Thursday, August 16, 2012

Review: Thor

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman

Year: 2011

Genre: Action/Adventure

Rated: PG-13

Length: 115 min.

IMDB Summary: 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.

Although the premise was decent, Thor was a confusing watch due to the acting, script and lack of likeable--or at least original--characters. The fact that my favorite characters in this film were the bad guys should say it all. Despite a promising storyline, the movie feels rushed and chaotic, flipping back and forth between Thor's world and planet earth, giving viewers little time to digest what's happening. Also unimpressive are the characters--despite the decent acting, these people are so cardboard that they could only exist in a superhero flick. A confusing message is transmitted at the end of the movie, when viewers are led to believe that the king has died, only to discover within seconds that, wait a minute, the old fart is alive. While there are some exciting action sequences and some funny moments, Thor lacks the soul and substance of a classic superhero film.

For Parents:
Sci-fi action and violence

My Rating:
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for doing another great review, Amy! In an attempt to cure a little boredom during my shift at DISH, I went to Thor was the first movie that came up that I had not seen, and it seems there was a reason for that. Thor really didn’t live up to my expectations as a life long Marvel fan. Captain America was a better movie in ever way.