Movie review: THOR

Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, superhero
Running Time: 1 Hour 55 Minutes
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston

“Marvel Studios expands its film universe with a new type of superhero: THOR. This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth. Kenneth Branagh directs this fantasy epic which stars Australian actor Chris Hemsworth as the ancient Norse god, Tom Hiddleston as his evil brother Loki, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, a young woman who befriends Thor on Earth, and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Thor’s father and king of Asgard. Expect to see agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., previously seen in ”Iron Man,” to make an appearance, further forshadowing the coming of The Avengers!” -United International Pictures

Verdict: Lacks of solid script but impressive special effects and action scenes. The charm and performance of Chris Hemsworth would captivate any viewer. However, the storyline lacks of patience, emotion and surprise. How Thor manages to mature from the person he was all his life in his short period of banishment from Asgard is a little illogic.

Why oh why… (SPOILER BEGINS HERE) did Thor land on Earth in normal clothings? That doesn’t make sense. Why didn’t Loki smash Heimdall into pieces after turning him into ice? That would’ve prevended Thor and the others to return and spoil his predictable evil plan.(SPOILER ENDS HERE)

Post-credit scene: Let me save you from waiting for it at the cinema. (SPOILER BEGINS HERE) Basically Loki fell into Earth, finds Erik Selvig and seemingly takes control of him. Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D invites Erik to do research on a powerfull object or device called the Cosmic Cube, leading up to the upcoming Captain America or Avengers film. (SPOILER ENDS HERE)

Immortals? Are Asgardians gods? If they are, how could Odin get sick in the movie? And if they aren’t, why do they call Thor the God of Thunder? I’m so confused.

English literally an universal language: Wow, everyone speaks English. Even the Frost Giants! And Hogun has a typical Earthling Asian accent.

Did you spot… Stan Lee and Jeremy Renner? Stan Lee appeared as a truck driver; and Renner made cameo appearance as Clint Barton/Hawkeye and is set to be one of the five main Avengers. Too bad he ain’t getting his own film.

Thursday is actually… Thor’s day? Wow, I didn’t know. Interesting…

Rating: 3.5 / 5

FB Comments


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *