Tonight, kitanzi and I continued working our way through the stack of DVDs in the to-be-watched pile. It was her turn to pick, and she chose Thor, a film which I had seen in the theatre but she had not.
Thor is, I thought, a surprisingly good comic-book action flick. I was dubious that a character as inherently silly as Thor could be turned into a decent movie vehicle, but between a JMS co-written script, Ken Branagh’s direction, and a stellar cast headed up by Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Anthony Hopkins, it turned out to be a fun, breezy romp, and the Asgaard visuals are nothing less than stunning.
But that’s not what I came to tell you about. I came to tell you about why I’m so very lucky that kitanzi loves me so much.
Towards the end of the film, Thor, having been fully restored his powers, is going to fly off to the transfer site to take the Bifrost bridge back to Asgaard to confront his brother, Loki. He pulls Dr. Foster (Portman) to his side, and flashes her that impossible grin of his, causing her to give out a small, schoolgirlish giggle.
I couldn’t help myself. I leaned over to Kit, and softly whispered, “The hammer is my penis.”
And we both cracked up. We had to pause the movie. And she hit me at least twice over the course of the next half hour.
I’m lucky she loves me. Hell, I’m lucky she’s still speaking to me. 🙂
omg, that’s adorable!
Hell, I’m lucky she’s still speaking to me. 🙂
Is she still, now that you’ve shared that with the whole internet? 🙂
Oh, I told him to post it. *grin*
She actually insisted that I post it. 🙂
Oh gawd! Back when we were doing the Bastion of Twilight raid in World of Warcraft, we’d go up against the end boss, Cho’gall, who’d occasionally yell “Behold the might of the Hammer!” In an early attempt,
then said “That is NOT the hammer”. From then on, I’d have to fight dissolving in giggles every time that boss emote came up!
*giggle* And don’t paladins have a “Hammer of Righteousness” or somesuch spell? (Yeah, I’ve actually fogotten….that’s awful.)
i think the truly amazing thing is that you got that far into the movie before you said it.
Well, to be honest, and this may be my retroactively overthinking it, I think that’s the first moment in the film where the reference is *perfect*. 🙂
We’ll its clear you liked the movie more than I did. I might have been a smidge less picky about where I found my moments.
But yeah I know that E and I had lots of penis/hammer giggle fits earlier in the movie … otoh i regularly swim in the gutter.
I enjoyed Thor a great deal for what it was. It probably didn’t hurt that when I first saw it, my expectations were insanely low, since I was having a hard time believing that of all the comic book characters available to make a movie adaptation from, they chose Thor.
I know what you mean about swimming in the gutter. I am forever 10 years old, and quite often I need to reach up in order to touch bottom. 🙂
Now I’ve got “Grabthar’s Silver Hammer” in my head. Not that that’s a *bad* thing, mind.