Marvellous Mondays: Thor (2011)

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Happy Monday, fair friends and readers. I’m reviewing Thor today. I reviewed it before here, back in the dark ages when I was still very new to blogging. I have some mighty months behind me now, where I’ve hopefully improved significantly from those early moments. I also included him in my Top Ten Movie Crushes for Zoë, which you can check out here.

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Plot synopsis: The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. via IMDb

Thinking back, Thor was probably the first movie of the new Marvel stuff I watched. I was hooked immediately, but it may have been due to the fact that the leading start is so attractive and not really about the storyline. Don’t misunderstand, folks, the story-line isn’t the worst ever, but I’ve since seen tons of movies that do it much better. The Iron Man arm of the franchise is much better than the Thor one, and this movie seems to have been produced solely to prepare the world for the Avengers-storm that was looming.

The impressive array of actors and actresses really helped move this movie along. There is the eternally impressive Anthony Hopkins, the darling of the nerd-world Natalie Portman, the ridiculously charming and mysterious Idris Elba, and the surprising (then) new-comer Tom Hiddleston who some might argue was better suited for his role as Loki than Chris Hemsworth was for Thor.

Chris Hemsworth really looks like what I’ve always thought the Norse god would look like. He was probably doing the best with the material given, and his acting isn’t bad, it is just a bit floppy in places. He has improved through the development of the franchise and he has some roles in other movies that he is really good in. I DO find it laughable that they considered his brother Liam for a few seconds for this role, because that wouldn’t have worked at all.

There is decent enough character development in here: Thor had to learn to not let his hot head dominate over his good heart (that is derived from JK Rowling’s description of Harry) and Loki went from the insecure younger brother to the mad villain.

I enjoyed the graphics, something Marvel has never skimped on. Asgard manages to be both other worldly and beautiful, realistic enough to not make me hate the sci-fi part of it (yeah, I just said that). I loved the Bifrost Bridge, one of the prettiest things I’ve seen in a while.

I would rate this movie a 6.5/10, which is slightly less than my original rating.

PS: You can check the list out here for available movies and drop me a line at natashastander@gmail.com to let me know if you would like to review some!

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9 thoughts on “Marvellous Mondays: Thor (2011)

  1. Swiss Conductor Chemistry Kidney of Poland,

    Great review, you pervert. We all know why you were watching this…

    Granted, this is a far superior outing than the sequel, but in my opinion both are extremely wasted opportunities. You know how I love me some Norse mythology, so I just feel they pissed away a lot of potential 😦

    Bkushi

    • Most Wise Bkushi

      Thanks, fellow “appreciator of fine things”. Yeah, not even hiding that.

      I did like the sequel, maybe a bit more than the original. They really did 😦

      Chemistry Kidney

      • Chemistry Kidney of Poland,

        So politically correct hahahaha.

        I am glad to hear you enjoyed it. My TV almost met with my foot…

        Bkushi

  2. Still haven’t seen this… I have it on my list though. If anything just for sexy Hemsworth. By the way been super busy this past month, finally getting back in the swing of things… miss my Natasha and Z woman. So bear with me while I catch up on your blog and all my lovely comments. 🙂

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  4. Wow I’ve got soo much catching up to do in this awesome blogathon, so my apologies if my comments and likes are coming in kind of late and at random. Hehe!

    I like Thor. Unfortunately I didn’t end up enjoying it’s sequel as much. But I think I’m in the minority on that one

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