Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the hot-headed son of Odin (Anthony Hopkins), is banished to Earth, which becomes an opportunity for his brother (Tom Hiddleston) to seize power of Asgard. The fourth film in the so-called Marvel Cinematic Universe shares ideas and references with its predecessors, and by the time a near-indestructible machine that looks like leftovers from Iron Man makes an appearance, it’s obvious that the concept needs fresher ideas. Still, this is a fun, handsome 3D production with a game cast, especially Hemsworth who plays the hero with his tongue firmly in cheek.

2011-U.S. 115 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Comic Book: Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby. Cast: Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Stellan Skarsgård, Kat Dennings… Idris Elba, Ray Stevenson, Rene Russo. Cameos: Stan Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner.

Trivia: At various points, Sam Raimi and Matthew Vaughn allegedly considered directing the film; Jim Carrey was considered for the part of Loki and Brad Pitt as Thor. Thor joined forces with Iron Man, Captain America and The Incredible Hulk for The Avengers (2012). Followed by two sequels, starting with Thor: The Dark World (2013).


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  1. I dunno. I never “got” Thor when I was heavy into comics. Never uertdsnood the allure. Never uertdsnood his stories and I usually skipped buying the issues where he made guest appearances in the comics I usually bought. But then again I never really “got” Iron Man either. . . and look where that went.

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