Thor the Movie 2011 Review

Friday, May 06, 2011

Thor the Movie 2011Cast:
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgard, Kat Dennings, Clark Gregg, Idris Elba, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Screenplay:
Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz and Don Payne
Cinematography:
Haris Zambarloukos
Music:
Patrick Doyle
U.S. Release Date:
2011-05-06


The story line surrounds Thor and his arrogance and recklessness by disobeying his father Odin the King of God. Thor decides to confront the frost Giants after they attack the castle while Thor’s coronation is talking place. In doing do Thor reignite’s an accent war among the frost giants from before he was born. In doing so Odin takes away Thor powers and banishes him to earth so he can learn the true meaning of leadership.

Interspersed in this story is a hint of love (with Oscar winner Natalie Portman), sibling rivalry between Thor and his god brother Loki, his rocky relation with his father (Antony Hopkins) and all this with some great special effects.

An interesting thing about Thor is that even the Gods above agree that life on Earth is hell – so the God King, Thor’s father, sends his son god to exile as punishment - to Earth! Thor’s scenes on earth where he interacts with humans do provide some comic moments.

It’s a good movie nevertheless. The way the Heavens have been created with the visuals and costumes is very commendable. The story, even though kinda corny, has been adapted very well to screen. Chris Hemsworth is just right as Thor – the dude has got a body to kill for and in the scene where he tries to lift the hammer from the mud, he looks almost believable as a god. The Oscar winners did a decent job with their parts with Antony Hopkins having more meat to his role. See the ending after credits to know which character really scores.

Perhaps the best thing that can be said about Thor is that it doesn't feel like a cookie-cutter superhero comic book origin story. There's more heft and variety here than one expects from this obligatory chapter of a franchise.

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