Welcome back to another edition of Bitrot Reviews. I know I mentioned The Hunger Games : Mockingjay Part 1 was coming out in last week’s column but it’s so heavy on my mind it was worth repeating. As of today’s posting it’s pretty much number one in every country on the planet that opened it. It seems to be doing very well in the US even if it’s trending a bit lower than Catching Fire. This movie isn’t as exciting but it makes up for that in nuance. This is a heavy film but the performances are what elevate it. Solid movie. Now, on for this week’s reviews. Thirteen titles reviewed. As always, I score on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the very best.
Thor – Issue 2
Marvel made a big deal about this new direction for the series and I think it was deserved. There are a lot of interesting things about it. The least of which is the “new” Thor, whatever that means. But most importantly, what does The Girlfriend think:
After reading the first two issues, I’m not sure what’s going on. Sure, I get that a woman is Thor with all the powers of that hammer he used to carry. But is the underlying reason why she’s Thor and seems to have conversations with an inanimate object that’s uncertain to me. And it may be okay. The new Thor (and I don’t believe she has a name yet) appears to be in the dark like us. It’s an interesting way to let the story unfold. And a refreshing one at that…as long as the writer doesn’t screw up the payoff. I enjoy the artwork too. They created a female character who looks like she can kick ass instead of frail. (I hate toothpick leg on women. It’s unrealistic for a healthy one to have.) So, I hope Marvel can pull off a strong and realistic woman I’m their universe. Read on!