Monday, 2 May 2011


Kenneth Branagh

Chris Hemsworth
Anthony Hopkins
Natalie Portman
Stellan Skarsgard

Running Time:
119 minutes


Like most superhero films, it’s the old story of good versus evil, but here the boundaries are slightly blurred. Thor tells the ancient tale of, well, Thor. In order to prove himself he defies his father’s demands and wages war on the Frost Giants, this leads to his exile to Earth. There he tries to find his way back home, while in the meantime falls in love with Natalie Portman (well who wouldn’t) and learns a valuable lesson. He then returns to his own realm, just in time to save the day. The film can be slightly read as a metaphor for adolescence and can almost be called a coming of age story, where the boy defies his father only to learn afterwards that he was right all along. It over relies on CGI and the 3D is not used to its full potential. Although the story is predictable, it is entertaining as Hollywood blockbusters are and there is a surprise cameo from Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, who along with Chris Hemsworth will be reprising his role for next years The Avengers, let’s just hope it is better than this.