I have loved Norse mythology since I was a young kid. So discovering that it is not mythology but rather TRUE SPACE MAGIC made this movie pretty epic for me.
Basically, for those of you who don’t know or haven’t seen the trailer, Thor is an alien once worshiped by ancient Vikings as a god. He starts a fuss on his home planet and accidently starts a war, so his dad Odin (the king) is all banishing him to modern day Earth and such. He lands here and meets Natalie Portman (swoon!) and has problems with the local authorities who want to know all about his powers and magic hammer. Then everything is chilled for a while, plenty of smoldering bedroom eyes between the two leads, etc – but then WOAH-OH Loki (Thor’s brother) gets up to some mischief. People on Earth in danger! Thor steps up. SHOWDOWN.
Then this keeps up for a while with some sort of conclusion until the credits – which are really good by the way! Really excellent CGI shots of nebula and nice theme type music. Best part of the movie though goes to Tom Hiddlestone as Loki (in a very low-key performance), when Thor calls him crazy and he is all like “Am I? Am I?! AM I?!!” … yes. Yes you are.
Oh and also, Natalie Portman was good in her limited, but (sigh) such nice eyes… She’s single again right? Hey, I can dream can’t I! Well played role.
Go see Thor, OK?
Thor out of five
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