The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.
Thor is the latest from Marvel Comic Books and this one is kind of a cut above the rest for several reasons. First of all, it’s directed by Kenneth who Ha and Shakespeare and all sorts of fabulous stuff. Second of all, it’s got Chris Hemsworth in it, who is just plain gorgeous, and Natalie Portman, who seems to be in everything. The story is that Thor, the god of thunder with his hammer, his father is Odin, who is Anthony Hopkins, who is terrific, and seems actually to be kind of acting in this as opposed to chewing on the scenery, gets really mad at his chosen son and sends him to earth without his hammer. There are machinations going on with his younger brother, Loki, who is actually a very good actor, and there’s all sorts of stuff about the Guardian and all sorts of incredibly whimsical stuff about magical kingdoms, but what you really like is Chris taking off his shirt and the great Stellan Starsgaard ais well. You can see there’s about to be a sequel made, but this one actually works. The acting is fun, it’s a little bit tongue in cheek. I thought the comic book stuff was just comic book enough to be fun, so I give it four stars.