For the briefest moment, I was pleasantly surprised by the matte painting used for the background of the Deathsport arena. Barely a moment later, I burst into laughter as the titular sport then took place in a dusty field with absolutely nothing to be seen on the horizon for miles only to then cut back to a shot of the arena. Sweet, beautiful shlock!
The Death Machines (I feel like everything in the Deathsport world should be prefixed by 'Death')…
It's such a shame that Spider-Man has become one giant walking meme because it is a solid superhero adventure from a time when solid superhero adventures still didn't really exist.
Much like Bryan Singer's X-Men, this film could be blamed for starting the glut of superhero films that we are (un)fortunate to have these days, but it's also a product of its time in the sense that it did a lot of the heavy lifting for the genre in establishing…
If nothing else, I think the humour of Thor is really underrated amongst the plague that exists in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: quipping. The humour in this, which is helped out a lot by Thor's fish-out-of water predicament, is really subtle and understated. For example, Thor smashing a mug and shouting "ANOTHER!" is hilarious because he knows this to be a sign of respect and gratefulness for sampling the wonders of the universe, but we Earth people don't like noise and outsiders.