Monday, May 21, 2012
Thor (2011) review
This is true summer entertainement for all Marvel fans to see.
PLOT:In the otherworldy realm of Asgard, there's a powerful hero named Thor (Chris Hemsworth), who's son of the current ruler, Odin (Anthony Hopkins). Thor is chosen of Odin's two sons to be kind of Asgard, but Thor's arrogance and recklessness gets in the way when he revamps an age-old war with the Frost Giants. Due to Thor's mistake, Odin banishes him to Earth to live amongst the mortals and puts a spell over Thor's hammer making it only available to the one worthy of its power. When Thor gets to Earth, he is "run into" by star-studying Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and her family. When the government gets involved on Earth and the war escalates in Asgard, it's up to Thor to find himself as a true hero and put his lesser self behind. It's a well-adapted plot executed quite well for a superhero movie.
ACTING:The acting in here was actually pretty good. Hemsworth did a worthy job as Thor, but I don't think he could have been the best person to play him. Hopkins is a great actor, and even in his old age it shows. He did a wonderful job as Odin. Portman was good too, but this wasn't her best role. The other shiners were Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Colm Feore as Laufey, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Kat Dennings as Darcy.
SCORE:The score is pretty epic and well done, but then again, the superhero films always have good score.
EFFECTS:The effects for this movie are pure eye candy. The way they made Asgard, the Rainbow Bridge, and even the Frost Giants look was great. This is one of those movies that mainly relies on effects to get through, like that of "Avatar". It works well here though.
OTHER CONTENT:This is one of the better superhero movies in my opinion. The storyline, character development, effects, and overall action work together to make a worthy hero film. The only problems I found with the movie that sealed its fate as more for entertainment are the fact that it relies a bit too much on humor and the formulaic "find your worth and then you'll be a hero" plotline. Basically, it's nothing too refreshing, but still great summer entertainment.
OVERALL,a great superhero movie with a well-adapted plot, good acting, epic score, well done effects, worthy storyline, character development, and overall action, but it relies a bit too much on humor and the formula.