With Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Kat Dennings, Colm Feore, Rene Russo
Written by Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Don Payne, J. Michael Straczynsk, Mark Protosevich (based on the Marvel comic book characters of Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby)
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
With director Branagh's Shakespearean background, he sees much of those timeless themes of power struggle and personal failings in the subject of Thor, but for many viewers, the sub-text will be overwhelmed by just another digitally enhanced superhero action romp with some really crappy story moments (notching back Oscar winner Natalie Portman's accomplishment with a bit of career low in the role of the secondary science character who gets embroiled in the this inter-galactic saga). Under 13 year olds will love though.
I am however not sure how the Norwegians feel about the fact that their historic mythological culture is said to be the mere result of humans worshiping a guy who visited their earth with his hammer, doing some magic lightning tricks...
This Blu-ray edition includes a commentary track by Branagh, featurettes, (covering the original source material, design, story and most aspects of the production); close on a dozen deleted scenes; a look at the upcoming Avengers bringing together a bunch of Marvel heroes incl. Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Capt. America & more (a pretty expensive little project, and sure to out-gross all the others at the box office). There is also a Marvel One-Shot short linked to The Avengers, titled The Consultant, and a conversation with Thor creator Stan Lee.
- 5 - Blistering
- 4 - Hot
- 3 - Smolder
- 2 - Room Temp.
- 1 - Fizzled
- 0 - Extinguished