Thor is still going strong at the box office. A lot of that has to do with Chris Hemsworth taking the lead as Thor with so much thunder, as it should be. He's rather likeable in this role and of course, eye-candy too. Seriously, he makes the perfect Thor to be banished to earth.
Thankfully, Kenneth Brannagh, as director, gave a lot of heart to this film. Anthony Hopkins as Thor's father Odin gives such a wonderful performance. Anyone else might have made it cheesy. But with such great sets and adventure in the film, Hopkins is perfect for this part.
Also, Tom Hiddleston finally has a chance to show what a truly great actor he is as Thor's brother, Loki (he's now filming the AVENGERS). Loki is so complex and just finding out who he truly is. He certainly added a lot of depth to this comic book tale.
|CONFESSION: I liked Dennings over Portman.|
Of course, there are the earth people in this epic adventure that Thor meets once he crashes to earth. Natalie Portman is Jane the science girl. She has a few awkward moments with Thor when he lands on earth. But Natalie's Jane is there for the ride, like the rest of us. Add Kat Dennings as Jane's sidekick Darcy, and a scene stealer she becomes in this movie.
The film has a lot going for it. Lots of action in so many realms of fantasy. Still Thor is learning a lot about himself on earth, and we are learning a lot about where he's from too. And then there are the feds. But they can't hold him long even if he doesn't have all his strengths.
Some wonderful performances from Thor's circle of friends. Josh Dallas plays Fandrall and Jamie Alexander as Sif and Tanobu Asano round out the trio who are always there for Thor.
This movie will definitely get your summer started.
STORYLINE: The warrior Thor (Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin (Hopkins) for his arrogance and sent to Earth to live among humans. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster (Portman) teaches Thor much-needed lessons, and his new-found strength comes into play as a villain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth.