Exiled to Earth after his arrogance fans the flames of an ancient conflict, The Mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) of Asgard discovers the meaning of humility when a powerful old foe dispatches a destructive force to crush humanity. Only when the banished prince has defeated an opponent capable of crushing him in battle will he learn what it takes to be a true leader. Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, and Tadanobu Asano co-star in a comic-book adventure from acclaimed director Kenneth Branagh. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
The visual mythology portrayed in this movie was stunning. Truly, the special effects were worthy.
However, what dragged the movie down into the realm of "Meh, It's Just Okay", was the slow pace of Thor's Earthly misadventures.
For some reason, I felt like the set design of Earth was far less convincing than that of astronomic Asgard.
This was one of the greatest films I've ever seen. Indeed in the comic world Thor is among the mightiest. Very few super beings could walk in his shoes and that includes even the overated and over inflated Superman, though I love Superman too. One must see this film for themselves.
Great special effects and action. And what a huuuuuuunk Chris Hemsworth is. What was it missing? I dunno. Depth, and perhaps a story line that wasn't as thoroughly predictable as this was leap to mind. But definately, DEFINATELY, Hollywood needs to relook at the roles they design for women over 40. Thor's mom was the only one shown, and that barely exceeded a cameo appearance. Come on Hollywood, let's get with reality. This film had diversity in just about every other way, except this. Action, substantive roles, and interesting lines don't have to be limited to younger acresses, even in a fantasy flick like this.
Another weak link in the ongoing superhero chain, Thor doesn't have anything "good" to show for itself. Effects, action scenes, story, humor and characterizations are all on the dull end of this irremovable hammer. It's a lame movie used for a quick cash-grab and the obvious promotion of The Avengers.
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