Thor Review


Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston

 I personally think that this was one of the hardest comic book movies to make, making a Norse God into a character that people care about is a hard thing to achieve. The final product is something that I didn’t believe possible an excellent adaptation of the Thor comics, Kenneth Branagh was able to create a movie that is both visual impressive and a story that is both comedic and an interesting character study of a god turned man. The highlights of the movie are the performances of Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, who are able to create a chemistry between others that make it believable and easy to see them as brothers, Loki seems to be the best written villain in the Marvel cinematic universe. What makes this story unique is how it brings the god to the level of man and it makes him realize just how he is suppose to be instead of the way that he was, it is an interesting way to represent the character and it is something that other comic book movies haven’t really done yet.

Character poster for the film Thor featuring T...
Character poster for the film Thor featuring Tom Hiddleston as Loki. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The reckless Thor (Chris Hemsworth) son of Odin (Anthony Hopkins), challenges his brother’s claim to the throne of Asgard. To teach him humility , Odin casts the young warrior down to Earth to live among humans. Robbed of his powers, Thor falls in love with a scientist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman). While Thor’s brother; Loki usurps the throne of Asgard for evil gain and plans revenge, Thor’s love for Jane and his lessons of humility turn him into the true hero and legendary and immortal warrior-defender of the peoples of the Earth saving them from destruction.

It’ll be interesting to see where the next movie will take the character, will he return to Jane Foster, what becomes of Loki, who will the villain be. It is going to be tough to make a movie as unique as the first one but I am interested to see where it goes. Will Thanos make an appearance to take back what he is searching for. All questions will be interesting to see on the big screen.


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