Thor (film)

A 2011 action/fantasy film directed by Kenneth Branagh.

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A Quick Tip by Trekscribbler

  • May 22, 2011
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THOR is better than the worst reviews say, but it's far from being the "brilliance" some of the best reviews highlight.  It's a competent mix of comics and fantasy -- with the appropriate amount of humor thrown in for good crowd measures -- but it's far from a genuinely great adaptation.  Top notch production values and a breakout performance Chris Hemsworth make THOR a better-than-average adaptation, but, still, I can't help but point out that Marvel Studios struggles mostly in balancing the genuine heroics versus the video-game graphics of the costumed crime fighters.  Kenneth Branagh does a solid job, though his camera angles almost cry out to be mocked by some future superhero spoof.  Natalie Portman continues to prove she's arguably one of the most overrated stars of her generation, and I can't help but wonder what the spunky Kat Dennings could've done in this part as the lead instead of the supporting player.  Still, THOR is a small powerhouse on the silver screen, so don't pass this up as I'm not all that convinced that some of these visuals will look as good on the boob tube.
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May 22, 2011
Agreed. No it's not a "great" adaptation which I think is very subjective anyway. However I can see the challenge -- make a movie that highlights a comics character that will be acceptable to people who have never heard of Thor. I know people at my work who never heard of Green Lantern if you can believe that!! Yeah, Kat Denning's role could have been expanded for sure. Did you see the sneak peek scene at the end of the credits? I did enjoy the soundtrack at the end. I always sit through the credits to listen to the music. Got to get my ten bucks' worth!
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review by . May 23, 2011
posted in Forbidden Planet
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 …
Quick Tip by . May 14, 2011
Quite an alright film if you just want another launch pad for a new franchise. I see this as a 'baby step' towards a possible more definitive Thor Film. Reducing the script to the formula of humor and low characterization is a rushed way to make a superhero movie. Better than the 'puke-tacular" Fantastic Four" and may be on par with Iron Man 2, thankfully.      Good for what it is, an uninspired, easy to like, popcorn superhero flick done by Hollywood …
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Poster art for "Thor 3D."
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 warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth. Kenneth Branagh directs this fantasy epic which stars Australian actor Chris Hemsworth as the ancient Norse god, Tom Hiddleston as his evil brother Loki, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, a young woman who befriends Thor on Earth, and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Thor's father and king of Asgard. Expect to see agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., previously seen in ''Iron Man,'' to make an appearance, further forshadowing the coming of The Avengers!

Directed by Kenneth Branagh. With Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba.  Visit IMDb for Photos, Showtimes, Cast, Crew, Reviews, Plot Summary, Comments, Discussions, Taglines, Trailers, Posters, Fan Sites
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Director: Kenneth Branagh
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 115 minutes
Studio: Marvel Studios, Paramount Pictures
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