We saw the new "Thor" movie. It was good. I liked it. We enjoyed it. Besides, you know, its lack of fidelity to the eddas, I can only think of one thing that made me unhappy about it. What if Kenneth Branagh and J. Michael Straczynski had used that $150 million to make the first "Amber" movie instead? In a way, of course, they just did, but I mean if they had made a "Nine Princes in Amber" movie that was as good as this "Thor" movie, I would do nothing but watch it, for like, a week. Which is to say that this "Thor" movie is a quite good "Thor" movie, but in the bigger picture of things I am still wistful.

2011.05.27 at 7:00am EDT