The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard after dishonouring his father and sent to live among humans on Earth, without his powers!
A fantastic action film from the first few minutes right through to the end. We get to find out what would happen if Thor the God of Thunder ended up on Earth. Firstly it would be amusing due to how different the worlds are, Asgard being very old-fashioned. Hence Thor easily appearing out-of-place, whilst trying to figure out if he will ever get his power back and then be able to return home. When he is banished to Earth his hammer is also sent, and when someone is worthy of Thor’s power they will have the hammer.
The hammer being stuck reminds us very much of the sword in the stone scenario and who will be able to pull it from the ground. But it is not that simple at all, as it turns out it will only come free from the ground when someone is worthy of Thor’s powers.
Thor quickly falls in love with scientist Jane (Portman) whilst on Earth and does promise to go back for her. She has been doing research and he manages to help her out with quite a lot of it in the end. But she also helps him out to understand what love is and how much that can have an influence on your view on life. If he had not fallen for Jane he might have struggled to understand what he needed to do.
Thor’s brother Loki had betrayed their father whilst Thor was on Earth, yet Thor does not get to know the full story on what has happened. He does not fully find out what Loki’s motives were, other than trying to become king instead of Thor.
The fighting scenes throughout the film were very good, lots of different action from the very start. Very good to watch on the big screen. Definitely a film to go and see at the cinema. I found it highly entertaining and very much enjoyed it. Probably one of the best films I have seen so far this year. Makes me look forward to ‘The Avengers’ even more now!
I thought Chris Hemsworth was brilliant in the title role of Thor, making the character well and truly his own. Still managing to be so likeable despite his arrogant nature (yes I did find him very attractive as well).
My favorite film of the year so far, enjoyed from start to finish!