Howdy Mek mate!
Thanks for the link, although his review says basically nothing.
> Again, this one says there's no Don Blake. (Thank Goodness)
This is where you (and the reviewer) err.
With no Don Blake, not only does this movie poop on the comic book origins, but it also makes several other mistakes.
Firstly, a god amongst gods is less special than a god amongst mortals.
Secondly, if this movie is a precursor to Thor on Earth (say in a sequel) then the Thor of the first movie is a bragging bully (to deserve banishment to Earth). That means Thor of this movie is no hero. In the event that they totally remove the need for Thor to be banished then it poops over so much continuity that you may as well call it Ultimate Thor.
Everything I have seen so far tells me it has nothing to do with the Mighty Thor. It may end up a decent Thor movie, just not a decent Mighty Thor movie - and thats a shame.
> Sounds pretty good so far, IMHO.
No it sounds like a Lord of the Rings bandwagon jumping, 'Galactus cloud' cop-out that has nothing to do with the Mighty Thor and is simply just Thor.
Well guys I think it is time for me to emerge from the closet. When it comes to Don Blake I am with UK on this one (although as usual UK is kinda "forthright" in his presentation!)I don't have time for the lengthy analysis the subject deserves, but suffice to say I have never viewed Blake as a lame plot device designed to resemble Supes kryptonite. I have always loved the potential tension in Thor's imposed duality. I know Blake's individuality "died" as the series progressed but I for one always saw an incredible potential in the idea of an at times, uneasy fusion between man and god. I think this kind of thinking was why the "Reigning" grabbed me incredibly as a plot. How did Thor's character develop into a benovolent though suffocating dictator?
Maybe I am just fascinated by incarnational thinking. In any case I recognise that to be pro-Blake is something of a minority sport but hey its all about opinions.