Well, this past week has been crazy still! I can’t say how much you start to realize that you take something for granted until that object is taken away. We have not had our van for over three weeks now and I gotta say that my wife was about to crack this week. I think we are both starting to loose it simply because of the lack of sleep that both of us have. I have been getting up early to help get her to work and she has not been able to get home at a reasonable time to get a quick nap between shifts, which helps her to recharge her batteries to continue going for the day. Our prayer is that we can get the van back before next weekend, otherwise I have to cancel on a major 501st event, and it would be awful if I had to do that. I realize that life comes first, but I hate cancelling on major events especially with not much notice. Besides, I have been looking forward to that event.
This week was crazy and it all culminated in a bad day at work today. My day was so stressful today at work that I pretty much forgot everything that happened last weekend and everything that happened this past week. My wife came today after work, picked me up, and took me out right away. We went to the movie theater and got tickets to “Thor: The Dark World”. We then went over to Applebee’s and had dinner along with some drinks and then went back to the theater and watched the movie. We then came home and going through all of that actually got me to forget some of my awful day. Now, I want to talk about “Thor: The Dark World” for a little bit, so if you don’t want any spoilers, don’t read the rest of this blog, skip to the bottom and read the review:
So, after seeing Thor tonight, there were a lot of questions that came to mind when dealing with Thor in the movies, versus Thor in the comic books. And there is one glaring difference – Thor in the comic books actually wears his helmet and it makes him look like Thor. Thor in the movie, never seems to wear his helmet and it makes him look extremely wimpy as a character. Thor is supposed to look like a God on the warpath that is ready to fight at any time, yet the Thor that we see on the screen looks nice and “dreamy” for all the girls out there, but when is Thor finally going to be marketed to the men and not all the women out there. Sorry girls, I know Thor looks all dreamy with his long hair waving in the wind, but without his helmet, he just does NOT look like Thor to me or any other guy for that matter. On to other things. This storyline had me baffled. I expected a continuation of some of the storyline from “The Avengers” and at least some sort of reference to the post credit scene which included the use of the Super Skrull. Where were the veiled references? Where were the Avengers references. There was one, only one reference and again, there were massively missed opportunities. On the flip side of that, as a stand alone movie, the storyline was interesting and at least kept me involved in the movie the whole way through. I liked some of the comedy and I really appreciated how the role of Loki was written into the movie and the storyline. As I watched this movie all I could think was that the movie was more about Loki than it was about Thor and I like the fact that he was used as much as he was. It was not an awful movie, but it did not have me clamoring for another Thor movie anytime soon. Honestly, the best part of the movie was including The Collector in one of the post credit scenes to imply that The Collector may be involved in another Marvel movie somewhere along the line.
Okay, let’s talk about Chapter 49 of “Star Wars-Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader” by James Luceno……