Thanks to the world’s best roomie giving us a date night, M and I went to see Thor: The Dark World last night. Not only did I enjoy it more than I expected to (it was also much funnier than I expected), I was also very pleasantly surprised to see so many prominent female characters in this, and a lot of Bechdel-Test passing. Jane and Darcy’s friendship and working relationship got a lot of chance to shine, Sif easily held her own, and even Frigga had a moment where she was far more than just Thor and Loki’s mom (though her refrigerator status did irk me.) Not that the film is not without its flaws, of course–almost everything Superhero/SFF has fail along those lines–but in context, there was just a lot more attention to women characters than I’ve come to expect from this franchise, and I was truly delighted.
Hey, I wrote some books!