The night before going to The Avengers we found Thor on netflix.com I do have to say that both movies were great and I am glad I watched them in order. :)
Everyone has heard that this movie grossed 200 million dollars it's first weekend in the box offices so it is no surprise that I felt I was the last one to see it. LOL
So what did I like most about it? First, let me just say that the car ride home with my husband we were discussing all the parallel links to the movie and the Bible! :) Very neat! One line that I absolutely loved hearing was "There is only one God, Ma'am, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't dress like that." The other line I liked was, "Have you heard of the story about Jonah." :) 2 lines in a major motion picture that made me happy to hear! :)
Beyond the two lines mentioned above I thought there were tons of other things within the movie that could be related to the Bible. For one Thor- he is such a sweet guy that no matter what is ready to forgive his brother who was the bad guy! That is true forgiveness-just like us we are full of sin and do not deserve God's forgiveness but God loves us so much that he forgives us!
Another thing is Ironman- at the beginning you see him as the selfish "hotshot" where everything was about him, but at the end he becomes selfless! He became the hero and I am happy he did not die! He was willing to die to let others live- again Biblical - NLT John 15:13 There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends.
Next team work! When the Avengers finally realized they should stop fighting and work together it reminded my husband of Psalm 133-
when God’s people live together in unity!
running down on the beard,
running down on Aaron’s beard,
down on the collar of his robe.
3 It is as if the dew of Hermon
were falling on Mount Zion.
For there the Lord bestows his blessing,
even life forevermore.