I just got back from seeing Thor in 3D, and I have many thoughts. Only a few of them are fully-formed enough to share right now, but maybe I’ll be able to go into more depth later. In the meantime…
One, why did I think it would be awesome if there were more 3D movies? Headache, I has one (ouch!). Two, fun to watch, but that plot was a mess. Three, Sif.
I think this bit from the film sums my delight in Sif up pretty well:
Thor: Who was it that proved that a mere maiden could be one of the mightiest warriors of Asgard?
Sif: I did!
Thor: True, but I supported you, Sif.
The line is played for laughs, a silly bit in a short, mostly light-hearted sequence, but the humor is not at Sif’s expense. Jaimie Alexander’s delivery made it clear that Sif isn’t shy about taking credit. And Thor immediately acknowledges that it was her own work that made her reputation. It’s a tiny moment, and a small detail, but one that I really liked.
I also dug how she really was a mighty warrior, that though she had a shield she wasn’t relegated to defensive-only behavior (always a favorite for female fighters in movies), and that her armor looked about as functional as everyone else’s. I could have done without the heels on her boots, though.
What did you think?