Posted a little while ago, but I just recently saw it and I totally agree: Is Thor a Feminist Movie? (Yes.) This is stuff I was saying, how I was impressed with Jane and Darcy, how I liked Sif’s armor and her portrayal and her shutting down of Thor’s ego when he tried to take credit for her ass-kicking, how Thor’s machismo had to step aside for his compassion and self-sacrifice, etc. What I didn’t realize, though, that this post points out, is how ridonkulously low that bar is set.
Branagh’s Thor is more feminist than I thought a movie about a male superhero could ever be. Of course, it occurs to me that most of the things I am praising here are things that all films should be doing. They aren’t doing them, though. Thor is.
Sad state of affairs. If you’ve never heard of the Bechdel test, then you have no idea truly how low expectations are. If a movie has two women, who talk to each other, about something other than a man, it passes. So yeah. It’s awesome that Thor managed to deliver.