Thursday, May 5, 2011

Movie Time! Thor

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Thor is an awesome movie set in modern times and based off of the Marvel comics of the same name. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is the highly skilled but war-hungry son of Odin who is banished when he reignites the flames of war with the Frost Giants. He and his famous hammer fall to Earth, where Thor is rescued by Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and her science team and the hammer is in the hands of SHIELD.

Thor is a pretty good movie with not a lot to nitpick at. The fight scenes are great, and the visual effects are stunning. Hemsworth really bulked up for this film, but it worked for his character as it was all left on the screen. Portman was good, too, despite my reservations. Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is a great character, although it seemed to me that Thor was the more mischievous one. But that’s due to my interpretation of the word mischief and nothing to do with the characters.

I heard that someone saw this movie shortly after reading a lot about Norse mythology, and of course they were disappointed. If you think you’re going to get a history lesson or something like that, then you are mistaken. They don’t mock the ancient civilizations for their beliefs, which is a good thing. Some movies tend to call such civilizations stupid, but this movie doesn’t, and it also shows that even our modern day science still makes the technology of Asgard look magical.

Thor has a lot of great character moments, although Loki’s twist seems a little out of place to me. I haven’t read the comics so I don’t know how it compares to the original, but in terms of movies it’s more like Iron Man 1 than Iron Man 2.

How did you think Thor compares? Have you read the comics and didn’t think it lived up to the hype? Put it in the comments.


Tags: Thor, Loki, Tom Hiddleston, Jane Foster, Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth, Marvel, comics, Asgard, movies

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