Damsels: Natalie Portman – Thor
It may seem like you’re having déjà vu but this is really happening again, I am writing another post about Natalie Portman. The lady has appeared in quite a few action movies, leaving her mark on each one in a very distinct way. From her work in Leon: The Professional, through her time as a slave for George Lucas, and then onward to Jane Got a Gun, Natalie has all but solidified herself as one of the go-to women whether you need a lady who can kick some butt or just stand in the corner and scream. Natalie can do it all.
Released one year before The Avengers hit screens, audiences didn’t quite know what to think of Thor. The movie generally received good scores from both critics and fans but Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston weren’t the only actors to come from the movie with multitudes of fans behind them. One only has to look at the insane amount of people wanting to see Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster take up the mythical hammer to find out which characters worked and didn’t work. Jane and Thor’s romance might have seemed a bit forced at times, but they couldn’t move along with this series if they didn’t have at least once scene of Thor and Jane locking lips.
While I tend to think that Natalie Portman was way too hot to be some single scientist hanging around the desert with Kat Dennings, she is a Harvard graduate and I have been known to be wrong before. The character of Jane Foster is one that will often bring traditional fans of Thor into a rage as she has taken up the mantle of Thor in recent years. It’s very weird and comic booky but let’s just say that she no longer needs the big strong man to save her anymore.
Despite that hilarious digital short from The Lonely Island, I don’t think that Natalie Portman is really that bad of a chick. Maybe her role as Jane Foster in Thor is closer to the actress than some of her other roles but when it comes to picking your favorite version of the Portmeister, there is no wrong answer.