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7.01 h 54 min2011X-Ray12
The world has many heroes...but only one is a god. When the arrogant warrior Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is banished to Earth from his homeworld of Asgard, he must fight to reclaim his lost powers.
Kenneth Branagh
Chris HemsworthNatalie PortmanTom Hiddleston
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4.7 out of 5 stars

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KatitudeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 March 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Chris Hemsworth - Enough Said
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Okay but seriously, in continuing with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) (See my other reviews). Marvel not only managed to make another film as spectacular and well received as Iron Man, they did it with even more lovable characters and humour.

I've always been a fan of mythological games and series, so Thor really appeals when Marvel goes to town bringing Norse mythology to the big screen with Odin and Loki. This first outing for Thor, brings a fairly childish prince through eye opening experiences as his mistakes nearly cost him universal peace.

The journey eventually brings him to Midgard (Earth) where he starts to interact with the Human Race, and learns that life isn't all he thought back in the Palace of Asgard (his homeworld). Thor is forced to think and act with more than just his godly hammer in order to defeat an enemy that knows him as well as himself.

With a strong cast, brilliant story and awesome effects, it is no wonder that Thor was a continuing driving force in the MCU storyline and had continuing success with the Thor sequels.
8 people found this helpful
SimyJoReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 July 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
Specifically a 3D review of one of my favourite Marvel films
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Specifically a 3D review of one of my favourite Marvel films:

A common complaint of Marvel 3D films when converted from 2D [in the film process] to a 3D film - is that the subsequent film is often too dark.
It's all too evident with this release [one of Marvel's 1st 3D releases] - the film is dark and it only passably adequate as a 3D release, with scenes that you would think would be excellent in 3D actually being only vaguely 3-dimensional. Disappointing considering some of the other excellent Marvel 3D releases; [Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers Assemble, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War and Guardian of the Galaxy Vol 2 - being 3D highlights.]
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Phil DReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 March 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
The Guy With The Big Hammer Really Nails It...
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The fourth MCU movie, and perhaps the biggest gamble Marvel Studios had taken at this point. Re-watching the series before Avengers: Infinity War is a fascinating experience. It's hard to imagine a world without Avengers and the success that the 2012 movie enjoyed. But in 2011, before we even had Captain America defrosted and ready for action, "Thor" was being written off by many before it was even released. The Norse god with the Superman cape, blonde mullet and silly hat? Who wants to watch that?!

That the proverbial egg did not land all over Marvel's face is down in large part to the choice of Kenneth Branagh as director. He wisely brings the god of thunder down to earth - in more ways than one. Pulling off great character development (Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Tom Hiddleston as Loki both excel), balancing (and holding our interest in) multiple worlds, and even throwing in some great slapstick humour, "Thor" succeeds in multiple ways that few would have expected.

The film drags a little after the halfway point but delivers in a powerful (and emotional) finale, the best conclusion to a Marvel movie in the series to this point.

Opinion remains divided on Natalie Portman's performance, but there's no doubting the chemistry between her and Hemsworth, particularly in their first few scenes.

All in all, there's a lot to enjoy here, and proof aplenty that Marvel could take some risks that would more than pay off.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 August 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
Talented cast and crew going through the motions...
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OK, quite interesting, it has sections where it moves along quite briskly and others where it tends to drag. I think the latter may preponderate. I fell asleep a couple of times and had to go back. Another genre for director Branagh to add to his CV: it's almost as if he's searching for a different niche after all the Shakespeare and Merchant Ivory kind of stuff. Frankly, this has the experimental look of the work of a filmmaker trying to find a way to tell a story. Hemsworth is likeable enough, Skarsgard and especially Portman seem to me to have the haunted looks of people doing work that's beneath them. I used to read Marvel comics as a kid. I hear they were on the verge of collapse in the 80s-90s when Hollywood came to the rescue. Good for Stan Lee, but now they've almost become too big, and you're getting talented actors and directors attempting to mine gold from such paltry fare as for example 2004's the Punisher. Ultimately perfunctory.
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LokiiReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 May 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
We love Thor !!!
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This movie got a bad review or two and was universally panned when it came out. Now I love the work of Kenneth Branagh, whether it is Shakespeare, operatic works like the Magic Flute, his directing or his performances as an actor. This movie has a great panoramic ideal here encompassing his love of the classics and opera, you can see this in the movie. It has large tones of Wagner's 'The Ring Cycle' blended with Stan Lee's pure Thor magic. A great origin story to start an enjoyable three movie story arc that has been interwoven into the Marvel omni-verse.
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superscribeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 February 2014
3.0 out of 5 stars
Spectacular in parts.
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The Daily Mirror is quoted on the front cover of the DVD - ''Spectacular!'' and on the back - ''Brilliant!'' The special effects are spectacular and the costumes in Thor's homeworld of Asgard are brilliant. For some reason everything else left me feeling a bit flat. Unlike other reviewers I thought the love interest lacked sparkle, Natalie Portman seemed unbelievably bland, Chris Hemsworth wasn't a superhero to be taken seriously (with or without his hammer) Anthony Hopkins pretty much played himself with an eyepatch, and the Frost Giant baddies had great potential to put the wind up the tough guys, and gal, but turned out to be pathetically easy to beat in a fight. Perhaps, as I'm not a Marvel Comic enthusiast, I didn't take this film seriously enough. The critics liked it, most reviewers liked it, I quite liked it but couldn't convince myself to give it four stars.
RetroRichReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 February 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Thor's A Marvel
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I know it's not everyone's favourite but I just Love this film. I never really read the Thor comics when I was Young and whenever the character was played on screen he always came across as "a bit camp" but Chris Hemsworth is believable "if that's possible in a fantasy film" as the god of thunder tough guy. Also I love everyone else who has been cast in the film, they all play brilliant parts, the excellent Tom Hiddleston as Loki [devious], Anthony Hopkins as Odin [who else could be thor's dad], Idris Elba as Heimdall [well cool], Natalie Portman as Jane Foster [Beautiful], Jaimie Alexander as Sif [Hot In That Outfit], Ray Stevenson as Volstagg [always watchable] the list goes on and on. I even think the story is great with the perfect mix of action and humour, a great introduction into the world of Thor and the perfect setup for the Avengers Assemble movie. Don't look too deep into the meaning of life it's just a fantasy film, just switch off your brain and enjoy it for what it is, a fun action movie and a couple of hours of escapism.
H M ReynoldsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 January 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Marvel Phase 1
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Not the best of the marvel films in my opinion, but still good.

A few scenes at the beginning in the land of Ice that are quite dark; found I couldn't really make out what was going on in the fights when I watched that bit in the cinema, so good to see it at home.

Definitely benefits from the classical direction of Kenneth Branagh.

Tom Hiddleston's first appearance as Loki is one of the best things about this film - although his real breakout was in Avengers Assemble.

Has a bit of mystery about who Thor is - he is separated from his hammer for quite a lot of the film and so for a bit the action is a bit more down to Earth.

And of course there are scenes setting up the Avenger's movie that was to come - including the now obligatory post-credits scene.
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