With all of the comic book movies being made today, Thor is on the good side of them. Thor has the feel, in my opinion, of the first X-men movie. It’s not too flashy or big, but it has plenty of action and a character that is likable. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is the son of Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and about to be named King of Asgard, but before the words can be muttered, the Frost Giants sneak into Asgard and risk breaking a pack that has been upheld for years. Thor, with all his temper and arrogance, rushes into the Frost Giants den and starts a war his father worked so hard to prevent. Odin has no choice but to banish Thor to Earth to live with the humans. Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Thor’s brother, becomes King and shows his true colors by allowing the Frost Giants to plan an invasion of Asgard. Thor, back on earth, must not only learn to control his temper, but learn humility in order to regain his powers. Jane (Natalie Portman) is the woman who finds Thor and feels she must help him in his journey. The movie Thor was made to introduce his character and story before the Avengers opens summer 2012, and S.H.E.I.L.D. is heavily present in the movie to study their potential new recruit. Thor is defiantly worth the watch and gets us prepared to see him again soon. Directed by Kenneth Branagh (Henry V, Hamlet, nominated in 2011 for My Week with Marilyn). Co-Starring Rene Russo, Stellan Skarsgard, Kat Dennings and Clark Gregg.
8/10 Stars – Better than a lot of new comic book movies I’ve seen recently
Action, super heroes, romance and humor…what more could a girl ask for. Thor is not only a great movie but a great comic book movie. It leaves you begging for more…i.e. the soon to be released Avengers.
8/10 Stars – More of Thor and his big muscles please
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