I watched this last night, having looked forward to seeing it. Unfortunately, I was under-whelmed by it…perhaps my opinion will soften and improve upon a second viewing.
The occasional joke is fine, in any medium, but this film seemed to thrive on turning the ‘Thor’ mythology into a figure of fun and buffoonery, with more ‘quips’ per minute than a giant-sized packet of salted ‘Walkers’.
There were some memorable moments…the ‘death’ of ‘Odin’, the revelation that ‘Thor’ had a sister, and the destruction of Asgard…all moments that - for myself, at least - lost their poignancy because of the non-stop gags. Even the deaths of some of ‘Thor’s’ friends, near the beginning, were done in such an off-hand way, with no depth, or feeling…followed by 'laugh-a- minute dialogue that seemed totally inappropriate.
In many ways, this is the most tragic of the ‘Thor Trilogy’, and yet it was treated as the least serious.
Anyway, another viewing make change everything…or perhaps not…at least the action scenes were pretty impressive.