Since I have not read a Thor comic, nor have I got much comprehension of the Norse mythology from which he spawned, I had not got any idea in regards to what sort of story to expect from the heavily hyped Thor. But thanks partly to smart modifying choices, good acting and a comparatively well crafted script, any other person who shares my absence of information is given enough background info to take in and enjoy everything that’s Asgard.
The key plot of Thor follows the God of Thunder himself as he, like a fish out of water, makes an attempt to adapt himself to Earth. Thanks to his gigantic ego ( sized accordingly to the width of his biceps ), his dad Odin ( Anthony Hopkins ) has proscribed him from the spotless halls of Asgard to while away as a simple mortal for all perpetuity.
Or until he learns what it suggests to sacrifice oneself and be humble about it. But oh, how we would not all like to get some humble pie from whence he gets his. Natalie Portman. OK , truthfully she has help her astrophysicist team studying Einstein-Rosen bridges ( wormholes to us numbskulls ) consisting of Stellan Skrsgard and Kat Dennings but you get the fantasy. The subplot concerns itself with Thor’s manipulative bro Loki ( Tom Hiddleston ), Colm Feore led Frost Giants and a plan to wring the dominion from Odin’s exhausting fingers. Director Kenneth Branagh shifts easily between both realms, keeping, mainly, the Earth stuff friendly and vivacious and the Asgardian stuff flowing with political intrigue and drama. Both have their fair share of action. Both are made to permit adequate room for personality development. The star of the show is comparative newcomer Chris Hemsworth as the titular Thor. Like Tobey Maguire and Robert Downey Jr. Did with their roles in Spider-Man and Iron Man respectively, Hemsworth with his long golden locks and muscled physique becomes the comic hero adopting the character so totally that everybody in the crowd remarked, “That guy is Thor.” Hiddleston is also quite good as the deceptive, shape-shifting Loki, establishing quite convincingly that simply because somebody grins in your face and tells you they love you doesn’t suggest they are not working over-time attempting to tear you down behind your back. I might have liked to see more out of the Portman’s role rather than her just acting wild ( the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Play a part in that ) or pathetic ( nobody loves me, boo-hoo ). The team behind the film’s visuals have done a worthy job also. Thor’s home-world is an architect’s dream wonderfully formed buildings built with colourful and attracting materials line the city. The Frost Giants world is a sheer contrast to Asgard it’s dark, mountainous and worrying yet crafted with equal care.
After a number of years of being in “developmental hell” I might have nonetheless, anticipated a less narrated use for the Destroyer all I could think about when it was active was it seemed like a shinier version of Gort from The Day the Earth Stood Still. I may also say the 3-dimensional appearances are done better in Thor than in the majority of the most recent footage using the technology. Fans of the Wonder universe will not be disappointed either. There’s a brief appearance from Jeremy Renner in personality as Hawkeye, masses of Tony Bleak touches on ( though he never appears ) and even a fast howdy from Nick Ire ( Samuel L. Jackson ). Some of the dialogue between Thor and agent Phil Coulson ( Clark Gregg ) offers up a tacit message keep a look out for The Avengers in 2012. Thor, mixing the correct amount of comedy, action and drama, is, amazingly, a good popcorn flick.
It has set the high water mark for this summer’s superhero films we should hope X-Men : top class, Green Lantern and Captain America : the 1st Avenger turn out to be on par or far better.