Cast / crew
Enthusiastically investigating a strange phenomenon, arrogant scientist Jane Foster and her colleagues drive into man in the middle of a sudden windstorm. They wonder where he came from but the answer will completely redefine their world view: he is Thor, Odin’s son, stripped of his powers, separated from his blessed weapon Mjöllnir and exiled to Earth for his arrogance.
Though it provides plenty of action and Asgardian spectacle, Thor’s best moments come when it is being rather more Loki. I’ll wait. This movie about the reality behind the gods of Norse mythology has a surprisingly reasonable dramatic backbone and sense of humanity as a tale of a god learning humility. Kenneth Branagh puts together a movie which is fine during the action but has a more solid than usual base, genuine character development for Thor and some surprisingly memorable visuals, particularly Idris Elba’s Heimdall and Chris Hemsworth’s remarkable physique. Patrick Doyle’s score is very good and critical in adding emotional involvement. All in all, this is Marvel Studios’ best film to date.
This movie contains violence
Classified 12A by BBFC. Persons under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.