Thor Movie Review
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This new movie, a Marvel comic upcoming movie blockbuster, stars Chris Hemsworth as a 3D superhero, and falls just on the right side of cutesy in introducing Thor, the Norse God of thunder. This movie picture epic is loud and full of thunder, has good digital effects and shows a lot of respect for the comic book story that turned the Norse God into part of the superhero group, the Avengers. The world premiere of “Thor” was April 17th in Sydney and “Thor” is on its way to various North American areas on May 6th.
Warrior Thor’s change from warrior to God is really too fast and “Thor,” the new movie release, falters a little bit during these scenes. But producers, who are releasing “Captain America: The First Avenger” and then “The Avengers” next summer, have nothing to worry about. Box office sales will be good.
Director Kenneth Branagh is responsible for the success of this film. He’s got a history of doing highbrow entertainment but he can figure his way around an epic. And this one of the year’s top action movies will make Chris Hemsworth a star. He’s an Australian soap actor who hasn’t had much exposure and was last seen as the father of Captain Kirk in a Star Trek remake.
Branagh brings his Shakesperean influence to the film and co-stars Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins bring some great acting, but Hemsworth brings a sexy Viking-like charm to the old English lines, 6’3” of raw physicality, and great, big, biceps. He is one ripped guy.
Thor falls right out of the sky onto the windscreen of Natalie Portman’s (she plays storm-chaser Jane Foster) RV as she drives across the New Mexico desert.
As Portman’s character, Dr. Erik Selvig (played by Stellan Skarsgard), and Darcy (played by Kat Dennings), try to figure out what happened, the viewer is taken back in time to the kingdom of Asgard. At this point the back story is told, via voiceover, by the father of Thor, Odin, who’s played by Anthony Hopkins. It’s pretty heavy material, made even heavier by the score by Patrick Doyle.
Thor is just about to take over the throne from his father when the foes of the Asgardians, the Frost Giants of Jotunheim, cause a disruption.
All of a sudden Thor starts acting like a three year old and throws what appears to be a temper tantrum. His actions threaten the stability of the entire universe, silly though they are.
Odin gets mad, strips away Thor’s powers, and sends him to Earth, making the half-brother of Thor, Loki, next in line for the Asgardian throne. Thor now has to prove himself worthy of wielding Mjolnir, his magic hammer.