Saturday, October 29, 2011

Thor Review.

If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.

Disclaimer: Before we watched Thor he was not our number 1 favorite comic book character and this is not a "fan boy" rant. This one of our most critical review thus far.

We watch Thor on Blu-Ray yesterday and of the movies we have seen on Blu-Ray it looked the best by far.

Thoughts: We did not have to high of expectations for Thor we exspected it to be some were in between the Spider-Man and X-Men movies but we were blow away by how good it was. After we watched it we were overwhelmed that it turned out to be the best or second best comic book movie of all time and one of the best movies of all time and the best fantasy movie other than The Lord of the Rings (Thor was so munch better than Narnia). We have talked to some people we know that have seen the movie. One ,who has seen all of the comic book movie I have but is not a big fan of them, though that Thor was the best comic book movies ever and some one else that we talked to about it ,who has never seen a comic book movie before this but is a fan of Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, loved it and still thinks it is the best comic book after she has seen other comic book movies. We were also surprised by how humorous the movie was especially when Thor when has banished to Earth.

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Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Genre: Fantasy, Action Adventure, Comic Book,
Release Date: May 6, 2011 (2011-05-06)
Running Time: 114 minutes
MMPA rating: PG-13

The Good: Epic action scenes, The world of Asgard(Thor's home) look amazing, The best acting in any comic book ever, Anthony Hopkins'(Odin) performance was incredible when he banished Thor from Asgard his emotions looked real and genuine, Very humorous monents after Thor was banished to Earth,  Chris Hemsworth owned the role of Thor and his performance was perfect, The costumes in the movie looked excellent and was able to create a Fantasy world that is only rivaled by The Lord of the Rings franchise, Surprising ending, The soundtrack was amazing and captured Thor's heroicness perfectly, Compelling plot that creates for one of the best hero's journey in any movie, The entire cast's acting was outstanding including Anthony Hopkins, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Kat Dennings and some others, Creates a fascinating mythos that makes you want to know more about it, Good moral story,

Plot: Warning Spoilers for the first 30 minutes of the movie. In 965 AD, Odin (Anthony Hopkins), king of Asgard, wages war against the Frost Giants of Jotunheim and their leader Laufey (Colm Feore), to prevent them from conquering the nine realms, starting with Earth. The Asgardian warriors defeat the Frost Giants and seize the source of their power, the Casket of Ancient Winters.
In the present, Odin's son Thor (Chris Hemsworth) prepares to ascend to the throne of Asgard, but is interrupted when Frost Giants attempt to retrieve the Casket. Against Odin's order, Thor travels to Jotunheim to confront Laufey, accompanied by his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), childhood friend Sif (Jaimie Alexander) and the Warriors Three; Volstagg (Ray Stevenson), Fandral (Joshua Dallas) and Hogun (Tadanobu Asano). A battle ensues until Odin intervenes to save the Asgardians, destroying the fragile truce between the two races. For Thor's arrogance, Odin strips his son of his godly power and exiles him to Earth as a mortal, accompanied by his hammer Mjolnir (the source of his power) now protected by an enchantment to allow only the worthy to wield it.
Thor lands in New Mexico, where astrophysicist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), her assistant Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) and mentor Dr. Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgård), find him. The local populace finds Mjolnir, which S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) soon commandeers before forcibly acquiring Jane's data about the wormhole that delivered Thor to Earth. Thor, having discovered Mjolnir's nearby location, seeks to retrieve it from the facility that S.H.I.E.L.D. quickly constructed. Watch the movie to see what happens next.

Plot: 10/10- The plot is very compelling with phenomenal acting that brings the movie to life, Thor's plot is one of the best and most original plots for any comic book movie and the second best for a fantasy movie behind the Lord of the Rings movies.

Action: 9.8/10- There are three major action scenes that were spectacular and perfectly executed and long.

Acting: 10/10- Anthony Hopkins(Odin), Chris Hemsworth(Thor), and Tom Hiddleston(Loki) genuinely acted like they were a family, Natalie Portman's performance was great and so was the cast members, Chris Hemsworth as Thor owned the character and also looked the part.

Special effects: 9.8/10- The world of Asgard look fantastic and was the most convincing Fantasy world since The Lord of the Rings.

Soundtrack: 9.9/10- The soundtrack sounded very heroic and epic and was perfect for Thor.

Comedy: 9.6/10- Thor is not a comedy but it was surprisingly funny particularly when Thor was adjusting to living on Earth.

Overall: 9.9/10- Overall Thor is an incrediblely entertaining movie that can satisfy Fantasy, Action, Comic Book movie fans and just about anyone else.

Closing comments: Thor might the best comic book of all time it is right there with Captain America and is one of the best movies of all time.

If you want a second option   Click here to check out Bryon at PERSONAL Movie Reviews review for Thor.


  1. OHHHHH, now I can't wait to watch it!!!!!! *bounces about room* But here's the question: is it RIGHT there next to Captain America, or is he just BELOW???? Do you guys see them as tied?

  2. Whoa! I knew I was missing out. I didn't get to see Thor when it came out, but I heard it was awesome. I'll try and see it before The Avengers comes out. Hoping Netflix has it...

  3. i watched it thinking it was going to one of those boring comic adaptation films but really it was an amazing film. i watched it twice because i liked it so much. i love the characters interaction. i also love natalie's acting!!!! :)

  4. @JT/King Valun: It is definitely wroth watching.

    @Aalya Rain: I agree Natalie was great I think I liked her in Thor just as munch as in Star Wars.

  5. I had blue artifacts on the faces especially in the bar scene. I was worried it might be my TV. Good to hear you thought it was excellent; I'll have to compare.

    I thought it was a fantastic movie but it lacked some appeal in the plot area and the romance was lame.

    7 out of 10 for sci-fi.

  6. @Bryon: I have never had that happen on mine before. Thanks for scoring it.

  7. I. Love. Thor! Great review! I really liked this movie; it was way better than I thought it would be! :D

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  9. I give it 9 out of 10! I really enjoyed it (though Captain America is still my favorite!)

    Thanks for reviewing this one, it really helped me decide to watch it! :D

    I just published my review. :)



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