The hero of the story, enthusiastically played by Chris Hemsworth, is a perfect balance between the testosterone-fueled warrior eager for battle and the kind medieval mortal (when he loses his abilities on earth). His love interest, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), is actually convincing as a character, mostly due to Portman getting acting lessons for Black Swan and carrying them over to Thor. The king of Asgard, Odin, is a powerful force to be reckoned with played by none other than Anthony Hopkins.
Asgard, Thorâ(TM)s home planet, is a lavish, beautiful world comparable to the moon Pandora in Avatar. The portal from Asgard to Earth (and other worlds) is literally a rainbow bridge that could be described as nothing less then visually stunning and awe-inspiring. The camera work in the natural shots of the CGI world of Asgard bring us from the underwater depths to the jaw-dropping structures of the mountains, giving us beautiful perspective of this colorful world.
Thor proves to be an exceptional beginning to a franchise just waiting to happen. Most characters are engaging and diverse, the CGI is wonderful, and the villains are spine-tinglingly invigorating. The overused, stereotypical battle-heavy dialogue can be eye rolling-inducing, but as the film concludes, it will leave you begging for the sequel just to see the fate of Thor and Foster.
Owens grade: C
Portman and Skarsgård was the few highlights here. Not because of they're acting, but since they are cool people. Other known actors here as well. Swell.
Overdone CGI, too much of it. The story is all over and a mess. Don't got much else to say really, never paid that much attention to it, but if it had been better I surely would.
3 out of 10 CGI Tønsbergs.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: It could have done with a touch more action and a more interesting plot to add to it's overall impact. Oh, and, what was Loki's plan exactly...?
VERDICT: A fantasy take on Superhero films, 'Thor' is sadly Marvel's forgotten gem - it's actually very good.
Don't even get me started on her friend Darcy! Kat Denning's is very sexy, I'll admit, but that's it! Her comedy sucks, and she knows it!
As for Chris Hemsworth? He's not bad as the hero and protagonist Thor! I give this feature high props for that! But for the rest of the film? It had potential, but was nearly squandered by lame jokes and a mediocre storyline. Hey, one other good thing we earned from this was Loki, right!?