Thor movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Thor is an entertaining, humorous, action-loaded and acceptable superhero movie. The film is based on the comic book character, is produced by Marvel Studios and features an excellent cast.


The mighty but arrogant God Thor is exiled by his father, the King of Asgard, to live amongst the humans of the Earth. But his powerful weapon is discovered by S.H.I.E.L.D. when he lands on Earth and he must retrieve it when a dark force threatens the planet.

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Movie details

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Kat Dennings, Clark Gregg
Writer: Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Don Payne
Release Date (Australia): 21 April 2011
Runtime: 115 minutes/1h 55m
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (PG)

The film contains fantasy themes, sense of threat, action sequences and betrayal.

Violence (M)

The film contains multiple action sequences, fight scenes that feature the use of fantasy weapons and depictions of stabbings. There are small amounts of blood detail accompanying these scenes.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film contains occasional use of the words “hell”, “damn” and “ass”.

Drug Use (G)

There is a very brief verbal reference to drug use.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Marvel Studios presents Thor, an entertaining superhero blockbuster with a wonderful leading cast, but honestly quite an underwhelming trip to the movies. This action-loaded fantasy-adventure movie is nothing much other than standard for a Marvel movie. Often it’s very watchable, there’s great special effects and humour is sprinkled throughout, but what else is it?

This movie depicts the story of the Marvel Comics character Thor, in which he is exiled by his father (also known as the King of Asgard) to our planet Earth and finds himself defending the humans. Viewers can expect some occasional jokes, a fantasy-action adventure plot and just a typical Marvel superhero movie, as mentioned above. But all the sci-fi action and fantasy stuff isn’t too complex and makes the story easy to follow along with. The technique of telling the story will likely give Marvel fans a popcorn-fun time watching Thor.

But as expected, the storyline is extremely standard, a lot of the action may be predictable to those who’ve seen too much similar to it, and most of the elements are instantly forgettable. It’s not to say Kenneth Branagh didn’t do a spectacular job in his role of directing and the special effects are so-last-Tuesday, but Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Natalie Portman as an astrophysicist are two brilliant performances worthwhile.

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