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Thor (2011 movie)

36 Ratings: 3.3
A 2011 action/fantasy film directed by Kenneth Branagh.

   Marvel Studios expands its film universe with a new type of superhero: THOR. This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant … see full wiki

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
27 reviews about Thor (2011 movie)
review by . May 06, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Whosoever Holds This Hammer If He Be Worthy, Shall Possess The Power of Thor!!
Those who follow my blurbs and/or write ups know that I have recently posted a sort of ‘guide’ to Thor since I think it is safe to assume that not that many folks have knowledge of the character and who he is. The character isn’t as widely popular as “Superman” or as familiar as Spider-Man. Well, after almost 50 years, the Marvel character known as “Thor” is finally being unleashed as a massive mainstream movie. When I heard that the first intended director …
review by . May 05, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
The God of Thunder Finally On His First Feature Film...Hype On!!
It is pretty much to be expected that I will be reviewing the film “Thor” for Movie Hype since I am a Marvel comics nut and that I pretty much almost own (or owned, since I lost a small number in a flood) every issue of the comic series since Thor first appeared in “Journey Into Mystery”. I even used "Thor" as my profile avatar in this site for awhile (people asked me: "Is that He-Man?" LOL!). To hype up the film adaptation of Marvel’s own “God …
review by . May 06, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
This S.H.I.E.L.D. movie neded more Thor
Remember the 80's with movies like Masters of the Universe, Beastmaster 2, among others that took it's far out fantasy characters from another world, took them from that other world and dropped them into modern day Earth?  How about other comic movies like Judge Dredd that remove the protagonist from his job and have him more down to earth or less fantastic?  Thats what sadly happens here to Thor but don't compare this completely to those I just mentioned as it's not that …
review by . May 07, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Most people would recognize Kenneth Branagh as one of top Shakespearean actors or more recently for his role as Professor Lockhart.  His is a brilliant actor in just about everything he does (even though sometimes over acted), and although this is not his first stab at directing it is his first take at a film of such "epic" proportions. I will however be completely honest with you, if you attempt to go see Thor in 3D you are wasting your money.  There is NOTHING 3D about this …
review by . December 06, 2011
'Thor' at first glance doesn't do anything new, but it's so well done, it absorbs for two hours and leaves one feeling entirely transported. The plot is hardly convoluted: Thor is groomed to be the next successor for his elderly father, but Thors headstrong, warlord character flaws get him kicked out of the galaxy (sort of a part Scandinavia in space) and sent to earth, almost powerless. The culture clash is like an alien pro wrestler caught in a web of our present, complicated society. Kenneth …
review by . May 10, 2011
   And so begins the summer; not with a whimper, but with a bang. Yes, Kenneth Branagh’s super-hero epic has arrived, and it’s… really quite good, actually, provided you just put your brain into neutral and let the sheer energy of it all roll over you. The story tells the tale of Thor (Chris Hemsworth, who is certainly not the worst-looking man ever filmed), a young Asgardian about to be made heir to the throne by his father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins). In the background …
review by . October 09, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
**1/2 out of ****     Explosions, special effects, a sense of humor, and enthusiastic, dedicated leads. I'm getting tired of superhero movies; as 2011 seems to be a pretty big year for them, albeit a very mediocre one. You've got your good superhero movies and then you've got the ones that lack depth of importance. Chances are, I will forget most of the superhero movies I've seen including the ones that I simply liked. The ones that I loved shall get a much more appropriate treatment. …
review by . June 01, 2011
Call Down Thunder!
I've waited a very long time to see a film adaptation of Thor hit the big screen.  I've always been a fan of Marvel's version of the God of Thunder, and I'm even a bigger fan of the Thor of Norse mythology.  When I heard that Kenneth Branagh would be at the helm of this project, I knew immediately that Marvel was doing something really special with the story, and I was right.      Thor opens with a description of the great battle between the Asgardians …
review by . May 20, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
The superhero movie has been a staple of the big budget studio blockbuster for a decade now. They always make it one of their tent pole movies; and even if it gets bad reviews the studio always gets their money back, and then some. Since movies like ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Iron Man,’ the bar is now so high it may not be possible to just crank these movies out. Unless you are looking to only use this plot as a jumping off point to a huge ensemble undertaking next year …
review by . September 17, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
I wasn't expecting much when I saw this film. I was thinking that it would be worse than Daredevil. It was actually better. Asgard had been at war with the Storm Giants but a truce now prevails. Thor and his brother Loki are shown being tutored by their father, Odin who is also King of Asgard.    Odin decides that he will name Thor as his air and on the day he will make it public, some Storm Giants are able to sneak in to try to steal a casket that will give their realm great …
review by . May 23, 2011
The title to this post is in no way true... but it got your attention.      This  past weekend I happened to catch "Thor," the latest super hero movie destined to culminate in the fanboy joygazm that will soon be know as "The Avengers."  Now before I saw this movie I heard a great many mixed reviews from a great many people: "It's the greatest super hero movie ever," "It was totally gay," "The only thing redeeming was …
review by . May 18, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Three years ago on a rainy Friday night I sat in a semi-crowded theater and saw Jon Favreau’s larger-than-life adaptation of Iron Man. It wasn’t just the first film I was able to drive myself to go see, but it was also one of the single coolest theater-going experiences of my life. Something clicked that night. Maybe it was the overwhelming sense of freedom that came in the form of seeing a mega-blockbuster with my new driver’s license, maybe it was Robert Downey Jr.’s charisma …
