In this adaptation of the Marvel comic, the reckless actions of Thor (Chris Hemsworth, Star Trek) reignite an ancient, intergalactic war. The powerful warrior is cast out of the world of Asgard and sent to live amongst pesky humans on Earth as punishment. Here he becomes protector when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the dark forces of Asgard to attack Earth. Anthony Hopkins is Odin, King of Asgard, and Natalie Portman is earthbound scientist Jane Foster.... More
The film marks Portman's first foray into comic book movies. Of her decision, she said: "I just thought it sounded like a weird idea because [actor-director] Kenneth Branagh's directing it, so I was just like, 'Kenneth Branagh doing Thor is super-weird, I've gotta do it'."Hide
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BY Andrew Hedley Flicks Writer
One of the less plausible comic-book heroes gets a handsome big screen outing in Thor, a cosmic tale of a fractured family that respects its source material while providing enough blocks to bust. As director, Shakespeare mega-fan Kenneth Branagh brings a sense of gravitas and dry wit to Marvel’s take on the Norse legend, assembling a solid cast and sidestepping potential silliness (mostly).... More
The otherwordly realm of Asgard is constructed by veteran production designer Bo Welch (Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands) and teems with glittering golden chambers and rainbow bridges. This is successfully brought in line with the Earth-bound Marvel reality already established in the Iron Man films.
It’s well cast, well designed and well intentioned, so it’s a shame that Thor isn’t well plotted. The story is never quite clear enough, Natalie Portman is wasted (not to mention poor Stellan Skarsgaard and Rene Russo), and the flow is patchy. The lack of genuine thrills and exhilaration mean the film never soars. It’s a set-up, a part-film, and there’s a nagging feeling that you’ll have to buy tickets to future movies to complete the whole experience.
Still, I enjoyed this much more than Iron Man 2. The promise of a truly stand-alone adventure has been thwarted again, but the fun Thor will tide you over until Captain America rides into town.Hide
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BY thorinoak superstar
One of the worst of the Marvel bunch, Hemsworth does his best with an awkward character but comes across as wooden.
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BY KatieF superstar
I had heard some good things about this movie, but while watching it I was having a hard time staying awake. Don't get me wrong, there were some funny moments but in the end it fell flat with the story. Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman had no chemistry at all, and I felt no attachment to any of the characters. They could've done a much better job I feel.
BY JayC4Shaw superstar
BIG respect for ANTHONYU HOPKINS, who in my opinion should be given any kingly role of ANY movie simply by default - his brilliance portrayed an oozing of unspoken respect which poured out of the screen!
Loved... More the main actor - finally a down to earth like straight up bloke rather than an over complicated/over intelligent outcast playing the hero!!!
Which brings me to my final point - I regret bringing the boyfriend as the lack of mechanical dialogue, the touch of fantasy and this lead actors stellar body blew him off the edge. I apologise upfront for my squeaks each time he came on the screen. Although, I did hear a few whimpers omit his mouth when the stunning Natalie Portman was captured on screen...Hide
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