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Thor

by

Jeff Nelson

Thor is an exciting experience well worth the price of admission for the big screen.

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The superhero films are known to bring in major cash. I'm not speaking only of the theatrical box office, but the DVD and Blu-Ray sales as well. With nearly every major comic book superhero either already having a movie or one in production, what could they pull next? Thor is a superhero that isn't as well-known as Superman or Spider-Man, but he has a loyal fan base. With Thor not being as well-known a character as others, will the movie still stand strong?

The powerful yet arrogant warrior Thor is banished from the realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their greatest defenders. Similar to the other superhero films, there isn't much of a complex plot. However, the screenplay is decent. There's a lot of humor mixed with the action. There are some pretty funny scenes throughout. A lot of witty dialogue definitely helped the movie.

Cliché acting in superhero flicks is nothing new. However, the roles here are cast well. Chris Hemsworth performs as Thor with other roles played by Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Kat Dennings, Clark Gregg, and others. Chris Hemsworth is a perfect match for Thor. Not only does he capture the physical appearance, but the clever humor is delivered rather well. He feels absolutely believable as this arrogant hero. Natalie Portman does a fantastic job as Jane Foster. Despite Anthony Hopkins picking some less than mediocre films over the past few years, he does a good job here. There aren't any bad performances here. While there are a few shaky lines delivered by a couple of the actors, they generally own the film.

From start to finish, Thor is pure eye candy. Everything from the beautiful design of Asgard to the breathtaking CGi used in the action scenes. Fortunately, there is more to this movie than just great visuals. I can't comment on the 3-D presentation, but each scene looks fantastic.

While there was a lot of great buzz surrounding the release of Thor, there will always be haters. However, I'm impressed with the results here. It's definitely one of the best superhero films to grace the silver screen in quite some time. It's entertaining, humorous, and has a good cast. Don't forget to stick by after the credits are done rolling as there's a scene setting up more for the anticipated film The Avengers. This should please newcomers along with fans Thor is an exciting experience well worth the price of admission for the big screen.

My Rating = Four Stars

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