Year: Spring 2011
Length: 114 min
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard
Based on the comic books by Marvel.
Years ago, when the Frost Giants tried to conquer the thirteen realms, Asgard's King Odin and his forces stopped them and stole their power source. Now, just as his son Thor prepares to ascent the throne of Asgard, Frost Giants try to steal it back. They fail, yet still Thor, his warrior friends and his bother Loki invade the Frost Giants against Odin's wishes, breaking the truce between the two races.
For his defiance, Thor is stripped of his godly power and exiled to Earth as a mortal. However, Odin also throws Thor's hammer Mjolnir onto Earth, for his son may take it back once he has proven himself as worth of the power of a god. Dumped in the dessert in New Mexico, astrology scientist Jane Foster and her team pick up the fallen god, come to believe his story and try to help him.
I'm now officially outing myself as a fan of Chris Hemsworth, who I believe makes up at least a little for the loss of Heath Ledger. They both have the Australian accent, the wide grin, and for the most part the same air around them. Hmm, maybe it's an Aussie thing? ^.^
Thor was, like The Avengers, a typical Marvel film. You have to be a fan of this kind of stuff to really like it, but I sure belong into the love-comics category, so I enjoyed the movies both very much. You can actually feel by the plot and the elements used that this is based on a comic, which I don't really find that likeable. A movie has a different pace, so they should've adjusted it more, but oh well. I guess most fans do find this actually a good point, so I will not complain.
I thought I'd enjoy this even more since I'm a fan of the Norse mythology, but leave alone the beginning, there wasn't this much Nordic power going on. And their costumes looked so ridiculous compared to modern clothes! But since it indicated their status and power, it was awesome seeing Thor getting literally stripped of his powers. 😉 And then Darcy complimenting Thor's build as "good for a crazy homeless person". Gosh, I laughed so hard! It'll probably remain the Chris Hemsworth running gag for a while.
Yep, it sure was more funny than it was thrilling with action, plus a little sweet romance, and yep... It had bit of everything, but since it had such a bittersweet ending, and I know through The Avengers that there somehow is a way to make this right, I am very much looking forward to the sequel Thor 2, which is scheduled to be in theaters Winter 2013.
Area Scan: Plot: 2.5/5 -- Characters: 3/5 -- Drama: 4/5 -- Action: 3/5 -- Romance: 3.5/5 -- Fantasy: 5/5
Overall Rating: 3.5/5