review by . May 10, 2011
FOR ASGAURD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You know its only because The Avengers is coming out next year is why i went to see this movie. I was actually torn beween this and Fast Five, as you can see in the end i chose this.      Thor tells the story of..............thor. After going against his fathers wishes (and command) Thor the god of thunder is striped of his power and banished to earth (his father basically disowned him). Now a mortal thor has to make it by on earth while unbeknowest to him trouble is brewing …
review by . May 10, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
12A - 114mins - Action/Adventure/Drama - 27th April 2011 The Marvel comic book creation is unleashed into the movie world which is growing desperately thin on new and original pieces of work. In recent years Marvel (Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man) has given us from average to good but never great with the best of them tending to arrive from the first movie of the series with the new superhero (Hulk is emphatically excluded from this sweeping generalisation). Thor, as the first …
review by . May 05, 2011
Thor' 'Two Jews On Film' Only One Falls For The Gods In This Epic Fantasy (Video)
Once upon a time in 965AD lived a king named (Odin (Anthony Hopkins) His kingdom was called Asgard and he had two sons...Thor (Chris Helmsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleeston).             At one time Asgard was at war with the Frost Giants of Jotunheim...They are these really ugly, really nasty beings who can freeze you with one touch. Their leader is Laufey (Colm Feore).  So an uneasy truce has kept the peace between these two realms for many …
Quick Tip by . May 06, 2012
Arrogant would be King of Asgard is banished to Earth to learn humility while his conniving brother takes his place. Is good enough as it is, but should have been more about Thor.
review by . May 10, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Kenneth Branagh seems like an odd choice to direct a summer blockbuster superhero film.  Branagh was almost singlehandedly responsible (with a nod to Baz Luhrman) for the Shakespeare revival we saw in the ’90s; he brought 5 excellent, commercially successful adapations of the Bard to the screen in a space of ten years, before seeing the audience’s appetite for couplets and corsets wane in the 2000s.  Even when he’s not directing Shakespeare, his tastes run more classical; …
review by . May 07, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Pretty mighty indeed
THOR   Written by Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz and Don Payne   Directed by Kenneth Brannagh   Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins       Erik Selvig: It’s not a bad thing finding out you don’t have all the answers. You start asking the right questions.       So I Thor-oughly enjoyed THOR. I’ll be honest; I was not expecting to. I certainly enjoy the occasional comic book …
review by . May 07, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         Kenneth Branagh’s Thor is essentially two movies fighting for the same space, and only one of them emerges victorious. That would be the one that takes place in the title character’s realm of Asgard. What it boils down to is a reliable but exciting feud between brothers over who is more worthy to ascend the throne. In the one corner, we have Thor (Chris Hemsworth), who in Norse mythology would be the god of thunder; a mighty warrior, …
review by . May 06, 2011
The latest Marvel comic based film has arrived and continues a trend of top-notch cinematic adaptations of Marvel characters. THOR stars Chris Hemsworth as the brash and bold Asgard warrior who is next in line for the kingdoms thrown. His father Odin (Anthony Hopkins), has ruled the kingdom for many years and as such has been responsible for maintaining the peace for Asgard and all the other known realms. After being surprised by an incursion by an ancient enemy previously defeated by Odin, the …
review by . May 26, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
3 1/2 stars: A god has fallen now a hero must rise to save our world and the world of the God's
Long ago in the mythical kingdom of Asgard there lived a powerful but arrogant God by the name of Thor (from Old Norse Þórr), Thor is a God who lived for the glory, he lived for the fight, he lived for the the excitement and the pleasantry's that being the son of the king of all Asgard has brought him. But as fate may have it his arrogance and his lust for battle will  ultimately lead to his downfall, on the day he is about to be crowned king of all Asgard, …
review by . June 07, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
   Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the God of Thunder, is the son of Odin (Anthony Hopkins), the ruler of the nine realms of the Universe. Thor possesses a hammer that gives him an unmatched power. Odin sees in him a worthy successor to the throne. Wow... what a sharp and weird beginning for this review... Should I?... Nope. Let's continue...      His brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) grows up and develops great envy towards him and finds himself in an ongoing search for a …
Quick Tip by . November 12, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
I tried really hard to like this movie but just couldnt get into it. It had its moments like most movies do that really had my attention it just couldnt hold it. But i will say some of the dialouge from Thor in his time on earth is outright hilarious.
review by . May 10, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
And so begins the summer; not with a whimper, but with a bang. Yes, Kenneth Branagh's super-hero epic has arrived, and it's... really quite good, actually, provided you just put your brain into neutral and let the sheer energy of it all roll over you.    The story tells the tale of Thor (Chris Hemsworth, who is certainly not the worst-looking man ever filmed), a young Asgardian about to be made heir to the throne by his father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins). In the background his younger …
Quick Tip by . May 25, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
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A visually impressive, hammer swinging action/fantasy blockbuster with  an amazing visual style and heavy  Shakespearean and biblical undertones that can never seem  to  support  a lackluster screenplay and dull execution of  a rather interesting story of an arrogant God learning to appreciate life and all the little things that come with. "Thor" is a technical masterpiece  but as a story and quite frankly as a film it lacks the strength and the balls …
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