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After a succession of cancelled attempts that began just after the film’s release, I finally went with some friends to see “Thor 2” at Rainbow Cinema. It’s not my favourite theatre, but everyone else seems to love it, and there’s a fatuous kind of propriety in being taken to Asgard via a rainbow.

The film was worth the wait, though. That wasn’t surprising to me. To satisfy me, the movie basically just had to show up. Some spectacular mess would have needed to happen in order to disappoint me. This was basically like “Silence of the Lambs” with Loki in place of Anthony Hopkins and Anthony Hopkins in some other role. And Loki’s a petulant young godling instead of an urbane cannibal. And the bad guy’s an elf instead of a fairy. In a very real sense, the movie wasn’t actually like “Silence of the Lambs” at all, but in a truer, deeper, more meaningful, and far less coherent sense, it was almost exactly like “Silence of the Lambs”.

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