Director: Kenneth Branagh
Writer: Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Don Payne
Based on: Stan Lee‘s, Larry Lieber‘s and Jack Kirby‘s comic character
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgard, Kat Dennings, Idris Elba, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins, Clark Gregg, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, Josh Dallas, Jaimie Alexander, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner
Part of: Marvel movies
[Here’s my first review.]
After yet another attack by the Frost Giants on Asgard, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) loses his cool and together with his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) pays them a rather violent visit. Their father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) is less than happy about this and decides to ban Thor to Earth until he’s learned his lesson and is less rash. On Earth, scientist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) stumbles upon Thor and doesn’t really know what to do with him. And if it wasn’t challenging enough for Thor to try and return to Asgard, a shitload of trouble is brewing with Loki.
Even on re-watching, Thor is an absolutely entertaining and fun-filled film with a great cast and really good pacing. I enjoyed the hell out of it again.
I think the biggest stars of the film are Kat Dennings and Tom Hiddleston (I’m waiting for Kat Dennings to hit it big in the same way Tom Hiddleston did but it’s definitely more difficult for wonderfully funny women than for male character actors to do so. Still, it’s bound to come soon). Could you imagine a Darcy-Loki-Spin-off? It would be glorious.
What I would have loved to get, though, was more Frigga (Rene Russo) and definitely more Heimdall (Idris Elba). You can never have enough Heimdall.
But even with less Frigga and Heimdall, the movie is perfect entertainment. It’s funny, it’s cool, it moves along at a brisk pace and I would gladly watch it again any time.
This time round I saw it in 2D and I didn’t mind one bit. It still looks wonderful and it isn’t as annoying. So I certainly won’t be waiting for a 3D TV to watch it again.
Summarizing: perfectly entertaining.