To get ready for the release of Avengers: Infinity War, The Christian Nerd and The Nerd of Godcast have been taking a look back at the Marvel Cinematic Universe, watching and sharing thoughts about the movies that have led us to this point. I kicked off our journey by talking about Iron Man and then Tony joined me for a discussion about The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man 2.
Now today, the action has finally moved over to one of my favorite podcasts, The Nerd of Godcast. I joined they're amazing crew to talk about the God of Thunder's first foray on the big screen. Generally we all enjoyed Thor and saw it as a Shakespearean family drama in the middle of the MCU.
Please go check out the episode here, and then download and listen to all of their other episodes.
While watching Thor, I kept some notes while watching that dreamy Asgardian.
- Tom Hiddleston gives some great looks. Loki's the best.
- Thor really is different at the start of this movie.
- Why is Fandril a musketeer?
- A funny thing happened on the way to Thor's hammer. I miss all the Marvel One Shots.
- Donald Blake. Why did Thor have a secret identity in the comics?
- Loki kind of has a point. His entire life was a lie and his parents helped propagate that lie.
- Natalie Portman is a good actress. And I fell in love with her when I saw The Phantom Menace.
- Sitwell. Hail Hydra.
- Sad Thor is a transformed Thor
- Ironically there are a lot of white people in New Mexico
- Journey into mystery on the billboard. I've actually read some Journey Into Mystery comic books.
- Thor does become incredibly likeable. And dreamy.
- Should we be worried that Thor's friends liked him when he sucked?
- Someone sacrifices himself for others? Why does that narrative always speak to us? I wonder...
- I hope that Coulson comes back for the movies when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ends. Which according to my sister who has been watching the new season, the end might be nigh.
- Actors are all very good looking.
- Thanks to Ralph Macchio? Seriously, he got a special thank you in the credits.