The film "Thor" deals with the ideas of theodicy, free will, and the relationships between fathers and sons. Here's a brief primer on Norse mythology that might help separate the gods from the (super)humans.
This weekend's release reflects the industry's increasing reliance on that forbidden joy of my childhood -- the comic book -- to justify its existence. But many of the nation's critics readily drank the Thor Kool-Aid.
Perhaps the right hungry, Jackie Chiles-style lawyer could lead the charge on suing moviemakers for malpractice and getting the American public some compensation for all the crappy films they have had to endure.