Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Thor - Movie Review

Thor kicks off the string of Marvel universe summer blockbusters, staring Chris Hemsworth as the arrogant Norse god of thunder, Thor. Thor is about to inherit the throne of Asgard from Odin (Anthony Hopkins) when their foes, the Frost Giants of Jotunheim breaks into their lands. Thor recruits his friends and his brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to invade Jotunheim which threatens the peace between the two worlds. Odin is enraged and strips Thor of all his powers, banishing him to Earth. He must prove himself worthy before he is again able to wield his hammer, Mjolnir. On Earth, he meets Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), a storm-chasing scientist, her mentor Dr. Erik (Stellan Skarsgard) and assistant Darcy (Kat Dennings). With Jane, Thor learns his lesson in humility and humanity and he must step up to save the humans and the kingdom of Asgard from destruction.

The first thing I have to say is that Thor has spectacular visual effects, sweeping landscapes and amazing digital effects. Wow! It was certaining amazing to see the fictional worlds and characters brought to life. Little-known Aussie star Hemsworth fits the role of the arrogant Norse god perfectly and you can't help but feel sorry for Loki, who just wants his father's love. I definitely recommend Thor, especially to Marvel comic fans! With several other Marvel movies slated to come out this summer, I'm hoping the others will be just as good!

Thor is out in theatres everywhere now.

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