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Thor (film)

A 2011 action/fantasy film directed by Kenneth Branagh.

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Thor' 'Two Jews On Film' Only One Falls For The Gods In This Epic Fantasy (Video)

  • May 5, 2011
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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 years...but that  soon changes.

  Thor is just about to be crowned King when all hell loose..  The Frost Giants attack and things go from bad to worse.

Thor, out for revenge travels to Jotunheim to confront Laufey accompanied by his brother Loki, his childhood friend Sif (Jaimie Alexander) and the WarriorsThree: Volstagg (Ray Stevenson) Fandral (Joshua Dallas) and Hogun (Tadanobu Asano).  A battle ensues and that's the end of the truce.

Because of Thor's arrogance, Odin strips his son of his godly power and exiles him to Earth accompanied by his hammer Mjolnir - the source of his power.  Unfortunately Thor can't use the hammer because he isn't worthy any longer.

Luckily, scientist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman and her team which includes Dr. Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard) and Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings)...come to Thor's rescue.  They wind up helping him with his quest to save Earth from  those nasty Frost Men.  

Along with fighting off a really, really big Frost beast, Thor has to deal with a government agency called SHIELD which is trying everything to get control of the Mjolnir.  Good thing Thor's mighty band of warriors fly down to earth to help him out.

'Thor' based on the Marvel comic book is a fantastic ride...fantasy, mythological epic, filled with incredible action scenes and of course...it's also a love story...between God and Human.  

 The direction, by the wonderful British actor Kenneth Branagh, is excellent and visually the film is breathtaking.  'Thor' is shot in 3D and I highly recommend you see it on an IMAX screen.  
 
  Anyone that is a fan of this genre will love this movie.  I know I did - Gave it 4 1/2 bagels out of 5.  My husband John...well you just have to watch our video to see what he thought.

'Thor' opens in theaters Friday April 6, 2011.
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May 07, 2011
Great review as always
May 07, 2011
thanks so much.
May 09, 2011
just saw it, and despite some disappointments, I did enjoy it.
 
May 05, 2011
Great. Thanks. Have a wonderful weekend. with or without a hammer.
May 06, 2011
I sent you a message and I have informed the staff about any glitches. Thanks!
 
May 05, 2011
Yes! Laufey, the warriors three, YES!! sounds like my kinda comic book movie! I am about to see it tonight I can't wait! I knew it!! John got a hammer!! LOL!! thank you for the fun review!!
May 05, 2011
You must let me know what you think. I bet you'll agree with me and not Mr. Hammer head.
May 05, 2011
I probably will too, but tell John not to throw his hammer at me LOL!!
May 05, 2011
Fixed the topics as you've asked! Visible in Movie Hype activity now!
 
May 05, 2011
Great review! Always love the videos.  By the way, I want that bagel that Joan speaks of!
May 05, 2011
LOL so glad you like them. I didn't realize more than one community could post our reviews. In that case, I hope they all do. Have a great weekend.
May 06, 2011
Hi, Debbie, there's a glitch in making this review truly visible. I have sent you a message with the details. Please assist. :)
 
May 05, 2011
This movie has done well and your review is along the lines of others I've heard. I'm glad they've finally made a comic book based film that rises above where some recent ones sloshed about. Fingers crossed for Green Lantern!
 
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review by . May 06, 2011
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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 …
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review by . May 07, 2011
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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
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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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