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Jackie K. Cooper Is a Master of Camp in “Thor: The Dark World”

In response to Jackie K. Cooper’s 407‑word review of Thor: The Dark World on

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Sigh. If only there were a Mystery Science Theater for movie reviews, Jackie K. Cooper’s “Thor: The Dark World” (Buena Vista Releasing)” would totally be a prime candidate and would probably become a perennial fan favorite.

Cooper never fails to deliver the camp. Somewhere in the great beyond, Ed Wood’s ghost, draped in pink angora, is grinning from ear to ear. The only question is whether Cooper is in on the joke. In other words, is he a clueless Ed Wood or a ingenious Andy Kaufman?

If it’s the latter, Cooper is a comic marvel and his site a satire of the highest order. The former? Well…

To be fair, The Dark World finds the illustrious critic almost transcending the absurd and landing somewhere between bad and mediocre.

The writing is stiff and built exclusively with straightforward declarative sentences, the punctuation is a confusing mess, and the critiques are comical misfires. Natalie Portman “is positively one of the most beautiful actresses working in Hollywood today” and Cooper finds it nice that Rene “Russo is back on screen after a long vacation from her acting career. “ 

It’s this kind of penetrating analysis (coupled with that Pulitzer prose) that puts him in a class of his own.    

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