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Thor (2011)

Thor (2011)



Chris Hemsworth
Natalie Portman
Tom Hiddleston
Anthony Hopkins
Stellan Skarsgård

Directed by Kenneth Branagh

Breathe Stop, Its Hammer Time

The first thing I am going to say about this movie is, this is a good movie, so make sure you watch it.

The mighty Thor aka goldielocks, aka son of asgard aka Norse ass kicker, better known for his hammer throwing and his King James English speaking style, this Odin son hits your screen with a bang. The movie has drama, lots of humor and some welcome butt-kicking action that we've not seen since the last Hulk movie. Throw in a healthy mix of domestic conflict with the shenanigans of the god of mischief, Loki and what you get is a movie so good you want to watch it again and again.

Thor (Chris Hemsworth), is a powerful but arrogant warrior, who defiled his father’s command as he raged war on the race of the Frost Giants who attacked Asgard. Odin (Anthony Hopkins) then casts him out of the mystical realm of Asgard, leaving him to live among humans on Midgard (Earth) without powers.

He experiences what it’s like to be human by experiencing all sorts of emotions, especially when he meets scientist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman). Through his interactions with mankind, he rises and becomes one of earth finest defenders.

Now to the plot, comicbookies may not like the fact that events from the comics have been touched up a little, but be assured, this won’t detract from the movie's entertainment value. Initially, there's a certain lack of seriousness in the story but it soon builds up to a solid Thor story worthy off any comicbook fan's attention.

The idea to casting Anthony Hopkins as Odin was the punch in this movie. His mastery of the character is seen, making you want to see him often. Hemsworth played his arrogant and eventual prodigal son character well too. Branagh made him look silly and serious all at the same time and Hemsworth delivered the goods. Then we have Hiddleston as the Trickster Loki, you will love his character in the movie. Portman was okay in this movie, her role was simple as the acting proper was done by the other casts living her with little to do, but she was fine to look at as Thor’s love interest.

A hat off to the casting crew and the movie cinematography is exceptional so is the score and the visual effects.

To be nit-picky, we don’t spend enough time in Asgard. The world is not explored in depth such that you'd want to actually go there.

Thor hits more right notes than wrong ones and I'm not gonna complain. There were lots of pointers to what's coming in the Avengers. Look out for a veteran avenger doing a cameo. There are two major battle scenes in the movie and they rock.


  1. Now i have to go see that movie, great review. T.Babs


  3. I've seen it. Ye was right young one. Tis was an excellent display of entertainment. Another!

  4. I hope Captain America will not fail to Impress

  5. beautiful of my best for 2011