This film somehow does simultaneous violence against Norse mythology and scientific rationalism.
In a way, that is itself impressive.
I’m amazed they didn’t rename Mjolnir the Samsung Galaxy M and address Thor as T*Dawg.
Also, was this film fucking financed by the city of London or WHAT? I know “mythic” accents are always weird mushmouthed cousins of the Isles, but there is no reason this film should have taken place in England.
No one has ever cared less about a film than I do about Thor 2.
Gods fighting gods with uninteresting magic about indecipherable lore-position. Never have the stakes been more irrelevant.
I am honestly more invested in the conflict of “can I finish this popcorn?” than any of the garbage on screen.
This film got real bad, real quick.
Also, dunno when they replaced Kat Dennings with a cartoon squirrel, but its a definite upgrade.
Drunk as fuck and watching Thor 2 in a second run theater.
Got a large popcorn and (shhh) whiskey to keep me company.
Dunno what is happening to my life. Don’t care.
Why don’t you just love me for who I am?
Battle cry of a #selfie generation.
“Some conservatives say, ah, but he was a communist. Actually Mandela was raised in a Methodist school, was a devout Christian, turned to communism in desperation only after South Africa was taken over by an extraordinarily racist government determined to eliminate all rights for blacks. I would ask of his critics: where were some of these conservatives as allies against tyranny? Where were the masses of conservatives opposing Apartheid? In a desperate struggle against an overpowering government, you accept the allies you have just as Washington was grateful for a French monarchy helping him defeat the British.”
Newt Gingrich (via azspot)
LTMC: There’s a brief but worthwhile exchange in the comments section on this article that’s worth bringing to the surface:
Wes341: But you’ve got to admit that Newt making sense is bound to cause some cognitive dissonance.
Ta-Nehisi Coates: No. It shouldn’t. That right there is the fight. It’s the exact reason why people think no racists actually exist in the world, and bigots live under bridges. If you begin from the premise that all humans are complicated then there really is no dissonance to be had. Dissonance is what we are.