I went to see Marvel’s Thor this week. I enjoyed it greatly, and not just for shirtless Chris Hemsworth (although that didn’t hurt). I thought Marvel hit it out of the park again. Like they did with Iron Man, they cast the perfect person for the role and were able to capture the characters essence without banging you over the head. But they did knock my noggin a bit with something else. The Marvel Universe.
In comic books you have your continuity stories and your stand-alone stories. It’s the same with comic book movies. Some, like Batman Begins are self-contained films that aren’t leading into another character’s movie. Others, like Iron Man and Thor make sure you know where you are and it’s sitting smack dab in the middle of the 616 (give or take a few Samuel L. Jacksons). Both have their merits and marketing strategies of course but is one inherently better?
Read my thoughts in this week's Hey, That's My Cape! at Newsarama.