goes on to self right in the late movies in the franchise. Looking at the movie objectively, it’s a perfectly serviceable action movie that mixed fantasy and science fiction, it’s just that the direction the series took ended up leaving this movie looking like the odd one out.
In the eyes of Marvel Cinematic Universe history, Iron Man 2 will go down as one of the “not great ones” when it comes to the long list of movies within. Certainly, it’s a flawed movie. but upon revisiting it, I was pleased to see I ended up enjoying the movie far more than I expected to, given its reputation. And how it ended up feeling like it belonged in a shared universe more than the two movies that came before it.
I have always admired Godzilla from afar. the Kaiju genre is something that intrigued me from a young age, but much to my shame, I could just never get past how all the monsters just looked like guys in rubber suits. Which is pretty damn hypocritical of me considering how much I adored Power Rangers and a child.
It even took me a while to actually sit myself down and watch the first part of Netflix’s computer animated Godzilla trilogy: Planet of Monsters.